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Pulau Sibu Tengah PO Box 81, Mersing 81900 Malaysia
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Sibu Island Resort is Johor’s idyllic island gateway. It is located off the east coast of Mersing, a town in the state of Johor, Malaysia, on the South China Sea. The island presents 3 sandy private beaches and 7 separate small islands.Sibu Island Resort is considerably close to Singapore, since it is only one and a half hours’ drive away from Johor Bahru to reach the Tanjung Leman jetty. From there, the journey to the island is only 30 minutes via a comfortable ferry.Sibu Island Resort is the perfect island resort for relaxing, adventure and corporate teambuilding. It has completed a make-over involving the refurbishment of its 121 deluxe timber chalets surrounded by lush greenery and equipped with well-appointed amenities. Featuring wooden flooring and furnishings, air-conditioned rooms all come with a cable TV and minibar. Some rooms have a balcony. Each bathroom is equipped with shower facilities. Free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a tennis court are available. There is also a spa and water sports activities.There are no lacks of activities at the resort. Guests can take part in an obstacle course, trek across jungles or go fishing along the coast. Snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking are available at the beach.The open-air Lumba Lumba All Day Dining Restaurant offers international buffet spreads, as well as specially packed picnic baskets. Drinks can be enjoyed at Tenggiri Pool Bar and Suji Lounge.Merak Spa offers all the elements of an out-of-this-world spa experience – calm and relaxing surroundings, serenity of its ambiance, and unparalleled world – class treatments that is set to honor you as our guest.
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Pulau Sibu Tengah PO Box 81, Mersing 81900 Malaysia
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Don Jorge wrote a review Jun 2017
Hamburg, Germany129 contributions62 helpful votes
Sibu Island is a weekend resort, that can be easily reached for a weekend trip from Singapore. Advantage is, that starting off Singapore on a Friday evening, you will hit Sibu Island already on the same day. So - in comparison to week end trip Singapore to Tioman, you will spend two night on Sibu during one week end trip. Beautiful environment, so far well made resort facilities. Look at the pics i uploaded here, the owner, Sultan of Johor Baru, likes to collect and show animals like deer, peafowl, and more. Only the public pool with the bar totally sucked during my stay.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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MissFyy wrote a review May 2017
Johor Bahru, Malaysia57 contributions7 helpful votes
A little bit upset because this resort a little bit boring. Not as expected. So i suggest youll if want to stay here, dont stay too long. The services provided was slow. Room was not bad. A little bit dirty but benefit to me because i choose a room that overlooking the sea so the scenery was beautiful. Food that provided was good. The buffet suited to the local taste. Theres also provide karaoke room if you want to release tension. Jungle trekking that i involved was very exciting because the place and the view was quite nice. Then, snorkeling time was exciting to because they brought to the place that have many fish and the water wasnt murky. So far this resort had their advantages & disadvantages.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Razreena R wrote a review Feb 2017
Putrajaya, Malaysia131 contributions146 helpful votes
Im stayed 2 night here. Its far from Johor Bahru about 200km. Advertisement look like beautiful but reality its very dissapointed. Old fashion funiture. Slow service. Shower not fumction. Food its so so. Lucky we not stay more than 2 days.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Jack101213 wrote a review Sept 2015
Johor Bahru, Malaysia668 contributions232 helpful votes
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Stayed there over the weekend on a company outing. Ferry to island was on time. On arrival, rooms were ready for us to check in. Rooms were okay but some complained of dirtiness and cleanliness much to be desired. Food at the resort was good and tasty, more suited to the local taste and pity the foreigners who cannot stomach spicy food. Amenities virtually non existent despite being stated in the brochures, spa under maintenance, karaoke room under maintenance, fans at the lobby under maintenance and a whole lot of other things. Management should have a proper upkeep of the resort and remove from brochures amenities that are not available or under so called maintenance. Snorkeling was at the beach side which was rather disappointing as water is murky and most of my colleagues gave up and headed for the swimming pool. Archery was arranged and for the evening we had a moon walk to the beach side. After that was all on our own. Next morning, jungle trekking was organized and this was the best part of the trip. Sadly only a few colleagues went and the rest rather laze around the resort. Sometimes one got to make the best out of worst to enjoy the stay. The resort was not like it was 10 years ago and have degraded.Lastly, they have an office in Johor Bahru but don't bother contacting them as it is next to useless. They can't be bothered to reply to your e-mail queries about the resort which they are representing.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Kenny T wrote a review Sept 2015
Kedah, Malaysia2 contributions14 helpful votes
1)Price - Not worth it!! 2)Entertainment- Very boring place as nothing to do in the resort .. Alot of activities u can found on its website but actually alots of activities already shut down there. Snokering at it's beach and surprisingly there are no fish!! U can only find stone down there!! 3) Food - Food not bad but too less choices 4)Room - Dirty and not well maintain.. called alots time ask for service but no response at all. Overall, please dun waste your time and money to pay a visit there.. Im sure you will regret and mark this as ur most failure trip in ur life!!
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sdin3269 wrote a review Aug 2015
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Was there for group vacation which i found waste of my time. Room not so clean, there is a cup, a coffee but no spoon. While taking shower water stopped running... later was told that the big water tank was empty and the staff didnt pump the water into tank. What kind of service is this, no SOP? One of our plan is snorkeling, but that didnt happened as low tide and no fish lol. We ask for boats but there was no boat and the staff told us to book early next time. What a shame because this going to be first and last The is a chinese staff, talking to loud and cursing and using bad word talking about other staff. Food is so so The management should be sack for very bad management
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Date of stay: August 2015
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满 满 wrote a review Jun 2015
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There are several things we need to complain 1. Room is very dirty The room is dusty, the disgusting things is the bed have blood stained!!! After sleep on the bed we feel itchy and uncomfortable. 2. Air Conditioner shut down automatically very often and noisy The air conditioner shut down itself several times especially in the night, it has a noisy sound after sometimes. 3 Sand in the beach is rough and sea water full of microbes/bugs We had severe allergy after play in the beach 1 and the sand for both beach 1 and 2 is rough until we can't walk without slipper 4 No people at the resort, no activities We can't find any other people in the island, no activities can done other than swim in the dirty beach or talk to the animals 5 Ferry is actually a very small and unstable ship They bring us to the island with a small ship with full of people, the ship shake very frequently and badly. There is severe water leakage from the top of the ship. 6 Animal is in badly hunger the animal is cute but they look like long time don't get enough food until the goat,peacock and even birds chase us for bread. 7. Swimming pool is down the swimming pool is under maintenance 8 all stated activities cannot make it no flying fox, no jungle trekking, no activities can do, the website should remove It actually could be a nice island if proper maintenance made, but it is sad that we spend our lovely holiday with such uncomfortable memory, we sympathize with those lovely animals that live in such disgusting island.
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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noor f wrote a review Jun 2015
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I was with another 2 friends decided to stay here for one night only as nowhere else was available during our visit in school holiday weeks. We practically begged to stay an extra night if there is any cancellation.. But thank god no one does! The room is quite nice when we first entered. Paid for 2 adults room and we got a double bed and a single bed. Then tried to use the the toilet, it worked well untill my friend used it next and we realized it was clogged. The smell is everywhere even after we tried to clean it ourselves. Called for maintenance and the receptionist was nonchalant , acting like she did not hear our request and instead asked for our check out time the next day. I repeated the maintenance request and she sounded annoyed and said she will send someone. The maintenance guy did some tinkering, but only lessen the smell not solving it. Our chalet's back door was also busted. Went to do the activities available , and we decided to snorkel, and there is only one beach available for us to do the snorkelling which is maybe the resort's private beach. Another beach is for kayaking and banana boat activities. We were told there is a guard on look out duty at the beach but no one was around. The water is not too clear for snorkelling activity with little fishes swimming around. We were unwilling to go farther as no life guard was around. The swimming pool was under maintenance for god knows how long. Indoor game table is rusted. No fresh water for drinking even for sell In stock. The next day we checked out earlier at 10am. The scenary was great and cleanliness is well maintained. But that was it. Breakfast was good. But we did wonder where the fresh water for food coming from. Not recommended for young person as nothing exciting to do here. Rude/lazy resort staffs further make us decide not to stay here longer than necessary. I got a feeling if we were international tourist -not local - we might be treated differently. Might also be different during the weekends.
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Date of stay: June 2015
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StefanieMY wrote a review May 2015
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Everything in the room not maintained. Pool was under construction, pump not working (we were told since 3 months). No wifi since april - contractor already ordered. Not even water in the shower and Toilette. Extremely dirty. No value for the money - this is the hotel. The food ok. Very malay. On the beaches, snorkeling, diving great and very relaxing.
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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ReneeII wrote a review Apr 2015
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions19 helpful votes
Excited for my long weekend I booked a stay at this resort over CNY only to be extremely disappointed by the lack of communication regarding facilities marketed on the website as available. The ferry was late departing, no water to shower on our first night, recreation room with pool table was under restoration, Spa treatment facilities are no longer available, no wifi and no pool bar or any alcohol serviced at the resort. I was made to pay 100% online before arriving to the island. For the amount of facilities that were unavailable yet advertised and promoted on the website that it was dishonest to make a customer make the full payment. I travel every 8 weeks and the lack of hospitality of this resort was disappointing. I communicated this with the manger of the resort and placed a written complaint. At the time they seemed to see my point of view and sympathetically granted a written refund for 3 of the 4 nights stay as my friend and I left Sibu Island Resort after one nights to stay at the beautiful Rimba Resort, where the hospitality was delightful and professional and facilities were available. Payment was to be refunded into my account within 14 days, this was in February! We are now in April and I have have not received a cent! I was hesitate to write a review but I am receiving no response to my emails and would hate this to happen to others. Disappointing, dishonest and unprofessional....don't stay here!
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Date of stay: April 2015
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US$55 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MalaysiaJohorMersing DistrictMersing
NUMBER OF ROOMS
121
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