Just returned from a 3 days - 2nights stay at Aseania. We weren't sure of what to expect, after having booked the resort based on the good reviews here. Simply put, we were not disappointed. The resort is one of the most basic ones we have ever stayed in, but it was also probably the most pleasant. The beach is a beauty with its crystal blue waters, the waves are low, making it easy to spend time in the water even for non-swimmers like me! The rooms are basic chalets but clean for most part. The bathroom could have been cleaner, our shower wasn't working well and they only provide soap in the bathroom and no other amenities. But the exterior more than makes up for the room, so ended up spending most of my time outside. The trees at the resort are infested with bats which was such a cool sight! We even spent some time in the pool, it was clean but lacked maintenance, my mom slipped and fell due to uneven surfaces. They were carrying out some maintenance while we were there, so hope it improves. The resort offers full board option, which is sensible choice considering there isn't much else on the island. 4 out of the 5 of us were vegetarians, and the staff at the resort did all they could to accommodate our needs. The place is run by a dedicated and simple bunch of people, who attend to the guest warmly.There is none of the stuffiness in the service found in other major resorts. They were extremely caring when we told them about our mother's fall and sprained leg. My husband who eats meat, enjoyed the Saturday night barbecue immensely! Nothing spectacular about the food, but it was mostly tasty. The boat ride to the resort was quite bumpy and turned out to be a bit of an adventure, but the return trip was more comfortable. In short, it is a great place to relax and enjoy the beach, which is surely the highlight. The staff make the place work, but the resort facilities can be improved and maintained better (the pool table for e.g.!) to make it a truly wonderful experience. But still i would recommend it strongly and would love to go back.
- 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