I am a teacher and we brought a school group to Tioman and stayed at the Paya Beach Resort for 4D3N. As I went to go to bed the first night, I noticed that there were stains on my sheets (I was sleeping on the pull out) that looked like it may be blood. I went to the front desk and requested new sheets from housekeeping but was told that housekeeping was closed. As a compromise, I was given a different room for the night.
Overall, the resort is a 2 star resort (at the best). Rooms are not clean, pull out bed was dirty and stained and fresh towels and linens were only given every 3 days. Rooms are in desperate need to maintenance and renovations.
The most disappointing part of my stay was that money was taken out of my wallet. As there is no safes in the room (a locker at the front desk is available and I used this to lock up the passports of the students in my group), I hid my wallet in my luggage. I did not do this till the second day and when I opened my wallet, I was surprised that there was no 50 dollar bills inside as I was sure I had at least one. I counted the remaining money ($87 composed of 8 $10 bills, 1 $5 and 1 $2 bill) and tucked my wallet inside my luggage, underneath my clothing. Since there was no need to use Singapore money while on the trip, I did not look in my wallet again until I was in Singapore and needed to pay for a taxi. I was shocked to only find $27 remaining! It was very disappointing to realize that the hotel staff helped themselves to money from my wallet.
I would not recommend this resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located next to one of the world’s oldest mangrove swamps and the Tropical Rain Forest, this Beach Front Resort also boasts having a spectacular House Coral reef. Paya Beach Spa & Dive Resort is the perfect getaway on the Tioman Island, the infamous volcanic island covered in rainforest, white sands, turquoise water, and unforgettable experiences. Paya Beach Spa & Dive Resort is ideal for visitors who seek to enjoy the nature’s gift, nestled in a secluded beach with rooms overlooking South China Sea. The wide range of facilities at the hotel includes spa, outdoor pool, beach bar, Grill, conference and meeting rooms, restaurant, and PADI Dive Centre. Moreover, fishing, Snorkeling and Ecological trekking tours of the Mangrove Swamp and the Rain Forest can be arranged at the Activities Centre. Restaurant and Grill is driven by a passionate Executive Chef with the team who create the works of gastronomic art in the only open kitchen in Tioman Island. Paya Beach Spa & Dive Resort invites all visitors to come and experience the unforgettable experience of picturesque view of the sea from our rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paya Beach Hotel Pulau Tioman
- Paya Beach Pulau Tioman