If u r looking for clean clearest water in Tioman, u gotta head to Salang as it is the northest part of Tioman.
In Salang..the only resort that has its own stretch of decent beach is Salang Sayang Resort!! I would definitely return to this resort for I can go to the beach, suntan, dip into the water,snorkel, back to my room, back to the beach again..its so convenient coz its really within minimal walking distance.
We manage to book a fan room last minute, so we were prepared for the worst as we seen some bad reviews about the room. But hey, it was decent!! I mean come on..What do u expect from a hut with fan that cost only rm100. The room was clean n neat. There is no smell at all. Even the towels and bedsheet were cleannn!!! But I repeat, dun expect the room to be beautiful. this is an old wooden hut, very basic, toilet is old, and as already written on their web- that it comes with only cold water.
Staff were fine. On the day of our arrival, few staff were friendly n conversing with us. So it makes us ponder why did anyone complaint they were rude? On the next morning, a few staff actually greeted us with smiling faces.. and when I saw Pisa making ketupat for Hari Raya celebration, I started a conversation with her.. n she chatted with me like a friendly mother.
I seriously dun find them a problem at all.
Ok, the down side of this resort is the sandflies issue. We brought the mozzie guard spray, but it didnt help much. Both of us gets dozens of bites on us..and its still itching! Not sure is there a way that they can resolve this problem.
And if u want to leave ur things on the beach before getting into the water,do not place it somewhat near to the rocks at the end of beach. The monkeys may steal. So be careful.
For food wise, sorry to say..it wasn't tasty.
They need improvement on that. I had sandwich, it was ok. I had beef curry, it was terrible! And it has less choices compared to the one in another resort. Heh.
In a nutshell, if we were to return to Salang... Salang Sayang will still be our choice!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A family run resort established more than 30 years ago. Our quaint wooden chalets are right at the beach front. Our resort is equipped with a restaurant, Sea Sports Centre, Mini Mart and library. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Salang Sayang Hotel Pulau Tioman
- Salang Sayang Pulau Tioman