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“Beautiful Place and Friendly staff”
Review of Rimba Resort

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Rimba Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Pulau Sibu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 23, 2014

The Cottage was spacious and comfortable. Great place to relax and unwind. Too bad the snorkeling spot has a lot of sea lice. Hope next time we can enjoy snorkeling. Friendly staff from the very start of the trip.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

The resort itself was lovely and great value for money.
Great BBQ and food in general.
On our second night however, a Malaysian staff member leaned through our window and grabbed for our iPhones, he almost reached them and I just woke up in that moment! He ran right back to the staff house and no one from the resort did anything! They offered us to call the police and said they never had this incident before but they did not do anything to please us, they charged 5 dollars for snorkellng gear and did not offer us anything to make up for it! such a bad service and not save to stay there!! watch your valuables and lock it in the safe!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

I've been to Rimba 3 times in 3 months - which says a lot! I'm based in Johor Bahru and it only takes 2+1/2 hours door-to-door. Arriving in the evening is pretty magical; my most recent boat transfer was across a placid sea with a bright moon on the water (not always quite like that though - can be choppy!) The lights of Rimba are dotted along the island shoreline as you approach. You jump off the boat and into shallow water to walk up the beach and into a lovely, laid-back bar area.

All the staff are welcoming and chatty - not in a 'fake' way - they seem very genuine. The bar is open as long as there is a guest sitting at it. The huts are simple but lovely - a bathroom/toilet with cold water shower, small dressing area, bed with sheets and mosquito net. Each has a verandah with a couple of chairs - and they all look straight out to sea. Bliss.

I've spent time snorkelling and swimming off the shore at high tide, just looking at rock pools at low tide, reading, walking across the island to Sea Gypsy Resort.... There is wifi in the bar if you really need it, but it's such a great place just to do very little and relax. And eat. The food is fabulous! Saturday night barbecue is one of the best EVER. Not the place to try and cut down on calories.

The staff are brilliant - Carly, Adam, Sarah, Emma and all the others who work hard to make sure the guests have a wonderful holiday, no matter how long they're staying. I miss it.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was our third stay at Rimba and once again we had a great time with our friends and children.
Thanks to all the staff at Rimba who made our stay very enjoyable and relaxing.
We will definitely come back soon.

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We spent a long weekend here with our young children aged 3 and 1. I was a bit apprehensive before the trip about the speedboat transfer/cold showers/no aircon, but this was soon forgotten.

The staff are great and so helpful, the beach is amazing - and just a few steps from the rooms. The food was delicious and staff looked after the kids in the evening so we could enjoy a grown up meal! The only downsides were the mosquito bites, despite the amount of repellent we wore (although the kids were OK) and the room only being made up once during our stay. This didn't really detract from how much we enjoyed Rimba though.

We paid for a private transfer from Singapore as we didn't know how the kids would be on the journey, but on reflection I think the group transfer from central Singapore would have been fine.

The whole place has such a lovely relaxed and friendly feel that none of us wanted to leave!

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Just got back from a three night/four day stay at Rimba resort, Malaysia

We loved the no keys no passwords to remember approach

Carly and the staff were excellent, nothing was a problem, complementary kids club a bonus

The accommodation while basic but what we expected.

The transfer from Singapore was great, door to door four hours, it would have been quicker however had to wait for 45 minutes for the boat transfer.

If you want a relaxed holiday Rimba is the place

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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

we sailed to sibu from singapore and dropped anchor at rimba for a short stop. loved it so much and decided to stay for three days. VERY friendly and extremly helpful staff. pleasently surprised. highly recommended to drop by with or without kids.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Rimba Resort

Address: Kem Majidee, Pulau Sibu 81100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Johor > Pulau Sibu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Pulau Sibu
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only three hours from Singapore, Rimba Resort offers the perfect place to relax. Our natural bay at the northern tip of Pulau Sibu, Malaysia, offers a quiet and private setting where you can avail of great diving and snorkeling, and rejuvenate your senses.Rimba Resort offers more than two dozen dive sites, as well as the perfect training ground for beginner divers. Our dive school, Hi-Tide Divers, is what any Singapore based diver, or those who wish to become divers are looking for. Hi-Tide Divers boasts one of the most experienced instructors in the region and can cater to all your diving needs, whether it’s learning to dive at your chosen times in Singapore or at our house reef at Rimba Resort. Sitting on a Kenyan style village, Rimba Resort offers 21 charming seafront chalets all within a stone’s throw away from their 350m private beach. Because of its attractive location, Rimba Resort is the ideal place for a romantic beach wedding, team building function, corporate event, family vacation or dive holiday- the possibilities are endless. Our restaurant will exceed all expectations you may have for a small, personal resort. The bar, well there’s no other like it, and our private mini-van service from Singapore means you don’t need to drive or arrange your own transport. ... more   less 
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Rimba Hotel Johor Bahru

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