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Houston, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for 4 nights. Great resort. We kinda know everybody by the third day. Everyone is so helpful and friendly. The hotel offer snorkeling and kayaking gear. Other guests have reported seeing sea turtle and eagle rey at the jetty, but we have no luck as visibility wasn't as great when we were there. The hotel offer one-hour...

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Japamala Resort end of Dec to Early Jan 2017. We didn't have the best weather but made the most of our time there. The staff are absolutely fantastic and gave us superb service. Definitely recommend to stay at PENGHULU HOUSE or SEAVIEW SARANG room. The resort is very clean and well maintained - they rake the beach...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to a lot of places from the five diamond resorts of Las Vegas to family owned rooms in the Maldives but staying at Japalama was my best week spent away from home so far. People here in the reviews mostly complaining about things that makes Japamala so special: yes there are monkeys around because the cozy wooden...

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2Thank Balázs F
Ashtead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Japamala for the end of our honeymoon and been spoilt by pure luxury in our previous hotel so perhaps this is why we felt a bit letdown by Japamala. Tioman Island itself is stunning and the beach is beautiful, but it felt like Japamala had been in its heyday maybe 4 or 5 years ago and was...

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1Thank bethf86
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honeymooned here for 5 nights. Gorgeous privacy and jetty welcome after being picked up from airport by speedboat and served this amazing lemongrass and ginger drink. No roads on the island. Jetty had a bar on the end whee we spent many an evening slurping sundowners, nice massage parlour and thai restaurant coupled with a rocky shoreline. Was truly magical...

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent 4 nights here in a hillside sarang and loved every minute of it. The staff are wonderful and nothing is too much trouble . The food from both menus amazing. Beautiful setting with plenty of wild life. We shall return !

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Tioman
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very likely , I will come back again, I love to stay there very nice , very quite , staff are very nice , everything was nice , I have plan to go back this year again , I will bring my family with me this time .

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Tioman
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Real haneymooner experience were you get disconnected from the rest of the world and focus on your pleasure , enjoyment , relaxation and happy thoughts in a lovely, professional and well attended atmosphere

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Absolutely amazing resort and half the price of the Maldives! I like many people would hate being woken up especially whist on holiday....however being woken up by monkeys having breakfast on our roof top...that is just one of life's experiences you should cherish and one of which I will never forget. I can't wait to go back!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Everything is A+ except their WiFi and staff performance. They receptionist seemed unaware of what tv's email staff promised! Also room service could be better as could their monkey intrusion problem. The monkeys would barge in and steal all the food.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
JapaMala is Tioman Island’s only boutique resort, and one-of-a-kind in Malaysia. This small and exclusive resort of 13 rooms is hidden amidst 11 acres of lush tropical rainforest. A one-village-one-resort property, JapaMala has its own private and quiet beach. While some charming Malay village-style villas and chalets dot the jungle and beachfront, others nestle in the most breath-taking spots.Best described as an ‘eco-luxe’ resort, JapaMala transcends the experience of living close to nature by redefining it with a touch of luxury. Designed by natural streams, steep cliffs, towering boulders and where no trees are felled, the entire resort borrows from nature its elements to offer an exceptional sense of paradise, freedom from the real world. While serious relaxation is an elusive commodity for many, one can truly succumb to the healing effects JapaMala imparts through its holistic blend of sumptuous gourmet treats, intimacy between man and nature, unique spa experiences and truly unprecedented hospitality. Many say JapaMala is not just a place, but a state of mind. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Japamala Resort by Samadhi

Address: Kampung Lanting, Tioman Island, Pulau Tioman 86800, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
Price Range: $254 - $596 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Japamala Resort by Samadhi 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Japamala Hotel Pulau Tioman
Japamala Resort
Japamala Pulau Tioman
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pulau Tioman
#1 Spa Hotel in Pulau Tioman
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“Sea cliff chalet is the best if you like natural white noise”
486eileent, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all chalets offer different views and facilities”
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“Penghulu House OR Seaview Sarang”
cathie1981, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“sea cliff chalet view room can experience sea cool breeze.”
manish360, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best views from the seaside rooms with your own balcony to relax and watch the sunset from in the evening.”
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