Pulau Besar is an exotic island situated only about 3km from the mainland of Melaka. It has long been associated with fascinating legends and myths thus considered a holy place by the local believers. Visitors are advised to abstain from consuming pork on the eve of the day of visit and throughout their stay there. They are also to be in their best behavior while on the island. Visitors can board motorboats at Pernu, Umbai for the short trip to the island. Many visitors however pitch tents along the coast. Food is easily available from the few stalls there. Free food and drinks are also available from the Wakaf Makam Tujuh Beradik.
IMM Putera and IMM Puteri are two popular resorts in Pulau Besar which are accessible by boat from Anjung Batu Jetty and Umbai Jetty. Ferry and boat services are available regularly to and from the island, and it is safe and comfortable.