Just came back from a WONDERFUL 3 nights stay at Coral Reef. "Wonderful" not necessarily because of the chalets, but more because of the entire experience at Tioman. I LOVED it. So sad to be back. I digress.
Anyways, starting things off, I think it's a great place to have with the price of only RM 160 per night. It's pretty cheap, and the room is amazing. Check out the pictures. They have a hammock at the deck of every room, which we truly enjoyed! However, if you're unable to sleep on hard mattresses and hard pillows, be sure to load up on some alcohol (duty free) to help you sleep better.
OK, here comes the part where you need to BEWARE, especially if you are single ladies travelling or if you are travelling with teenage daughters. There's a member of the staff who calls himself "Lan", who goes around chatting up girls, trying to get lucky with them. My friend and I (two girls travelling alone) found him "friendly" at first and started out just small talking with him. Next thing we knew, he was bragging about how he was about to marry his third wife in Thailand, and how he was looking for a fourth one.
Never mind that, he was telling us how he had got lucky with one of Coral Reef's guest from New Zealand. And then proceeded to ask what my friend was doing tonight (he found my friend cute, of course), and whether we would like to come "party" with him at the Cabana few doors away. HELL NO!! Not only that, he took one of our beers without being offered. I find that utterly rude. But what's worse is that he just kept intruding in our space and causing us to be uncomfortable.
He also bad mouthed our neighbors for some misunderstandings, which should not happen.
My point is....this guy is dangerous. He will try to sleep with you if you're travelling on your own. So if you do not want trouble, DO NOT STAY HERE.
I've already made my complaints to the management, but by the looks of it, I don't think they're getting rid of him, as the lady owner takes pity on him coz he's from a poor family and no one else wants to hire him. They KNOW that this is a problem, yet they are letting him stay.
So single ladies, if you REALLY want to stay here, just be careful if a young Malay man named "Lan" approaches you.
- Also Known As:
- Coral Reef Holiday Beach Hotel Pulau Tioman