Have you heard of this stunning resort located just off the coast of Johor Bahru? Easily one of the most idyllic destinations nearest to Singapore, check out Rawa Island Resort where your next IG-worthy beach getaway awaits.
“How beautiful is this place? It actually looks a hundred times better IRL than in photos!”
This is where you’ll find clear turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, a gorgeous shallow reef perfect for snorkelling, a huge water slide directly into the ocean – and basically anything you’ll need for both a fun and relaxing holiday by the ocean.
To get there, take a 2-hour drive from Woodlands Checkpoint to Mersing Harbour Centre, then take a 30-minute speedboat ride to Rawa Island.
Once there, you’ll feel allll the happy vibes just taking in the glorious view of the crystal waters.
Upon reaching the island, you’ll first want to check into the resort with different rooms available:
- Hillside Deluxe, from S$816 (RM3190) – standard garden rooms
- Frangipani Villa, from S$1001 (RM3190) – sea view villas/honeymoon suites at a separate area of the beach
- Waterfront Bungalow, from S$1064 (RM3390) – large ocean-facing chalets
- Beachview/Beachfront Chalet, from S$1707 (RM5440) for the 2-bedroom chalet, located along the main beach
The clean, comfortable and spacious rooms each offer beautiful views of the ocean, and once you’re done settling in, it’s time to explore all there is to do around Rawa Island.
Beginning with the water activities – feel free to go snorkelling, kayaking, scuba diving and/or island hopping! The shallow reefs around Rawa Island also make it a great place for beginners (adults and older kids) to try their hand at snorkelling or scuba diving for the first time too.
And if that’s not enough, check out other attractions such as the iconic Helter Skelter Slide (the huge slide that goes right into the ocean) and the smaller Blue Slide…
The Owl Habitat, Cactus Garden, and jungle trekking to Hill Top View.
Tired out from all the excitement of the day? Make some time for a well-deserved massage at Rawa Spa, a gorgeous spa with views of the sea
When you’re famished and it’s time to eat, the on-site restaurant offers a wide spread of international and local cuisine with meals catered buffet-style three times daily. And we can’t forget about the barbeques held in the outdoor pavilion every Saturday night too.
All in all, if you’re looking for an easy weekend escape, Rawa Island Resort is a surprising beach paradise located so close to us that it’s almost a pity not to make our way there at least once!
And when you’re there, don’t forget to capture as many photos to remember your vacay by with plenty of IG-worthy places all around the island.
PS: To book a stay here, you can book directly through the website, call them or email them.
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