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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So close to metropole Singapore I didn't expect this island to be so beautiful and tranquil. We arranged a private pick up and 4 hours later we took our first dive. The sea in front of Rimba isn't very spectacular because of the stone corals but when you ask the staff to take you out on a snorkling trip, it's...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review and for staying with us last year! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of our house reef! Sorry to hear that the chalet could of been cleaner, we have recently employed a "head of housekeeping" to help maintain a high standard of cleanliness and maintenance throughout...

Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Rimba resort for a long weekend whilst visiting my father in Singapore. The brief was to find somewhere that the kids and us could live in paradise for 3 days, with an authentic vibe, a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of 'wild' activities for the kids. Rimba resort was all this and so much more. We stayed in...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi Henrietta, Thank you so much for your review and for staying with us! We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you all back in the not too distant future! Have a great week. Island love, The Rimba Crew

Sentosa Island, Singapore
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our Rimba long-weekend escape exceeded our expectations at every turn. The rustic beach huts are perfect for couples of families. Whether you're into diving, snorkelling, day spa action or plain old relaxing - Rimba is the perfect antidote to the city. A bar that couples as a covered but open lounge is the centre-point for all guests and the atmosphere...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi Chloe, Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at Rimba! Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we will hopefully be seeing you again soon! Please say hello to the girls from all of us. Island love, The Rimba Crew

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited Rimba last weekend to get away from the noise and chaos of Singapore for a little while and we had the best time ever. The island is very rustic; no aircon, no wifi and no TV, which in my opinion is just perfect. There is always an amazing breeze on the island and it is a lot less...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jenna, Thank you for your lovely review of Rimba and of course for staying with us! We are very happy to hear that you all enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the food. If you have any suggestions for our vegetarian menu then please feel free to send them via email - we would love to add to our vegetarian...

Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rimba is fabulous a very relaxing resort with quite brilliant 5 star staff. It is however very rustic with cold showers and open huts. If you want to get away from it all this is the place as there is not much to do if you don't like diving, except go for walks and read. The beach is a bit...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi Barry! Thank you for taking the time to review Rimba! Your tips for our future guests are very handy, since your review we have added the beach shoes and torch to our 'Island Tips List'. Thank you for choosing Rimba and we hope the journey back to the UK went well. Have a great week ahead, Carly

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been several years since we last made a trip to Rimba so we were very glad to find out that the place is as lovely and rustic as ever. The awesome Rimba crew made sure we felt like we were home away from home and we left feeling like we left a part of our hearts at Rimba....

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi there - Thank you for your review. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that we haven't changed too much! We aim to stick to our concept of being a rustic, laid-back resort so it's great to hear that you agree. We look forward to seeing you again this season! Have a great...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to relax close by the jungle and the sea. The seafront chalets have an amazing view and are fit with the landscape. The staff are friendly and kind, they anticipate or satisfy the requests. The food are delicious and plentiful. I think I will come against!

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Hi Carla, Thank you for your review and for staying with us! It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Have a great week! Carly

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed January 3, 2017

We drove from KL, parked our car and got on the resort boat, and so our fun began! This is not a 5 star resort so if you want luxury don't come here. Our 3 night getaway was fantastic. We have a 3 year old and 17 month old and they just loved the beach which is great for collecting...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review Rimba and for leaving such lovely comments! We are always looking for ways to improve so please send us any suggestions you have for our breakfast menu! We look forward to seeing you again soon and hope you have a great week ahead - The Rimba Crew!

Johor, Malaysia
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Good:- 1) Short travel distance via boat transfer from jetty 2) Upon arrival, welcome by warm and friendly staffs by the beach to help us down from boat 3) they will send you direct to your room first, let u settled down rather than send you to proceed for registration, payment for chk in etc 4) our 'hut/room' is simply...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Fantastic environment, quiet and simple gives opportunity of real relax after fast and noisy and full of stress life in Singapore. Absolutely friendly staff create home atmosphere.One of not- so many places and resorts, where I always like to come back , especially that easy to go there from Singapore.

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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
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“Family Chalet no1 is a great choice for groups - spacious and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 262henriettan, 5 days ago | Read review
“Showers in all but two huts are cold, but given the temperature outside that doesn't matter. Mozzie nets are supplied.”
 of 5 bubbles chloeplum, 6 days ago | Read review
“Families with more than one child would benefit from the family chalet for more space.”
 of 5 bubbles 96jennah, 1 week ago | Read review
“rooms near bar are noisier but closer to the bar? all rooms have sea view, furthest have 100yd walk?”
 of 5 bubbles 720barrym, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Honeymoon suite & Family Chalet are the only huts with hot bath water so pick those if having a hot bath is important.”
 of 5 bubbles bittenbytheTbugz, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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