We stayed at the Tunamaya Beach Resport. We had a package which covered for our meals, transfers and some activities. I should note that I have three children aged 3,6 and 9. Overall, the trip was very enjoyable and the kids had a good time.
It was a little challenging getting to the island. The ferry service to the island takes up a lot of time. But once we were on the island, it was very enjoyable. Tunamaya is a relatively new resort. It has very clean and comfortable facilities and cabins.
The highlights were the meals, particularly those cooked by the sous chef, Nathan. He was exceptionally friendly and went to some lengths to accommodate our requests. The other staff were also exceptionally helpful and firendly. One staff in aprticular, Afzal, went out of his way to help us on th evoage from the island to the Mersing Jetty. With three kids and a lot of luggage, his help (for no expectation of reward or recognition) was fantastic.
The one negative apsect related to our package. We paid a significant amount because the package was said to include all meals etc. However, on getting there, we discovered it did not include any bevearages, including juices and the like. Also, because our kids did not eat much, we had a lot of dishes and this resulted in food being wasted (so after a while we stopped getting 5 dishes between us). Unfortunately we were not able to exchange the dishes for juices which would have made sense given the significant amount we paid for the package.
But all up, it was en enjoyable trip and the kids loved snorkelling and going on the bushwalks. The beach is a little rocky, so bring your beach shoes.
- 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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