As a local from Peninsular Malaysia and an avid experienced recreational scuba diver, I have been to Tenggol > 7 times and all the famous islands nearby, to name some; Perhentian, Redang, Lang Tengah, Bidong, Langkawi, Tioman, Pangkor, Payar but still like Tenggol the best for this place is made for scuba divers. There is no street, no shopping, no TV, no bus loads of snorkeling tourists, no loud music/noise, it is just our room, the communal area(cafeteria ), the dive shop and the beach.
Being on a small island, fresh water is always from the well and a little bit salty, this resort have 7 wells, so they have plenty of fresh water, so it is not as salty as other places like Perhentian/Lang Tengah/Redang/Kapas.
Cafeteria serves a variety of food, from western/continental/asian breakfast to BBQ, pasta, steamboat, noodles, rice with Malaysian dishes. I think the F&B crew did a pretty good job in feeding us, I can even remember a few names like Tua-pui, Ji-pui.
The dive crew was equally good, although I didn’t rent any dive equipment I can see that their rental gears are very new and well maintained. DI Jess Lam did her best in bringing Tenggol’s best underwater experience to us, bottom times was good and site selection was good, although sometimes there were inexperience divers from other group together which limit us to beginner’s dive sites Jess still managed to devise a plan for us get the bottom time we wanted and to see the extra we hope for. Good job Jess. Ah not forgetting the boat captain and deck hands, everyone was very diligent and fast.
Visibility was very good this round, 20m at least, 30m most of the time, >30m on several dives. For steady confident experienced divers do go for the far out dive site when condition is suitable, they are worth the 15-20mins boat ride.
And finally a big special thanks to boss Marcus, for the great hospitality and we are especially grateful for the things you have done for us, I will not mention what because he said not to mention any in here, LOL.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tenggol Coral Beach Resort with 20 natural timber chalet blends harmoniously into the environment, creating an exclusive village-style living experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tenggol Coral Beach Resort Dungun, Terengganu