Japamala Resort by Samadhi

Japamala Resort by Samadhi

Kampung Lanting, Pulau Tioman, Kampung Genting, Tioman Island, Malaysia, 86800
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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
    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 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....
    Wei 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
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    8.9
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    8.0
    Very good

    "The staff were very nice!"

    Jeyasri

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    December 20, 2016

    9.3
    Exceptional room comfort and quality
    Recommended by 83% of guests

    Property highlights

    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

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    Value for money8.2
    Location rating8.9
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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
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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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    • 9.3
      Exceptional

      "Wonderful stay the food the stuff and the beach"

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    "Very beautiful place with excellent service from hotel staff..."

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    April 9, 2016

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    9.6
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    "The place is simply amazing with awesome views."

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    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities8.4
    Location8.9
    Room comfort and quality9.3
    Service9.0
    Value for money8.2
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anja from Germany
    Couple
    Sea Cliff Chalet
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2019
    Exceptional”
    This was easily one of the very best experiences we ever had traveling together in terms of the resort itself, the way the place is run, the amazing people working there, food, drinks etc. It is so many small things that made it the perfect stay. We felt so welcome and enjoyed the friendly and accommodating service throughout our entire stay and will definitely come back.
    Reviewed February 01, 2019
    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
    6.0
    Abu from Malaysia
    Couple
    Tree Top Chalet
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
    Too much nature”
    Far to walk to room Many snakes around Room secluded Security not guaranteed Got big biawak in premise Not connected to road Only accessible by boat Room isolated in jungle with no security Just for nature lovers & braveheart
    Reviewed January 23, 2019
    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
    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
    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
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Sheng from Singapore
    Couple
    Tree Top Chalet
    Stayed 1 night in December 2010
    Rejuvenate,quiet proximity to sea and jungle”
    Small, private, warm
    Nil
    Stayed at Seaview Sarang and Treetop. Travel by air. The mersing ferries are too unpredictable and long. Take the Japamala ferry taxies. You can save perhaps per couple taking the private boat taxis but the resort's boats are fully sheltered and feels safer, esp if you have lots of luggages. Go the the Duty Free shops around 300 meters to your left immediately upon exiting. You can get most things you need for your stay. 2 or maximum 3 days stay would be good. Anything longer and you may become Robinson Crusoe. Reserve one meal for cooking if you stay at Seaview Sarang as they have a kitchenette. The wifi throughout is amazing. Cell phones are no good but at the jetty, right at some elusive small spots, you can get some reception, good enough to call home (not office) Bring a lot of reading materials, esp those you want to read for years but keep holding back, sunglasses. The sand flies comments can't be emphasise more. Try the snorkelling at the jetty. Just hang around the stairs area at the jetty if you are an amateur and it will suffice. They have Ipod docking stations so make use of this. Food and service has been aptly and correctly covered. Go during the monsson where prices are very reasonable less the crowds. The 3 sets of sheltered sunbathing areas has been over criticised. Most guests seem to mutually understand that they would be there 30 minutes to 1 hour and more than enough for everyone to sit there and relax. Did not try the spa but description looks good
    Reviewed December 21, 2010
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