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“Excellent Secluded Getaway”
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Minang Cove Resort
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Pulau Tioman
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“Excellent Secluded Getaway”
Reviewed October 18, 2008

We stayed 3 nights in a deluxe room, with a good sea view. The rooms were clean and spacious and had a lovely balcony to sit out in the evening.

The resort is managed by an English guy and the place is extremely well ran; the pick up boat was ready waiting for us when we arrived at the ferry terminal, which promptly took us to the resort, which can only be reached by boat.

The resort is self contained with a small beach and patio area with sun loungers (beach towels provided). There is a small diving school which will organise diving and snorkelling trips. It is well worth walking to the nearby village and onto the waterfall, they will arrange a boat to pick you up if you don't fancy the walk back.

Overall the resort is an excellent secluded getaway for a few days of relaxation. The only negative comment would the food served is fairly average but adequate. The barbeque evening was the exception, which was very good. They also serve a free tea and cake/biscuit in the afternoon.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2008

Tioman island is a paradise island, with clear blue water and white sandy beaches, and this resort is also pure perfection for those wanting peace and seclusion. We went there as a couple, looking for a romantic three days on a beautiful island, and we gotr exactly what we were after.

The resort is small but very quaint and charming, and due to its size you are given first class treatment from the staff who take their time in getting to know you and take caere of you. If you are after a large resort with plenty of activities and kids programmes, this will not be the place for you. But if you want sheer serenity and a beautiful backdrop, this is the place! (we actually also went to stay at the big berjaya resort and it is just no where near as charming!!!!)

The staff, especially Alex and Vicky were terrific; they even went out of their way to buy a cake and some champagne for my girlfriend's bday, and to arrange a candlelight beach dinner just for us, at no addiational cost. and they always had a smile on their face; in fact they were the only staff that after 5 weeks of travelling through Asia i could trully say we missed after leaving.

There is also a wonderful jungle trek leading from the hotel for 2 hours to a waterfall, as well as some very good snorkelling and diving possibilities. The happy hour 2 for 1 meant cocktials could be enjoyed on the pier underneath the beautiful sunset.

The food was generally good, although some may frown at the set time for meals; personally i thought it was a good way to meet others staying at the resort, amd since the place is small you can get to know the people very easily.

All in all, Tioman island is a gem and the one place in all of Malaysia i would easily go back to. And if i went, i would have no hesitation in staying at Minang Cove yet again!

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  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2008

We decided to stay at the resort because of the great reviews it had recieved. However it turned out to be a HUGE dissapointment. Let me tell you why so you wouldn't make the same mistake:

1) They messed up on my bill and over charged my credit card

2) Transport "TO" and "FROM" the hotel from the airport or the ferry deck is another 95BH which is around USD$30 "PER PERSON"

3) The hotel rooms are 2 star at best

4) The restroom in our deluxe ocean front suite SMELLED REALLY BAD and we told management and NOTHING was done

5) All additional activities cost money. A short 30 minute scuba diving for beginners is 290BH which is around USD$80

6) The resort is in the south of the island and the best scuba diving and snorkeling is in the NORTH

7) The beach is rocky and corally, can't really swim in

8) You are completely reliant on the resort once you are there and they charge all activities and transport

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Minang Cove Resort
Address: P.O. Box 74, Pulau Tioman 86807, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Pulau Tioman
#3 Spa Hotel in Pulau Tioman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Minang Cove Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Minang Cove Resort & Spa, a tropical island paradise. Located in the south of the beautiful island of Tioman, a truly stunning location. Off our private beach you will enjoy the warm crystal clear waters, of the South China Sea. Where you can snorkel or scuba dive with the abundant marine life, living in and around our live reef. Including Turtles. Those who are looking for small friendly resort, surrounded by nature, with glimpses of local wild life and unspoilt rainforest. Look no further !! To access the resort, you can take a ferry from the Mersing ferry terminal. Then getting off at the 1st stop, at Genting Village. There our resort speedboat will transfer you to the resort. The second way is to fly, on Berjaya Air from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Again our speedboat will transfer you to the resort. One of the resort representatives will meet you on your arrival at the airport. ( For flight and ferry transfers you need to inform us in advance to arrange this transfer.)We have 18 rooms at the resort, which are perfectly clean, well maintained and all with incredible views. We serve authentic local food for evening dinner, changing its theme every night. Lunches are ala-carte and a mix of local and western.You will also enjoy a variety of cool beverages served at our restaurant and beach Bar. Watch the sunset with a tasty cocktail or have a glass of wine over dinner. Our room rates included half board, which is breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner.Some of the activities offered at the resort are, snorkelling, scuba diving, jungle tracking, fish feeding, fishing and island tours.The facilities which are available are, The Minang Spa, private jetty & beach, sun deck with loungers, sun shades, a library, fully equipped dive centre (with resident instructor) , laundry service and baby sitting. Room as well as beach towels provided.The overall atmosphere is very chilled and relaxed. Helpful, friendly staff providing an unforgettable experience, in your Island Paradise. ... more   less 
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