Pulau Besar (The Large Island)

Location: Johor

Location Info

Address: Pulau Besar, Johor, Malaysia

District » Pulau Besar


Pulau Besar (The Large Island) is located at the east coast of Johor, Peninsular Malaysia. It is accessible from Mersing town by boat rides from Mersing Jetty. It is around 13km away from Mersing.


Pulau Besar is clustered with two more islands. They are Pulau Hujong (Hujong Island) and Pulau Tengah (Tengah Island). It has very clean and white beaches with crystal clear water. It is once a fishing village but currently tt has been specified as a marine park by the Government to preserve the marine life. The island offers many water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving and more. You can also sunbathing and strolling along the bach, enjoying the cool breeze from the sea

If you are an adventurous person and would love to explore more exciting activites, do go to Pulau Mensirip and Pulau Harimau as they located not far from The Large Island. In accommodation wise, the popular Johor hotels or resorts in the island are D'Coconut Resort Pulau Besar and Aseania Resort Pulau Besar. There are sea sports packages offered by the resorts


In order to reach Pulau Besar, you have to go to Mersing Jetty. The ride from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Besar eats up approximately 30 minutes.

To get to Mersing Jetty, drive from Johor Bahru to Kota Tinggi and from there, look out for signs indicating the way to Mersing town. There, you will easily get to Mersing Jetty. The journey from Johor Bahru takes as long as 2 hours.