Pulau Sibu: Undeveloped Island (Johor) For Snorkelling & Diving



Pulau Sibu, Johor

Pulau Sibu (also known as Sibu Island) is an archipelago with collections of pristine islands offering dazzling blue water and golden beaches.

With peacefulness and tranquillity as main attractions, the island itself offers endless freedom and solitude that makes you linger long after you leave.

Despite taking pleasure in exciting water sports, angling activities and jungle trekking, guests get to experience rural livings and learn their culture in close hand.

Pulau Sibu awaits you to its nature beauty and it guarantees a carefree yet appealing travel experience.

Why Stay In Pulau Sibu?

Most of people living in city couldn’t remember how nature looks like. So, our government are struggling hard to build a green city but what could be better if you truly live in a nature paradise? Pulau Sibu can be your first taste of living in a pristine nature.

Also read: 10 Best Haven Islands off Mersing, Johor

Beach View at Sibu Island

In 1993, Pulau Sibu is nominated as Marine Park as there are numerous colourful and attractive coral reefs offshore. Snorkelling is available to have close moments with sea creatures and the coral reefs. Besides, plenty of water sports activities are available to make your stay fun and interesting.

You will see the coral and nemo fish when diving in Pulau Sibu

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The island offers no roads and transports. Walk or get a boat if you wish to travel around. Restaurants and shops are nowhere to be found. The island has retained its originality to fullest.

Corporate events can be held on the island along the shore. Private beaches are available for team bonding activities with colleagues. Resorts can arrange these activities for guests.

Pulau Sibu is perfect for wedding and honeymoon too! They have been received many couples coming here for an anniversary trip. Lots of seafront chalets are romantically designed for couples. Better than that, the island offers unlimited secluded areas to give total privacy to the couples.

Also read: Short Trips From Singapore (Best & Cheap Travel Destinations!)

How To Get To Pulau Sibu

Mersing is not the only gateway to Pulau Sibu. Pulau Sibu can be reached from Tanjung Leman located 72km south of Mersing. However, there is no public ferry service available. The resort you’ll be staying will arrange a boat transfer for you. The journey takes 30 minutes and the return tickets cost RM70.

So far, there is no public transport service offered to Tanjung Leman. Public transport will only send you to Kota Tinggi, the nearest town to Tanjung Leman. After that, you need to continue your journey by taxi.

Check out this link if you are taking a flight to Senai Airport and wonder how to get to Tanjung Leman Jetty from Senai Airport.

Now, SGMYTAXI is keen to make your journey smooth and hassle-free. Direct transfer services from any pick-up point are offered by this leading private car company in Singapore.

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Their experienced and friendly driver will directly send you to Tanjung Leman safely. You can relax in their comfortable fleets throughout the journey. Booking is available on their website. Click here: Reservation

What To Do In Pulau Sibu

Things To Do in Pulau Sibu

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For energetic guests, plenty of great activities are offered in Pulau Sibu such as:

  • Water sports activities: Snorkelling, scuba-diving, swimming, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and fishing
  • Jungle trekking (Insect repellents are needed)
  • Island hopping
  • Beach Volleyball
This is a Nudibranch. They are often called sea-slugs, and their colors and designs are striking. This little guy found in Pulau Sibu was about 3 cm long.

Nudibranch also called sea-slugs

This red beauty is a Crinoid, often called a feather-star found in underwater at Sibu Island

Crinoid also called a feather-star

Underwater view at Pulau Sibu (Clownfish protecting his Anemone.)

Clownfish protecting his Anemone

3 foot long adult Star Puffer at Pulau SIbu

3 foot long adult Star Puffer

Also read: 16 Fun & Memorable Outdoor Activities In Johor

For more relaxing activities, the resort offers:

  • Spa
  • Cards and board games
  • Small library (Rimba resort)
  • Rubber rings (Float on water aimlessly)

Plan a visit to johor kelong. At the kelong, you can:


  • Gain insight into rural daily life
  • See how the villagers rear and catch prawns and anchovies
Sibu Island Beach View

Photo credits: saripacifica.com

Leisurely stroll along the beach is a must on the island. The white fine sands on beach can comforts your feet while you walk. In the evening, watch the stunning sunset over the horizon. Enjoy sunbathing on the beach but you should apply suntan lotion to protect your skin.

Where To Stay In Pulau Sibu

Pulau Sibu offers many exceptional resorts which are maintained to highest standard to welcome guests every year.

Attentive and well-trained staffs are offered to make your stay unforgettable.

Meals are often included in the accommodations fee.

The resort does not open all year round due to monsoon season so kindly check for availability before booking. Resorts on the island include:

1. Rimba Resort

Sea view from Rimba Resort at Pulau Sibu

Photo credits: amitravel.my

  • Appointed as “Travellers’ Choice 2012” and “Certificate of Excellence” by TripAdvisor
  • Offers 21 well-equipped elegant seafront chalets
  • Offers over 24 dive sites, training courses for beginner are available
  • Spa at Bamboo Bliss offers perfect rejuvenation of body and mind
  • Restaurant and Bar are offered
  • Opens from annual Chinese New Year to 1st of December

2. Sari Pacifica Beach Resort & Spa

Sibu Sari Pacifica Beach Resort Room

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  • Seafront Villa and Garden Villa with luxury and modern amenities
  • Meals are included in packages
  • Offers Kayu Manis Restaurant and bar
  • Sari Dewi Spa offers various treatments and massages
  • Gymnasium
  • Ferry & Boat services
  • Swimming pool
  • Golfing
  • Offers scuba-diving and snorkelling activities

3. Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base

Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base Room

Photo credits: siburesort.com

  • Surrounded by tropical vegetation
  • Offers elegant and secluded private beach
  • Offers a bar that opens all day long
  • Clean and comfortable on-stilts chalet with en-suite bathroom
  • Kids centre is available to let the parents have special moments together
  • Well-equipped dive base

4. Coconut Village Homestay Resort

Coconut Village Homestay Resort at Sibu Island

  • Offers beachfront chalets and large bungalow house
  • Accommodations cater for 82 people
  • Speed boat is offered for water sport activities and boat transfer
  • Scuba-diving and fishing
  • Astro Telecast services
  • Karaoke room, mah-jong, cards and movie
  • BBQ sites are available

5. Twin Beach Resort

Twin Beach Resort at Sibu Island

  • 40 well-maintained “Kampung style” chalet that comes with private facilities
  • Water sports: Scuba-diving, snorkelling, wind surfing, canoeing
  • Beach activities: Beach volleyball, Frisbee and cycling
  • Island hopping
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Fun playground with wide open spaces offered to children
  • BBQ dinner on beach

Contact: +603 – 6201 2270 (KL) / +6016 – 782 0128 / +6019 – 700 3769 / +6019 – 324 6466
Fax No: +603 – 6201 2271
Website: www.twinbeach.com

When Is The Best Time To Visit Pulau Sibu

Sibu Island has seasonal charm as it is influenced by monsoon season which is from October to March. Thus, avoid visiting Pulau Sibu during monsoon season as the island is susceptible to dangerous high tide. Besides, most of the resorts closed their doors within this period of times.

June to August would be the best times for visit. The weather is excellent and the coast is clear. There are less rainfalls thus water activities are available at most of the times. Overall, the environment is perfect for a summer vacation and you get to enjoy amazing moments on islands to fullest.

Visit Pulau Sibu in July and you get to see group of sea turtles crawling to shore to lay their eggs. However, any actions that disturb the sea turtles or stealing their eggs are strictly prohibited.

Bookings can be made early even during monsoon season.


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