This was my 7th time at Mama's place. Place that I can not miss while I'm in Malaysia. I don't have so much more to add as I already wrote two reviews but still I will list some things for those who do not like to browse back. I usually always like to stay at the garden view type of chalet. Bungalow itself is not super duper high resort type but it more than basic. Rooms are clean and well maintained. I'm amazed that after all these years they always provide same quality and there is not signs of wear. I guess Aziz the owner and the staff look after that place good and provide good maintenance.
I like to stay with Mama's as it is the only place you will receive a bit of that domestic Malaysian feeling with children running around and playing, relaxed staff, talking with owner, mama, papa, Aziz, Jimmy, Elvis. All are very nice and funny persons who I like to meet every time.
Restaurant as usually provide good quality food. Food quality in all these years is the same. Menu provide same dishes so if you liked something like 10 years ago you will still get it :). BBQ is a must and sure I recommend to take some fish to try with the BBQ sauce it is delicious. During the Ramadan period be prepared that restaurant is closed from 5 - 8pm and be prepared that a big crowd of people will rush at 8pm so it will be very busy time and all the staff will have a lot to work to serve all the people. Try to be tolerant and relaxed and don't expect that dishes will come all at once. The best strategy here is that you order the same dishes otherwise it can happen that your partner will already eat everything when you are still waiting for your food. So another tip be prepared for that or avoid Ramadan period in Malaysia and visit Mama's place out of that time.
This year we also took a great snorkeling trip to Rawa Island and we were very lucky as the water was the most crystal clear I ever saw here. It was a great experience.
Place overall is very quiet, don't expect any parties or long hangings at the bar. This is no alcohol place so you will need to go somewhere else for that. Place is the most popular with relaxed divers, couples and families with children.
If you want relaxed place and great family touch atmosphere that is a place to go.
Beach row for ppl that needs more commodity, deluxe garden view for flashpackers and superior garden...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.