Let me take you to a favorite place; Rawa, a gem of an island nestled cozily in the South China Sea. A wonderful place to spend your days in quietude, lounging under the large evergreen leaves of palm trees. Rawa is a private island that isn’t overly remote (it’s a mere 25 minute boat ride from the Mersing Jetty) and accommodates just two resorts, situated at each end of the island. The island is so private and prepossessing that we made our way back in just a short span of three months.
We spent our mornings having breakfast on the beach with our feet buried in the sand, basking in the warmth of the sun and combing the shoreline for little gems.
We rented the outermost A-frame chalet for the best view of the sea and left the window open each night, allowing in the cool night breeze.
In between the two resorts is a jetty installed with an enormous slide for children and adults alike. Each morning, we arose to calm, crystalline waters and nothing but the sound of waves gently lapping the shore.
When it got too warm in the afternoons, we napped and read in the cool shade of a nearby palm tree.
There are many beautiful islands in Malaysia to choose from but for us, Rawa will always be a piece of heaven we’ll keep returning to. Don’t forget to take a stroll along the wooden boardwalk at sunset.
Click here and scroll all the way down for more information on getting there, the cost and things we’d do differently the next time we visit.