8 miles from Mersing
Safe anchorage can be found on the east or west coast on Pulau Besar (formerly Babi Besar or Big Boar Island) according to the prevailing winds in 6-8 metres. Our spot is off the fringing reef and jetty near Aseania Beach Resort on the southwest beach. A few low-key bungalow resorts and restaurants can be found ashore.
Two miles to the north are the twin islands of Pulau (Babi) Kechil, joined by a shallow 5-metre reef, which offers excellent snorkelling. On the southern Kechil is a small resort with concrete jetty and walkway. Depending on the swell daytime anchorage in 3-6 metres is possible south of the wide beach and opposite the jetty at 2°28.402N, 103°57.377E.
While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is accurate, the charts of anchorages are based on personal experience and satellite imagery and are intended as a guide only. They should not be used for navigation. Please refer to Official Hydrographic Charts of the respective countries.
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