As mentioned by previous advisors, this is not a place for people who are looking for a luxury stay.
Booking: We were there for 5 days and 4 nights, full board with boat transfer for RM4000++. We booked through email. 50% of the total charge must be made through bank transfer to confirm the booking.
Accomodation: 2 families of 10 people with children and teenagers, aged 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13. We booked a double storey hut and an A-framed hut. There were a double bed, 4 super-single mattresses, a single bed and a day bed in the two storey hut. Both huts were airconditioned, working well and there are also wall fans. There were a double bed and a day bed in the A-framed hut. Both huts were clean. The toilets were clean but of backpackers standard. Don’t expect too much.
Restaurant: The Pirates Bar. Staffs were friendly and accomodating. They even wait at our table while we dined, refilling our water and seeing to our needs. Food is yummy! Breakfast cost about RM10-RM20 and lunch/dinner cost about RM20. A simple fried rice/noodle cost RM12. They serve both local delights and western food. Drinks cost at least RM5. Free flow of mineral water and hot drinks.
Full board package. All breakfast were served American style. Eggs, sausages, toast and hot drinks. Lunch and dinner – 3 to 4 dishes ( vegetables, chicken, beef) served with rice OR fish and chips. You don't have to bring much money if it's full board.
Recreation: Just relax and chill. They provide beach volleyballs, soccer, snorkelling gears, pool table, darts, Jenga, books and magazines. There is a TV at the bar. Beach is cleaned daily but some parts are infested with sandflies. Make sure you use insect repellent that contains DEET like the brand OFF. The sea is clear with many dead corals close to shore. We booked a 3 hours snorkelling trip that cost RM 400. We stopped at Pulau Rawa and Pulau Tengah. Many dead corals but you can see many fishes.
There is a mosque 50m from resort. Prayer calls only available for maghrib and Isyak.
There is a WELL opposite the mosque for people who have never fetch water from well before. If you need snacks, there is a shop near Aseana that sells peanuts, potatoe chips and drinks. There is also a few "warong" - food stalls along the Aseana stretch.
There is a cemented path on the inhibited side of the island. Try not to wander off further because there were visitors who were lost in the jungle or got stranded on the rocky side of the island.
Fishing:You can fish at the red roofed jetty 5 min walk from the resort. You can catch some small fishes, squid at night and if really lucky, gummy shark. We "caught" a turtle, it swam into the fishing line and of course the line snapped. Make sure you bring your fishing stuff, bait, jingles, etc. You can't buy it from the island.
- Also Known As:
- Mirage Island Hotel
- Mirage Island Hotel Pulau Besar