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Reviewed July 27, 2015

A beautiful island, very courteous staff, great accommodation, variety of activities, delicious authentic Indonesian meals - I couldn't ask for more from a private island rental. We traveled as 28 for a birthday celebration in three separate batches and I just don't think we'll ever be able to top the weekend we spent on Joyo (even with it raining a morning or two). We had the most Joyo-us time ;) and would come back in a heartbeat.
Accommodation is 6 spacious palaces so with a group of 28 it was a "comfy" set-up with 4 or 6 people to a palace - but there was plenty of comfy corners for you to pass out + 2 bale houses which were MORE than adequate for couples who want privacy from the group. Java palaces are right on the beach front so super breezy and nice whereas the beach palaces were raised so had a nice view of the sea and hammocks just below. Meal times were always together and set up in different locations and the bonfire, cake + fireworks was a nice treat for the last night.
They supplied copious amounts of water and mosquito repellent all over the island and fed us yummy little snacks in between meals after we exhausted ourselves paddle boarding and kayaking around the island, I don't think there was anything we wanted that they hadn't considered: massages, fishing trip, snorkel trip, even fresh coconuts from the tree when we requested! (only they didn't have plastic cups for beer pong and flip cup, but you definitely couldn't fault them there!). We only hope we didn't exhaust the team too much with our energetic group of friends! The journey there and back was just fine too - they even gave us refreshments and beers.
The value for what you get is totally worth it if you consider a weekend away from Singapore in Bali, Rawa or Phuket where you're not on your own private island and spend roughly the same. Don't hesitate. Just book it :)

Room tip: Java palaces are on the beach front, Beach palaces are tree-house like (Palace 1&2 are joined). All are great so it depends what you fancy.
Date of stay: July 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PangkilJoyo, Manager at Pulau Joyo, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2015

Dear tpn88,

Thank you for very kind and detailed review. we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. it is very pleasing to read your detailed comment about our service quality and food. We look forward to welcome you back again someday. Once again, thank you for taking time to post this wonderful review.

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Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great location for honeymooners. Very peaceful and quiet. The staff go to a lot of trouble to change the lunch and dinner venue individually for couples/families/friends each time, making it quite special and private. The last evening all the guests had dinner together on the beach, accompanied by a bonfire and fireworks. The food was plentiful and wholesome although the choice at breakfast was a bit modest. The beach palace we stayed in was lovely, spacious and with all the creature comforts one needs. We had a nice breeze during the night which ensured that we slept well. All the transportation arrangements and the fast track handling of immigration worked out really well, except that the return trip by ferry to Singapore was very uncomfortable. The ferry was jam-packed so it was a scramble to get a seat and the air-conditioning (partly patched together with tape) clearly could not cope, so it felt like sitting in a sweat bath for 2 hours. This has nothing to do with Pulau Joyo of course but it is worth them and other tour operators complaining as it is quite a sobering return after a wonderful weekend. Thanks again to all the friendly and helpful staff who made our stay a very relaxing and enjoyable one.

Room tip: choose your 'palace' in line with the season and hence wind direction for cooling effect at night
Date of stay: June 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2015

My brother hired the island resort for a special birthday and anniversary celebration for 20 of us and we travelled from the UK via Singapore and Bintan to a little piece of heaven. You are met on the beach with refreshments and after that your every whim is catered for by a wonderful staff who seem to be able to read your mind. They are friendly unobtrusive but always appear when you may need anything. The food was lovely and the two celebration dinners were amazing. There were plenty of activities for beach kayaks paddle boards snorkels and pool area is stunning. Accommodation blended beautifully with the setting would go back there in a flash a very very special place.

Room tip: The accommodation is open plan no separate bedrooms
Date of stay: June 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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PangkilJoyo, Manager at Pulau Joyo, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2015

Dear helenh622,

Thank you for taking time to post your very kind review. We are so glad to hear that we are able make the birthday and anniversary celebration special to you. your very generous comments about our food,accommodations and staffs are great to read. we look forward to welcome you back someday

regards,
Anton

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Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

From getting on the boat to this island to arriving back in Singapore we had a brilliant time. Could not of asked for anything more. The staff we friendly and very attentive to guest requests. Food was incredible and every meal was a mini banquet of fresh Indonesian food.

For anyone reading this review I would suggest you just get out there, you certainly would not regret it !!

Thank You for a Great Time!!

Date of stay: May 2015
1  Thank Paul B
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PangkilJoyo, Manager at Pulau Joyo, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2015

Dear Paul B,

Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. it is very pleasing to read your comment about our service quality and food. We hope to welcome you to Joyo again someday.

Best Regards,
Anton

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Reviewed February 26, 2015

Joyo is a beautiful island where our hosts had thought of everything. A fantastic place to share with friends and family. A very easy place to relax or be active. I am a bit nervous to recommend too highly as am worried we will never be able to book it again!

Date of stay: February 2015
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PangkilJoyo, Manager at Pulau Joyo, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2015

Dear Lexy100,

Thanks for your very kind review and recommendation. It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay so much and we hopefully look forward to welcoming you back some day.

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