If you want a getaway to get away from the madness and relax, it's hard to bear Rimba. Part of the beauty is that you can do as much or as little as you want. There are plenty of places to relax with a book around the beach area and, if you want a bigger and prettier beach, you can take the 15-20 minute walk through the jungle to Sea Gypsies. The reef and snorkelling around Rimba is superb, however, and the resort is better than Sea Gypsies overall. Even during low tide, we say octopus, cuttle fish, blue spotted rays, angel fish and so much more. Huts are basic but do the job. The staff are wonderful with Cat and Carly keeping us informed in every way before our arrival and sorting out our transfer from Singapore, which was flawless. The bar is busy at night and has a lovely atmosphere (even when it's not a special occasion, I am sure!) Food is all included and was really, really good.
This will probably become a regular getaway spot for us. When you consider that, door-to-door, you can do it in 3.5-4 hours (even with the border crossing), it is a much quicker and, ultimately better, option than going to Thailand or Indonesia. We will be back :)
- 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