A July 2004 trip
to Rawa Island by Morbius
Quote: The warm South China Sea beckons you to this isle of tranquility. It is garnished with the bare necessities and amenities sans phones. The staff more than compensates for what this island lacks . . . if anything at all.
The water is quite clear and warm. Corals and marine life are quite awesome on a sunny day. Just below the jetty near the shore you can feed the fish from your hands. It's quite amazing to watch tem nibble on the food from your hands.
The other thing is of course just relaxing and getting a suntan. It is quite exclusive as accommodation is quite limited. Oh yes, there is a visually impaired resident masseuse by the name of Eddie Robson. He gives a great massage that is reasonably priced.
There are no kitchen facilities in the chalets/rooms, so don't bother with the cooking stuff. The Saturday night seafood BBQ buffet is a feast. Most equipment can be found at their dive/sports shop. All rooms and chalets face the sea but only a few are beach front, so if you don't mind forking out the extra cash then go for it . . . you won't regret it. The stay at the island includes meals, just like an all-inclusive.
This Malaysian Island adheres to the Muslim religion so nudity isn't allowed. The best time is between March and September. The rainy and monsoon season is between October and February. The seas get pretty rough during this season.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 9, 2004