Just 12kms off the east coast of Johor, in the West Peninsular of Malaysia lies the Seribuat Archipelago, which has some of the most beautiful tropical islands in this region. The Seribuat Archipelago consists of Pulau Rawa, Pulau TiomanPulau Sibu Besar, Pulau Sibu Tengah, Pulau Sibu Hujung, Pulau Kukus, and Pulau Tinggi. The islands are blessed with a sunny tropical climate clear waters and white sandy beaches. The best times to visit the islands are during the months of March and April. You can visit Seribuat during other months but it’s best to avoid October to February which is the monsoon season.
The island of Tioman, is the most famous of all the islands in the archipelago and is considered to be one of ten of the worlds most beautiful islands, and rightfully so. With beautiful beaches and crystal clear tropical waters Tioman is a tropical beach getaway which is sure to take your breath away.
The main attractions for these islands is the amazing underwater life. The waters are rich in marine life and with 38 dive sites all with in 30 mins of each other, it is a great place to explore natures finest tropical reefs. If you are lucky you may even get the chance to see one of the wonders of these waters the Whale shark!
With an abundence of water activities such as recreational diving and snorkeling, angling sea kayaking, and windsurfing your holiday will be jam packed with fun.? ?Angling is probably the most popular activity around the archipelago, offering highly regarded sportfish like tenggiri(narrow barred mackerel), black marlin, sailfish, mahi-mahi or dolphin and good quality food fish like garoupers and snappers.
If chilling out on a beautiful beach is more your idea of tropical fun, then there are many beaches to cater to your needs.
Accommodations in the Seribuat islands suits all types of travelers – from those on a backpacker’s budget to those craving for a luxurious romantic honeymoon experience.
The nightlife is lively and includes bars, pubs with live music. You will find great places to let your hair down and experience a great range of venues full of like minded travelers looking to end the perfect day with a perfect cocktail. The restaurants are plenty and you will find a great mix of fine dining, medium expense and budget places to dine.
Getting To & Around Seribuat Islands
The best way to get to Seribuat Islands is by catching a ferry from Mersing. Buses arrive at Mersing from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Singapore throughout the day. The nearest airport is Singapore’s Changli International Airport so you can also book flights to Singapore before making your way to Seribuat.