This is my 4th visit to Tiger Rock and it won't be my last! Every time I go there, the fantastic experience I enjoy does not diminish and I never cease to be amazed by everything this resort represents.
I went for four wonderful days with my girlfriend and father. What you are spending your money on is a unique blend of superlative service and the most incredible food, all set safely within a tranquil jungle setting that is cut off from the usual day-to-day bustle of typical modern living. Mohan Kasi, who manages the resort, provides you with the most personal service you will ever experience. Amongst his team are his wife Bavanni, who prepares and serves the freshest and tastiest food you can enjoy, sourced locally and sustainably, as well as various other members of staff who will enhance your stay.
During your visit to Tiger Rock you are transported back in time to an age of natural slow order and serenity where the most demanding of decisions seem to be limited to things like "Shall I have another dip in the pool? Shall I unwind and listen to the jungle sounds all around me? Shall I have a drink? Or shall I enjoy all three at the same time?!" Accommodation is rustic and traditional yet scrupulously clean. You can spend time relaxing at the resort or exploring the jungle paths within it. Nature is all about you. Expect to experience animals, birds, various creatures, reptiles and other wildlife but also expect to be totally safe. Tiger Rock is not for people who unnecessarily fuss about these things and who would be better off in a sanitised manicured resort setting!
You are not paying for a state-of-the-art modern boutique hotel; you are paying for probably the best service in the world with food way beyond what any five star hotel with a Michelin chef can offer, all within a unique jungle backdrop, where you are living right amongst primary rainforest nature.
If you wish to explore the island during your stay there are many activities which Mohan can lay on for you such as round-the-island trips, temple visits, experiencing time around the boat-building and local fishing industries, shopping and bargaining in the wonderfully timeless and traditional local shops, snorkelling and other water sports or arranging for you to be dropped off by boat to spend the day on your own isolated beach with a packed picnic and no-one else but nature for company and then being picked up at a time to suit you.
As the son of expat parents, who was born in Malaysia, I've been coming to Pangkor island since 1955 when it had a track road between the two fishing villages and a one mile sandy road from the east side to the west side and only one taxi! While some things have inevitably changed and the island has certainly modernised to some extent, much of it, along with many of the remaining simple buildings and the way of life, are the same as they were back then. If you hanker after these things, which are rarely found and experienced today, then Tiger Rock will not disappoint. I am certainly looking forward to my next trip there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tiger Rock is about sustainable tourism which includes participation of the local Pangkor Island community, preserving the natural environment and cultural way of life as well as ensuring mutual respect and benefits to all parties involved. This commitment is reflected in every aspect of Tiger Rock, from the way it is designed and built, to how it is managed by local islanders. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tiger Rock Hotel Pangkor