We - family with two young girls aged 6 and 7 - stayed at Minang cove for 3 nights. In short, we experienced this resort, the service, the food and the whole setting as fantastic.
We arrived at Merseng the day before our departure with the jetty to Tioman. Merseng is not a place I would recommend anybody to stay. We wanted to be in time for the boat, but the next time I would plan it better to avoid spending the night in mersing.
But the service at the small office in Merseng was excellent. The lady helped us quickly on the boat, and after a pleasant trip we were dropped of in Tekek. Then transported to Minang cove in a very little boat, which was a bit bumpy but the kids loved it. We were welcomed by Vicky, and after a welcome drink and some explanation our room was ready. A standard (family) sea view room. It indead had a beautiful view and an airco! Not the most stylish room, but clean and spacy enough for us.
The restaurant/bar area is central close to the beach and the pier into the sea. This area is very nice, very stylish and comfortable. The food is more than excellent and they can mix very nice coctails.
We spend most of the time chilling at the beach, play with the kids in the sea. The pier is fun to jump off, and the snorkling in front of minang cove will keep you busy for hours. The trip to the snorkling island is also very good, for snorkling but also for diving. The dive operation of Mimang cove is ok. Modern equipment, but I think they don't go out very often. Max 1 dive a day?
We had a very relaxed time. With a limited number of guests (I guess max 25) it's a small operation and the food and service is very good. I was a bit disappointed about the willingness to help me to do more diving, but the snorkling is also very rewarding.
Our room was good... but with same modernisation could also be fantastic.
But I would do it again any minute, and has been the best place of our 3 weeks trip in Malaysia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Minang Cove Resort & Spa, a tropical island paradise. Located in the south of the beautiful island of Tioman, a truly stunning location. Off our private beach you will enjoy the warm crystal clear waters, of the South China Sea. Where you can snorkel or scuba dive with the abundant marine life, living in and around our live reef. Including Turtles. Those who are looking for small friendly resort, surrounded by nature, with glimpses of local wild life and unspoilt rainforest. Look no further !! To access the resort, you can take a ferry from the Mersing ferry terminal. Then getting off at the 1st stop, at Genting Village. There our resort speedboat will transfer you to the resort. The second way is to fly, on Berjaya Air from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Again our speedboat will transfer you to the resort. One of the resort representatives will meet you on your arrival at the airport. ( For flight and ferry transfers you need to inform us in advance to arrange this transfer.)We have 18 rooms at the resort, which are perfectly clean, well maintained and all with incredible views. We serve authentic local food for evening dinner, changing its theme every night. Lunches are ala-carte and a mix of local and western.You will also enjoy a variety of cool beverages served at our restaurant and beach Bar. Watch the sunset with a tasty cocktail or have a glass of wine over dinner. Our room rates included half board, which is breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner.Some of the activities offered at the resort are, snorkelling, scuba diving, jungle tracking, fish feeding, fishing and island tours.The facilities which are available are, The Minang Spa, private jetty & beach, sun deck with loungers, sun shades, a library, fully equipped dive centre (with resident instructor) , laundry service and baby sitting. Room as well as beach towels provided.The overall atmosphere is very chilled and relaxed. Helpful, friendly staff providing an unforgettable experience, in your Island Paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Minang Cove Hotel Pulau Tioman
- Minang Cove Pulau Tioman