Pulau Jerejak tour packages & holidays
Pulau Jerejak is located off the west coast of Malaysia, approximately 1.5 nautical miles from Penang Island. This island has a rich history; it was a leper asylum in 1868, a quarantine station in 1875 and a penal colony in 1969. In 2000, the island was transformed into a resort and spa and renamed Pulau Jerejak Resort and Spa. Main attractions in this island include spa centers, water sports activities and pristine beaches.
When on holiday on the island, check out the many historical sites. Decades ago, the Jerejak Prison was located at the island, making it to be referred to as the Alcatraz of Malaysia. On the eastern part of the island, there are bunkers which were used to store water for passing ships. Look for the four wells which protrude from the ground. Under these wells, there are eight huge bunkers which you must see. Pulau Jerejak also boasts of variety of fauna and flora. Take time to travel to this island and see interesting wildlife like long tailed macaques, common face lizard, green crested lizard, bellied sea eagle, mangrove snakes and so on.
Though not as famous as other islands in Malaysia, Jerejak also has a hub of activities for tourists. These include flying fox, guided jungle trekking, hiking, paint ball water games, mountain biking, beach soccer/netball/volleyball, abseiling, archery, wall climbing, among others. Visit the main island during the day to do most of the activities above. Unfortunately for heritage lovers, there are neither villages nor roads in Jerejak. Come to think of it, having no roads is good. This means there are no traffic or loud motor vehicles noises; just peace and tranquility.
Pulau Jerejak is a good holiday getaway for team building programs, children summer camp, company outings, survival courses, competitions and telematch games. Mark the destination on your list of must-visit holiday destinations.