Absolutely loved this place. Nicest bungalow style accommodation I've ever stayed in with great interiors and attention to detail. Great privacy with all bungalows and lovely terraces, we stayed both in the plunge pool villa and a sea view villa, both were fantastic. Loved the outdoor showers! Food in the Asian restaurant was also fantastic, with a really good selection and not too overly priced. We didn't get to eat much in the pontoon restaurant as it was being worked on, but it's a great place for a sundowner. The staff were lovely, attentive but low-key and very friendly. We had some lovely massages and although the beach is small there aren't that many people that can stay in the resort at one time so it was fine. They have lovely cabana's if you want some shade. The pool didn't seem that clean but we preferred to sit on the beach anyway.
We could have gone on a trip somewhere but we were only there for 5 days and just enjoyed chilling out and going nowhere! Obviously not much to do in the evenings but I guess that's the point The DVD service is a great idea. The beach is a bit corally, especially when tide is low but this didn't bother us at all. Would go back tomorrow!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Japamala Hotel Pulau Tioman
- Japamala Resort
- Japamala Pulau Tioman