Before we left for this resort, our expectation of the resort was fairly high judging from the pictures and some reviews.. however when we reached there, the front desk was not the least bit helpful and left me waiting for nearly 1 hour before realizing tt we were still there. =.="
the room that they showed us to, the bed was BROKEN.. at first they said couldnt be helped because that was the only room they had left. WHAT?! the mattress was on the floor and the bed frame were in pieces as if someone or something heavy had smashed it.. half the matteress was still on the bed frame.
until i made alot of noise did the manager come out and offer to change my room.. whhhhaaatttt???? anyway, the room that they gave us, there was construction going on.. it went on and on and on until around 11pm at night.. the concrete mixer was left running throughout the entire day..
snorkelling there is... not very fantastic either because the reef was bare. marine park was quite a waste of time because unlike redang, its all sand.. hardly any fishes..
however, on an upside, paya beach resort, there is a house reef to the right of the resort.. at the furtherest end.. if u walk all the way past the beach houses, ull see a wall.. dive right there.. the reef and corals are so alive!! we even saw a huge monitor lizard there..
the buffet is.. so so.. so we ordered from the resutrant.. the food is good if you order.. and the service staff is extremely helpful. try not to get the full board.. its not worth it. i wont actually go again..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located next to one of the world’s oldest mangrove swamps and the Tropical Rain Forest, this Beach Front Resort also boasts having a spectacular House Coral reef. Paya Beach Spa & Dive Resort is the perfect getaway on the Tioman Island, the infamous volcanic island covered in rainforest, white sands, turquoise water, and unforgettable experiences. Paya Beach Spa & Dive Resort is ideal for visitors who seek to enjoy the nature’s gift, nestled in a secluded beach with rooms overlooking South China Sea. The wide range of facilities at the hotel includes spa, outdoor pool, beach bar, Grill, conference and meeting rooms, restaurant, and PADI Dive Centre. Moreover, fishing, Snorkeling and Ecological trekking tours of the Mangrove Swamp and the Rain Forest can be arranged at the Activities Centre. Restaurant and Grill is driven by a passionate Executive Chef with the team who create the works of gastronomic art in the only open kitchen in Tioman Island. Paya Beach Spa & Dive Resort invites all visitors to come and experience the unforgettable experience of picturesque view of the sea from our rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paya Beach Hotel Pulau Tioman
- Paya Beach Pulau Tioman