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Where can a family of 4 stay in Mersing?

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Where can a family of 4 stay in Mersing?

I would like to travel to Mersing in June and use it as a base to see the Islands. Any suggestions on wher we shouls stay?Would it be a better idea to stayout on the Islands?

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1. Re: Where can a family of 4 stay in Mersing?

Better to stay at the island to enjoy the beach;goto http://www.tioman.com.my for info.the island is off mersing

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2. Re: Where can a family of 4 stay in Mersing?

I would NOTrecommend you to stay on the islands off Mersing because of the following reasons :-

(1) high cost of accommodation on islands coupled with high ferry transfer cost

(2) low quality of accommodation on islands except for the major international hotels which are pricey

(3) general low quality accomodation standards

(4) high cost of food and beverages

(5) just plain hassles and fuss from the island resort touts!

(6) lack of fast emergency medical services

What I would recommend :-

Stay on the mainland because :-

(1) you can find better & superior accommodation especially in Mersing.

Go to wilkipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mersing) and check out ALL the links for hotels on the mainland!

(2) you can still make daytrips to the nearby islands OR visit the mainland beaches which can be superior to island beaches eg: Penyabung and generally any mainland beaches north of Mersing

(3) have easy access to a wider variety of food and beverages

(4) enjoy day trips to nearby towns such as Endau and other fishing villages along the coast.

Recommend that you rent a car from Johor Bahru or Singapore so that you explore Mersing and the east coast of Malaysia fully!!!

Hope this will be helpful to you!!!

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