Travelled to Rawa with my girlfriend this week and it was a wonderful experience. Booked the standard room directly from Alang Rawa's website itself. Paid half of the deposit via card to secure our bookings and the other half of the deposit via cash upon checkout. Note: Alang Rawa only accepts cash, bring along enough money as drinks and snacks are not provided. Also, one should buy at least a minimum of 2 1.5litres of mineral water for drinking and brushing teeth purposes as the water is very SALTY. It only cost RM2 for 1 1.5litre of water in Mersing Point, but it cost RM8 (not inclusive tax and gst) in Alang Rawa. One is also required to pay RM25 for the conversation fee at the Mersing Jetty.
Arrived at Mersing Jetty via Singapore's WTS coach in the morning, hence my girlfriend and I waited for about 3 hours for the boat to arrive as there is only one boat transfer a day. Also, the boat will only set off when other guests have arrived. Hence, during the three hours, my girlfriend and I went out of the Mersing Point to get 7-days prepaid 3G card at Celcom Centre (10mins walk) so that we could use the wifi inside the room, on the beach, and at everywhere of Malaysia. Alang Rawa provides wifi, but it maybe slow and can only be used at the cafe.
Toiletries are not provided except towel and toliet paper. No aircon, but there are 3 working fans. Would prefer Alang Rawa over the another luxury resort Rawa Safari as Alang Rawa is more suitable for youngsters, couples and non-fussy people. The beach is quiet, no kids, and peaceful. Also, snorkelling and kayaking equipments are provided for FREE by Alang Rawa. Meals are provided in ala-carte style.
There are many things to do over at Rawa. One should walk around the island, and if you really want to trek up to the summit, ask the staff to show you the way. As the jungle trek is now under construction, hence the staff advise guests not to go up. However, we took the risk and with the help from Rawa Safari's staff, we managed to reach the summit via a "secret" path. The top view of Rawa Island was indeed breathtaking.
Rawa is a paradise island, the sand is soft and white, water is crystal clear, clean and blue. It is not overrated yet, hence one should go NOW before it gets too popular.
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- Also Known As:
- Alang`s Rawa Hotel Mersing
- Alang's Rawa Mersing, Malaysia - Johor