We are sitting on the verandah of our beachside villa admiring the ocean only 10 metres away from our feet! What better way to enjoy a tranquil break from the hustle and bustle of reality! Tunamaya Resort is definitely a place we would recommend for those looking for a relaxing, private and quiet place to holiday. No night clubbing or retail therapy available here....just want we wanted!!!!
Having met on Tioman Island exactly 20 years ago today as backpackers, we were extremely excited to revisit the island and "splash out on accomodation" this time!!! We were certainly not disappointed!!!!!!! Our beachside villa is spacious, tasteful, modern and very comfortable with a view to die for. All the facilities at the resort are well appointed, well cared for and spotless.The Infinity Pool with its sun lounges guarantees the idyllic place to wile away the hours.
Tunamaya Resort has been a wonderful experience. On arrival, we were greeted by staff who welcomed us like old friends!!!! From the Administration and reception staff, boat crew, cleaners to the gardeners, all the staff have been sincere, friendly, smiley and hospitable. Their service is second to none. Mohan, the Resident Manager of the resort, is very articulate, genuine, obliging and professional. His knowledge, experience and excellent PR skills has gained the respect of the staff and together they work as a happy and effective team. They have all ensured that our short stay has been memorable and nothing has been too much effort.
The chef, Nathan (who previously worked as a chef at Club Med) is friendly and is enthusiastic about meeting the guests and tries to satisfy their culinary requests!!!!! A varied and reasonably priced menu had us excited about eating at the restaurant every night. Whether it be Asian or Western cuisine, you won't be disappointed.
Wanting a challenge and change of scenery? Why not try the Jungle Trek up to the Lookout which takes about an hour and a half return. This can be done with or without a guide.
If you are interested in diving or snorkelling, visit Mark and Fiona from Twin Peaks Dive Centre. They run their business from Tunamaya Resort. The Dive Centre is owned and operated by their family of the renowned and reputable B & J Dive School which is located north of the island. Both Mark and Fiona are a lovely couple who are very knowledgable, experienced and passionate about diving and what Tioman and its neighbouring islands have to offer.
Thank you, Mohan and staff, for also kindly and generously acknowledging our 18th wedding anniversary with a complimentary half hour massage at the resort's Spa. We look forward to revisiting you at Tunamaya Resort with our children in the next few years when the pool bar, pool table and table tennis will be ready for us to use!!!! All the best for the coming year.
David and Carolyn Banfield, Perth, Western Australia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a rainforest at the southern tip of Tioman Island, Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort Tioman Island and its private beach provide a lush escape for sun seekers. With the island's serenity enveloping the resort, and with sights that include a view of the island's approximately 1,000 year old rainforest terrain, our resort's 54 villas are blessed with a natural ambience that's difficult to beat. Choose from villas with sea views, rainforest views or garden views and go face to face with marine life and admire soft corals, sea urchins, turtles, clown fish and even reef sharks in the clear turquoise waters in front of the resort.The resort also has Tioman Island's only infinity pool for seaside lounging, and it provides activities like jungle trekking (towards Asah Waterfalls and the twin peaks) and pizza making and batik painting. ... more less
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