A place for sun and relaxation
It's a joy to be swimming in clean waters, but it's a SPECIAL treat to be indulging in them by yourself with the beautiful sounds of birds as your backdrop and an amazingly embracing sky reflecting the blue of the sea - the waters around the east coast of peninsular Malaysia are just sooo good to be reflective, to snorkel admiring nature's wonders...more
Forget your age and try the water slide with the children or simply just jump from the jetty. Water is extremely clear from the jetty with fishes swimming around. But don't jump during the low tide or u may come back from your holidays on the wheelchair which i don't think they have at Rawa safari. Shoo the fishes away first before u jump or u may...more
there's a flight of stairs follow by some rocky path to the top of the hill with a full view of the island. Takes about 20 mins for normal pace and 30 mins if u are walking slower as there are no hand bar or railing by the side of the cliff. Would recommend to go when the sky is still bright coz there isn't any lights and the way up is pretty rocky...more
There are a couple of things that you can do there....the usual few: kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, diving or island hopping...but sad to say...me and my friends did none of the above! we just swim out with outr googles if you consider that as snorkelling.explore the island and you will find it's beautiful side...in the morning before day break,...more
Or be a beach bum. The choice is yours. Me, I'm diving into the warm waters of course!Here's a list of what you can do :Snorkeling - Mask & Snorkel RM 5.00 per hour Snorkeling - Fin RM 5.00 per hour Kayak (Single) RM 22.00 per hour Kayak (Double) RM 28.00 per hour Hobie Cat RM 66.00 per hour Windsurfing RM 33.00 per hour Island hopping (...more
There's only one restuarant in pulau rawa. They serve buffet most of the time. But when there are lesser guest, especially during the off-peak season, the restuarant will change menu to a-la-carte. Though choices aren't too plenty but generally food is still ok.
Restuarant only operates from morning 08:00 - 10:00 Lunch 12:00 - 14:00 Dinner 19:00 - 2100. Bar closes at 12 midnight.
All meals are inclusive during my stay. Heard that they organise weekend seafood barbeque on Saturday night. Did not have a chance to try coz i normally visit on weekdays as i hate crowded and packed resorts.
Favorite Dish: Tried their sambal chilli crabs and sweet sour prawns during dinner buffet. Though spicy but taste fantastic.
When the sun sets, it doesn't mean the diving stops. There's always night dives. Rawa is perfect for this as the beach provide a great and easy shore dive and there are loads to see. It's quite shallow as well so you can stay longer in the water. My jaw actually ached at the end of this dive!Please check travelogue for more pix. Water of course...more
The 2 resorts serve liquors. But Le Club Rawa (smaller resort) has cheaper liquors. Very dark on the way back from Le Club Rawa to Safaris Resort ... although both resorts are just next to each other. There are a number of dogs guarding Le Club Rawa. They are quite friendly when they are get to know you. Otherwise they will keep on barking as you...more
The boat ride from Mersing to Rawa island costs between RM 40-RM60 by speedboat (I dont know is there is any other boat cos i always take the speedboat).
As there is only one resort on the island, they will arrange for the boat so make sure it's included in your cost of accom. It may be a separate cost.
Alternatively you can contact free-roaming transport agents like Peter Eng of Genting Ria Beach Chalets at Tioman, who can arrange for a boat to take you to any island you wish. But do call him ahead of time to enable arrangement.
Peter's contact 65-96933569 (mobile)
After reaching the top of the hill, my wife actually sat on a grown centipede! It seems that we are intruding into its privacy. So the next time u sit on anything, check first. Luckily she was wearing thick jeans material or she may have a bigger butt!
We were told that we were not allowed to bring food into the island as food would be sold at the hotel restaurant. However, many others brought food and we soon found out the reason why! For our dinner on Sat, we were not allowed to order a la carte but were forced to pay exhobitant prices for a "BBQ buffet"
A walk up the hill (it's the only one) on the island's tip is rewarding. The views are stunning but do bring your water bottle with you eventhough it's less than 45 min walk.