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“Fantastic break from the big city”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rimba Resort

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Rimba Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Pulau Sibu
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Fantastic break from the big city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2017

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 :)

Room Tip: If you want quiet, get a room away from the bar. Next time, however, I will be asking for a hut clos...
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  • Stayed March 2017, travelled with friends
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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review, 15 March 2017
Hi there, thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really pleased to hear you took advantage of snorkeling on our house reef and enjoyed the atmosphere in the bar at night.
We are also really happy to hear you will be coming back and thank you for your very positive comments about our team. Thanks again and island love, The Rimba Crew!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2017

Fantastic place and very Nice People there. Though the Beach is more for diving then for swimming. But very Nice staff and accomodation in all wonderfull. I hope to come back and visit This beautiful place again one day

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled with family
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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review, 15 March 2017
Hi Susanne, Thank you so much for your review. We are looking forward to having you back and are pleased you took advantage of our house reef! Thanks again, The Rimba Crew!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2017

The resort is located on an island 5 min away from the Malaysia mainland. The boat ride can be rough depending on the weather. The staffs are very friendly, F&B are good and plenty, the huts are rustic, cute and comfy. The beach is beautiful, but rocky.
Given the amenities are very basic with no TV, no A/C and no hot shower, it almost feels like a luxury urban camping experience. Cute for a weekend getaway.

Stayed March 2017
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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review, 15 March 2017
Hi there, Thank you for your review of Rimba! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again, The Rimba Crew
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2017

It's defo no 5 star resort but that's exactly what we loved about it. Rimba is an absolutely no frills and no slippers place. Although we spent most of our time at the bar, we did a jungle hike in the rain and it was super fun. Food + transport were ace too.

@rimba crew Tesh and Lin will be back in September and will attempt to partake in some activities if we do not get too sloshed everyday.

We love bugs.

#getinvolved #orrrrrrrrrrr

Cya soon, guys. Carly/Cat/Rob/Mal/Dale/Jenni/Kensey/Lindsey/Santa John/Davin and the Most Valuable Puppy *ever* SHAKKAAAAA.

Room Tip: Rooms near the bars are the best because they're near the bar. Self explanatory.
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Stayed February 2017, travelled with friends
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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review, 4 March 2017
Hi there, thank you so much for your fun review of Rimba! We are so happy to hear you loved being here - we loved you being here too! Shaka sends her love! We look forward to seeing you again in September - Island love, The Rimba Crew
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2017

So close to metropole Singapore I didn't expect this island to be so beautiful and tranquil. We arranged a private pick up and 4 hours later we took our first dive. The sea in front of Rimba isn't very spectacular because of the stone corals but when you ask the staff to take you out on a snorkling trip, it's all white sandy beaches and sparkling blue water. And some sharks if you'r e lucky! The lodges are very basic and simple. Which is okay, could be a little bit cleaner to my opinion but all you do is sleep and shower there.

  • Stayed July 2016, travelled with family
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Thank MarliesCN
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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review, 26 February 2017
Hi there, Thank you for your review and for staying with us last year! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of our house reef!
Sorry to hear that the chalet could of been cleaner, we have recently employed a "head of housekeeping" to help maintain a high standard of cleanliness and maintenance throughout the chalets. We hope to see you this season and thank you again for taking the time to leave us a review. Have a great week, Carly
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Property: Rimba Resort
Address: Kem Majidee, Pulau Sibu 81100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Johor > Pulau Sibu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Pulau Sibu
Number of rooms: 21
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 
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Rimba Hotel Johor Bahru

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