Around 30 minutes offshore by boat and perfect for a day or two of serious lounging, Pulau Besar’s long white-sand beach is fronted by a veritable swimming pool when the sea is calm. If you tire of vegging out, explore the trails to hidden beaches and through plenty of jungle. Note that the coral isn’t great and there is no dive operator, so you’ll have to spend your water time frolicking in the sandy-bottomed turquoise seas or snorkelling along the scattered bits of reef.