Rawa Island (Malaysia)

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Вид на бунгало отеля Rawa Safaris Resort

The island of Rawa (Rawa Island)is a small tropical island in Malaysia, part of the Seri Buat archipelago is located 16 kilometres from the East coast of mainland Malaysia (Malay Peninsula) and near Tioman island (the island of Rava on the map of Malaysia).

The island is very small (just 1 kilometer), surrounded by clear blue waters of the South China sea, covered with dense green jungle and framed by rocky cliffs interspersed with beaches.

Entertainment on the island except beach and sea (snorkeling, beach volleyball, Windsurfing, sailing, fishing) virtually no sites of historical or cultural character too. Once here, you will be like on a desert island. At your disposal will be your room or Bungalow on the shore, almost your private beach and the whole island with jungle, where you can enjoy Hiking to discover nature. In General – this is the perfect place for a relaxing and peaceful retreat away from civilization.

Here are just two hotels: Rawa Safaris Resort, and Alang's Rawa. To say that these are cheap hotels can not: the cost of one night from 260 ringgit (the Malaysian currency) which is about 2600 rubles. Moreover, a special luxury in the hotels you will encounter. To pay for the situation on the island, not the hotels. The cost of food in hotels is also very high.

Weather and seasons on the island of Rava

To relax on the island Rava, all year round, it is always warm and cozy. From November to March is the rainy season, and in some months even hotels may be closed, than it is better to know in advance.

How to get to the island of Rava

Вид на бунгало отеля Alang's Rawa

In island Rava can only get there by boat. The nearest port on the mainland – Mersing (Mercing). About how to get to Mersing written here.

From the port of Mersing departs daily several boats and ferries on the island Rava, but during the low season (November to March) the number of flights is reduced to 1-2 per day. In any case, it is better to take care of booking tickets for a flight or at least check the schedule, not to wait a long time on the pier. You can book tickets on the websites of the hotels. The hotel can also book a private transfer.

In addition, local travel agencies and on the websites of the hotels you can buy a package tour to the island including transfers, accommodation and meals. But the prices of these tours are cheap not good.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Guzalya January 26, 2012
To Ender
Afraid to answer to this question will be difficult because it's depends on the choice of transport and accommodation. We tried to choose the conditions in which it is possible to live with children. The only thing I can say that for us this journey has cost more than in Thailand (Samui) percent of 25%. Both trips we were preparing ourselves, without any agencies. Here is a web site for example Bergii http://www.berjayahotel.com choose in the drop-down window Berjaya Tioman and see the prices. In addition, there are on www.agoda.com several Tymanski hotels. Take a look and choose. by the way, on the website of Melina was the price of the excursion set. You can calculate yourself.
I think if we were only with my husband, we would be more mobile and frequently changed place of residence :-) If you read the article, it says that the island is small and most of the hotels are fenced off from each other or the sea or the jungle. And it's true. To get to the neighboring hotels are not so easy, need to order a water taxi. And 1 hotel and all its surroundings can be explored in 3-4 days maximum. Then boring. by the way, we also visited Melaka. I recommend 2 days to go and at least half a day to dedicate them to the zoo :-) ...
admin 26 January, 2012

I fully agree with Guzalya. To tell something concrete it is difficult, and all depends on your needs. There are people who are in tents and living on Tioman island, or in dormitories with shared bedroom for $ 5 (there are such). Plus how active you plan to include in the plan of excursions, diving, snorkeling and all that. In General the island is quite expensive, as Malaysia as a whole (compared to Ty). ...
Guzalya 27 January, 2012
I think we all lived in the two most expensive hotels of the island :) More cheap you need to book well in advance, so as to Tioman like to drive themselves to Malaysians and especially a lot of people from Singapore. In our neighboring village of Paya, which we passed through the jungle was a very nice hotel full of people of Asian appearance, presumably Singaporeans and Chinese. Chinese restaurant food seemed delicious, probably after that, which we are regaled in möhlin. And prepare it, apparently by the Chinese. In möhlin the cook was an Indian appearance and was preparing it to be honest not very tasty. Although Indian dishes she was good, everything else tastes again gave Indian spices (mild) and it was too bland for us. Although maybe she was trying to adapt its food under the Europeans, who mostly lived in this hotel. In Bergie was cooked very well and large portions, so that at the end my husband started to order and a children's menu or one dish for two :-)
Generally, if you talk about food in the whole of Malaysia, they have their meals one-two and obchelsya, all fried with rice. Someone seems to have wrote. Often we come across Chinese, Thai and Indian food, and of course American fast food chains. And Thai an order of magnitude worse than in Thailand itself.
Oh, and about Tioman - there is no fruit, all imported, so quite expensive. We had to drink mainly fruit juice (delicious) and we bought them or to Paya or Tekek. In hotels all several times more expensive.
In General, Tioman island has a lot of divers is one of their favorite Islands. Here underwater views of neighboring small Islands, really ...
Guzalya 27 January, 2012
And yet, about money. The money they need to have cash only, and only in ringgit. From hotels only Berae you can pay by card. ...
Tatjana 30 January, 2012
To Guzalia
And tell us about the sights. What is there to see? I usually always aimed at the inspection of something interesting away from the beaches, and in places like Tioman island, on the Islands, never been there.
Thank you. ...
Guzalya 3 February, 2012
to Tatjana
If by sights you mean the historic building, as far as I know they are not there at all. Tioman is a small island, and as I wrote -a marine reserve and go there mainly because of the sea, scuba diving and wildlife. Read again the article on Tioman island on this website, everything is written correctly :-) http://nashaplaneta.net/asia/malaysia/tioman.php ...
july 2 October, 2012
Here just got back from Tioman. What can I say, feelings were mixed. On the one hand the beautiful nature, clean sea. On the other hand, not clean and some is not a good attitude of Malaysians to the island. We lived on Danube (it's between the AVS and Monkey Bay), all vrodeby good: the beach and the food, almost no people... but that's just depart from the hotel at 20 meters there is the mountain of garbage (plastic bottles, old washing machine...) and immediately something not nice. There are no pictures warana walking on the beach, so the shot did not hit the bottle or other debris ((( A village of AVS is generally a gloom ...
Eugene 2 October, 2012
And what about the sea tell me? Especially about the underwater part? ...
admin 2 October, 2012

July is a guest (not registered user), it may not return to answer. Review about Tioman here can read, there exhaustively, I think. ...
Eugene 2 October, 2012

Unfortunately, about the underwater part just not very exhaustively, and me diving and interested. Well, not all are there dive instructor morons, I hope at least that not all... :D :?: ...