"Rawa" is the local term for white doves, which are abundant in the island.
Rawa Island is a coral island off the east coast of Johor, Malaysia - 16 kilometres by boat from Mersing town. It is popular with tourists who come to enjoy its relatively unspoiled white sand beaches, snorkelling and scuba diving. Nearby islands include Pulau Harimau and Pulau Mensirip. There is a daily ferry service from Mersing.
Rawa is a relatively small island and there are no proper roads, only a few walkways. One side of the island is a beach covered with white sand, while the other, a rocky vertical cliff. This natural setting makes it even more exciting for beach and nature lovers to explore Rawa Island.
There are many sea and land creatures such as neon-coloured fishes, squids, jellyfish, octopuses, Malayan sea eagles and reptiles. The Blacktip reef shark feedings in just off Rawa.
Rawa's waters are home to an abundance of corals. There are two resorts on the island - Rawa Safaris and Alang's Rawa.