This was really a gem tucked away in the quieter part of Tioman. Having stayed in Tioman at least a dozen times, we welcomed this little hideaway that gave us clean rooms, attentive service and a relaxing time. We booked the cheapest seaview chalet and although this was older than the other rooms, it was still one of the best places we've stayed in - a comfortable bed, decent toilet, fridge, kettle and safe. Only the toilet door could do with an upgrade. Tony, the owner, made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived and chatted quite a bit with us during our stay. The local staff was also friendly and saw to our needs and requests. We enjoyed our dives in the area as we usually dive on the other crowded side of Tioman, but this is not a hardcore diving place. We wish we had another day to spend just chilling in the inviting lounge chairs and sitting at the jetty at night.
What could be improved: the food was mediocre and the meats tended to be overcooked. Lunch was a little pricy (RM30 per dish). The speedboat transfers were also pricier than the ferry ride (we paid RM125 per person for a 15-minute ride).
But all in all, we had a delightful stay and will definitely consider coming back again - this time with more time squeezed in to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Minang Cove Hotel Pulau Tioman
- Minang Cove Pulau Tioman