Pulau Rawa (a.k.a. Rawa Island) is a small beautiful coral island and a perfect vacation spot in Mersing District, Johor Malaysia. It is the perfect option for those who are looking for an easy getaway from the hassles and buzzes of city life. Pulau Rawa Johor is also the best options if you are planning for a 2 days weekend getaway holiday with friends and family members. The island is small and surrounded by clean blue ocean water. You will be able to enjoy the scenery of the sea untainted by pollution.

Pulau Rawa

Pulau Rawa Johor

Pulau Rawa is a gem of an island discovered by only by a few tourists. “Rawa” is the local term in Malaysia for white doves, which are abundant in the island. Hence, with the beautiful name, it is a popular tourist spot in Malaysia. Many local visitors and international visitors especially tourists from Singapore who come to enjoy its relatively clean, clear and unspoiled white sand beaches.

It is truly a paradise island where one side of the island is a beach covered with white sand while the other side has a rocky vertical cliff. With the perfect weather in Malaysia, most of the visitors enjoying napping in hammocks, sunbathing, or cooling off in the clear turquoise water.

Being a coral island that rich with marine life together with its idyllic beach, it presented its unspoilt offshore coral reefs that give surprise to tourists for its underwater exploration.

For people seeking a weekend getaway, you can’t find a more idyllic location than Pulau Rawa Johor. So, enjoy your holidays at Pulau Rawa Malaysia and lets us guide you on what and how you can utilise your 2 days weekend and enjoy to the max while you are in the island.

Where Is Pulau Rawa Mersing

Pulau Rawa is a relatively small island located 16km (10 mi) off the east coast of a small town in Johor Malaysia – Mersing. Pulau Rawa Mersing is definitely an island of gem that you should visit. The only way to get to the island is by boat and you can take the boat at Mersing Port in Johor. It will take approximately 30 mins speed boat ride or an hour ferry ride from Mersing to the island.

It is recommended that you check the ferry time in advance and plan the trip accordingly because usually during peak season (April to October) the no. of speed boats and ferries travelling between Mersing and Pulau Rawa is more than the off season where usually there will only be just 1 or 2 rides per day.

Where Is Pulau Rawa

If you do not want to be in the crowd you can choose to visit Pulau Rawa Mersing during off season but checking the timetable for the rides is a must while planning for the trip.

Many of you would be surprised there are a lot of beautiful islands in Mersing, Johor Malaysia waiting for you to be explored.

What’s Special About Pulau Rawa Mersing Johor

Pulau Rawa Mersing is a private island based in Johor Bahru Malaysia and fittingly owned by the family of Sultanate of Johor. Johor Bahru is the third largest city in Peninsular Malaysia. Most of the tourists are more familiar with Pulau Langkawi, Pulau Redang, Pulau Pangkor, or Pulau Sipadan. However, Pulau Rawa Mersing is also one of the beautiful islands in Malaysia with superb clear waters for water activities.

Because of its strategic location where it is just across the Straits of Johor from Singapore (with which it is connected by a road and rail causeway), it is a popular weekend destination, particularly for expatriates that residing in Singapore to enjoy the white sand and coves in Mersing Johor.

It will only take 3 hours for Singaporean to travel to the island, where it will take about 5 hours for people from Kuala Lumpur to travel down to Mersing Johor.

Here is what you have to know about the Singapore To Rawa Island Package

Pulau Rawa Resorts & Accomodations

Rawa Island Resorts

With the white sand beach and blue ocean, you definitely look for resort or a comfortable chalet-style accommodation to stay in Pulau Rawa.

It is just an easy choice to choose for the accommodation because there isn’t much choice for you and you only have 2 options. A more expensive comfortable resort or a more affordable accommodation for the experience of a backpacker.

You can learn more about where to stay in Pulau Rawa here >> Pulau Rawa Resort

What To Do In Pulau Rawa




Because it is a small island, there is no local transportation on this beautiful island. Other than relaxing on the beach, you can walk around and enjoy the scenery of the island. If you would like to have more activities on the island, water activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving and spear fishing are something that you should never miss.

If you come with a group of friends or family members, you can have fun with beach volleyball which is one of the most popular activities at Pulau Rawa as well.

Well, if your main reason for going to the island is just to relax, then just lay back, relax, read a good book, look at the waves and enjoy the nature beauty that is the most enjoyable activities you can do at Pulau Rawa Johor. Find out more on 5 Things To Do in Rawa Island

Islands Nearby Pulau Rawa Malaysia

If you are thinking to spend a week or more in Mersing, other than exploring Pulau Rawa in Malaysia, you should not miss other islands nearby as well.

Here are some of the others beautiful Island that you should also explore: