We spent three nights at Minang Cove and loved it!. We were looked after by the staff right from the beginning. When we arrived at the ferry terminal in Mersing we made our way to the office to be greeted by Sue. Sue then took us down to the terminal and helped us organise the marine park pass and our tickets. This was good as there were lots of people and it helped avoid fuss.
The ferry trip was about an hour and it was quite rough. The drone of the engines nearly put us to sleep, but we arrived still in good spirits. We stopped off at the Genting jetty on Tioman, where we were met by a smaller boat to transfer us to Minang Cove. This trip was rough but fun. We felt safe in the hands of the driver.
On arrival to the resort we had our welcome drink and met Tony the owner and he provided us with some information about the place and activities. Next day to our surprise the weather remained rough. We were told this was out of character for the season and still managed to take a snorkel trip on another part of the island over the next few days. With the wind rolling the sea about and less opportunities for snorkeling on the reef just off the resort's jetty, all we could do is relax. The gardens and resort grounds are so pretty and the accommodation has an amazing view so this was not a difficult task.
We took a walk to a small waterfall, which had us walking past a local village. It was great to have a dip in the waterfall to cool down. My husband saw a turtle under the waterfall too. On the walk back we saw a monitor lizard taking a swim in the river.
After our walk we both had massages from the Thai ladies at the resort. My massage was excellent and I felt very respected and extremely relaxed.
Minang Cove was the highlight of our trip in Malaysia and we would love to return one day.
- Also Known As:
- Minang Cove Hotel Pulau Tioman
- Minang Cove Hotel
- Minang Cove Pulau Tioman
- 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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