Have recently stayed at the Japamala Tioman and have to say I LOVED IT. I cannot fault anything about the hotel, the staff are just wonderful, very personal service as there are only 10 or 12 rooms, the setting is one of the best I have ever been to, food is exceptional, 2 restauramts for only 12 rooms, WOW, a fab Italian and a beautiful Thai with Vietnamese and Laotian cuisine also, thoroughly recommed the Lobster, its fantastic, cheap and fresh. Rooms are wonderful, recommend seacliff chalet, we had number 15 and loved it. Well equipped, great bathrooms, lovely ammenities in the room incl all mod cons such as ipod player, air con, well stocked mini bars etc. Yes it is bit of an effort to get here, flight on Berjaya air from Singapore or Kl, then a 20 minute boat transfer to the resort but really that is what makes it all so special and it is well worth the effort, Tioman has no roads so everywhere is by water, very unique and what makes Tioman so special. We spent days sunbathing, relaxing and snorkelling, saw rays, huge Moray eels and even a shark, yikes. Good spa on site with lovely staff. If you want all action packed resort Tioman just isnt for you but if you want stunning natural beauty, great service, great food and wine and time to chill out you will love japamala, it has a similar feel to Bonton in Langkawi but difference is this is on a beach. Very boutique and absolutley lovely, we will be back without a doubt and for longer next time, we had 5 days on this visit and could of easily of doubled our time here, thanks to all the wonderful staff who made our stay so special, cant wait to come back again as soon as we can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- JapaMala is Tioman Island’s only boutique resort, and one-of-a-kind in Malaysia. This small and exclusive resort of 13 rooms is hidden amidst 11 acres of lush tropical rainforest. A one-village-one-resort property, JapaMala has its own private and quiet beach. While some charming Malay village-style villas and chalets dot the jungle and beachfront, others nestle in the most breath-taking spots.Best described as an ‘eco-luxe’ resort, JapaMala transcends the experience of living close to nature by redefining it with a touch of luxury. Designed by natural streams, steep cliffs, towering boulders and where no trees are felled, the entire resort borrows from nature its elements to offer an exceptional sense of paradise, freedom from the real world. While serious relaxation is an elusive commodity for many, one can truly succumb to the healing effects JapaMala imparts through its holistic blend of sumptuous gourmet treats, intimacy between man and nature, unique spa experiences and truly unprecedented hospitality. Many say JapaMala is not just a place, but a state of mind. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Japamala Hotel Pulau Tioman
- Japamala Resort
- Japamala Pulau Tioman