Breathe and reconnect
at Batu Batu

An unspoilt island retreat with an ecological ethos and conviction that tourism can and should support biodiversity and local communities

 
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Batu BatU - TENGAH Island

Batu Batu, set in the protected Johor Marine Park is an unspoilt island retreat where a deep respect for nature is at the core of everything we do. We strongly believe that private sector tourism can act as a catalyst for positive change through the preservation and regeneration of the rich but fragile biodiversity around our amazing island and beyond. As evidence of Batu Batu’s conviction that tourism can have positive impacts on the local environment and community, Batu Batu founded and provides core funding for Tengah Island Conservation (TIC), a biodiversity management initiative dedicated to the research, rehabilitation and regeneration of the surrounding natural environment.

About Batu Batu

Meaning “rocks” in the local Malay language, Batu Batu is a rustic island retreat set amongst coconut groves, rocky outcrops and fine sand beaches on the uninhabited island of Pulau Tengah off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia.

Constructed by local carpenters with a variety of tropical hardwoods using traditional techniques in the Malay vernacular style, the 20 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom villas are nestled into the island’s wild and natural environment in a way reminiscent of a Malay ‘kampung’ or village.

Lazy sun-kissed days can be spent exploring the island’s eight white sand beaches, striding through the jungle or learning about our fragile ecosystems from our on-site biologists. Kayaks and paddle boards tempt guests out into the big blue, whilst those wanting to explore the coral kingdoms of the South China Sea can don a snorkel and mask and step right off the beach.

Batu Batu aims to tread lightly, source sustainably, behave responsibly and support the local economy wherever possible. To read more about our conservation initiatives, please click here.

 
 
 

As evidence of Batu Batu’s conviction that tourism can have positive impacts on the local environment and community, Batu Batu founded and provides core funding for Tengah Island Conservation (TIC), a biodiversity management initiative dedicated to the research, rehabilitation and regeneration of the surrounding natural environment.

 
 
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Batu Batu Experiences

Our Story

Discover the story of Batu Batu, from UNHCR transit refugee camp to private family getaway to the island today.

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Dive & Activities

There are endless opportunities for outdoor activities on the island. Visit our Dive and Activities Centre to find out more.

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Conservation Activities

Find out about the fun activities you can get involved in whilst staying with us to learn more about biodiversity and conservation.

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Event & Celebration

Romantic weddings, corporate gatherings, or milestone celebrations - eco-minded bespoke events that set the stage for unforgettable memories.

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The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for
— Ernest Hemingway
 
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