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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
  • 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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Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Japamala is the perfect balance between a luxury resort and a rustic island escape. We stayed at Japamala in a Seacliff Chalet for 8 days in February. Everything from our arrival to the departure was perfect. We had the hotel organize a car to pick us up in Singapore and drive the two hour trip to Mersing. The ferry ticket... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing getaway retreat ! A boutique hotel with lots of charm , yummy food, exotic cocktails , friendly and efficient staff. Beach is amazing with clear waters for great snorkeling near and around by boats! Coral island is the blue lagoon ...and best corals...

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Asia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Japamala was more rustic than I expected; eventually that became part of its charm. Spending a morning or afternoon in one of the beach pavilions there is incredibly pleasant. The water is fantastic, it's blissfully quiet and the staff is there to help in anyway they can; fresh, cool water in your carafe, a snorkel and fins, coffee, a cold... More 

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Malaysia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one place if you wanna be by ur self without any disturbance! With its few rooms not crowded but of course you have to pay a price for all this. Soothing and calm,You will be served with some lemon grass lime juice upon arrival and it will surely quench your thirst. The massage is wonderful.Outdoor rain shower is... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stayed here in August 2014 for five nights as part of our honeymoon. Sea cliff chalet 14 was lovely, as was our overall experience here. Great food and drink, brilliant service, and a peaceful atmosphere. The snorkelling off the jetty was amazing. Just don't come expecting an activity-packed holiday: this isn't the right place! Japamala is ideal for winding... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a very late review, only just downloaded the app! In June 2013, we came with our friends after their wedding, I guess technically we were on their honeymoon! We arrived to the resort by boat and it felt unreal - beautiful scenery, friendly staff, beautiful looking beach. From memory, everything was excellent, breakfast was delicious, room was lovely... More 

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

When we arrived with the private boat, I really felt like in a dream ! Amazing beach, the arrival on the jetty is magical ! Then we had a really nice welcome with a drink. Our room (Deluxe Jungle Chalet) was also wonderful with a really confortable bed ! But : the outside jaccuzi was "green" full of algues, so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights in November and we loved every minute! The TreeTop room was gorgeous, the food and service on the island is first class and the resort location is just stunning!! The best place to stay on Tioman, the sunset from the jetty is magical!

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Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The resort was beautiful! very earthy, wood elements and rustic. There are no phones in the room, just tv, dvd players and wifi. It's a great way to escape the rush of city life. Sea Chalet 16 view was amazing!! It's the closest one can get to nature. Every morning and night u hear the waves. Beautiful feeling to sleep... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Nice beach and snorkeling. Stayed at Penghulu house for 5 person. Rooms are big and clean. No noise or disturbance either from monkeys or insects or late night parties. Not much shopping and able to spend teenage children for bonding with the parents. No telephone and wifi is unstable when outside the room. Food are expensive but not value for... More 

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