This resort is actually an apartment. We occupied unit 9505 during our stay which was booked through RCI. From the Tekek jetty or the airport, Berjaya bus can pick you up for a 15-20 minute ride before reaching the main gate of Berjaya Tioman. Along the route, look out for the duty free shops and eating places which you may visit again for groceries or meals. For RCI bookings, check in will be done at the Berjaya Tioman resort before boarding the bus again for another 10-15 min ride to the apartments which is atop a hill.
The units while not luxurious, provide decent and clean accommodation. There are frayed edges of the door, detached lipping of wardrobe, even cracked faceplates of electrical sockets but these are not an issue for us. The living room is at the end of the passageway past both bedrooms. It has a balcony where you can have a good view of the sea. But on our first day we saw a monkey staring at us through the glass door with paws on the door. Lucky it didn't take away the towel we left on the railing to dry.
Although the mini kitchen has cutleries, it would be good if they could add toaster and/or microwave. There is also a shower cubicle which is actually larger than many other European resorts, but no bath tubs. The accessories for pedestal toilet is positioned very awkwardly. The toilet tissues are placed behind the user. Similarly the bidet spray is also placed behind such that you will need to feel for it before you could grab it.
On the day we arrived, the lift was not working. It remained inoperational one week later when we checked out. Fortunately our unit was only one floor above the ground level.
The pool was reasonably big and it was not crowded. Wifi available free at the lobby and pool area.
We understand this apartment is not fully owned by Berjaya. A part of it is manned by Selasa as can be seen from the uniforms worn by the reception staff. The reception however also served RCI guests.
Note that the activities organized here are different from those organized by the Berjaya although they have similar activities. They appear to be slightly cheaper, but the vendors are different, eg for scuba diving, this resort uses Padi Dive Centre at Tekek Village while Berjaya uses Berjaya dive centre which is a 5 min walk from Berjaya Resort.
Groceries are available in Tekek village which is about 20 min walk from the main gate. Do not expect a comprehensive range of produce. Prices can be 30-50% higher than mainland Malaysia as everything was brought in from the Mainland. You can see items transported by the cartons in the ferries. Frozen food is also limited. So if possible buy all that you need from the mainland before boarding the ferry. But the apartment fridge may only have sufficient space for 3 days of food.
There is a Malay stall just outside the Berjaya main gate which sells reasonably priced food which I found to be better than some stalls in Tekek village. But you may have to tolerate the many flies. There is anotherChinese stall across the road nearer to the beach which is now open for business after it was closed after a fire.
Free shuttle bus leaves the apartment 15 min past the hour for Berjaya resort. Sometimes it takes you to the main gate saving you 10 mins of walking between the Berjaya main lobby and the gate. From Berjaya resort the shuttle leaves on the hour for the apartment.
All in, we were quite satisfied with our stay.