Penang Island, Malaysia · 2 hotels available
A beautiful tropical island set amidst virgin jungle, Jerejak Island is every nature lover dream comes true! Coupled with her rich historical background, a holiday here promises to be refreshingly different. Relics and artefacts share a home with the rich flora and fauna of this island. Get ready for an adventure as you step into one of the few remaining rainforests of Malaysia. Jerejak Island is known as The Alcatraz of Malaysia, because of the Jerejak Prison. Located towards the south eastern tip of Penang Main Island, this 362 hectare island is rich with history, flora and fauna. This island, though not as famous compared to other islands in Malaysia, has had its fair share of auspicious historical events. Francis Light, founder of Penang was said to have arrived in Jerejak Island in early 1786 before heading on to Penang. As a result of Francis Light's earlier ruling whereby immigrants were allowed to claim whatever land they could clear Penang became flooded with immigrants. As a precaution step these immigrants were sent to Jerejak's health inspection centre before they were deported to Penang. Later in the late 1930's, the British Empire built a hospital that could house 150 Tuberculosis patients at a time. This was located at the eastern part of the island.
The only way to reach Jerejak Island is to take the Jerejak Resort ferry. It goes between the Penang Island Jerejak Jetty and the Jerejak Resort Jetty. The ride takes up around 10 minutes with a cost of RM25 for adults and RM16 for children (round trip).
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is the Penang International Airport (IATA: PEN, ICAO: WMKP), which is an international airport, located in Bayan Lepas, Penang. Next you can get to Penang Island Jerejak Jetty by using metered taxi or Uber/Grab.
If you are traveling by car, you have to get to Penang Island Jerejak Jetty, which is located in Penang island. The North-South PLUS Highway is a modern toll road that runs from Perlis to Johor Bharu.
There are two main express bus stations in Penang, Penang Sentral (mainland) and Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal on Penang Island. The nearest bus station to Jerejak Island is Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal. Next you can get to Penang Island Jerejak Jetty by using metered taxi or Uber/Grab.
The Kek Lok Si Temple for "Temple of Supreme Bliss" is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang and is one of the best known temples on the island. It is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. The temple is heavily commercialised with shops at every level and inside the main temple complexes.
Jerejak Rainforest Resort Penang offers comfortable chalets which set amidst the serenity of a tropical rainforest for a great back to nature feel. Featuring contemporary design, the elegant guest rooms include a TV with satellite channels, a desk and tea/coffee-making facilities. A bathtub or shower facilities are provided in the attached bathrooms. Guests at Jerejak Rainforest Resort Penang can use the luggage storage and safe available at the 24-hour front desk. The ferry is run by the Jerejak Resort. For details on the schedule and fare, please go to the Penang Island Jerejak Jetty page.
For couples looking for a romantic escapade with total privacy, Sun Yi Villas at Jerejak Island offers a perfect place to unwind and share time together with loved ones. Special romantic packages include staying in your own private villa with a personal butler and chef; who will take care of your every need and dining experiences.