Growing up in Malaysia, I am used by the idea that the East Coast; Terengganu & Pahang offered the best sea, oceans and beaches. So when Project Vacation was invited to join Santai Travel’s media trip to Mersing, Johor, I must say I was skeptical at first. But boy how wrong was I!
Together with 30 others influencers and media representative, we were invited by Santai Travel and Tourism Johor to check out the beautiful beaches and sea at Taman Laut Sultan Iskandar.
Taman Laut Sultan Iskandar is made up of 6 island clusters (13 in total); Pulau Pemanggil, Pulau Sibu, Pulau Aur, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Tinggi and Pulau Besar. For this trip, we are going to stay for a night at Pulau Besar and another at Pulau Tinggi.
Upon arrival at the jetty, we were greeted by a group performer playing traditional Malay’s music equipment, Kompang. Soon after stuffing ourselves with delicious lunch spread by Tourism of Johor, we headed for 30 minutes boat ride to Pulau Besar.
At Pulau Besar, we stayed at one of the very few exclusive resorts available and I must say, our resort, Bayu Lestari is the best. The moment I step on its beautiful jetty, I knew I’m going to fall in love with the place.
According to one of the friendly staffs, the resort can cater up to 140 guests a time. They have chalets that could fit 2-4 people and bungalows for big groups (up to 15 guests). The resorts, runs by Ibu Ros, was beautifully decorate with wooden furniture and minimal ornaments, giving the homey-feel