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Mirage Island Resort
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Although small comprising less than 20 chalets yet Mirage Island resort is superb for honeymooning, holidaying or retreat. We were there for a 3d2n family retreat with 22 pax. The chalets are simple yet decent and clean with a traditional village surrounding environment overlooking the serene beautiful beach. The food was nice especially the BBQ dinner! Must try the grilled mouth watery lamb, beef steak and sweet spicy squids. Snorkeling at Pulau Tengah and Pulau Besar was splendid. Morning afresh and very relaxing at the beach while night time can play darts, board games, pool game or watch TV. One can take a dip in the sea anytime as if exclusive to Mirage guests due to its small population. The staff's hospitality is first class. Mirage - we will come back again some day.

Room Tip: The three chalets facing the beach are splendid although the A type chalets suit backpackers or budg...
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank Roslan_Taha
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

We were there for 4D3N. About 20 to 30 minutes boat ride from Mersing Jetty.
Beach are clean and the with the blue sky and sea, really a wonderful place for holiday.
The staffs are friendly and helpful, service are good. Everyday, we are served with delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner, really appreciated. Food are tasty and yummy !! But for soft drink are overpriced, RM 6 per can are over.
For the room, is clean ans simple design, toilet are clean. But the room like sauna in the afternoon onward (Maybe due to the weather here), even with air-cone 16 Celsius.
Beach in from Mirage resort actually is a wonderful place for snorkeling, more worthy compared the other snorkeling trip. Jungle trekking are nice too. Not much activities at night, are more like a place for chatting, reading or a games of pool or cards, relaxing ^^.
For those want a quite place and wanna get rid from a hectic city life, this is definitely a good choice for holiday.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Helen X
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Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We were there for a 3d2n hol. The 20 minutes boat ride was smooth sailing. The staffs are friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and views are great. Their BBQ dinner is worthy. Must try their sotong and grilled lamb. Beef steak is good too. Not much activities there except for a game of pool, darts, board games and beach volleyball. For those who want a quiet place to chill, this is definitely a good choice.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Chok A
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Nice location and swimming beach, quiet get-away with pool table and volleyball and a few board games, fine for a long weekend away from Singapore. Our main complaint is that for the high price we paid, food quality and choice was very poor, rooms lacked style, bar drinks were non-existent (only beer available) and there was minimal service and attention to detail.
Food was the standard, cheap Malay fare to be found at low-end accommodation throughout Malaysia. But we'd paid top-line prices, and no salad in sight, only fried food and cheapest white-bread sandwiches for lunch. Set full-board menu had no buffet to speak of: food was delivered to each table, high in refined sugar and cheap carbohydrates, low in fibre and fresh veg and fruit. When we asked for a drink other then beer, we were told there was nothing else, no apology forthcoming, the wine was finished...
We had the best sea view chalet, which did have a view of the sea, but also of rubble and remains of previously demolished chalets, and general junk and eyesores that should have been cleared away. The plant pots sat on ugly concrete slabs, the rooms were decorated to Malay rather than Western tastes and using cheap materials (fibreglass bathroom and plywood walls) and the dark, closed-up rooms reeked of mosquito spray. The use of driftwood and recycled wood might have conveyed some style had it been done in with more taste, but instead it looked tacky and cluttered.
Finally, the welcome was cursory, the service was poor, and the impression we were left with was that as we'd paid in advance there was little incentive to make a good impression.
The nearby Aseania Resort was much bigger and smarter - and busier - but it was better managed. The D'Coconut is another option, with a small pool set back from the beach. The Mirage could be great as it is down at the quieter end of the beach, but only with much better management or at half the price - Neither of which look very likely.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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4  Thank Sarah L
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

I do not know there have so many nice islands to be explored in Johor and this is my first time organize an island hoping trip and pulau besar is my first choice, Pulau Besar have only 3 resorts and why we choose Mirage is base on the good review and it really amazed us for the good service, the owner with his wife and the children are very professional & details, they look after us so well from the morning breakfast, lunch till the dinner. This resort has only 13 rooms, less crowded and stand alone in a right corner, if you are looking for short getaway and wanna get rid from a hectic city life, reading book, stare blankly and doing nothing, this is a definitely nice resort you can stay for few days.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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3  Thank SLtoh
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

After having traveled for nearly two weeks through Malaysia, this was the perfect getaway to relax. I spent three days and two nights at Mirage Island Resort and very much enjoyed my stay. The boat ride was a bit rough (I eventually got used to it and in the end it was fun), and on the first day, with quite a big business group at the resort, it was a bit noisy, but the wonderful staff at Mirage Island Resort did their best to make me feel comfortable as solo traveler. The barbecue was fantastic, and I had a very good time, listing to stories from the far-traveled neighbor and Man Coral at the Mirage beach bar. On the second day, I was the only guest at the resort, and I very much enjoyed swimming, snorkeling, reading and just looking at the sea. The island is quite small, with just 3 resorts and a few kampungs, my chalet was air-conditioned and very nice (check out the new chalet, this one is even more beautiful, a two-storey chalet with a wonderful balcony and self-made furniture!), and I did not mind being away from the rest of the world, without Internet – on the contrary. Expect a low-key, laid-back resort where you can relax. A huge thank you to Christina, Man Coral and their crew! I'd love to come back.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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3  Thank adaenvacances
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

As mentioned in my title, Pulau besar has limited activities. If you are looking for a place to relax, unwind, quite environment, probably to do some soul searching or reading than this is the place to be. Rooms at Mirage are nice & clean. Even a simple double room was equipped with air conditioned, well functioning hot shower & cleanliness was tip top. Breakfast however was a little let down due to limited choices to eggs & a single sausage & toast. As this is a small resort, no buffet meals available & you are provided by fixed meals throughout the day. There is a pool table, some board games & satellite TV near the bar & dining area. The beach in front of the resort is good for swimming on high tides.

Room Tip: All rooms are good.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank scianray
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Address: Pulau Besar, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Johor > Pulau Besar
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Pulau Besar
Number of rooms: 3
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Mirage Island Hotel Pulau Besar

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