The Most Mysterious of Island in Asia – Pulau Besar

Pulau Besar has an ancient name called Pulau Babi Besar which stands for “Big Boars Island”. As a result of human habitation, the number of wild boars is currently declining, renamed Pesha Island (PulauBesar). Against the backdrop of natural beauty, Pulau Besar is a tropical paradise on Earth. The island is surrounded by swaying palm trees, dazzling sea water, it has the best white sands and can comfort your feet. There are many other scattered islands around Pulau Besar. Clean, peaceful and attractive enough to describe this beautiful island. The water is so clear that even tiny marine life and coral coral are visible from the surface. Due to the wide variety of marine life provided, the island was designated as a marine park to protect them. The decent tropical jungle provides many unique animals and plants for nature enthusiasts. Jungle hiking is recommended on the island. The study of nature can also be done. So, let’s start to plan a holiday with your family in Pulau Besar.

What can do in Pulau Besar

The environment and weather on Pulau Besar are very suitable for water sports and beach activities. Sunny days and calm coasts provide the best experience for tourists. It’s almost same with other beautiful islands. So, the activities that can be enjoyed on the island are:

  • Scuba-diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Island Hopping
  • Beach volleyball
  • Canoeing
  • Beach futsal
  • Relax at treehouse
  • Jungle trekking
  • Visit to kelong – experience the daily lives of local fishermen
  • Swinging hamster
  • Relax in hammock around the beach
  • Leisure stroll

Top Hotels in Pulau Besar

1. Aseania Beach Resort Pulau Besar



Lot 33,34 & 35, Pulau Besar, Pulau Babi Besar, 86800 Mersing, Johor


Start from RM425

Aseania Beach Resort Pulau Besar is the perfect escape when you need a rest. Take advantage of your strategic location, there will provide the privacy you crave, especially when you are traveling. In addition, in one of the most fascinating environments around Johor, you will often be welcomed by crystal clear water and soft white beaches at there. Aseania Beach Resort Pulau Besar is only have 47 holiday resort rooms, these impressive spaces are decorated with layback and Kampung style interior and exterior. Their resort aims is to indulge their guest in all elements of relaxation and ease in terms of accommodating experience. Such ideology was backed by providing down-to-earth environment, plus creative and thoughtful facilities to our guests to ensure a great stay at our resort. The mentioned facilities include air-conditioning, desk, separate shower and tub, mini refrigerator, satellite TV as well as complimentary bottled of water.

Although this resort offers basic beach facilities such as beach volleyball, beach water sports and mobile water sports, there also offers more services. It is also the most famous scenic spot on Pulalu Besar, an Australian beach resort. It was the most popular adventure of all time, entering the underwater world through snorkeling. Hotel guests will have the opportunity to swim side by side with marine life and enjoy the peace it brings. In addition, to enhance the trip, we also provide jumping facilities on the island so that hotel guests can jump to nearby beaches for sightseeing and photography activities. By providing such unforgettable pleasure to their hotel guests, they have also succeeded in winning many repeat guests.

Popular facilities:

  • Beachfront
  • Garden
  • Snorkelling
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Billiards
  • Swimming pool
  • Full body massage
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Spa/wellness packages

2. Nirwana Beach Resort Mersing



Pulau Babi Besar, Mersing, Johor


013-741 0106

 Nirwana Beach Resort is located on Pulau Besar in the breeze beach, offering different styles of cabins with tropical atmosphere. It has all the facilities such as small conference rooms, sports centers and souvenir shops. The resort offers visitors accommodation facilities ranging from traditional Malay village chalets to dormitory style accommodations for those who are budget conscious. All rooms attached with private bath. The resort offers visitors accommodation facilities ranging from traditional Malay village chalets to A-frame huts. The Restaurant do serve a variety of local, Asian and Western delicacies.

Popular facilities:

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Diving
  • Trekking

3. D’Coconut Island Resort



Pulau Besar Mersing


Start from RM320

D’coconut Island Resort is located in Johor’s Pulau Besar.  The hotel offers two dining options, an outdoor swimming pool and rooms with green plant views. The room is equipped with hardwood furniture and air conditioning. They come with a private balcony and a suite bathroom with hot shower facilities. Recreational options include snorkelling, or canoeing. Guests can also laze on the beach, or play a game of beach volleyball. This restaurant offers a selection of local and western food. Enjoy snacks and refreshing drinks at the swimming pool bar. D’coconut Island Resort is 13 km from Mersing Jetty. It is about 47 km from Pulau Tioman.

Popular facilities:

  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Snorkelling
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming pool
  • Family Rooms

4. Mirage Island Resort


Mirage Resort & Safaris, Pulau Besar, 86800 Mersing, Johor


07-799 2334


Start from RM430 (3 days 2 night per person)

When you get to the dock, you will see how clear the water is, and the hotel staff are waiting to meet you with snacks and take your bag. After entering the resort, you will first arrive at the bar and restaurant. The resort has a unique design in the form of A-frame and single-story and double-decker cabins. It’s all air-conditioned. The A-frame hut is the most economical. It can fit three persons with a double bed and a single day bed. Its kampung ambience, including rooster crowing in the morning, it is not suitable for those looking forward to luxury accommodation. There has clean beds and bathrooms are basically what you can get. Some cabins are farther inland, but you can still see the sea. All cabins have lounge chairs on outdoor terraces. 

Frequent Activities:

  • Fishing trip
  • Enjoy snorkelling
  • Barbeque dinner

How to go to Pulau Besar from Singapore

Mersing Jetty is the only way to Pulau Besar. You can take a bus or taxi to Mersing Jetty. The journey takes about three hours, depending on the traffic conditions.

1. Private Taxi Service

It is better to travel by car because it is more convenient and more troublesome. Our service is suitable for family or groups. You can hire a private taxi from us. This is the most preferred and popular choices among the rest of transport since the travelling time will be most convenient as compare to others transportation especially if you have young children on board. We also provide door-to-door service and the driver will pick you up at your preferred time and place in Singapore. The travelling time normally take less than 3 hours’ drive from Singapore to Mersing Jetty and that of course must depend on both immigration clearance and traffic condition. You will save many times to relax with your family and just focus to enjoy your trip only. Believe me, our drivers are punctual, professional and friendly.

Due to high demand, The Rickshaw Run (Main website link) is now providing this transportation services from Singapore to Mersing Jetty too.


–           Simple and easy to make a reservation through online in just few click.

–           We will pick you up at your selected location in Singapore Island wide.

–           With us you can enjoy sit in the car and across border without alight your luggage.

–           Affordable price with 5 stars services experience.

–           Friendly driver with simple English speaking.

2. Bus to Mersing Jetty from Singapore

From Singapore to Pulau Besar, these coaches will take you directly to Mersing Jetty. The average bus fare is SGD30. Train tickets can be booked online.

Transnasional Coach Services

Pick-up point:  The Plaza@ Beach Road

One Travel & Tours

Pick up point: Golden Mile Complex

WTS Travel Singapore Flyer

Pick up point: Textile Centre

Online Booking Ticket:

Best Time to visit Pulau Besar

To ensure your safety, Pulau Besar does not welcome tourists during the monsoon season (October-March). The sea is rough and the wind is strong and fast. Therefore, water sports are prohibited to protect the safety of tourists. Many resorts also close during this period. June to August is the summer in Malaysia. During this period, there was good weather for water sports and many other activities. Ship movement is less affected by adverse tidal conditions. It is therefore recommended that a visit to Pulau Besar be held between June and August.

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