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Reviewed April 26, 2016

Joy island is a very small island in Indonesia. Getting there from Singapore is not easy, starting with a 2 hours ferry ride, a 1 hour car ride then a 30 minutes trip by small boat. The accommodation is eco friendly, indo style open villas relying on fans to keep cool. The island is very small, taking 15 minutes to walk around the perimeter. There are a variety of water sports available and a volley ball court for those keen for some exercise. Service is outstanding and certainly the highlight of the trip for me. If quiet time away from it all is your thing then Pulau Joyo is well worth the effort.

Date of stay: April 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dedy G, Manager at Pulau Joyo, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Dear Brett C,

Many thanks for your feedback for us. We are thrilled to read that service is the highlight of your trip with us. we will pass on the message to the rest of the team at Joyo.
Once again thanks for taking time to post this review for us.



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Reviewed March 27, 2016

Look, it is not Bora Bora or the Maldives. But what we got on this island has been a fantastic "chill out" with our friends. We have been 4 adults and 3 Kids. They loved it, we loved it. After learning the compromises regarding
- no air condition
- not a 5* Hotel Cuisine or Bar
- a relative long trip of 5 hours door to door from Singapore
we accepted this and realised, how fantastic nature and friendly people can be. Our kids went out sailing or Fishing with Anton ans Nagato. Our doughter started to "job" in the kitchen. They were very clear, we have to come back. We had the "Hemingway-style" house at the north of the resort and we would take it away. Our kids slipped in one other house and enjoyed their peace.

Bring some good white wine. Accept, that you need after the arrival of the 2 hours Ferry from Singapore another 1,5 hours. ... and just relax, like we did.

Great team and all the best for Ayu, Anton and Nagato !

Date of stay: March 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dedy G, Manager at Pulau Joyo, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Dear EeeE_Travel,

Thank you so much for your feedback and taking time to post this review on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to know that you and your family enjoyed staying with us especially the kids. We'll be sure to pass on your great feedback to the rest of the team.

Looking forward to welcome you back to Joyo.

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Reviewed December 20, 2015

We took a short trip out of Singapore to celebrate my husband's birthday and it was a really nice weekend away thanks to Anton, Nagato and Ayu who spared no effort to make sure that we would have a special time. All the other staff were really friendly and cheerful all the time too. The room (bungalow rather!) was huge and comfortable and food was delicious (we were constantly stuffed because there was so much of it). We hope to come back soon! - WL and M

Date of stay: December 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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AntonSutrisno, Manager at Pulau Joyo, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2015

Dear wlynnt,

Thank you very much for your delightful review. it is very pleasing to read your comments about our service and food. We are looking forward to welcome you back to our resort again some day. Thanks again for taking time to post this wonderful review.

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Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I booked the island to celebrate a dear friend's birthday. This is a true island getaway, far removed from everything else.

There is a conscious integration with nature here so don't expect any air conditioning or a bug-free environment (bring your own spray though theirs is pretty potent!) and be prepared to perspire a lot especially in the afternoons when the air gets muggy. Wifi is also intermittent, but in an environment like this, really, that is the last thing you would want to spend all your time on.

That said this was a splendid break, one just needs to go there mentally prepared. The pool and water sports provides you with a good selection of activities to occupy your time with. There are also board games and table tennis if that's your preferred past time.

The highlights for me however were the food and amazing service. This is one place where you will truly never go hungry - don't take my word for it but the quality of cooking here will surprise you. The service staff too are ever helpful and friendly; Anton and Nagato did a wonderful job in making sure we had a pleasant stay.

Getting to the island is a hassle taking us almost 4 hours from Singapore, but if you're after a back to nature experience in a beautiful setting close to Singapore, this is the place to be.

Date of stay: December 2015
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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AntonSutrisno, Manager at Pulau Joyo, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2015

Dear Wen_Chow,

Thanks for taking time to write this lovely comment. it is thrilling to read that you enjoyed our concept and the island. Our team will be very pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service so much. We look forward to welcome you back again some day.

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Reviewed November 24, 2015

We stayed in PJ for six nights, myself, husband and 14 month old. We had the most amazing time in such a beautiful place. It was a bit of a journey to get there, but the staff made the journey as seamless as possible.
We were welcomed by the young, vibrant staff as soon as we arrived and shown our house right on the beach. The water is so clear and blue and the grounds are very pretty and tropical. The food is delicious, there is so much of it you will never feel hungry.
We swam (no jellyfish), kayaked and went fishing. The staff were very keen for us to get involved in activities and make sure we had fun. The girls also babysat our toddler- she loved this and we felt relaxed knowing she was in such safe hands.
The beach house was huge, and was literally feet away from the ocean. The staff/service was excellent, much better then many of the so called five star luxury resorts i have stayed in. I guess being such a small island with limited guests makes the whole experience more personal.
The only negatives were it was very hot, we were lucky and got beautiful sunny weather most days but it did mean that the house was very warm. The fans helped, but it did make it hard on the little one. There were also lots of mosquitos, they ate my poor husband alive!
They also provided a lovely cot, high chair and had lots of beach toys for the little one to play with. The baby/toddler food (feasts!!) they provided was excellent too, and she is a fussy eater.
I would highly recommend PJ, we had a great experience.

Date of stay: November 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank BecM_Aus
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AntonSutrisno, Manager at Pulau Joyo, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2015

Dear BeclAus,

Thank you for your lovely review about us. It is very pleasing to read how much you enjoyed your stay particularly on the food, accommodation and activities. Our staffs are humbled by your lovely comments about their service. We usually had increased amount of rain during the end of the year and it did mean that we had more mosquitoes than normal. i can assure you that we are putting huge effort into this matter. We have Manual OVI trap system and our staff usually do fogging before your arrival, our turn down service has also included burning mosquito coils on every corner of our palaces. I am so sorry about the inconvenience caused, We will look into this matter again and hopefully able to make improvement on it. We really appreciate the feedback your provided and looking forward to welcome you back again some day.

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