Pulau Aur, Mersing, Johor, located 65 km east of Mersing is the furthest island in our list of recommendation. Like Pulau Sibu, Pulau Aur is made up of a group of four islets, namely Pulau Aur, the main island, Pulau Dayang, Pulau Lang and Pulau Pinang.
It will take 4 to 6 hours to reach Pulau Aur. However, it is worth a trip to the diving paradise. Pulau Aur and Pulau Dayang are furthermost away from the coast; the waters are deeper and crystal-clear. The emerald green ocean offers excellent visibility to the abundant marine life (think barracuda and manta ray!) and coral reefs found in the sea. This is coupled with pristine beaches filled with powdery soft sands due to non-existence stony corals and sharp rocks. A perfect location to getaway from the hassles of life.
The main village on Aur is called the Kampung Teluk Berhala. It is also home to the iconic “Batu Berhala”, which means “rock idol” in Malay. It is a huge rock in the shape of a lion. Legend has it that the rock is home to an “orang bunian” or good spirit which oversees the island. Another icon of Pulau Aur is the “Batu Kembar”, which means “twin rocks” in Malay. The two supposedly similar boulders are found under the jetty along the beach. Be sure not to miss these two icons of Pulau Aur!
Pulau Aur offers another diving heaven of coral reefs and powdery soft beaches for your island getaway. Love Pulau Aur, Mersing, Johor? We found four other pristine islands and beaches off Mersing, Johor – Pulau Pemanggil, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Tinggi and Pulau Sibu for your perfect island getaway.