We drove from KL, parked our car and got on the resort boat, and so our fun began!
This is not a 5 star resort so if you want luxury don't come here.
Our 3 night getaway was fantastic. We have a 3 year old and 17 month old and they just loved the beach which is great for collecting amazing coloured stones. The water was lovely in and the beach is very pretty and has great rock pools at low tide.
The staff are just fantastic and were always helpful and smiling. We were also very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. We were expecting average Asian style cuisine but some nights we had lovely Western dishes (not fries but lots of yummy vegetables, roast chicken etc) and their curries were also delicious. Breakfast was basic but did the job!
Our little bure was just lovely, we had a gorgeous canopy bed with netting and a baby cot was also provided as was a single bed for free.
Whilst no cooling, the breeze at night and ceiling fan made it really fine for sleeping. The bathroom was quite dark but it did the job (no hot water).
Some nights our children were too tired to eat in the dining room so the staff were kind enough to bring our food, a table and chairs down to our deck and set up our dining there which was really lovely.
Even with 2 little ones we trecked across the island to Sea Gypsy Village and had a swim at their stunning beach for the morning.
Very affordable stay and something I highly recommend if you want to do something a bit different.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Rimba Hotel Johor Bahru