Luxury Family Holidays Handpicked for Parents

Batu Batu

  • Batu Batu

  • Batu Batu

  • Batu Batu

Batu Batu is a new, private island for luxury family holidays. A boutique resort that has been carefully built amongst coconut groves on the tropical, uninhabited island of Pulau Tengah in Malaysia, it is a jewel in the South China Sea. This luxury family hotel is only three-hours drive from Singapore and offers absolute disconnect from the strains and strives of everyday life. The white sandy beaches are totally unspoilt and the water is a startling, vivid blue hue. Being small, Batu Batu feels absolutely exclusive and has a simple, relaxed vibe, providing the perfect antidote for the family after a hard few days seeing the sights in nearby Singapore.  

Batu Batu

Batu Batu is a new, private island, boutique resort set amongst coconut groves on the tropical, uninhabited island of Pulau Tengah in Malaysia.

A jewel in the South China Sea, this luxurious family-friendly resort is only three-hours drive from Singapore. The white sandy beaches are unspoilt and the water is a vivid blue. Being small, Batu Batu feels absolutely exclusive and has a simple, relaxed vibe, providing the perfect antidote for the family after a...

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Batu Batu

One of the highlights at Batu Batu is the food. Dishes from Europe and Asia are served in the open-sided Pavilion bar and restaurant with views over the sea. The food is presented as if you are in a top restaurant, and is accompanied by an excellent choice of French wines. You can expect to see twists on well-known Malaysian recipes such as beef rendang made with the island’s own coconut milk, chicken kapitan prepared with home-grown lemongrass and king prawn biryani with locally-caught prawns. Other gastronomic delights include the pistachio-coated scallops and beef tenderloin. The home-made sorbets are heavenly. Kid’s dishes are rotated daily, with favourites such as spaghetti Bolognese, minute steak and chicken rice on the menu. Or they can downsize from the adult’s menu. They will make fresh baby fruit or vegetable purees too.

Kayak, turtle tour or snorkel

If lazing on the beach or enjoying a cocktail at the beach bar doesn’t appeal, then jump in a kayak and head around the island’s 3km perimeter, snorkel on the house reef or join a daily guided turtle patrol in turtle season.

Take a stroll or row through paradise

You can get a map from the resort and go on a self-guided walk around the island to discover remote beaches, depending on the tides, or take a boat to nearby reefs and islands.

About

Life jackets are supplied for the 20-minute boat ride. As it is a tropical island, bring plenty of mosquito repellent and some anti-bite cream. It’s advisable to pre-book babysitters through the resort. Batu Batu can help you to organise road transfers to Mersing port, where you get the resort’s boat over to the island.

When to go

April to October is the dry season, with June to September being the hottest months and seeing the least rainfall. The weather is less predictable in the monsoon season.

Currency

Malaysian Ringgit

Language

Malay