Spent the CNY holiday there. I wonder why the place is not that popular. Not many people know about the place and there were only few tourists considering it was a peak season. But that was a good thing for us as we were able to get the seaview rooms even though we didn't book early.
I must say it was way above my expectations. The beach was so beautiful with clear blue waters and soft powder-fine white sand. The rooms were large with 2 beds and the bathroom was very spacious. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Food was great with local and western options. There's a swimming pool (which I thought could use more cleaning), billiard table, dart board, mini-library, and beach volleyball court. There are no water sports except kayaking and snorkeling. If you're looking for a relaxing getaway from the city life then this is the perfect place.
I think they can improve on the boat transfer. The closed cabin boat didn't have any AC so it was hot inside. It was also a bumpy ride to the resort. On the way back to Mersing, we got the open boat which was so much better. But we got soaked with splashes of water. Worse, it ran out of fuel in the middle of the trip. Another boat came by and they asked us to transfer, from one shaky boat to another in the middle of the sea! Scary adventure!
I would still definitely go back. I fell in love with the place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aseania Resort based on Besar island (Pulau Besar in Johor). This is simple but charming place is about 30 min from Mersing jetty. We have DIVE CENTER with PADI courses, kayaks to explore island around and internet in public area to connect the civilization. We provide our bungalows per night the same as special packages 3D2N. Please connect our reservation manager if you want to know more details ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aseania Resort Pulau Besar Hotel Mersing