We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Rimba Resort

Travelers' Choice award winner
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Pulau Sibu
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Rimba Resort
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

302 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 276: English reviews
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I planned a last minute trip to Malaysia and found Rimba. They made it so convenient for us to get there from door pickup to the boat ferry timings. Upon arrival we were greeted by friendly ethnically diverse staff which I think gives a good sense of community. ....where do I start, the meals are fantastic and... More 

Helpful?
Thank MalisaBrooklyn
Marcq-en-Baroeul, France
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff. Peaceful environment. Thanks Cat, John, Sophie and all the team to gave us a relaxing time. Will come again for sure. If you want NO NOISE and relax, diving also, it's your place.

Helpful?
Thank div0cean
Vacaville, California, United States
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a quick, easy, relaxing getaway from Singapore. So Rimba resort fit our needs. This was our first time going to Malaysia via car. So it was very convenient for us the resort provided arranged shuttle from Singapore. The hotel didn't have an option to book online. However my emails were responded very promptly. We had our... More 

Helpful?
Thank sara t
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been a while since doing a more backpacker style holiday - I must confess to be an addict to 5 star resorts these few years...however we decided on something new. Yes, the huts have no aircon, no hot water, no doors or windows (well they have heavy plastic blinds that remind me of on an old tent). But... More 

Helpful?
Thank Warwick F
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This resort is an ideal place for people living nearby like Singapore for a 3 day getaway to relax and enjoy the sun. The people running it are very friendly and helpful. They will sort everything out for you from transportation (shuttle, boat, taxi) to food and accommodation. The resort is located at a small bay which has a fairly... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Fil_JM
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Amazing resort that takes us back to the "kampong days" with sea, sun and human interaction! We were picked up at 6:30pm and reached the Mersing jetty at 9:30pm, waited an hour for the ferry transfer and reached the resort at 11am. Greeted by Karly and Cat before heading to the bar for a club sandwich snack prepared by the... More 

Helpful?
Thank cchong88
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

A stunning venue to relax alone or with friends or family. Fantastic food and lots of it. Accomodation on the beach. Get Padi qualified with John or Ash.. Go snorkelling with Nat...all very patient, friendly and incredibly professional. Have an amazing massage while listening to the waves crashing.. Then enjoy a drink at the bar, chat and watch the sunset.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Debcartref
Puchong, Malaysia
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I went Rimba resort with my boyfriend on 28th of June and it was an amazing trip that we have so far . Rimba resort provided a relaxing place for us to chill and I'm definitely satisfied with their services . The staffs are all friendly and nice , providing us useful information too . We joined the snorkelling trip... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sasa0430
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Rimba Resort is not for the urban/city dwellers. Here's what to expect : A trip to the private beach on a motorboat (where we first met Ash, at Tanjung Leman jetty), where your first step on the island is in the water. Friendly staffs, right from the beginning of my enquiries where Cat, not the feline, handled the bookings well.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank fishingunderwater
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Amazing way to spend a weekend. We arrived late on a friday night in a group of 9 and the staff could not have been more accommodating! The huts are very basic, but as soon as you're used to it, its an amazing feeling. This island resort is aimed at great food, unbelievable staff, and having a really really good... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jay R
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

326 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (324)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (43)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (57)
Viewed
Room/Suite (35)
Viewed
Dining (25)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
View from Room (24)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (135)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Pulau Sibu
0.0 mi away
Sibu Island Resort
Sibu Island Resort
#10 of 13 in Mersing
3.0 of 5 stars 127 reviews
20.7 mi away
Mersing Hotel
Mersing Hotel
#4 of 13 in Mersing
3.5 of 5 stars 28 reviews
20.8 mi away
Embassy Hotel
Embassy Hotel
#8 of 13 in Mersing
3.0 of 5 stars 107 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
21.0 mi away
Timotel Hotel
Timotel Hotel
#9 of 13 in Mersing
3.0 of 5 stars 127 reviews
0.5 mi away
Sari Pacifica Hotel, Resort & Spa Sibu Island
15.1 mi away
Aseania Resort Pulau Besar
Aseania Resort Pulau Besar
#1 of 2 in Pulau Besar
4.0 of 5 stars 148 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about Rimba Resort

Address: Kem Majidee, Pulau Sibu 81100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Johor > Pulau Sibu
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Rimba Hotel Johor Bahru
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing