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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We LOVED this place. Everything was perfect. It is a stunning setting and so peaceful. The sea is the clearest I have ever seen. Wonderful wild life, fun accommodation ( we had a basic room and we were very happy in it), delicious food, free cocktails in the evening at the end of the jetty, very professional spa treatments, shady... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here with our two teenage sons. What an incredible place. Food delicious, room wonderful and totally in keeping with the jungle surroundings, service was excellent and the island was sublime. Monkeys, monitor lizards, flying squirrels, the crystal clear sea teeming with jewel coloured fish. So beautiful, we didn't want to leave. In fact, we'll be back one day,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing resort. Jetty restaurant provided delicious options. Beachside relaxation at its best. Stayed in a treetop chalet for only two nights, which was nowhere near long enough to enjoy this beautiful place. Both pools were stunning. Staff were friendly and catered to any needs we had. downside for this place was that it was too expensive to travel around the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before you read any further, please ignore all other reviews which comment on this resort 'not being up to par'. Yes some towels may be frayed, some walls may have slight marks on them but does it really matter? In our opinion these things are the mark of a well loved hotel in an isolated location. We literally cannot fault... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have just returned from 6 nights at japamala resort on tioman island- we had a pleasant and relaxing stay. the resort has lots of positives although we did feel that considering the price we paid (close to £200 per night) the resort may be slightly punching above its weight. the biggest asset of this resort are the staff- aruni... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just back home form 6 night at Japamala and I can't describe the resort as anything but a slice of paradise. A tranquil paradise with 13 chalets,(approximately 26 guests) with two pools, two beaches and enough pavilion/beach beds space for all. I'm not sure how I will adjust to a normally crowded resort again... The chalets are made of wood... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Having spent 3 night in another resort on Tioman we were absolutely delighted to arrive in Japamala for a further 3 night stay. The resorts private speed boat collected us and after a short 20 minute trip from Tekek we arrived. Aruni, the resort manager welcomed us and showed us around. There are only 13 chalets in Japamala so you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had a nice time at Japamala, and if we had paid a lot less for the experience I would have given it a better rating. But having spent over £250 a night to stay at a beach hotel in south-east asia, as a splurge for our last holiday before our first baby, we had certain expectations in terms of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My husband and I spent 5 nights here at the end of our honeymoon! We had such an amazing time, the place is so relaxed and chilled out. The water is beautiful and very clear. We spent the days relaxing on the beach and snorkelling and the evenings enjoying the free cocktail happy hour and delicious food at Mandi-Mandi. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Japamala for 7 nights in May this year as part of our honeymoon. We had a fantastic time, from the second we were greeted by the manager on the jetty to the day we left. Loads of attention to detail and very friendly/smiley/helpful staff. We really hope to go back one day...

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Address: Tioman Island, Pulau Tioman 26800, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JapaMala Resort - A Samadhi Retreats Property 4.5*
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Japamala Hotel Pulau Tioman
Japamala Resort
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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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