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Japamala Resort - By Samadhi

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort is a 13-room isolated establishment in the south of Tioman. I got to understand why it is a honey moon experience... Of course during one of the few days we had here, the weather had to be nasty and grounded us with no activities for the whole day. Even so, you could still have a spa session or... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Room was clean. Pool was nice. Enough privacy. A perfect getaway. It was quiet when we were there. Didn't see any other customers so it was perfect. Food was okay. The atmosphere was amazing. Definitely would go again if the rate was a bit cheaper

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Just amazing in every way. The staff were all fantastic, so helpful and all so happy to work there. The free cocktails from 6 - 7 every night were a good touch. The food in both restaurants was all amazing. We loved the Asian but also the sandwiches and the pizza were fantastic at the Italian. The rooms were fantastic,... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic place - we stayed for 10 nights in July - the staff are amazing - Andy, Mike, jay, apeng all of them are wonderful. We stayed in room 16 - the best view on the island - if you are thinking about an island getaway this is it!j Eat in the main restaurant -! It's great!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

We spent 1 week here on our honeymoon, one of the best choices we made. Service was excellent, views were beautiful and snorkelling was fun! Aruni, the residence manager, was super helpful but not over-intrusive, and her team was very attentive and had a very positive energy all around. We were very happy to have stayed here for such an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Japamala for a week. We loved it, and the service was truly excellent. Not a place for families or friends in my opinion, only couples while we were there, many of whom were on honeymoon. Italian/western food at the end of the jetty was actually really lovely, and in our opinion was better than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Japamala Resort for 7 nights in June during our honeymoon. The resort and location are amazing but what really made our stay so special were the staff- they are incredible. The beach is beautiful and the snorkelling off the jetty is good also. We'd recommend going on a trip to nearby Rengis or coral island for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We loved everything about this place. The setting, the service, the rooms, the food, the drinks - all fantastic. We were on our honeymoon and they treated us so well but I think that is how they treat everyone.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We (my husband and our 3years old daughter) stayed at Japamala to celebrate my husband and my birthday in mid May 2016. Stayed at the tree-top chalet for 3D2N. the food are acceptable and the scenery was breathtaking.. the room was exceptionally clean and the staff are very friendly.. n my daughter have her first crush with one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The staff, the island, the food and the peace and quite - pleasure to go there and will return. All the staff went out of there way to make us feel welcome and nothing was an issue. Food was amazing. Either in the Thai or Italian rest (which is moving to a new building soon thus using the pier as... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Japamala Resort - By Samadhi

Address: Kampung Lanting, Tioman Island, Pulau Tioman 86800, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
Price Range: $133 - $621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Japamala Resort - By Samadhi 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Japamala Hotel Pulau Tioman
Japamala Resort
Japamala Pulau Tioman
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pulau Tioman
#1 Spa Hotel in Pulau Tioman
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