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10 miles from Mersing

PULAU RAWA RESORT. 2°31.005N, 103°58.492E

There is good holding in 8-10 metres in front of the resort which has a jetty and a long covered walkway running parallel to the beach and rocky headland. This is one of the first resorts built in the area and is owned by a nephew of the Sultan of Johor.

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It’s easy to spot from a distance since the name of the island is carved into the mountain backdrop. To the north are a number of very small islets and drying rocks, which offer snorkelling and diving opportunities. The Rawa Island Resort has a great dive centre; spa and speedboat transfers back to Mersing take only 30 minutes.


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