Babi Besar island lost resortBabi Besar island lost resort

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    This is a singular spot. Almost only famous on the Explo Guide!
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      Very good description Bob!
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Palau Babi Besar is a little island not really far from Mersing (20km E). You can visit there something very strange: a lost resort...

My experience, Explo description: 

Palau Babi Besar is a little island (4km long) surrounded by different beaches.

Follow the trail and make a walk around the island to visit all the different lost beaches. You need half a day.

My personal recommendations: 

500m from the north of the island, on the west side, you can visit a very strange place : an abandoned resort... The bar, the bungalows are still in place, but in a bad shape. The atmosphere is guaranteed !

On the beach, on the northern side of the resort, a trail goes to a spring and then crosses the island to get on the island east side : there you can enjoy a big wild beach.

How getting there: 

A trail goes round the island. The island is quite small, you can go everywhere by feet.
A few resorts exist on the island
The only way to come is to use a boat from Mersing.
Boats from Mersing to Palau Babi Besar every day.
Mersing is the local continental harbour that links all the neighbouring islands. The first boats leave around 8am.
You can book resorts at Mersing harbour : there are a lot of travel agencies there.

To Mersing : 4h drive by car from Kuala Lumpur. 1.5h drive by car from Johor Bahru. There are a few buses every day. If you prefer, you can use a taxi (70RM) to Johor Bahru.

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Contact: 

Otherwise, ask My Outdoor (Singaporian travel agency) to organize a trip for you :

Myoutdoor.com Sdn. Bhd
Unit L1-09, Level 1 – Bangunan JOTIC NO. 2,
Jalan Ayer Molek,80000 JOHOR BAHRU, JOHOR

Lost resort

This spot is really cool... Does any one know if it still exists?