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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The resort is as stunning as the photos show, the water is clear and snorkeling was incredible here, we saw parrot fish, sting ray, clown fish, tangs, angel fish and moray fish to name a few (there were lots more) we also saw dolphins in the distance from our cabana. There are two restaurants at the resort food from both...

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2Thank lulubellexx85
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to Japamala was extraordinary from beginning to end, made so not only by the beautiful location and peace of the island, but more so for the kindness and attention to detail of the incredible staff working there. We stayed in both a Treetop Room and a bungalow. Each were perfectly appointed and extremely comfortable. The Treetop room was...

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3Thank FionaP27
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Treetop room. It's beautiful view tree window near the bed. We could relax by reading book at the balcony. The special smell was "serai" in the soap and shampoo . We really like it. Our favourite food is tuna spaghetty and pizza funghi at Mandi-Mandi restaurant. We also could find stringray, small shark and squid when snorkeling.

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2Thank Coralsun
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This supposed 'eco-chic' resort was a disappointment for us. We stayed four nights in a hillside bungalow. On the positive side there was the resort's beautiful location, the nice staff, the magic of the evenings, when many oil lights give a beautiful charming touch to the Japamala (and you cannot see the old tired wood or the walls in need...

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6Thank Pietisa
KLsamadhi, Guest experience director at Japamala Resort - By Samadhi, responded to this review

Dear Pietisa Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Japamala resort. Knowing that our guests have not enjoyed their experience at any of our properties is of course devastating for us, but rest assured that we take all guests concerns seriously so as to better ourselves and that where-ever possible, we will action any improvements necessary....

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed here on our honeymoon in September 2014 and can not wait to go back! This is the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. We had a sea cliff shaley with views out over the beach and sea perfect for romantic sunsets. Be prepared to be woken up by the monkeys paying you a visit in the mornings,...

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3Thank michellesmith388
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our honeymoon trip that we have almost completed. We were greeted by Andy, who was a really great guy who was genuine and friendly and always helpful. He also took us on our tour to coral island (which we thoroughly recommend). Our room amongst the trees was incredible and luxurious. The water was...

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3Thank Tulleth
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Lovely tropical island.Romantic accomodation on the beach.Clean and tidy rooms. Nice owner, and local peoples.If you need something they try to help. We loved it very much. We recommend it and want to visit again

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3Thank kucikuc2013
Singapore
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The resort is a 13-room isolated establishment in the south of Tioman. I got to understand why it is a honey moon experience... Of course during one of the few days we had here, the weather had to be nasty and grounded us with no activities for the whole day. Even so, you could still have a spa session or...

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4Thank Marco N
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Room was clean. Pool was nice. Enough privacy. A perfect getaway. It was quiet when we were there. Didn't see any other customers so it was perfect. Food was okay. The atmosphere was amazing. Definitely would go again if the rate was a bit cheaper

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5Thank AiniLuey
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Just amazing in every way. The staff were all fantastic, so helpful and all so happy to work there. The free cocktails from 6 - 7 every night were a good touch. The food in both restaurants was all amazing. We loved the Asian but also the sandwiches and the pizza were fantastic at the Italian. The rooms were fantastic,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
JapaMala is Tioman Island’s only boutique resort, and one-of-a-kind in Malaysia. This small and exclusive resort of 13 rooms is hidden amidst 11 acres of lush tropical rainforest. A one-village-one-resort property, JapaMala has its own private and quiet beach. While some charming Malay village-style villas and chalets dot the jungle and beachfront, others nestle in the most breath-taking spots.Best described as an ‘eco-luxe’ resort, JapaMala transcends the experience of living close to nature by redefining it with a touch of luxury. Designed by natural streams, steep cliffs, towering boulders and where no trees are felled, the entire resort borrows from nature its elements to offer an exceptional sense of paradise, freedom from the real world. While serious relaxation is an elusive commodity for many, one can truly succumb to the healing effects JapaMala imparts through its holistic blend of sumptuous gourmet treats, intimacy between man and nature, unique spa experiences and truly unprecedented hospitality. Many say JapaMala is not just a place, but a state of mind. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Japamala Resort - By Samadhi

Address: Kampung Lanting, Tioman Island, Pulau Tioman 86800, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
Price Range: RM536 - RM1,516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Japamala Resort - By Samadhi 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Japamala Hotel Pulau Tioman
Japamala Resort
Japamala Pulau Tioman
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pulau Tioman
#1 Spa Hotel in Pulau Tioman
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“Sea cliff rooms offer fantastic views and the best all round value for money”
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“Villa 14 - 16 have the best views”
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“Sea cliff rooms have the best view of the bay!”
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“The walk up to the rooms is a trek but worth it. Room 15 and 13 are great. We had the house which was impeccable !”
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