Japamala Resort by Samadhi
Japamala Resort by Samadhi
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8.0
Very good

"The staff were very nice!"

Jeyasri

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December 20, 2016

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The staff is excellent!
NURUL S. from Malaysia
Family with young children
Very pretty resort, very decent food, good for romantic gate...
Lionel from France
Family with young children
Amazing resort with private & clean beach. Rooms are spacious with incredible views (stayed in seaview chalet) Built into the rainforest, you are able to spot monkeys! Food is excellent - would come back again and again.
Jean from United States
Couple
hotel provides all kind of services including snorkelling tour and spa. the weather was bad on the day we went, didnt get to enjoy the snorkelling but we spent half day relaxing by the sea. it was very nice with the best services provide by the staff.
Zhi from Malaysia
Couple
It was a very nice stay. We were there only 4 days but it was very relaxing, with nice surroundings, super nice staff, beautiful room, good food and affordable prices. I would for sure recommend this place to friends and family! :)
Ahmady from Sweden
Couple
Lovely gem of a resort but can be isolated. Great for just relaxing and being close to nature in a beautiful island. Great attentive and personalised service from the staff. Saw snakes, monkeys and turtles. Good casual snorkelling near jetty.
Kuan from Malaysia
Couple
We loved this place! The weather was amazing, and we spent most of the time swimming and lounging on the beach. In the evenings we ventured out to the restaurant at the end of the pier and just marveled at the view while enjoying the fantastic meals.
Michael from Australia
Couple
Excellent
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8.9
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Exceptional room comfort and quality
9.3
Recommended by 82% of guests
Value for money8.3
Location rating8.9
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  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

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9.3
Exceptional
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Penghulu's House
Penghulu's House
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  • Room size: 140 m²/1507 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed & 2 single beds
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Jungle Luxe Sarang
Jungle Luxe Sarang
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Seaview Sarang
Seaview Sarang
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Tree Top Chalet
Tree Top Chalet
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Sea Cliff Chalet
Sea Cliff Chalet
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Hillside Sarang
Hillside Sarang
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
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"Very beautiful place with excellent service from hotel staff..."

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April 9, 2016

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8.9
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Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.5
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality9.3
Service9.0
Value for money8.3
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9.2
Exceptional
Yock from Singapore
Couple
Chalet Standard
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
Beautiful resort, helpful and friendly staff ”
The resort is an eco resort and is quite luxurious. We had originally booked a sea cliff room but got a jungle sarang instead. The issue seemed to have been on the Agoda platform as the resort had gotten the booking in the system as jungle sarang. As the resort was full and the jungle sarang was a bigger room, we had no choice but to accept it. The staff at the resort was apologetic and nice about it and are also trying to find out what happened to the booking. Other than that. We enjoyed the experience. The beach was clean with crystal clear water. We saw great corals, fishes, stingray, even a turtle while snorkeling. The room we had was very nice, it had a living area, a balcony, a huge bathroom and a large bedroom. It was a giant tree house and was quite an experience. They made quite an effort for the food and it was rather enjoyable. But the whole fish at market price was not worth it as it did not taste fresh and was pricey.
Reviewed July 02, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Fathin from Singapore
Couple
Sea Cliff Chalet
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017
Exceptional”
All staffs are commendable for their warmth and friendliness right from the ones that is responsible fetching to and fro with the speedboat. Hats off them being a superb multitasking in different scope. I see passion and teamwork that keeps them going. That makes our stay even worth in that tranquil location. Thank You!
Reviewed November 10, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
CATHIE from Australia
Couple
Hillside Sarang
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017
FANTASTIC STAFF & SERVICE”
We stayed at Japamala Resort end of Dec to early Jan 2017. It was fantastic, firstly the staff were amazing, so friendly and gave us superb service. Definitely recommend to stay at PENGHULU HOUSE or SEAVIEW SARANG room. The food was awesome, so fresh and tasty. Loved the free cocktails on the jetty 6pm - 7pm The resort is very clean and well maintained. On our last morning went snorkelling from the jetty, early before breakfast. Water was flat calm and no one else around, I finally got to see the reef shark - Magical moment. The snorkelling is great off the jetty - there is 1 coral with just Clown fish.
Reviewed March 21, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Ryan from Philippines
Couple
Tree Top Chalet
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
VIP treatment, picturesque views”
I took a lot of great pictures. The room was so cozy. Customer service is par excellence. Food was great. Free cocktails from 6pm to 7pm while watching the sunset. Reception lady was nice. There are things for improvement that I think are beyond the control of the management: (1) Poor internet (2) The lousy ferry service. The ferry asked us to be at the port at 3 am for the 4 am departure. No staff was there to assist us. No one informed us that it was delayed. It arrived at 6:30 am. Those 3.5 hours could have been spent sleeping and resting instead of waiting in agony with no bit of information about the arrival of the vessel. The was no apology nor explanation why they were late. Overall, minus the ferry service, Japamala brings you memories you will go back to in the years to come.
Reviewed November 17, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Hishamuddin from Malaysia
Family with teens
Penghulu's House
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
10.0
Exceptional
Foo from Malaysia
Couple
Tree Top Chalet
Stayed 3 nights in January 2015
Heaven on Earth!”
Serenity, Staff Performance and Seclusion
It was excellent, the team that is behind the resort provide us with excellent services. From knowing each name personally, customizing food and entertainment according to our preferences. Due to the absence of telco signal on the island, you will enjoy the serenity and seclusion that is provided by the island. It is the place to be if you need to disconnect from the world just to be with your significant other. Kudos once again to the team, I would certainly come back to the resort if given the chance.
Reviewed September 03, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Rahiza from Malaysia
Couple
Jungle Luxe Sarang
Stayed 3 nights in January 2015
Amazeballs!!!”
Beautiful scenery, cozy room, fantastic service
We had great pleasure staying at Japamala although it was monsoon season. The view is simply breathtaking..the staff are amazing..they really pay attention to every little details to make ur stay a pleasant ones..the food is delicious..a lil bit pricey but it suits the quality of the food served..the room is superb..extremely cozy..the housekeeping staff ensure that the room is tidy..smelling great at all times..the candles are lit..cold drinking water is replenish..The staff..James, Ayuni, Mike, Zamani and Sam were ever so helpful and friendly..we felt we were at home.. When we first arrive in our Jungle Luxe Sarang..we were welcomed by a fruit basket and coconut lengkong..the lengkong is simply delicious so we thought of ordering it from the menu on the next day..but James told us that the kueh is not avaiable in the menu..to our surprise..the next day..someone knocks on our door and delivered our coconut lengkong!!! Tq James!! U r awesome!! We have enjoyed our stay at Japamala and hope to go there again...a great resort if u r looking for tranquility and total relaxation..
Reviewed January 22, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Quek from Malaysia
Couple
Tree Top Chalet
Stayed 1 night in March 2014
Amzing trip”
Room, surroundings and service
Superb in short! This is actually the 2nd time my husband and myself visited Japamala, basically we love everything about the resort, the nice and friendly staffs, especially the resident manager - Aruni. The resort contains only 13 rooms in total, therefore it's very private and not packed at all as compared to the other resorts in Tioman Island. We love to hangout at the Italian restaurant which is located above water and the sunset view over there is just amazing. Rooms are very clean and filled with whatever necessities. Perfect for couples or small family who wants to have a quiet romantic and relaxing getaway.
Reviewed April 02, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Kulnan from Thailand
Couple
Seaview Sarang
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014
Excellent, but need to know what to expect”
Staff, staff, and staff
Overall this has been a great stay. Service is excellent - Aruni, Mike, and all the staff have been extremely accommodating of every request possible. Very courteous and friendly but not overly overdoing it. I think the service is overall the part that made this stay very comfortable and smooth. Room is good - The sea view Sarang is large, naturally built. The room is made from wood and in some area in need of renovating and repair. There is an outdoor tub connecting to the room and a large balcony with another dip pool with waterfall. The area has a few insects like ants around, so if you are freaked out with this kind of thing, then this is not a place for you. Surrounding - The hotel is at the beach, beautiful area, not much snorkelling opportunity in terms of coral but many fish around. Food - We ate mostly on Mandi Mandi on the jetty, super nice setting on the beach, food is good. Activity - This place is for relaxing, food, and spa. They do arrange boat trips as well. There is no in house diving center but they do arrange dive trip with other dive centers.
Reviewed February 06, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
huang from Singapore
Couple
Hillside Sarang
Stayed 1 night in May 2013
fantastic!! definately a wonderful trip.”
superb view, super nice food and superb relax environment
this is definately a great hotel. however, the only draw back is that, been surronded by forest. there tends to have lots and lots of flies. We booked hill side sarang and ended up not using the pool, as there's just too much flies out there.
Reviewed June 30, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Doris from United States
Family with young children
Jungle Luxe Sarang
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013
Beautiful, at one with nature hotel”
Built at one with the jungle
The hotel was amazing, never stayed in one place where we felt so at one with nature and yet still in the lap of luxury. liked the boulder garden in the back and in the bathroom. loved the way the building seemed at one with nature. Menu limited, liked the Italian on the jetty, food very pricey. Also we wanted to book a snorkeling trip, but it seemed very expensive over 200RM for each person and in the end we didn't go because they only had one boat which was used for transfers and we couldn't workout a time. There was also a some broken glass in the stream out to the beach, my daughter cut her foot very badly on it and had to get 3 stitches, at least they didn't charge us a boat transfer to get back to the main part for the doctor.
Reviewed March 05, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Yichao from China
Couple
Tree Top Chalet
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012
Lovely hotel and service with a smile”
Peaceful Place, Great Food and Service
We arrived there in mon-season, it was not as bad as someone described. On the contrary, the sea was still clear, the weather was neither too hot nor too cold, and the unique advantage was the extreme tranquility. The service there was more than perfect, everyone there were smiling. They provide a list of water sports including kayaking, snorkeling, etc for free. The food is great, there are all kinds of food that people from all over the could find their own preferred dishes. The place is very peaceful, you can enjoy the sea view just in front of your room. And you will find the mountain behind your room is green and fresh. Overall, if you plan to visit Tioman, Japamala would definitely be one of the resorts you want to consider.
Reviewed December 13, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Sau from United Kingdom
Couple
Hillside Sarang
Stayed 3 nights in November 2012
Quiet resort with a castaway feel”
Quiet resort on a beautiful island
Such a beautiful island. Well worth a visit (and may be more return visits to come) after first hearing about this paradise more than 20 years ago. Resort is small and really quiet, and facilities frankly not that great. But that is how I like it, without the trappings of the big brand names. The hillside sarang is really well designed in Malay style (I suppose), great for a getaway for doing absolutely nothing! Nice fruits and food as well, and surprisingly at very affordable price.
Reviewed November 12, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Wei from Malaysia
Couple
Tree Top Chalet
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012
Great place to stay”
Simple, Cosy & Clean
We enjoyed our stay. Staff were nice and friendly. Unfortunately, there is no phone reception at all in the island. If you want to experience fishing squid at night, you can try it at the jetty. Bring along your fishing gear....
Reviewed September 18, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Maria from Argentina
Couple
Jungle Luxe Sarang
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012
Amazing”
Great service, best location and great food
Japamala resort is stunning. Beautiful rooms with all the facilities. Great location, with a beach full of coral and tropical fish and even a tortle!! the hotel staff looks after you without being overwhelming, food was great, specially the Italian restaurant. I couldn't ask for a better place to stay!
Reviewed June 29, 2012
9.7
Exceptional
Yeon from Malaysia
Group
Hillside Sarang
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011
Unique resort with great service”
Well Design Sarang, privacy, very thoughtful service provided
I love this resort very much, though i stayed there during raining season. Very relax, good view, good food, great service.The staff there are very thoughtful and helpful, it was a wonderful and relaxing short trip for me and my sis, we enjoy it very much. Will definitely return to this paradise during sunny season to explore more about Tioman. And, the Spa is wonderful, must try.
Reviewed March 10, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Stephenie from Singapore
Couple
Tree Top Chalet
Stayed 2 nights in January 2012
One of the few last paradises left”
Exclusivity, pristine private beaches, great service
This resort is truly one of the few untouched paradises left. Rustic and untainted, it really brings you back to nature. JapaMala only has 13 villas so it can provide very personal and attentive service to every guest. Once you arrive, the Resident Manager will escort you to your villa where it is already pre-cooled and jazz music filled. No check-in is required nor signature requested after each restaurant meal as they know every guest by face. Even for the beach cabana drinks ordered, they will know which villa you're from before you tell them. As this is a private beach/part of Tioman, the only way to get there is via their sea taxi and a 2-way transfer for 2 will set you back
Reviewed January 27, 2012
8.7
Excellent
JIAYIN from China
Couple
Sea Cliff Chalet
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011
Friendly staff”
Away from the world
went for holiday for 3 days 2night. i love the place. it's away from the world without huge crowded and network. lol. itf you really want to relax, go japamala!!! staff are friendly adn great, food is delicous thought a bit pricey and limited choices but nevertheless l love the 3days 2 night holiday. basically doing nothing. lol. for people who is looking for exceitment, this is not the place for you. seriously nothing much to do, it's a great place to short get away to relax and spend more time with your partner. they will tidy up your room whenever you left the room and they will provide chocolate every night. they have lots of dvd for rent. foc. however the dvd quality isn't very good. 2 out of 3 dvd which i borrowded only can watch half way. that's quite annoying. we went during the moosoon season but very lucky that the weather is very good during our holiday there. the view from the balcony is super nice. beautiful sunset!!! we will be back!!!
Reviewed January 12, 2012
9.7
Exceptional
Ulrich from Germany
Couple
Sea Cliff Chalet
Stayed 2 nights in July 2011
Luxury in the Djungle”
Service Oriented Paradise
The Resort is situated in a secluded area with own beach, only accessible by boat - however, taking the hotels own powerful boat, this is only a question of minutes. Service is superb. All chalets have their own individual setting, adapted to the hill and stones, looking relatively simple from the outside, they are quite luxurious inside, with carefully selected artware and accessories. I would strongly recommend the Sea Cliff type, sitting on your own deck over the sea at sundown is a dream. The resort has 2 excellent restaurants, however expect to pay for this quality european prices. Note: This resort is a getaway for those without communication needs, no cellphone connection and internet either extremely slow or not working.
Reviewed July 21, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
Ng from Malaysia
Couple
Tree Top Chalet
Stayed 1 night in May 2011
Excellent Stay”
Staffs treat us like King and Queen
this is the best resort/hotel that we stayed. their staff's effortless contribution makes the excellent hospitality. we actually read and surveyed before decided to stay here. it turns out to be no regret.
Reviewed May 18, 2011
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