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a private island paradise. Your private hidden treasure nestled amist coconut groves, powder white sand and tropical breezes.

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Batu Batu Private Island Resort

Batu Batu is a place for wellness and meaningful connection. A place where the love of nature is at the core of everything we do, from providing guests with exceptional experiences to engaging with local communities and having a positive impact on the environment.

Meaning “rocks” in the local Malay language, Batu Batu is a rustic private island resort 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 flitting between the resort spa, swimming pool, restaurant, and bars, while the younger members of the family are kept engaged at the children’s playhouse. Non-motorised water sports including kayaks and paddle boards tempt guests out into the big blue, while an on-site dive centre invites guests to explore the coral kingdoms of the South China Sea.

Batu Batu aims to tread lightly, source sustainably, behave responsibly and support the local economy.


Our Story

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Discover the story of Batu Batu, from UNHCR transit refugee camp to private family getaway to now, following the vision of the founders. 

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Preserving the pristine ocean and the marine life. Learn more about Tengah Island Conservation, our mission, projects and how you can get involved.

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Event & Celebration


Whether it’s a romantic wedding, corporate gathering, or milestone celebration, a bespoke event staged on a magnificent private island will be unforgettable.

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“At Batu Batu we aim to bring the simplicity and enlightenment of back-to-nature experiences into people's lives whilst giving back to the environment around us.”

-Cher Chua Lassalvy, Batu Batu Founder

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