Sibu Island is a small island in Mersing District, Johor. It consists of several islands, namely Sibu Besar Island, Sibu Tengah Island, Sibu Kukus Island and Sibu Hujung Island. There are many interesting activities one can be involved in such as fishing, jungle trekking, scuba diving and snorkeling. It has its very own dive spots with nice coral reefs in the crystal clear water for the water sports lovers. These islands were gazette as a Marine Park in 1993 to prevent the excessive depletion of the marine life here. A conservation fee of about RM5 is charged to all visitors who visited these islands. The best time to visit the islands is during the months from April to September where the sea is calmer. During the monsoon season from November to March, the sea will be choppy and hence there are not much sea activities that you can do. Some of the resorts will be closed during this time of the year but some will remain open.
The best way you can reach Sibu Island is by heading to Tanjung Leman jetty located in Mersing to catch a boat ride. It is 2 hours northeast of Johor Bahru and 45 minutes south of Mersing. The boat journey takes 30 minutes to reach Sibu Island and the cost is about RM 80. However, most resorts and chalets on the beach will arrange transportation to pick you up if you have booked the hotel room in advance.
If you travel from Kuala Lumpur you may use North-South Highway to reach Kulai and continue your journey heading towards Kota Tinggi and continue to follow signs of Mersing until you reach Tanjung Leman.
You may take a bus from Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur and any other part in Malaysia to Kota Tinggi and then continue by taxi to Tanjung Leman where the journey takes 1 hour 15 minutes.
You can get a peaceful and relax at Sibu Besar Island with a panoramic sea views, the coral reefs and the white sandy beaches .This island has a few resorts and is 7 km long and 1 km wide. It is one of the largest islands that you can visit here. The activities that you can do in this island such as scuba diving and snorkeling, wind surfing, cycling, jungle trekking, beach sports, spa and treatment, swimming at the amazing beautiful beach, and many more.
Kukus Island is uninhabited and is a good location for you to go for 1-2 hours of snorkeling or diving. This island is about 20 minutes by speedboat from Sibu Besar. The crystal clear water at Kukus Island is a good place for snorkeling.
You can ask the resort you are staying to take you island hopping and sunrise cruise. Lima Island is a perfect place for Island hopping and sunrise cruise. This beach is famous for its uniqueness and the surroundings of the beach is covered with dense green forest on a pure white sand with crystal clear water of the beach that makes it unique from other beaches.
There are dedicated kelongs that are built in the middle of the sea for fishing enthusiasts to stay and fish at the same time. You may ask resort you are staying to arrange for you to go to the kelongs for an experience. Mackerel, sailfish, groupers, snappers and black marlin are some of the fishes that you may get.
Kampung Duku is located in Pulau Sibu Besar and is home to about 200 villagers who have been staying here many years ago. Take a stroll and visit this village. There are some shops that sell basic needs and food stuff. Take your time to unwind and have a drink while you are here.
Sibu Island Resort Johor is a 4-star resort is a perfect choice when you are visiting Sibu Island. Sibu Island Resort features modern amenities to assure you a blissful time. While you stay, you can’t miss the enjoyment some of the activities like wind surfing, banana boat rides, cruising, canoeing, jungle-trekking, and bird-watching. Get precious and unforgettable moment during your stay at Sibu Island Resort Johor.
Staying at Felda Residence Tanjung Leman is a good choice when you are visiting Sibu Island. This 3-star residence takes only a few steps to the beach and 5 minutes’ drive from Tanjung Leman Jetty that arranges for water sports activities on site. For travelers who wish to travel for affordable stay, Felda Residence Tanjung Leman is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.