Melaka is known for having
many great weekend retreats and one of them is Pulau
Besar which is a beautiful island located about ten miles away
from the Malacca Port. Attractions found at this
southeastern part of Melaka include some historic graves
and also places which offered reminders of the Japanese
occupation during World War II but the main attraction
to Pulau Besar is the clean clear water found here which
is suitable for swimming.
The lush surroundings of
this hilly island add to its charm. Some of the popular
activities here are camping, fishing, golfing,
snorkeling and swimming. The Pandanusa Resort found on
Pulau Besar is popular among tourists because of its
18-hole golf course and its luxury accommodations.
Tourists wanting to have a game of golf can get here by
traveling in a boat from Umbai jetty, Anjung Batu jetty
or from the harbormaster's jetty in Malacca town.