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Sun, Sand, and Smiles for our Johor Family Getaway!

Besar Island Johor

Hey everyone! Just got back from an amazing trip to Pulau Besar with the whole family, and I had to share it with you all. If you're looking for a relaxing beach getaway that's perfect for families, this island paradise definitely deserves a spot on your list!


Getting There: Easy Breezy!

Pulau Besar is located just off the coast of Johor, not too far from Melaka City. We drove from our house in Johor Bahru, which took about 2 hours. The real adventure began at the Mersing jetty, where we hopped on a short ferry ride (about 15 minutes) to the island. The cool sea breeze and excited chatter of the kids set the tone for a fantastic family vacation.


Mersing Jetty Johor Besar Island


Island Bliss: Beaches, Sun, and Fun!

The moment we stepped onto Pulau Besar, we were greeted by stunning beaches with soft, white sand. The kids were in pure heaven, building sandcastles, splashing in the waves, and collecting colorful seashells. The water was crystal clear and calm, perfect for a refreshing dip to escape the Malaysian heat.



Besar Island Johor

Activities for Everyone

But Pulau Besar isn't just about lounging on the beach (although there's plenty of that too!). We rented snorkeling gear and explored the vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful fish. It was like swimming in a giant aquarium! The older kids even tried kayaking, paddling around the coastline and discovering hidden coves.


In the evenings, we enjoyed delicious seafood dinners at local restaurants, with the sound of the waves gently lapping against the shore. We also took walks along the beach, watching the sunset paint the sky in fiery hues of orange and pink.




Why Pulau Besar is Perfect for Families

There are a few things that really make Pulau Besar ideal for a family vacation. First, it's a safe and relaxed environment. The pace of life is slow, which was a welcome change from our busy schedules back home. Second, there's something for everyone to enjoy, from swimming and snorkeling to exploring the island's natural beauty. Finally, the cost is very reasonable, making it an affordable getaway for families.




Memories Made to Last

Our trip to Pulau Besar was more than just a vacation; it was a chance to create lasting memories with our family. We built sandcastles together, laughed until our sides ached, and simply enjoyed each other's company in a beautiful setting.



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So, if you're looking for a relaxing beach getaway that the whole family will love, look no further than Pulau Besar, Johor. You won't be disappointed!

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