Taman Laut Sultan Iskandar | Pulau Tinggi & Pulau Besar | Johor | Malaysia

This time #PROJECTERFP are on vacation to beautiful islands AT Johor again, #PROJECTERFP feel grateful that can collaboration with Tourism Johor and the Malaysian Travel Writing Society (TRAM) makes this trip so awesome and makes a lot new friend during the vacation. This time we go to Mersing Islands, Johor that well  known as Sultan Iskandar Johor Marine Park.
Johor National Park showcase more than 100 square kilometres of diverse, natural scenery ready to explore. Located off the coast of Mersing, it is made up of 13 islands in 6 island clusters namely Pulau Tinggi, Pulau Aur, Pulau Pemanggil, Pulau Besar, Pulau Sibu and Pulau Rawa. Also gazetted as a Marine Park, the park is adorned by hill forest structure, mangrove and beach-side forest, apart from being a popular destination amongst divers and sea lovers. Visitor can get to enjoy the beauty of the South China Sea as they stay along the various types of beach accommodation alongside some of the inhabitable islands.
Getting here Travel by car From Kuala Lumpur (KL) / Johor Bahru (JB), The fastest route is via the North-South Expressway. Exit through Ayer Hitam. From Ayer Hitam, continue your journey to Kluang and from there you can go to Mersing. The main entrance to Mersing Islands is through the Mersing Jetty or Tanjung Leman jetty in Johor. There are scheduled ferry services daily to all the islands. Journey to the islands will take hours depending on ferry or speedboats and the condition of the sea.
Warm welcome by the youth while playing Kompang on their hand when we arrive Mersing Harbour Center, Where the Jetty situated for visitor to all the island at Taman Laut Sultan Iskandar.
Mersing jetty is the only gateway to Pulau Besar. Traveling with speedbot takes about 30 minutes to get to Pulau Besar from Mersing Jetty. At the jetty, ferry tickets to Pulau Besar can be bought at the counter. Before boarding, you need to pay for marine park conservation fund. It coasts RM25 for non-Malaysians and RM10 for Malaysians.
Bayu Lestari Island Resort, Pulau Besar

Bayu Lestari Island Resort is happy to welcome and invite you into their family-friendly atmosphere. The team is responsible to this environmental protection and the resort was develop with respect and love towards the nature. The resort just operate last month on April 2018. And we stayed one night at Bayu Lestari Island Resort. Read more......
Pulau Besar is surrounded by many nearby islands, like Pulau Mensirip, Pulau Hujung, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Harimau. Even Pulau Tengah  on which Survival and Expedition Robinson was filmed, is close to Pula Besar. Divers will be able to dive at Jahat/ Aut, Sakit Mata, Mata Tikus and Rawa. The island is characterized by quiet, clean beaches of powdery white sand that promises an amazingly spectacular view. Crystal clear waters surround the island; Pulau Besar. The waters are so clean that visitors can even see the many reefs from the surface. 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 activity that can harm their natural habitats within 2 nautical miles around the island.
The wild vegetation of the tropical jungle are rich in many different green colours and the sight of coconut palm dotting the landscape is a normal one. There are about 7 – 8 small villages that are Mostly empty maybe just few villagers left and most of them had settlement at mainland who are mostly fishermen decade ago. Beside Bayu Lestari Island Resort, There also have Mirage Resort & Safaris, Aseania Beach Resort, D'Coconut Island Resort, Impian Paradise Chalet and Besar Bagus Place.  
On the next day we depart from Pulau Besar to Pulau Tinngi
TAd Marine Resort, Pulau Tinggi

TAd Marine Resort Located on the pristine island of Pulau Tinggi in Mersing, Johor, TAd Marine Resort (TMR) is a unique getaway. As the only resort on the island, it boasts an enviable locale, surrounded by the sparkling blue ocean and rolling hills that are covered in lush tropical rainforests. Amidst this idyllic setting, you and your loved ones can frolic in nature and spend endless hours of quality time together. Read more......
The Morning Island Hopping activities by TAd Marine Resort, We will stop few spot for Sightseeing, Snorkeling and Tok mok Beach for fresh coconut.
We Stopped at the sightseeing at this stone island, The journey from TAd Marine Resort jetty takes about 15 minutes. The uninhabited island with this rocky terrain of geography is largest among this area.
Next we go walk down to Pulau mentiggi, A small shore area gave us took a lot stunning photos. The beautiful Underwater scenery is about 20 meters from the shore, a little swimming further and you will be surprised by what you see bottom of the sea. A wide range of colorful coral groups covering an area of ​​about half the pitch I think.
We spent about an hour on this island before departing to the next Shore. Bottom of the sea bed, corals and marine life are not as much as compare with other island nearby, but for me the attraction of this place is still fine and  unique underwater geography structure to beyond With clear water.
Last visit to Tok Mok Resort Beach, Chalet Tok Mok is located in Tanjong Balang, the main village of Pulau Tinggi. A very relaxing kampong (village) stay, close to an idyllic kampong lifestyle. A cosy place to just sit back and unwind. Located by the beach, this chalet is breezy and and be chilling at night.
For accommodation, the resort offers wooden chalets overlooking the sea. Basic amenities such as soft beds, private toilets and fans are provided. In order to offer a comprehensive local living, they only provide basic facilities. The place is cosy and breezy especially at night and the resort recommends guests to go for leisurely stroll along the beach.
By the way, We didn't Overnight at Tok Mok Chalet. We visit his place by invited and Orang Kampung here treat us with fresh coconut drink.
That's it for three days two nights at Taman Laut Sultan Iskandar, all of us having so much fun and realize the time passed too fast. When friend relationship getting closer, the day become a lot meaning full.


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