White sandy beach
& crystal clear water
Place to Stay & Packages
RESORT PULAU BESAR
D'COCONUT ISLAND RESORT
NIRWANA BEACH RESORT
Pulau Besar (formerly known as Pulau Babi Besar) is strange to many
despite its idyllic beaches and stunning natural beauty. The island
which is surrounded byPulau Rawa, Pulau Sibu & Pulau Tinggi is
characterized byquiet, clean beaches of powdery white sand that
promises an amazingly spectacular view.Pulau Besar is fringed bycrystal-clear azure waters that people can actually catch sight of
the abundant reefs. To preserve the unspoiled marine life, the
Government has gazetted it as a marine park to protect around 60
species of marine life from any activities that can harm their
natural habitats within 2 nautical miles around the island.
Rich hues of
wild vegetations are dappled throughout with the lush
greens of the coconut palms and tropical jungles. There are about 7
– 8 small villages that are still populated byaround 100 friendly
dwellers who are mostly fishermen.Another
myth was about a fisherman couple who transformed into mermaids.
This legend is so popular among the local folks that they believed
at one time, a pregnant fisherman’s wife was craving for a kind of
seaweed, that is plentiful in the Mersing waters. After eating, she
turned into a mermaid and the heartbroken husband became one too
after eating the same seaweed. Until today, it is claimed that
mermaids floating in couples can sometimes be spotted eating seaweed
around the island. During low tide, tourists can see nibbling marks
on the island rocks that proves the existence of the mammals.
2,000 feet above the sea level. One of the largest islands off the
coast of Mersing. Surrounded by15 scattered islands. Several long
streches of finest beaches with fine, soft white sand fringe the
island carefully hidden from the outside world. A place irresistable
to those who seek tranquility admidst charm of a village setting.
The area houses most exotic coral reefs and underwater flora as well
as numerous chalet and restaurant. Besar island is accesible byboat
from Mersing town (approximately 30 minutes).
the Mersing waters, there are at least 15 small and scattered
islands and each is unique in its own way. All the while, tourists
have only been accustomed to the popularity of Pulau Tioman in
Pahang and Pulau Pemanggil in Johor which actually are situated
within the same area.
you can find many species of giant cockle that live on the ocean
floor and 6 of them can only be found around Mersing waters. A
number of the surrounding islands such as Pulau Aur, Pulau Pemanggil,
Pulau Tinggi and Pulau Rawa have been identified as new habitats for
the new generation of the giant cockles that have a lifespan of 70
years, 1-metre long shell and can weigh as much as 200 kilograms.
Tourists will be able to set their eyes on these lovely
shelled-creatures while snorkeling in the breathtakingly picturesque
Besar is surrounded byvistas so beautiful that even a number of
foreign TV stations have flocked the island to savor the natural
wonders and treasured them in films. In fact, a short time ago, a
Hollywood film, Ocean Lifeguard, had chosen Pulau Besar as its main
island got its former name, Pulau Babi Besar, (directly translated
as Big Boars Island) from the numerous wild boars that roamed the
island before man inhabited the place. Surprisingly, there is not a
single boar on the island at present and thus, the reason for the
change of name to Pulau Besar.