Pulau Aur (a.ka. Aur Island) is also an island in Mersing District, Johor, Malaysia. Malaysia has many tropical islands with white sandy beaches and clear blue waters and Pulau Aur is just another tropical paradise that you should never miss.
Pulau Aur Malaysia
Pulau Aur offers the clearest of waters and the most exciting dive sites in Peninsula Malaysia. Divers enjoy their trip to Pulau Aur where they get to explore different marine life at the island. Some of the marine life commonly seen such as Whitetip Sharks, Rays, Titan Trigger Fish, Manta-Ray and more.
Just like other islands at Mersing, The island weather is affected by the monsoon winds. So it is not a good timing to visit Pulau Aur from November to March as during this time heavy rainfall strike the island.
Even if you are there during the monsoon, a lot of sea activities are very much confined. Most of the local will usually maintain their boats and fishing equipment during this time.
So planning your trip to Pulau Aur is important.
Where Is Pulau Aur Johor
Pulau Aur Johor is located about 76 kilometers (47 mi) east of Mersing Town, Johor Malaysia. Due to its strategic location and beautiful corals, lagoons and offshore pools, Pulau Aur is becoming a popular tourist attraction.
Surrounding Pulau Aur are the other 4 islands – Pulau Dayang, Pulau Land, Pulau Pemanggil and Pulau Pinang. They are all part of the Johor Marine Park.
Mersing Jetty is the place to be to get to Pulau Aur. There will be boat ready to take you from the jetty to the island. it will take approximately 4-5 hours to reach the island. If the sea is rough during the transportation, it will take even longer. Make sure you are prepared for the long journey.
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Pulau Aur Resort & Accomodation
You can often experience the great view with some yachts anchor near the island. With the beauty of the nature, you definitely need a perfect Pulau Aur Resort to accommodate you while you are enjoying at the island.
There are a few resorts available. Just like the other resorts, reservation is recommended to secure your room. Check out what are the accommodations available for you here >> Pulau Aur Resort
What To Do In Pulau Aur
Scuba diving is one of the top most activities around Pulau Aur. With all the different type of marine life ready to be explored, you will get to enjoy with clear deep blue ocean.
Although it is a small island, the waters around the island are deeper and clearer than around the inner islands.
Be prepared to spot the whale sharks and manta rays!
Islands Nearby Pulau Aur
If you are thinking to explore Pulau Aur and you have a week of holiday in Mersing Johor, you should not miss the islands nearby.
Here are some of the others beautiful Island that you should also explore: