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JapaMala Resort - By Samadhi

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Kampung Lanting, Tioman Island, Pulau Tioman 26800, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After 5 weeks travelling around SE Asia with my family we wanted a chill out time before returning home to the UK. We stayed for 4 nights which was perfect for us as we're not happy just lazing on the beach, and had exhausted the more active options which were suitable for us. You can swim from the beach in... More 

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A place to pamper yourself. Expensive but good value for money. Staff attentive and always available but discrete. Time stands still in this paradise. Only a small number of "apartments" so limited number of guests ensure a lovely ambience. The perfect beach has a dense jungle backdrop with the individual rooms build into the trees and boulders. Food good with... More 

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Essex, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Penghulu Beach House for five nights after an intensive tour through Sabah, Borneo. As you step onto the hotel's boat at Mersing you just know you are in for an amazing trip. The resort is very small and self contained. The boat jetty is also the Mandi Mandi Italian restaurant and the cocktail bar. It is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed at japamala from 4th to 7th august 2015 with my husband for our honeymoon. we travelled from singapore to mersing via private car transfer that we booked through the hotel website. mike greeted us and then we took the private speed boat to their jetty. was provided with mineral bottle, dried sour prunes and was offered chilled apples just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice resort to relax and do nothing. We had a hillside chalet which was clean and comfortable. Compared however to other Far East islands we have been to, the quality of the accommodation is not as good. It is a little tired and needs attention. Within the tiny resort there are meant to be two pools... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Japamala is paradise! We stayed in a Seacliff Chalet for 4 nights and never wanted to leave. From the moment we stepped onto the private speedboat that took us from Tekek to Japamala we knew we were going somewhere special. The dolphins swimming ahead of the boat were an amazing start,although I guess the hotel can't take credit for that.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Not a big fan of beach holiday as we had it enough when the kids were younger, we were searching for a short holiday, glad that my hubby remember this little gem in Tioman. The online reservation showed fully booked for my family of 6, i decided to call them direct, glad that they have 1 sea cliff and 1... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Stayed with family here (thankfully they paid!). Our villa had a private pool and was only 25 meters from the private beach. We all snorkelled there everyday, the house reef is really good, I saw a turtle, ray's and eels just in the water in front of our villa. We also went on a snorkelling trip to nearby Rengis island... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a dream destination! The location is absolutely fabulous! Surrounded by jungle with a stunning beachfront. Snorkelling right in front of the hotel, we saw plenty of coral fish and the water is crystal clear. The resort is small enough to feel secluded but big enough so you don't feel completely isolated. The staff is wonderful, attentive yet very... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My first language is not English. I am korean. please be generous with mistake I made :) I went to Japamala 2014 Jula 15-18 with my Husband We stay at Treetop Chalet. With our budget that's only choice. but I like the room A lot. Journey of kl to Japamala is not easy. because my husband is not comfortable ride... More 

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