Batu Batu Resort, Pulau Tengah, Mersing

Batu Batu Resort combines luxury with conservation (Photo: SooPhye)

Malaysians have been happily rediscovering the beauty of their country ever since the Movement Control Order was relaxed, segueing into the recovery phase. With interstate travel allowed once more, those suffering from cabin fever have been making hastily arranged road trips all over the country.

Batu Batu, a bijou resort in Pulau Tengah, in particular, has been attracting well-heeled travelers who want a taste of relaxed luxury as well as pristine waters. Located just 16km (or a 20-minute speedboat ride) from the fishing town of Mersing in Johor, the resort sits in the middle of a cluster of seven islands in the protected waters of the Johor Marine Park. There are just 22 villas on the whole island, which measures 3km in circumference. O

Batu Batu’s lush settings overlook the sparkly waters of the South China Sea (Photo: SooPhye)

Address:  Batu Batu Resort, Pulau Tengah, 86800 Mersing, Johor

Credit : Diana Khoo