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Minang Cove Resort
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Pulau Tioman
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore,
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Looking for a time to return”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Three times we have been to Minang Cove Resort, and three times we have had a fantastic time. Our 1st trip was to attain our open water dive cert, the last 2 were to take the new cert out for a spin and to relax from the hustle and bustle of Singapore. The house reef is of high quality, we have seen sting rays, squid, black tipped reef sharks, turtles, sergeant major fish, parrot fish, bump head parrot fish (huge), Nemo (of course) and a selection of Nemo's cousins, lion fish and many more I've not identified. The children enjoy the challenge of jumping off the jetty and making new friends. The staff are amazingly friendly and accommodating, mixing delicious cocktails, service always with a smile, and delicious food. The manager, Nicholas, is very welcoming and goes out of his way to ensure that our holidays are the best yet.
The rooms are basic and comfortable, with no city distractions (tv or wifi), encouraging us to make the most of the water. On our last stay we found that the pillows, however, could be improved.
Thank you to the team at Minang Cove!

Room Tip: We have stayed in 2 different rooms, the Sea View Deluxe Chalet and the sea view cabins. The Sea Vie...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We spent 5 gorgeous days at Minang Cove and can honestly say that we were incredibly sad to leave. The staff made us feel so welcome the entire time that we were there. Nicholas - thank you for your enthusiasm and welcome, and to Raj - thank you for the best G & T's on the island! The lovely restaurant staff and boat crews went out of their way to ensure that we were happy.

On top of all this, we were so touched when on our last night, they had set up a private dining table for us right on the beach, complete with candles, flowers and waiter service - we couldn't have asked for a better gift if we had tried and this memory will stay with us for a very long time to come.

The snorkelling was fantastic - we saw shark, a turtle and a manta ray all right in front of the hotel. A good walk to the charming little local village and waterfall helped to work off the healthy breakfast.

Themed evening meals were interesting, varied and oh so delicious ! What a wonderful time we had and how relaxed and refreshed we were. Thank you to all at Minang Cove.

Room Tip: Rooms 8 and 9 are right on the water - so lovely to fall asleep with the sounds of the waves.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Yes, we spent 6 nights in this island. It was so exciting, relaxing, private places.
Nice and clean beach! It was aparadise for snorkelling.
My room was perfect, clean.
Food was very delicious and good quality.
The staff is kind.

Room Tip: room with seaviwe
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Fantastic resort at a quiet part of Tioman Island. Just a 15 min boat ride from Genting Jetty. Since there were only 3 couples during our stay, we got a lot of care and attention of the staff. Rooms were great and AC was working. Hot water in the bathrooms as well. The sea view was unfortunately blocked by a tree thats why I'd suggest you to take the beach front rooms.

The beach area was small but cosy with a beautiful area to swim and snorkel and enjoy the marinelife. the backdrop of the 2 mountains behind hotel is also breathtaking.

Food was excellent and the proportions were generous. There is a library with a wide collection of english and foreign books to read by the beach or the bar area.

No TV though which was okay for us since we were there for a night. Also no cell phone coverage for Celcom as well. Boat to Jetty transfer is RM 100 return per person.

Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a short stay at Tioman.

Room Tip: Choose Beachfront rooms for the best experience
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Friendly wonderful staff who want to please. I had probably the best room with view over the sea by the jetty. Drank cocktails with Nicholas, Raj, Rob and Ojai then jumped in the sea at night after feeding the sharks. Swam with a turtle in the morning and sat thinking i'd been there a week. The most amazing small boutique resort for those who like a small quiet paradise getaway. Don't expect high end luxury living though. This is just what it is here enjoy the view and relax. I was checking this place out to return when I have more time. Thanks again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We spend 3 days and 2 nights at mining coves over the weekend..i would say that this resort serve well for couple or family looking for a accommodation that makes you feel attached to the nature..the rooms were superb and surround by a very untouched environment..recommended for anyone looking for a peaceful place

would like to highlight the staff and their manager ( nicholas), they make us feel a homely experience

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We had the most awesome 4 night hol at Minang Cove. It was perfect for us. The location was majestic - we were in beach villa. Short jetty walk to great snorkelling. My highlight was swimming with a green turtle right there. Snorkelling tour to Jahat was also sensational. Saw so many fish/coral types. The staff were magic. The Nicholas and the Nepalese staff made us feel like family. My kids loved them all and we were v sad to leave. The food was also better than expected. Healthy options and fresh. It was great having no internet and no TV. We also got to know the other folks staying there. Such a relaxed and beautiful place. We will be back!

Room Tip: The beach rooms are excellent.
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Property: Minang Cove Resort
Address: P.O. Box 74, Pulau Tioman 86807, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Pulau Tioman
#3 Spa Hotel in Pulau Tioman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Minang Cove Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Minang Cove Resort & Spa, a tropical island paradise. Located in the south of the beautiful island of Tioman, a truly stunning location. Off our private beach you will enjoy the warm crystal clear waters, of the South China Sea. Where you can snorkel or scuba dive with the abundant marine life, living in and around our live reef. Including Turtles. Those who are looking for small friendly resort, surrounded by nature, with glimpses of local wild life and unspoilt rainforest. Look no further !! To access the resort, you can take a ferry from the Mersing ferry terminal. Then getting off at the 1st stop, at Genting Village. There our resort speedboat will transfer you to the resort. The second way is to fly, on Berjaya Air from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Again our speedboat will transfer you to the resort. One of the resort representatives will meet you on your arrival at the airport. ( For flight and ferry transfers you need to inform us in advance to arrange this transfer.)We have 18 rooms at the resort, which are perfectly clean, well maintained and all with incredible views. We serve authentic local food for evening dinner, changing its theme every night. Lunches are ala-carte and a mix of local and western.You will also enjoy a variety of cool beverages served at our restaurant and beach Bar. Watch the sunset with a tasty cocktail or have a glass of wine over dinner. Our room rates included half board, which is breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner.Some of the activities offered at the resort are, snorkelling, scuba diving, jungle tracking, fish feeding, fishing and island tours.The facilities which are available are, The Minang Spa, private jetty & beach, sun deck with loungers, sun shades, a library, fully equipped dive centre (with resident instructor) , laundry service and baby sitting. Room as well as beach towels provided.The overall atmosphere is very chilled and relaxed. Helpful, friendly staff providing an unforgettable experience, in your Island Paradise. ... more   less 
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