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Rawa Island Resort

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited with my 21 year old daughter and her 2 friends for a relaxing weekend on the beach. And we got it. We enjoyed ourselves as the resort is lovely, the waters clear and blue with plenty of swimming, snorkelling and other water sports. The staff are very friendly and helpful. For example one of our party was vegetarian... More 

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london
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family took me here for my special birthday. We had three nights in heaven at this away from it all resort hotel. The sand and water are just amazing. We had a two bed chalet on the beach and this worked well for the five of us. When restaurant manager heard my granddaughrer could not eat gluten he provided... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for three nights. We really loved it. There is snorkeling - excellent snorkeling, not just a couple of fish but a vibrant coral reef just feet away from the shore. You can put on a mask and stand in the sand before the corals and see so many amazing fish, which I really appreciated being just terrified... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Rawa!! Whenever I can, I go to this resort. People there are very friendly, helpful and smily. The food is very good comparing to the many resorts I visited. And it is clean. My friend Fabio introduced me to this island and since then I keep going there. Banny, one of the guys at the bar, is always... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

NOT A RECOMMENDATION!! We came home on a Sunday after a great weekend at Rawa. The location was great and the people were nice, but they really have to make some changes because they ask too much money for this not-maintained place!! The bathroom was equiped with very old sanitary fittings. We had no water or no warm water at... More 

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Rawa_Island_Resort, Manager at Rawa Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations during your stay with us. We have noted your comments in relation to the room and the service you were provided, and are working to ensure we improve on these aspects. The renovation of many of our first-generation hillside deluxe units is actually planned and in... More 

Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We had a great weekend at Rawa in March, despite the people working there. The island was beautiful, the food was very good and the rooms were quite nice. With the exception of the very kind, attentive gentleman who ran the buffet (whose name escapes me, sorry! he deserves a shout-out) none of the staff seemed to care that we... More 

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Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We finally found white sand and clear blue seas at Rawa Island Resort - by car then boat from Singapore. Everything was perfect : great rooms, friendly smiley staff, fab food and great swimming, snorkeling and diving. We can't wait to go back!

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Rawa_Island_Resort, Manager at Rawa Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy your experience at Rawa and hope to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards, Rawa management More 

Lake Garda, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The resort has welcoming rooms and a rather pleasant atmosphere, also due to its wild setting which adds a lot to its charm. The meals were great and the quality of the food was more than ok, while the welcoming drink was a refreshing surprise. The transport to/from Mersing was also included in the price. Still, when I pay 250... More 

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Rawa_Island_Resort, Manager at Rawa Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review. We are sorry we did not meet your room expectations during your stay with us. As a self-sufficient beachfront resort located on a private island, we understand that the standard of our rooms and facilities may differ from offerings in comparably-priced hotels located in a metropolitan city. For example, we do not... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We had an incredible time at Rawa! All the staff were very friendly, especially Nicholas head of restaurant. I am gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian and he made sure I had lots to eat always and the chef would cook for me specially. My partner had the normal buffet and said food especially fish dishes were amazing too! Bathroom... More 

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Rawa_Island_Resort, Manager at Rawa Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you had an incredible time at Rawa and will certainly pass on your compliments to Nicholas. We look forward to welcoming you back onto the island very soon. Kind regards, Rawa management More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The resort was incomplete and rather unprofessional. Honestly, the room was basic. Didn't really like it though. At night, we were told that there was a firework display at 9:30pm, but it started at 9pm because "the guests were all waiting already." Also, the food was basic and it lacked seafood, ironically. The service wasn't the best. The resort felt... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Rawa Island Resort, an idyllic tropical island for guests to unwind from the stress and strain of modern life. Feel the grains of white, sun-baked sand between your toes as you stroll along the beach. Take a dip in the warm waters of the South China Sea. Enjoy the green scenery. Snorkel along the natural coral reef just metres from the shore. Or simply relax as you watch the sun disappear lazily over the orange horizon. Situated within the archipelago of the Sultan Iskandar Marine Park, Rawa Island is accessible by a twenty-minute boat ride from Mersing, Johor. This beachfront resort features 77 rooms, each individually designed to blend in with the natural landscape. Modern furnishings provide guests with the comforts of home. We invite you to take a break from the monotony of daily routine. Experience the island's natural beauty and our Malaysian hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rawa Island Resort

Address: Tourist Centre, Mersing 86800, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Johor > Mersing District > Mersing
Number of rooms: 77
Also Known As:
Rawa Island Safaris Hotel Mersing
Rawa Island Safaris Mersing
Rawa Island Resort Mersing, Malaysia - Johor
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