Tioman is all they say, supremely beautiful. After much searching we settled on Paya Beach Resort. We took the Superior rooms, good choice as the aman damai wing seems quite rundown and the standard rooms too dingy. The resort is average, rooms are medium sized but have small balconies and clean bathrooms. It seems that in Tioman 24 hour electricity, hot water and en-suite shower/toilet is not a pre-requisite for all 'resorts'. Be careful and read the fine print on the web sites before you book. Paya was good enough for a comfortable stay.
The sea water was cleaner than the swimming pool and the towels were in dire need of retirement...eeewww. Enough duty free and snack shops just outside the resort. We went to dive, sadly the viz. was bad (5-6 metres) due to storms around there, although its supposed to be optimum dive conditions this time of year. Guess global warming is taking its toll. Check tips section for travel from Singapore.
- 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