Pulau Rawa is a famous 5-star private island located in Mersing, Johor. The beauty of this island is often compared to the island in the Maldives.
In this article, we are going to uncover the mystery of this exclusive and premium island. Also, we will look into what activity is available, the seasons, accommodations, and how to get to Rawa Island.
All About Pulau Rawa, Johor
“Rawa” is the local term for white doves, which are abundant on the island.
Rawa is a relatively small island. There are no proper roads, only a few walkways. One side of the island is a beach covered with white sand, while the other side has a rocky vertical cliff.
The water is clear. There are many sea and land creatures such as fishes, squids, jellyfish, octopuses, Malayan sea eagles, and reptiles.
Also sharks Blacktip reef sharks can be found feeding in the sea off Rawa. Rawa’s waters are home to an abundance of corals. There are two resorts on the island: Rawa Island Resort and Alang’s Rawa.
Activities to do in Rawa Island
You may have heard people mentioning Rawa Island Johor, but you may not have much idea about what is there to do on the island, or you know, whether the island is even an interesting place to visit despite reading the Pulau Rawa review online.
Not to worry – let us convince you with awesome things to do in Pulau Rawa Johorjust for you, so you can judge the place for yourself!
Swim in the sea!
Pulau Rawa is famous for its clean, clear waters, and swimming should be one of the must-do things on the island!
Take advantage of the cool and refreshing waters the island has to offer – it does not cost you any fee and all you need is just your swimming costumes and good coverage of sunblock.
Why, just surrender to the waters already!
Snorkelling and scuba diving are without a doubt among the most popular things to do in Pulau Rawa. Well, especially since it’s an island, after all, one that is owned by the Sultan of Johor.
Treat yourself to an amazing snorkelling experience surrounded by a wonderful variety of fish and marine species.
You can choose to have guided snorkelling and diving sessions if you are not familiar with the activity. You can even take the PADI courses here from Orca Scuba, rated to be a five-star PADI scuba diving centre.
Make the most out of the beautiful waters at Rawa Island with plenty of snorkelling and scuba diving like you never before!
If you are a fan of exercising your arm strengths while enjoying the lovely sea view, this is an activity for you!
You don’t get the chance to kayak much unless you are on an island holiday or visit the beach often, so why not do it here?
Rent a canoe and take your time rowing along the sea. To spice up the activity by a notch, consider having a kayak competition if you are travelling in a group – that’s also a great thing to do if you are organising a team-building event!
Walk along the island’s trail
Vacations are the time for you to wind down and relax, and Island Walk Trail on Pulau Rawa serves as a great calming thing to do.
Take a stroll along the trail and treat yourself to lovely views of the sea and hill flora. You will also get a clear view of the three other islands close to Rawa Island, which are Pulau Besar, Pulau Tengah and Pulau Hujung.
Island Walk Trail connects you the Jungle Trekking path at the end of the walk, and if you want more walking and exercising, we encourage you to take on the jungle trekking route!
Pulau Rawa is quite a small island and you can easily jungle trek to the top of the hill. The reward that awaits you at the end of your hike is the splendid view of the South China Sea – something you shouldn’t miss while holidaying at Rawa Island.
The trek takes less than half an hour and you will be well guided with the signboards placed to lead you on the right track.
The top of the hill also serves as a good Instagrammable spot for social media junkies. And if you happen to be there in the evening around 6 plus to 7 PM, you get to watch the sunset!
Well, who could resist good food? Not even us for sure! And surprised to say, Pulau Rawa is an awesome place to enjoy having BBQ nights, especially since you get to munch on a great variety of dishes and sweet treats while revelling in a tranquil setting by the sea.
Feel free to eat to your heart’s content on the island! The BBQ party which is held on Saturdays is a large one seeing most travellers will tuck in their meals there.
You can also chill at any of the two bars on the island if you need some booze.
In the midst of food galore, who knows, maybe you could even meet someone with the same makan interest like you as your new makan buddy!
Beach Water Slide
The Rawa Slide is one of the best attractions on the island and that is not unusual, considering it is a fun giant slide that provides you with a just-enough adrenaline rush before you land straight into the clear blue waters.
There are no other better chances to unleash your inner child within than going on the Rawa Slide. It may look scary for first-timers (don’t worry, it’s actually safe) but once you try it, you would probably want more though!
Accommodations at Rawa Island
There are a grand total of 2 resorts on the entire island. Everyone is always surprised when I tell them there are only two options, but it really is a tiny island, so I’m glad they decided to keep the place pristine by limiting it to 2 resorts.
The first one is called Alang’s Rawa. The second resort is called Rawa Island resort. Rawa Island Resort is a much more family-oriented establishment – 90% of their guests are ex-pat families with very young children.
Enjoy the lush green surroundings from within these spacious rooms. Unwind in peace and quiet, and take in the natural scenery.
Best time for a holiday in Rawa Island
The best time to visit Rawa Island Resort will be in March until October.
How to get to Rawa Island Resort?
Rawa Island is accessible by a 30-minute speedboat ride from Mersing, Johor. While the majority of our guests choose to drive from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.
We will revert with speedboat departure schedule upon confirmation of your booking.
Secured car parking facilities are available at our Mersing Front Office.
How to book?
Refer to our packages below and contact us to confirm your bookings!