Batu Batu

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If you have a pic­ture of ex­actly how a paradise is­land re­sort should look like, Batu Batu will come pretty close to it. Lo­cated on the pri­vate is­land of Pu­lau Ten­gah, Batu Batu is an idyl­lic eco-re­treat within the vicin­ity the Jo­hor Marine Park. A location for re­al­ity TV sur­vival shows, Pu­lau Ten­gah was also used as a UN tran­sit camp for Viet­namese refugees in the late ’70s. Sur­rounded by lush greenery, pris­tine blue water and white sandy beaches that hug the length of its 3km shore­line, the re­sort has 22 pri­vate vil­las over­look­ing the sea. Con­structed from lo­cal hard­wood ma­te­ri­als in the tra­di­tional Malay kam­pung house de­sign, all vil­las have a chil­dren’s bunk an­nexe mak­ing it the per­fect op­tion for a fam­ily stay. Fa­cil­i­ties aside, Batu Batu is com­mit­ted to re­spon­si­ble tourism by pro­mot­ing its tur­tle watch pro­gramme and by sourc­ing lo­cally. Vis­i­tors can also dive, snorkel and wit­ness Green and Hawks­bill tur­tles hatch at the is­land’s tur­tle hatch­ery. Jalan Ten­gah, Pu­lau Ten­gah, Mers­ing, Jo­hor (+6017 755 0672/batu­batu.com.my). From RM2,100 for a 3D2N stay.

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