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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I learned about Rimba from a friend of mine and I have to admit that initially I was a little wary at the idea of staying in a resort where there was no air-conditioning. However, from the moment I stepped off the tender and on to the beach there, I knew I had made the right decision. From the gorgeous...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I had planned a surprise birthday getaway for my hubby and it turned out FABULOUS! It was seamless from booking to prompt replies, transport into Malaysia and a short boat ride to Rimba. I must admit that I had no expectations when I arrived as I read about the no aircon huts. But it turned out to be wonderful! The...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Took a weekend break from Singapore with a friend and it was just perfect. Easy shuttle bus, private boat waiting to bring you to the island and lovely staff waiting for you when you get there. It's a pretty basic island resort in many ways, with cold (but not salt!) water showers and no AC so it's not for people...

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1Thank NiamhSC
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My 2 friends and I visited Pulau Sibu at the tail end of the "good" season and had the resort practically to ourselves from Sunday to Tuesday. What caught our attention from start to end was the very friendly staff at Rimba. Although the room amenities were very basic (no A/C, room was open-aired), we had no problems asking for...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We loved the very basic accommodation in the middle of the nature. Back to nature: cabins made of wood & leaves, no sealing doors, no AC, no hot shower (depending on your booking), sleeping in a simple bed under a mosquito net listening to the sounds of nature around you. The staff is very friendly, maybe sometimes even a bit...

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1Thank JoostBoZ
Singapore
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Super place, friendly and welcoming towards EVERYONE; fun, warm and hospitable staff and management – without compromising their competence or professional conduct. Food is great, ambiance is great, snorkeling trips great, music in the bar is great, the bar itself is great -- Rimba has successfully achieved a very good ‘branding’. If you seek total anonymity or air-conditioned rooms in...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 8 September 2016

One weekend away from busy city life and Rimba gave us the life in the village and island. It is so secluded but yet intimate. Chalet has no door, no window cover, no safety box. it was a nice time without all the amenities. staffs are very friendly and welcoming. but staff needs to watch their behaviour when one had...

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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

In all their simplesness the bungalows and other facilities were delightful. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were included and were tasty, staff was super friendly and helpful. Snorkeling and diving trips take you to paradise islands and beaches nearby, there are beautiful coral reefs and fauna to be seen. Thank you so much Ash, Jake, Rob and others! -Olivia&Wyld

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

3D2N of #backtobasic Kudos to the resort chef for cooking & presenting such tasty meals! Also a big praise to the first class hospitality provided by the rimba crew. Not to forget the professional yet funny diving team! Felt like we were away from Malaysia for a moment in their kenyan inspired hut

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My deepest thanks to all at Rimba resort for a fantastic few days spent there last week. The island is stunning with gorgeous views, rustic accommodation and exquisite food. The staff especially Grant Jake Jenny John Ash were exceptional with their hospitality and customer service, all going out of their way to remember guests names and to make everyone feel...

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Rimba Resort

Address: Kem Majidee, Pulau Sibu 81100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Johor > Pulau Sibu
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Rimba Hotel Johor Bahru
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“rooms near bar are noisier but closer to the bar? all rooms have sea view, furthest have 100yd walk?”
 of 5 bubbles 720barrym, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Honeymoon suite & Family Chalet are the only huts with hot bath water so pick those if having a hot bath is important.”
 of 5 bubbles bittenbytheTbugz, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you have a young family or just want peace and quiet make sure they don't give you a room near the outdoor bar.”
 of 5 bubbles Angeo39, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get the 'wedding suite' if you want hot water ;)”
 of 5 bubbles stephaneoertel, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a beach hut with a sea view. Lovely to wake up to.”
 of 5 bubbles austinbyrne007, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
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