Batu Batu, meaning “rocks” in the local Malay language, is a rustic private island resort set amongst coconut groves, rocky outcrops and fine sand beaches on the tropical, uninhabited island of Pulau Tengah, Malaysia in the South China Sea. This simple resort is built from a variety of hard woods in the style of a Malay “kampung” or village. The resort’s buildings were constructed by local carpenters using traditional techniques in the Malay vernacular style. Batu Batu consists of 20 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom villas set into the island’s wild and natural environment.
Batu Batu welcomes families with children. Whilst on Pulau Tengah, adults and children alike can enjoy the island’s eight white sandy beaches, snorkel or dive amongst its colourful coral reefs and kayak or walk around its 3km perimeter. The open-sided pavilion restaurant and bar has 270-degree views across the sea and serves delicious European and Asian dishes. Guests can choose to relax with a cold drink at the Beach Bar, soak in the sea, play on the large white sand beaches or embark on an adventure through the island’s dense forest.
Batu Batu is committed to the preservation, proliferation and protection of the flora and fauna in and around Tengah Island. We aim to tread lightly, source sustainably, behave responsibly and support local business wherever possible. To this end Batu Batu has set-up and run several conservation initiatives including our island-based Tengah Island Conservation.
Offering a choice of beach, ocean, or jungle settings, the resort’s one- and two-bedroom villas are designed to blend in with the natural surroundings.
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Discover the story of Batu Batu, from UNHCR transit refugee camp to private family getaway to the island today, following the vision of the founders.
Our Vision and Commitment
Learn about Batu Batu’s commitment in the belief that sustainable tourism business can both be profitable and supporting biodiversity and community.