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Hotel Mersing, Malaysia

7 reviews7

Explore our secret island with your cameras for the world to see

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
3 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Practice English
3 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Video Making
Create, edit and publish digital videos.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are currently short on beautiful photos and videos of our beautiful island and would love to have volunteers with expertise with photography to help us share more contents from the island's surrounding to the world.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week

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7 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

3 Immersing in the local culture

3 Practicing English

3 Meeting locals

3 Get in touch with nature

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Developing environmental awareness



It was a great moment being at Bayu Lestari. Ibu and other staffs were very welcoming and nice. I can say everything is good from the accommodation, food, tasks, daily activities and others. Would love to come again to Bayu Lestari in the future <3. And also, it is an island, there are no convenience store, so get ready with some food stocks like chocolates or anything. When you are done with your tasks, you can go to their jetty for fresh air. The environment was very calming and serene.

about 1 month ago



We were very well welcomed by the owner and the staff. We worked on photos and videos so our working hours were flexible due to our ideas and vision. We shared a dorm with other volunteers. Everyday meals were local cuisine so we could try original malay dishes. We had a lot of free time and we also could experience attractions like island hopping and trekking. We really enjoyed our stay and we recommend it to everyone who wants to experience island life in malay style.

7 months ago

United States


Great! Ibu was very very attentive to the needs of the volunteers. The beach there is gorgeous and it’s a comfortable place to stay

8 months ago



Bayu Lestari, was a memorable experience for me. The serene atmosphere coupled with the team who treats you like your own family, has made it an eye-opening working getaway. You are allowed to work at your own pace with little discretion. Though I was appointed to refresh their website, the welcoming feeling has made me try to do anything I could to make things better for them. I recommend anyone who's coming here to bring a decent amount of choclates as there isn't a convenient store on the island. My extended gratitude to Ibu Rose and Ben for allowing me to etch this unforgettable memory.

10 months ago

Bayu replied

We've been missing you terribly already Fendy! Thank you for the greats memories, advice and yes, do come back again soon with lots of chocolates and the ever-missed air "Proton goyang-goyang"! Cheers.



I definetly found my home in malaysia, palau babi besar is such a "small" (there are smaller islands), quiet, natural and interesting island. Rose is a really kind and open mind person, for her the opinions of the volunteers are really important and she is even interested about their experiences!!! the rest of the staff is really helpfull and kind too!!
completely recommended !!!

11 months ago

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