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“unpretentious” 5 of 5 stars
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Pulau Sibu, Kota Tinggi, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Kota Tinggi B&B and Inns
irela
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10 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“unpretentious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

for rm330 for a 3d2n full board,this place is pretty amazing. do not come here if u need a spa to relax,a pool for the kids or a gym to unwind in but instead head over to destress and reunite with nature.no wifi, strong breeze,clear waters,plenty of fishing, brilliant beaches,polite and helpful staff,walkabout in the afternoon,coral fishes 20m from your room is what you'll be getting. well worth the 6th ours driving we made with our 2 boys aged 5 and 2.3. and we set up a tent outside the chalet so the boys cud mess around and have their barbeq. It feels safe. We had the beach to ourselves plus plenty of outdoorsy stuff to do. It was brilliant. the food is fresh and plenty of local flavors. plus the night skies is to die for!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I went to Sibu for my school trip but, the experience I had there was fantastic! I such a great time. The cabins are amazing and its so relaxing and the staff and the food, i have no words that can describe that.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed at the Twin beach resort in the first week of August 2013, just before the Hari Raya and Singapore national day break and found an empty resort totally to ourselves. Pulau Sibu is a relatively small island and 3- 4 hour (depending on checkpoint jam) driving distance from Singapore. There is ample and secure parking space at the jetty at Teman Leman. The speed boat ride to the twin beach resort is about 20 mins. We left from Singapore at 8:30 on a sunday morning and were in our rooms by 12 noon.
The huts/rooms are OK, bathrooms OK and sheets and towels are clean. I found the mattresses soft and bouncy. The huts get quite hot on a sunny day, but if the breeze is blowing favorably its quite comfortable. Please do carry your toiletries-soaps, shampoos and stuff you need.
the resort is in a narrow strip of land and is blessed with 2 beaches....one for sunrise and one for sunset, which are spectacular, specifically the sunset from the jetty.
You may swim, snorkel, kayak, fish, hike, walk to the villages and engage in various activities. There is carrom, a few board games and a TV with cable(Astro) in the common area/lobby. You may also wish to carry books.
The food is good, but may get repetitive after a few days. The stuff is always smiling and helpful
but language/english is a barrier. The cook does offer vegetarian food, but the options and range is limited.
The negative-- the place has sandflies............lots. Our limbs ate still itching and we have been back almost a week now. Do carry repellents....... they may not always be very effective.
Overall its an excellent place for a quite relaxing getaway with family.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

If you are looking for a high class resort, this is not the place to be. I've read reviews about Twin Beach which I think is unfair. First of all, you pay for what you get, so don't expect a 5 star resort if you are paying a 3 star rate.

We stayed 3 days 2 nights (19 July 2013 - 21 July 2013)

Twin Beach has a few choices of accommodation, mostly twin sharing, in a traditional Malay kampung style wooden chalets. Chalets are adequately furnished and the washrooms are clean. All chalets are beach front. For RM20.00 difference, you get air-con & water heater. Out of the 3 chalets we got, 2 of the water heater are not working, but my travel mates think that it's alright. Air-cons are working fine. As the chalets are not big, it gets cool down easily.

As the name sounds, this resort being on the thinnest stretch of the island, have 2 beaches. We chose the chalets facing Pulau Tinggi as the beach there are wider & nicer. They even named the beaches Sunset Beach & Sunrise Beach. Not hard to guess, you just have to choose which beach to go to if you want to witness the sun setting / rising. For us, all we have to do it sit on our porch, and we get to see the sun rise!

The lawns are kept neat and tidy. The beach is clean as well, but beware of sand flies! As we are the only group there, we get the beach all for ourselves. Meals are served ala-carte style. No buffet as there's only 6 of us. Staffs are friendly. They even offered to take us trekking to nearby resorts with better facilities (spa etc.).

We have encountered big monitor lizards. 2 of us out on a canoeing trip got frightened by a water monitor. On our last night, one of us nearly stepped on a snake (later on found out it was a cobra). We were told that there are wild boars on the island as well. We are that close to nature!

Points to note:
1) Bring your adapter / extension as there are not enough power points to plug all our electrical devices
2) Beware of sand flies! The bites itch like hell!
3) No supply of drinking water in room. Bring your bottles to refill at clubhouse
4) Convenience store is 10 minutes walk away in another village. Bring whatever you need along. Don't expect to buy from the resort what you've forgotten to bring.
5) Bring things to keep yourself occupied. No TV in room.
6) Phone reception is real bad. No wifi. Be prepared to be cut off from the world. (sometimes that's the only way to be able to relax)
7) Bring a good torch light. It gets very dark at night.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We booked a trip starting 10 March 2013. On 9 March 2013 my wife received a call saying that the resort had cancelled our holiday as "the weather was bad". This was not true - we immediately and successfully booked another holiday on Pulau Sibu. In any event, we know the weather in Johore and holidays are not cancelled at 24 hours notice in mid-March. Given the cancellation at 24 hours notice I would not rely upon this resort at all. Given the dishonest excuse I would give them a very wide berth indeed.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

If you are short of time and in need of a short trip nearby Johor Bahru ?? Pulau Sibu is the answer. Value for money and very private come with friendly and helpful resort crew. Ahort boat ride amd you het to enjoy the awesome beach facing the South China Sea

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The beach is marvellous. Staff are friendly and helpful. The fishing trip should not to be missed.

Room Tip: The room is a chalet.
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Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Pulau Sibu, Kota Tinggi, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Johor > Kota Tinggi District > Kota Tinggi
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Kota Tinggi
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Twin Beach Hotel Kota Tinggi
Twin Beach Resort Kota Tinggi, Malaysia - Johor

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