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About Japamala Resort by Samadhi


Japamala Resort by Samadhi is Tioman Island’s only boutique resort and one of the three Samadhi Retreat properties in Malaysia. This small and exclusive resort of 13 rooms is hidden amidst 11 acres of lush tropical rainforest, where charming Malay, village-styled villas and chalets are positioned in the most breathtaking spots.

Best described as an eco-luxe resort, Japamala Resort by Samadhi 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 fell, the entire resort borrows from nature its elements to offer an exceptional sense of paradise and freedom from the real world.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Airport transfer

Fitness & recreation

  • Spa
  • Massage(s)

Swimming & soaking

  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • Private beach
  • Diving
  • Fishing

Food & beverage

  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Laundry service

Guest services

  • Tours

On-site facilities

  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
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Due to the monsoon season, ferry services may be cancelled by the Marine Department. Please contact the property for more details.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance to Airport: 8 km
Number of Rooms : 13
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
Year Hotel Built: 2004
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  • Cleanliness 8.9
  • Facilities 8.6
  • Location 9.1
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.3
  • Service 9.0
  • Value for money 8.3
  • Food/Dining 8.9

Esther C. from Malaysia
Families with young children
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Great Glamping
Glamping is what describes Japamala. Minimum staffing but with great service and availability of most things. Great food at both restaurants too. We loved it !
Reviewed July 15, 2016

TE S. from Malaysia
Families with young children
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Mobile Phone
No line/receiving.
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Lionel T. from France
Families with young children
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015
very pretty resort
Very pretty resort, very decent food, good for romantic gateway
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Hishamuddin A. from Malaysia
Families with older children
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
Perfect place to hang out with family.
If the flight service is available...would give perfect 10 to the vacation at Japamala...however travelling by speedboat from Mersing is not that bad either....only 4 and half hour travel by road from KL to Mersing a bit of a challenge. Once you arrive...you forget about the journey...only the destination. Memorable....unforgettable.
Reviewed June 06, 2016

fara D. from Malaysia
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
5 star service!
very beautiful place with excellent service from hotel staff.
Reviewed April 09, 2016

Maram A. from Palestinian Territory
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Beach, stuff, food
Wonderful stay the food the stuff and the beach
Reviewed January 17, 2016

Jürgen S. from Germany
Stayed 4 nights in December 2015
Magic - Real nature - Lot of comfort
Nature - friendly staff - seaview sarang
We booked the seaview sarang Great view - very private - perfect for couples - lonesome beaches - nice Food and the price is ok Dinner at beach 80$ inkl a bottle of wine The Hotel Atmosphere is Great and the Staff is very Kind ... No clinc Hotel Atmosphere it feels very familiar
Reviewed December 27, 2015

Norman Y. from Singapore
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
A great quiet vacation
Friendly staff. Clean and beautiful. Exclusive and peaceful.
Even though we were there during the off peak season the staff were still at their peak. Attentive and friendly. Always smiling and going all out to please us. Aruni, Mike, Amy, Jack n Ima...good job!
Reviewed December 21, 2015

Karthigeyan N. from Malaysia
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
Hidden nest of luxury
seclusion, food, staffs
Initially I thought this place is overrated. I was wondering how it could justify itself. Our experience staying for 2 nights answered the question. The bads: There is convenient store on or near this resort since its the only one over this part of the island. So ensure bringing in whatever you might need while you are here - first aid, isotonic drinks, etc. Food price is slightly on the high side (RM50-100 per pax per dinner compared to KL restaurants) but quality of the food is unquestionable. I think there is no life guard on the beach and I didn't see any life buoy or instruction on beach safety here. The Good This resort if located near the southern tip of the island and offers a hiding nest for people who wants to escape from their busy, noisy, crowded, fast moving, demanding life. You will not find any other tourists here other than yourself and occupants of the 12 other houses here, if its fully occupied. The food is Fantastic. The Thai restaurant chef prepares the food with her own recipe and home made ingredients. The service - excellent. We were drinking our whiskey on the beach chairs and one of the chief staff just came and gave us a huge bucket of ice without being asked. of course other perks were cold towels and local snacks while we lazed around for hours. Snorkelling was convenient on the beach. Snorkel sets were complimentary use and no extra charges like other place. Smoke detectors and fire extinguisher where all in place which is quite impressive. The access stairs and walkways were properly maintained. Free flow cocktail - a good start for evening and spend time together while wait for the food to be served. Room facility - it tries to meet 5 star rating as much as it could but this is something not easily achieved on a island. ipod docks are available for music. We had a good short break that we needed for this year. We will make it back when we get a change again.
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Eunice L. from Singapore
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
the nature, the view and the bridge
It's was really great. My friends and I enjoyed our stay although it's a little hard to reach there. The service is really on point and the staff pay attention to our needs. A really good place for a short get away.
Reviewed December 07, 2015


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