From the moment you arrive at Rimba Resort you realise that this is a very special place indeed. We (my husband and two young children) spent a weekend away at Rimba and were absolutely blown away by the outstanding hospitality of the staff, the quality and taste of the food and the 'Robinson Cruso' atmosphere.
The staff could not be more accommodating to our two tear-aways, and even graciously looked after them at dinner time so that we could enjoy our meal without the usual chaos. The island is easy to get to from Singapore with the boat trip from the mainland taking around 20 minutes.
Although feeling very relaxed after only a few hours at the resort, I stepped it up a notch by booking into the spa and indulging in a facial and Indian head massage. Rachel and Nikki were both sensational and as I floated back up the beach towards the bar for a sunset cocktail, I was already planning my return visit.
This is not a place for people looking for all the creature comforts of large, 5 star corporate hotel. The accommodation is thatched huts overlooking the beach and ocean beyond, and there is no tv and no wifi (thank goodness). However if you are after a wonderful and unique getaway where you can't help but relax and where the staff are amazing then look no further.
Thanks Rimba. We are heading back as soon as we can!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Rimba Hotel Johor Bahru