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 :)More