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Rimba Resort

Kem Majidee, Pulau Sibu 81100, Malaysia
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Rimba Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Pulau Sibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the island with our 3 rugrats aged 5,2 and 8 months. Rimba is an absolutely amazing place but you must bare in mind that it offers very basic accommodation. If you get over this then the rest is anything but basic. The only three things we found difficult for our family were the 'open access rooms' ie no... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just come home from our 4th one week stay at Rimba Resort. This place is totally unique and one of the most tranquil places on earth. The "Resort" is exceptionally peaceful and low key - but run with incredible efficiency that makes every guest feel very special and privileged to have found this haven in paradise. Don't bother... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As if the wedding wasn't enough...we went back with our little baby and it's still our little heaven on earth. The boat rolls closer to shore and I feel myself getting teary because the last time i was there was when me and my best friend got married...only this time we had our precious bundle of joy with us. Rimba... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Kenyan style chalet is very interesting. It's a very back to nature kind of place without doors, air-conditioning, hot water, TV & limited phone signals. The beach is rather rocky. We snorkelled at the house reef right in front of the resort. Water is clear only during high tide. Ask the staffs to advise the best time to swim... More

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Regensburg, Germany
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27 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I've been there 3 times now, and basically it is still a great place. Staff is really friendly, the food is fabulous and if you dont need luxury of aircon or hot water, you will get rewarded with a beautiful reef directly in front of the beach, just walk in and find clownfish, stingrays, tons of corals and other sea... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The Cottage was spacious and comfortable. Great place to relax and unwind. Too bad the snorkeling spot has a lot of sea lice. Hope next time we can enjoy snorkeling. Friendly staff from the very start of the trip.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The resort itself was lovely and great value for money. Great BBQ and food in general. On our second night however, a Malaysian staff member leaned through our window and grabbed for our iPhones, he almost reached them and I just woke up in that moment! He ran right back to the staff house and no one from the resort... More

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I've been to Rimba 3 times in 3 months - which says a lot! I'm based in Johor Bahru and it only takes 2+1/2 hours door-to-door. Arriving in the evening is pretty magical; my most recent boat transfer was across a placid sea with a bright moon on the water (not always quite like that though - can be choppy!)... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This was our third stay at Rimba and once again we had a great time with our friends and children. Thanks to all the staff at Rimba who made our stay very enjoyable and relaxing. We will definitely come back soon.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We spent a long weekend here with our young children aged 3 and 1. I was a bit apprehensive before the trip about the speedboat transfer/cold showers/no aircon, but this was soon forgotten. The staff are great and so helpful, the beach is amazing - and just a few steps from the rooms. The food was delicious and staff looked... More

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Address: Kem Majidee, Pulau Sibu 81100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Johor > Pulau Sibu
Also Known As:
Rimba Hotel Johor Bahru

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Only three hours from Singapore, Rimba Resort offers the perfect place to relax. Our natural bay at the northern tip of Pulau Sibu, Malaysia, offers a quiet and private setting where you can avail of great diving and snorkeling, and rejuvenate your senses.Rimba Resort offers more than two dozen dive sites, as well as the perfect training ground for beginner divers. Our dive school, Hi-Tide Divers, is what any Singapore based diver, or those who wish to become divers are looking for. Hi-Tide Divers boasts one of the most experienced instructors in the region and can cater to all your diving needs, whether it’s learning to dive at your chosen times in Singapore or at our house reef at Rimba Resort. Sitting on a Kenyan style village, Rimba Resort offers 21 charming seafront chalets all within a stone’s throw away from their 350m private beach. Because of its attractive location, Rimba Resort is the ideal place for a romantic beach wedding, team building function, corporate event, family vacation or dive holiday- the possibilities are endless. Our restaurant will exceed all expectations you may have for a small, personal resort. The bar, well there’s no other like it, and our private mini-van service from Singapore means you don’t need to drive or arrange your own transport. ... more   less 
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