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BuBu Long Beach Resort
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

We went there on our 7th anniversary. We must say that the stay went very well. The hotel does provide adequate services. The food are fantastic but pricey. The staff are friendly and helpful. The beach around the hotel is good though there are rubbish which was sore to the eyes. Something must be done to ensure the beach clean as possible. Will definitely come back but this time kids will be left at home. Just 2 of us.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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BubuResortAdmin, Guest Relations Manager at BuBu Long Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your recent stay at BuBu Resort. We are constantly upgrading to improve our services. We thank you for your honest review and hope we can encourage others to do their part to preserve the natural beauty of the island.

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

5 with caveat


the note 5 applies to the hotel only and comes with caveat:

1. There must be a more relaxing beach on Perhentian than Long Beach. Visit Google Earth to select it.
a) The (other) half of the beach is lined with half-built shanties serving MSG-laden "Malay-Thai" food and, according to another usually unfussy traveller, providing pillows that "a cat would not sleep on".
b) The beach is served by a few dozens speed boats. In spite of a jetty, the boats rush full power to the beach at any place, without chanel or mooring rule. Swimming can be a bit stressful watching for oncoming boats; engines roar almost continuously; sharp anchors are planted underwater or high on the beach: you and your kids will need to learn to locate them when going for a swim, running on the beach or taking a night stroll.
c) Of course, this comes with some litter (but not too much), more probably thrown everywhere by the preparers of the MSG laden food rather than by its consumers.
None of this is very much under the control of the hotel and is not reflected in the ranking.

2. You won't agree with the ranking if
- you liked the infinity pool in Nusa Dusa: there is no pool, you will need to cross the warm sand to the sea water;
- you liked the decorum of the breakfast room in the same hotel: excellent pastries and pancakes are served in shorts and t-shirts on a wooden stage;
- you liked the tv menu with the same channels than at home: there's no TV at all, you'll need to make do with starry sky, rolling waves and fire jugglers;
- you need high speed internet to micro-manage your team or to upload the coral pictures: there's barely enough bandwidth for text messages.

Most importantly, the food is excellent, the crew is efficient and smiling, the boats have a distinctive gentle approach, the "house reef" is beautiful and great to swim to, the leisure team is knowledgeable and passionate with the natural wonders they guide to.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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BubuResortAdmin, Guest Relations Manager at BuBu Long Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your recent stay at BuBu Resort. We are constantly upgrading to improve our services. We thank you for your honest review and your understanding of our concept to keep things simple (away from the hustle and bustle of city life, away from too much technology yet can't totally deny). Unfortunately, as how the saying goes "when the buying stops, the killing can too", we cannot stop others from operating their boats or stalls, perhaps we can try to educate or encourage them to preserve the nature and understand that majority of the travellers are here for the peace and tranquillity that mother nature has to offer.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We had our wedding at BuBu in April. A family of 11 across all age ranges. Bubu is perfect in every way. The service was outstanding. The staff went above and beond. The food is absolute 5 star. The location is great as it is the quiet end of the beach with no bars to keep you awake but the walk up the beach to the entertainment is just a couple of minutes. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and will be sure to visit again.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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1  Thank Jonionhols
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BubuResortAdmin, Guest Relations Manager at BuBu Long Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

Thank you for your review! Congratulations! Good day, we are glad that you had a memorable wedding event and stay with us and hope that your family members had a remarkable time as well. We are equally overjoyed that you chose us for your wedding venue and are grateful that beautiful weather allowed us to create some of the most lovely wedding photos/video to commemorate the moment. We hope that we will see you and your family members again in the near future whether for a holiday or for your anniversary!

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in April. The welcome drink, complimentary cocktails at sunset and great beach lounges & umbrellas made the stay wonderful! The breakfast was also fantastic - the chocolate croissants were amazing!
The hotel is definitely situated on the nicest part of Long Beach, and possibly the best location of all of the beaches on Besar & Kecil.
The rooms were comfortable and tidy, however they are on the small side compared to other places we stayed in the area.
The food in the restaurant was delicious, although quite expensive compared to other options on the island.
The wifi worked well in the restaurant and on the beach.
We had a great stay at Bubu Long Beach and definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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BubuResortAdmin, Guest Relations Manager at BuBu Long Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

Thank you for your review! The structure of the rooms were built some 13 years ago from our humble beginning. We do upgrade of our services and try to maximise on our resources to improve our room comfort yearly. Please do write to us should you have any feedback on how we can improve to serve our guests better. We appreciate you insight and thank you for your honest review. We are extremely glad that you enjoyed your recent stay and look forward to see you again at BuBu Resort Long Beach.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in the resort. The room is very small with no TV but was quite nicely decorated with a honeymoon theme. Upon arrival at the resort private jetty, we were given a welcome drink. We ordered a set lunch (nasi goreng) at the resort restaurant while waiting for our room to be ready. The food was really nice (one of the best in the area).

The resort is situated at the western end of Long Beach - probably one of the best and longest beach in the small island. Kayak and snorkelling kits are available for rental at the resort. The staffs were also quite friendly and helpful.

Everything is good except that the hotel price is too high. There are some other resorts/hotels along long beach which are cheaper but not sure about their quality level.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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BubuResortAdmin, Guest Relations Manager at BuBu Long Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Thank you for your review! We are extremely glad that you enjoyed your recent stay at BuBu Resort. There are some other chalets and backpacker inns along the beach. However, we are the only 3-storey beach resort along Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil. We thank you for your feedback and do hope to see you again soon in our resort.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We went for 2 nights and had a perfect weekend! The hotel is small and very personal, everyone that works there knows hour name right away and the service us excellent. Saturday morning we went with another couple and a private guide snorkeling to the "baby islands". It was spectacular, snorkeling and scenery was a 10 and we were all alone! Sunday we hired a private snorkeling guide and boat to take us out early before the ferry.. The hotel set it all up and could not do enough for us! We saw reef sharks, endangered turtles and sting rays.. And the food is good, we had the seafood barbecue each night that was perfectly prepared. All and all it was an excellent weekend, there is nothing much to do but snorkel.. Which was our goal. I would not stay anywhere else but Bubu when we go back next year!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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BubuResortAdmin, Guest Relations Manager at BuBu Long Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2014

Thank you for your review! We are extremely glad that you enjoyed your recent stay at BuBu Resort and achieved your snorkelling goal. Thank you for choosing us as your preferred accommodation for your next trip to Perhentian Island. We hope to see you again in the near future. Jumpa lagi!

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We stay in this resort from 12-15 of Apr 2014, 18 of us including 2 babies. It's the best location on the island, short walk to pier, food is the best on island compare to other restaurant, staff service is helpful and friendly, they have their own bench and umbrella on the beach which in FOC where other resort you need to rent.
Complimentary boat ride and snorkelling equipment for snorkelling. We went to other site for snorkelling such as turtle bay and shark point where really can see sharks and turtle. We were lucky that there were 20+ Black tip shark baby mingle under the pier where just snorkelling can see them.
Of course great things come with a price, room rate is acceptable, food price is a bit pricy, but it satisfied our hungry stomach, as other place charge lower price but the service is slow, and is not nice.We will be back and stay definitely this resort again.

Room Tip: If you like shore snorkelling, where can see corals without taking a boat ride, this is the best pla...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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BubuResortAdmin, Guest Relations Manager at BuBu Long Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your recent stay at BuBu Resort. We hope that all of your friends had an equal good experience. We hope to see you again soon. If you have any feedback on how we can improve further, please do drop us an email. We look forward to feedbacks to help us understand how we can serve our guests better.

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Address: Pasir Panjang, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Price Range: £104 - £233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BuBu Long Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BUBU LONG BEACH RESORT, Perhentian Island Malaysia, is indeed a “trap” for the visitors who need to get away from it all. There is no escape… the blissful enjoyment and complete freedom of relaxation makes one feel entrapped… in Paradise! ... more   less 
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