Prison Island

Prison Island, or Pulu Beras as it is known in Malay, used to be twice its present size and with a hill that was almost the highest point on the island. Situated between Home and Direction Islands, the now tiny island housed a prison in the early days of settlement, though little remains of this today except the name.

 

Enjoy an easy walk around the island's entire perimeter, bathe in the relaxing shallow waters and take a few snaps to send back to family and friends at home.

 

Prison Island is also a place of legend - the Cocos Malay people say that a mermaid lives there and that she calls back home any Cocos-born people who leave the islands' shores. So keep your eyes peeled and camera at the ready!