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“Great Location”
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Sun Beach Resort
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Pulau Tioman
Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
242 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

If your after a place right on the beach, and I mean right on the beach. This is definitely the place to go. Okay the accommodation is a bit basic, breakfast not the best. But the evening BBQs and scenery more than compensate. Definitely a place to go to.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We were organizing a college trip and required a place that could accommodate 70 people, and this resort was the only one that could accommodate all of us and within our required budget. That said, I didn't have much expectations while going there. But it was a pleasant surprise. The staff spoken reasonably good english, the resort was clean, the rooms were a bit spartan and old though. But on the plus side, we had an excellent snorkeling trip organized by the resort; and the best of all, we had very good food. Even the vegetarians had enough options at each meal. Overall, we had an excellent trip and our students had a fabulous time.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Pasir Gudang, Malaysia
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Booked a 3D2N package through e-mail and requested to arrange a dive trip. Booking was quite simple as it was via e-mail. The package included almost everything including the ferry fare. However was disappointed that the dive trip was not arranged so had to make a deal on my own with the dive operator at the resort. Lucky they were very friendly.

Lobby :- Suprising for a resort of this grade, there is such a thing as a lobby which also acts as a mini cafe. Board and card games are available if requested at the counter. and 2 the large screen lcd tv was ok to look at.

Parking :- Parked near the Ferry terminal complex and was charged around RM17 for 3 days. But advisable to reach early as it is quote crowded during the weekends and holidays.

Room :- The outlooks of the room was quite nice. Traditionally looking chalets on a hill which the stairs were quite steep to climb but still ok. Were give 1 queen and 1 single bed. Was not the most comfy bed, but to me acceptable to sleep considering the price paid. TV was more of a decoration as we couldnt get any channels. The view from the room was nice though. Aircon was old school model and was quite noisy but yet it served the purpose to chill the room with dB that is. A wall fan somehow made the cooling more efficiant.

Bathroom :- Bathroom was quite clean. No complains from my kidz since so it meant they were ok to be in it which was quite suprising considering they always complain about bathrooms and toilets when going to challets. The water heater had to struggle in the morning coz the water supply was chilling since it was taken from th hills.

View :- View was quite nice considering our room was on a hill and facing the sea. Only down factor was the electrical line was crossing the view.

Food :- The package included breakfast, lunch, dinner/bbq dinner and supper. Though not great, but was acceptable and quite pleasurable to eat. The

Remarks :- For families, yes you might want to consider this place as it's quite safe and convinience. But for divers, you might want to really arrange with the dive centre first before making arrangement with the resort since they don't communicate well. The Dive cetre staffs seems to be more friendlier than the resort staffs. Don't take the hassle to bring your own supplies of food since there is a shop nearby and the price is just a little bit above the market price. But as for souviniers, suprisingly like t-shirts and all, the shops at the Ferry Terminal complex is cheaper that the ones on the island.

p/s :- Don't worry about a grave right in front of the Snorkeling Gear rental shop. Nothing happened during my stay and also asked my other friends and families who stayed here. They did not even notive there was a grave.

Room Tip: Take the sea-view challets, it's why you come to an island.. to see the sea...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Kampar, Perak, Malaysia
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

I spent my graduation trip with my girl friend at Sun Beach resort, it's memorable =)
Clear clean water, can snorkeling over Jetty there, there was hundred of fishes surrounding us~
Other than that, we went to Reggis Island and Marine Park for snorkeling.
We also spent RM20(2 person) for 30 minutes kayak in front of the resort, the water is so clean and we can see the coral clearly!
the receptionist is friendly and responsible, the guy will give u briefing personally about the activities and the schedule.
Sun Beach resort is very convenient for us as there are many shops nearby.
The foods is tasty, especially the BBQ dinner and nasi lemak~
There are mango trees at the resort, the mangoes very sweet and it was free! We ate four mangoes on the beach and we feel so relax, enjoyable!
However, there are a lots of mosquito during night time....

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2011

A very basic lodging that provides travelers basic needs (roof, bed, washroom) and nothing more. The resort frequently houses divers and students who travel to Tioman for their diving certification, which was the reason we were there.

The rooms were pared down, washrooms were musty-smelling due to lack of ventilation, and had low water pressure most times of the day. Bedsheets were clean, and pillows were surprisingly firm and extremely comfortable.

All meals were decent - low on variety and definitely really basic once again, but suitable for local palettes - I did enjoy their steam rice, curries and seafood items.

The resort is a 5 to 7 minute walk from the jetty, plus the proximity from jetty, dive shop (to hose down equipment and yourself between dives), and rooms were convenient for divers.

If you're a diver or traveler on a super tight budget, you can try this place out - after all you pay for what you get. It is a matter of expectations, and despite all of the above, I walked away recharged and relaxed from my weekend of island life and scuba diving. However, if you have more to spare and you're looking for a romantic getaway, look elsewhere.

PS: We traveled via coach (4hrs) and ferry (3hrs) from Singapore and it was trecherous. Take a flight into Tioman airport if you can provision for that. :)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

Went there as part of the diving package with dive instructors, for the price i paid, couldnt ask for much so dont get your hopes up too. We got a room on the hill. The room's toilet was small, the sheets and towels provided were thin and although they wash it, it looks very used. .... About the food, there wasnt much choice of food... but when you are hungry from diving... who cares!

I wont recommend this place if you are like planning a honeymoon or romantic holiday definitely. :X

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2011

Everything is pretty much said in the title.
We got a bungalow in the hill which was absolutely disgustingly dirty: dead bugs everywhere, sink and toilets were leaking litres of water all day long, the sheets were sticky...
About the food, I would say only two things: uneatable and no choice.
Do not stay there.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Sun Beach Resort
Address: Kg. Genting, Pahang Darul, Pulau Tioman 26800, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Pulau Tioman
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Pulau Tioman
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Pulau Tioman
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
sun beach resort located on Tioman Island, Pahang. This place is suitable for those who need peace because this resort area adjacent to the beach. ... more   less 
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Sun Beach Hotel Pulau Tioman

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