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JapaMala Resort - A Samadhi Retreats Property

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Tioman Island, Pulau Tioman 26800, Malaysia
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Ranked #2 of 16 hotels in Pulau Tioman
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Your holiday at Japamala begins with being whisked from Genting Jetty by the resorts speedboat, only 5 minutes later you land at Japamala to be greeted with a welcome ice cold drink. We stayed in the highest tree top chalet, number 13, which probably has the best view in the resort although you do have to climb 125 steps to... More

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Vienna, Austria
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have nothing negative to say about this resort. I was at this resort with my family, we had one of the beach houses with private pool. The rooms were absolutely amazing. Outstanding service. Beach was beautiful. Snorkeling was only possible in the morning and evening due to high/ low tide. There is not a lot to do except for... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reading back through previous reviews, it appears Japamala has made and is continuing to make improvements. This is good and will hopefully continue. I really wanted to give this place a "5", but there are a few niggling problems that need to be addressed. For the most part the resort was a wonderful and relaxing place to stay. The staff... More

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Oslo, Norway
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Japamala resort on Tioman Island as part of our honeymoon. We were in heaven for a week. From the moment we were picked up by the staff at the airport and transferred by boat to the resort is was all like a fairytale. The resort is breathtaking. They have thought of every little detail and even a little... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second visit in 2 years - a few staff changes but that made no difference to the excellent service Our seacliff sarang had amazing views and was better value for money than the jungle luxe from last time Food was as flavoursome as before Kayaks are great to visit local bays or genting The whole atmosphere is axing and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This hotel is absolutely amazing! Located in the southern part of the island, this hotel is very secluded and private. The hotel staff were extremely attentive and catered to our every need, and beyond. There are only 16 rooms in the hotel, we stayed in the Tree Top Chalet - great rooms, minimalistic, naturally decorated, and with a small 'balcony'... More

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Perugia, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

amazing place in a great location. to spend a day in Japamala gives you a unique experience in close contact with nature the staff is really kind and helpful and the sea water and corals amazing a place where to go again and again

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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This place is fantastic! Yes it is isolated and a little difficult to get to, but when you finally arrive, it is worth all effords. We had a "house" with private jacussi and terasse, which made the stay even better, but in reality you dont need it, because the privacy you will find i. The resort is very high. At... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed 5 days at Japa Mala between December 29th 2013-January 3rd 2014 with my husband. It's just heaven on earth ! We've been living in Asia for a decade and have travelled everywhere but I've never seen such a beautiful and enjoyable place. It's perfectely taken care of, the staff is very kind, efficient and also discrete. The place... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this resort for 5 days and I have just returned. I couldn't wait to post a review and to say that it is just a hidden paradise. We stayed in two rooms over our journey. The first being the Sea Cliff Chalet. It was cozy and at night the sound of the waves drift... More

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Additional Information about JapaMala Resort - A Samadhi Retreats Property

Also Known As:
Japamala Hotel
Japamala Hotel Pulau Tioman
Japamala Resort
Japamala Pulau Tioman
Address: Tioman Island, Pulau Tioman 26800, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pulau Tioman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JapaMala Resort - A Samadhi Retreats Property 4.5*
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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