Islands and Beaches in Johor

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We have sorted out the best islands and beaches available in Johor for you to visit. Basically, all islands and beaches in Johor are beautiful panoramatic and sensational scenes. Whether you are local tourist or from overseas, backpackers, solo traveller or bloggers, these information are really useful. From white sand to blue oceans color, Johor is the place for relaxing your minds and it is about the time to play with the nature.

Aseania Beach Resort

One of several resorts on the beautiful island and marine park of Pulau Besar, Aseania Beach Resort offers visitors a glimpse of the beauty of the protected ecosystem and its aquatic wild life.

Aseania Beach Resort

One can find the colourful clown fish, stingrays and the occasional turtle while snorkeling in the clear blue waters surrounding the resort.

The resort features a total of 49 air-conditioned villas with verandas facing either the white beaches and clear blue waters or the lush greenery of the inland forest.

 

Contact Aseania Pulau Besar

ADDRESS/LOCATION

Pulau Besar, Mersing
Johor Darul Ta’zim.

CONTACT NO

+607-797 0057 / +607-797 0058 / +607-799 1075 /+6019-736 1277

OPERATION HOURS

N/A

GPS COORDINATE

Latitude : 2.432970 Longitude : 103.977924

EMAIL

rsvn@aseaniapulaubesar.com

FACEBOOK: aseaniaonpulaubesar

WEBSITE

http://www.aseaniapulaubesar.com/

D’ Coconut Beach Resort

D’ Coconut Beach Resort

D’ Coconut Beach Resort is a tropical haven situated on the island of Pulau Besar, Johor. The island is formally known as Pulau Babi Besar and has been gazetted a marine park. 

Surrounded by crystal clear water, fine white sandy beaches and colourful coral reefs of the island, the resort is a haven for snorkelers.

Pulau  Besar is part of an island chain, giving access to D’coconut Island Resort visitors to the  nearby beautiful islands of Pulau Mensirip, Pulau Hujung, Pulau Rawa and Pulau Harimau, as well as Pulau Tengah where the Swedish reality TV show Expedition Robinson was filmed.

The resort also allows  enthusiastic  divers access to the nearby Jahat Aut, Sakit Mata, Mata Tikus and Rawa Island dive sites.

Contact D'Coconut Beach Resort

ADDRESS/LOCATION

Pulau Besar, Mersing,
Johor Darul Ta’zim.

MAIN OFFICE

Kuala Lumpur Sales & Reservation Office

No 48B Jalan Mamanda 9,Ampang Point,68000 Ampang, Selangor

CONTACT NO

+603 – 4252 6686 / +603 – 4296 5753

OPERATION HOURS

N/A

GPS COORDINATE

Latitude: 2.437987 Longitude: 103.981290

EMAIL

rsvn@dcoconut.com

WEBSITE

http://www.dcoconut.com

Pantai Air Papan

Pantai Air Papan

A shallow and sandy beach facing Pulau Setindan, Pantai Air Papan is a popular destination for locals and day trippers who fancy a swim and some fun in the sun.

A well known fishing spot, the beach also often play host to fishing competitions.

  • Beach Games
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Picnics 
  • Group activities

Pantai Minyak Beku (Frozen Oil Village)

Pantai Minyak Beku (Frozen Oil Village)

Up close with the beach full of history at Pantai Minyak Beku.  As one of the main attraction around Batu Pahat, Pantai minyak beku is a place to relax your mind and also a port for those who love fishing. 
Enjoy your leisure moment and acknowledge yourself with variety version of a history of Pantai minyak beku. This is one of the location you shouldn’t missed or you’ll be sorry.

Address of Pantai Minyak Beku

Jalan Minyak Beku, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 17-778 2767

Pantai Pasir Lanun

Pantai Pasir Lanun

A hidden enclave of sorts, the aptly named Pantai Pasir Lanun which literally means Pirate Sands Beach in English is a gem worth the long journey.

It takes a bit of travelling passing the Endau Beach Resort and Pantai Penyabong to get here, an eerie journey that is partly through old roads that cuts across orchards and forest.

But the five to ten minutes of eeriness will be worth the clear waters and the fine white sands of this beautiful beach, despite its sinister name.

Pulau Aur

Pulau Aur

A picturesque island with verdant and rocky landscape, Pulau Aur is home to two resorts catering mainly for scuba divers and anglers.  Just 400 metres from Pulau Aur is Pulau Dayang which is smaller but equally enchanting.

The five islands ‘siblings’ of Pulau Aur, Pulau Dayang, Pulau Pinang, Pulau Lang and Pulau Pemanggil are all part of the Johor Marine Park.

Address and Location

East side of Mersing, Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Pulau Besar

Pulau Besar

Pulau Besar  literally means ‘large island’ in English, is known for its stretches of white sandy beaches, nearby idyllic Malay village and collection of rustic resorts. It is nearest of the offshore islands that can be reached from the Mersing jetty.

Pulau Dayang

Pulau Dayang

 

From the surface it appears to be the same ocean you’d see anywhere else, but below, a vibrant ecosystem bursting into life thrives completely unbeknownst to you. 

Pulau Dayang, one of the largest islands in the Seribuat Archipelago, is a diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise.

With multiple dive sites around the island including several wrecks, each site has something different to offer. Sea turtles, parrot fish, eels and rays are just some of the aquatic life that can be found. But all of that pales in comparison to the mighty whale shark, which can be sighted at the Rayner’s Rock dive site. For sport fishing aficionados, this is the place where you can catch a prize black marlin.

If you’re interested in becoming a diver, the island’s resort has their own instructors who will help you obtain your diving license. Pulau Dayang is 65 kilometres of the coast of the mainland and the duration of the boat ride ranges 90 minutes to four and a half hours, depending on the type of boat.

Address: Pulau Aur Malaysia, 86800 Mersing Kechil, Johor, Malaysia

Pulau Harimau

Pulau Harimau

Pulau Harimau if translated to English means ‘tiger island’ is an uninhabited island, its deserted locale serves as a sweet spot for scuba diving and snorkeling. Enthusiasts of both pastimes should do well to come here and take a look.

Address: Pulau Harimau ,Mersing, Johor Darul Ta’zim

Pulau Mensirip

Pulau Mensirip

One of the uninhibited islands in the waters off Mersing, Pulau Mensirip is another haven for scuba diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. A gem that is worth the visit for those whose interest  will take them to the waters.

Address: Pulau Mensirip ,Mersing, Johor Darul Ta’zim

Pulau Pemanggil

Pulau PemanggilAs you approach the island you’re mesmerised by its inviting emerald-green waters, beckoning you to dive in and see what wonders it beholds. Pulau Pemanggil is a sequestered island and is one of the furthest off the Mersing coast. 

The island has only one resort, the Lanting Beach Resort which sits tucked away on a hillside on the island. Revered as a fishing location, the waters off Pemanggil are home to many sport fish such as marlin, sailfish and mackerel.

Diving, snorkelling and Jet Ski facilities are also offered at the resort. Even if you are not a morning person, waking up early to watch the dark sky slowly turn to hues of orange as the sun rises is an absolute must.

Take note that some areas of the resort are accessed by very steep stairs, which may be difficult for the elderly and young children. As Pulau Pemanggil lies 45 kilometres East of Mersing, the journey by catamaran takes 90 minutes whereas taking the slow boat triples travel time.

Address: Pulau Pemanggil, Mersing, Johor Darul Ta’zim

Pulau Rawa

Pulau Rawa

Pulau Rawa would be a rocky, inaccessible islet in the South China Sea if it were not for its idyllic beach. Steep jungle clad slopes embrace the sweep of powdery white beach from behind and land meets water in smooth ripples of soft sand and gently lapping waves. At the far edges of the palm-dotted beach, jagged rocks lay strewn in the sea at the bottom of straight cliffs.  

Remote island paradise does not have to be so remote after all. The swaying palms, heavenly beach and island breezes of Rawa are within four hours of Singapore and less than 45 minutes from Mersing on the mainland of peninsular Malaysia.

Address: Pulau Rawa ,Mersing, Johor Darul Ta’zim

Pulau Sibu Besar

Pulau Sibu Besar

How could it be that a largely developed island manages to preserve its immense natural beauty while maintaining such an aura of serenity and tranquillity? Pulau Sibu Besar, as its name suggests is the largest of the three Sibu islands. 

The sheer beauty of this place is so enticing that it compelled a foreigner to open a resort on the island, catering mainly to tourists from abroad. Resorts provide diving and snorkelling trips, enabling you to experience the exotic aquatic life including barracuda, nudibranchs and giant clams.

In the northeast section of the island, you will find gorgeous, secluded sandy beaches perfect for just relaxing and working on your tan. With multiple resorts on the island appealing to different demographics, Pulau Sibu Besar is one of the more accommodating islands as picky travellers will have more options to choose from.

Address: Pulau Sibu Besar ,Mersing, Johor Darul Ta’zim

Pulau Tengah

Pulau Tengah

Pulau Tengah, which is literally ‘middle island’ in English, is famed for the crystal clear waters surrounding it, and is the ideal place for sunbathing and swimming. 

Its privately owned resort provides a tropical island paradise for visitors, for the  fortunate  to stay here and have a great time unravelling its hidden natural treasures, nestling amidst coconut groves, powder white sand and the tropical breeze.

Address:Pulau Tengah, Mersing, Johor Darul Ta’zim

Contact no: +6017-755 2813 / +6017-755 2770

Pulau Tinggi

Pulau Tinggi

Imagine sitting on a deck with the ocean breeze gently caressing your skin, watching an awe-inspiring sunset after a long, arduous day of relaxing on the beach. 

Pure bliss. Pulau Tinggi, directly translated as “Tall Island” is one of the islands off Mersing most frequented by tourists all with a relaxing beach holiday in mind. The only resort on the island, TAd Marine Resort, offers a variety of accommodation and activities throughout the duration of your stay. As one of the protected marine parks in Malaysia, the waters off the island are teeming with colourful coral reefs and diverse aquatic life. Turtles are frequently sighted both on and off the island, which is home to a turtle hatchery. Pulau Tinggi is a 30-minute speedboat ride from the Tanjung Leman Jetty, which is located southeast of Mersing proper.

Resort at Pulau Tinggi: TAd Marine Resort

Address: Pulau Tinggi ,Mersing, Johor Darul Ta’zim

Sanggar Srikandi Beach Resort

Sanggar Srikandi Beach Resort

Located  about 26km from Mersing town, The Sanggar Srikandi Beach Resort offers various attractions and activities for visitors who want to experience Mersing’s natural beach and seashore.

Address: Lot 1398, Kampung Sisek, Jalan Penyabong, 86800 Mersing Kechil, Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Tel: +6016-747 3366 / +6017-785 5738

Tanjung Balau

Tanjung Balau

As your feet touch the cool sand, take a deep breath and savour the aroma of the fresh ocean air. Tanjung Balau has a long stretch of beach running down its coastline.

Home to several beachfront resorts, visitors come here for the turquoise blue waters and to relax on the soft sand while enjoying the refreshing breeze. There is also an overwater walkway leading to a small jetty from which locals enjoy catching small fish that swim close to the shore. It is important to note that some of the areas along the beach can be particularly rocky, so be sure to avoid these spots if you’re looking to take a dip in the serene waters. Tanjung Balau is located 70 kilometres away from Kota Tinggi.

Address: Tanjung Balau,81930 Kota Tinggi,Johor

Tanjung Leman Beach

 Tanjung Leman Beach

Close your eyes and you hear the sultry sound of rolling waves, feeling the sand beneath your bare feet as if you were on an island, and then you realise that you haven’t yet arrived at your island destination. 

Most commonly known as being a gateway to the isles, Tanjung Leman provides a beach encounter, before even arriving at your island destination. The Tanjung Leman beach is popular among the locals and visitors can choose camp on the beach, lullabied by the calming sounds of the ocean. If camping isn’t your style there are several resorts and homestays to choose from if you wish to overnight here. At the jetty, there are several stalls and even a KFC which allows you to enjoy your finger-licking good fried chicken in view of the South China Sea. From Mersing town, you will have to drive 72 kilometres further South to get to Tanjung Leman.

Around Tanjung Leman :

  • Felda Residence Tanjung Leman
  • Pulau Tinggi
  • Pulau Sibu
  • Pulau Sibu Besar
  • Terminal Jeti Tunjuk Laut Tanjung Leman

Address: Mersing, Johor, Malaysia

Teluk Mahkota (Jason's Bay)

Teluk Mahkota (Jason’s Bay)

An undiscovered treasure with the feel of your own private beach. Teluk Mahkota, formerly known as Jason’s Bay, has remained off the radar for quite some time. 

Though there are resorts in the area, the bay is visited mostly by those in the know of its existence. A long stretch of untouched beach awaits you with waves lapping gently on the seashore creating a very relaxing, almost therapeutic environment. The beach is great for family picnics or as a quiet place to just relax and appreciate nature. Teluk Mahkota lies approximately 28 kilometres northeast of Kota Tinggi.

Address: Teluk Mahkota, Tanjung Sedili, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor

*source: tourism.johor.my