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"Possibly the most beautiful location on the entire Tioman Island."
NOORIQMAL - July 3, 2019
The most memorable parts of our stay at Tunamaya was the stunning location this hotel is situated and the amazing staff who couldn’t do enough for us.
Laura | October 23, 2019
Will recommend this place for travellers who need or just want to rely on staff to arrange a perfect timing to transfer from-and-to the main ferry.
Daren | March 16, 2020
Came here for a very short holiday, 2D1N Overall everything was up to the standard Like
eugene | March 2, 2020
Staff were very helpful and friendly and I felt looked after without being fussed over.
Carol | September 22, 2017
both the owner of the NDL centre and the dive master are extremely nice and helpful.
Nikita | July 16, 2019
Beautiful sea water right in front of the hotel with corals and lots of fishes
eugene | March 2, 2020
|Value for money||7.5|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 70 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort.
Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
Nikita | July 16, 2019
Chiow | July 3, 2019
Nikita | July 16, 2019
Secluded in a peaceful area in Tioman Island, Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort is a two-hour ferry ride from Tanjung Gemok jetty. Boasting a relaxing and excellent location, the resort offers guests many activities such as snorkeling, a spa, and souvenir shop. Genting Village is about 15 minutes away by boat, while the Tekek Airport on Tioman Island takes approximately 30 minutes. In addition to its fantastic location, Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort offers spacious and uniquely designed villas with a balcony overlooking the beach or rainforest. The air conditioned villas come equipped with a flat screen satellite TV, an electric kettle, and tea/coffee maker. After a long day, guests can indulge in pleasure with some massages or a luxurious body treatment at Tunamaya’s Sarang Spa. Family with children can enjoy the resort's babysitting service. Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort is simply perfect for a getaway.
Chiow | July 3, 2019
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort
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Highly recomended Resort for Group/Couple/Family”
Arrived at Genting Village Jetty and Tunamaya Staff already waiting for us there. ~15minutes speed boat transfer to the resort(the speed boat ride was awesome). Staff welcome us with a "Cold" towel which awesome! and also Guava juice to ease our thirsty. Check in procedure was fast and the room is clean with air condition. The Good thing: 1) It is a Private beach with crystal clear sea water( you can swim & do snorkeling there) , a lot of fish and coral in this beach. 2) The resort is clean and they have a beautiful swimming pool 3) You can do Jungle tracking at this resort. 4) Diving center have all the diving/snorkeling equipment for rental as well as their snorkeling package 5) Breakfast is so delicious (don't believe my word until you try it yourself) 6) Staff are friendly and helpful 7) Fantastic view of the Tunamaya Resort (google for the image and you will know why i say so) The Bad thing: 1) Wifi connection only at lobby and it is slow( wasn't that bad as you should enjoy your vacation without the cellphone) 2) Lunch & dinner is delicious but a little bit costly Overall i would rate 9.5/10 for Tunayama Resort. Highly recommended place for those who would like to enjoy the great scenery of the island and also for those people who like the wild nature.
Very good resort, some reviews here complain about high prices getting to and fro other areas of tioman, or high price for the food, but honestly, the place is clean, very well organised, great service, you really get what you pay for. Food at the restaurant is also very high quality and fresh, deserving of it's price in my opinion. If you prefer low cost chalets with bazaar like surroundings, this is not the place to go. But if you are looking for a well packaged, clean and safe environment, Tunamaya Tioman is perfect. Plus the resort offers great views of the Dragon Horns mountains.
Dream 50th Birthday Getaway”
Tunamaya exceeded all our expectations! This was without a doubt the highlight of our Malaysian holiday, and was the most perfect place to celebrate a 50th Birthday. From the moment we were collected from the public jetty and whisked away in the boat to our resort, we were treated like royalty. Cool refresher towels and a fruit cocktail were handed to us on arrival, indicating we had made the right decision in choosing Tunamaya to celebrate such an important birthday. The fabulous staff organising a very special birthday meal out on the jetty, couldn't have been more perfect. Tunamaya was exceptional in every way, from the infinity pool, to the spa staff, the chefs preparing outstanding meals and the attentive waitstaff and management. I will be back to this resort!!
Dear Kateea, Sunshine greetings from Tunamaya Tioman Island. First and foremost, we sincerely thank you for your time in writing us a review regarding your stay experience with us. We are more than happy to receive such warm reviews from you telling us how memorable and fantastic your Birthday was with us. We are glad to be part of your important and special occasion, we always pride ourselves in giving the best service to all our valued guests. With this, we look forward to welcome you back to Tunamaya Tioman Island soon with yet another pleasant experience.
A good honeymoon spot with excellent team and facilities”
First, Thank you for making our 5th Wedding Anniversary an unforgettable experience here in Tunamaya. The room is clean and well prepared and room facilities is functioning well. The food is very nice and portion is generous and fresh. We enjoy all the dishes except tomyam which is slightly salty. No doubt the price a bit high but worth the value. Snorkeling is fun and spot chosen is beautiful with sea lifes and corals. We been given time more than an hour for it. Lastly, I would like to say thanks to the Tunamaya staff, Rubyna for excellent arrangement for our anniversary. F&B (Shah, Jared, Miller, Connie, Emerson and chef) for exquisite dining experience and warm services. Ikmal and caption for the wonderful snorkeling adventure. And also Sarong Spa staff for the relaxing, refreshing and revitalizing treatment. Recommendation: Playground section for toddlers/ children like sand castle building or slide or bouncy castle on to water Extra water activities like kayaking, stand up paddle surf Put a distance signature for jungle tracking ( keep track the distance to peak) Thank you again and we will be back with our family soon.
Relaxed family holiday”
We loved our stay at Tunamaya: the setting was spectacular and the snorkelling from outside our door amazing. We swam with turtles every day we were there, bar one. Food felt a little over-priced, but it is a resort and it was definitely very tasty. The staff went out of their way to enhance our stay, and special mention must be made of Maria, who even took our kids fish feeding in her own time! It’s quite isolated, but that’s not a bad thing! There is a good well-kept walking track to Mukut village, which is a great day out too.
Hey Greer! Sunshine greetings all the way from Tunamaya Tioman Island! First and foremost, thank you for choosing us as your vacation destination. It's our pleasure to have you here in our beautiful resort and we thank you for your wonderful feedback! This will definitely motivate us to improve better from time to time. We are glad to know that you're overall very satisfied with your stay here and we look forward to welcome you here in Tunamaya Tioman Island in the near future for yet another pleasant experience!
Exceeded expectations ”
After reading reviews of Tunamaya I did not have high expectations. However we arrived at the port and were immediately picked up by the staff, who took us by boat to the resort. As we approached, we were astounded by the gorgeous views of the resort. We were then taken to our room which was spotlessly clean - no bed bugs as some reviews had stated, and not a single mosquito or sand fly for the duration of our stay. The beach was gorgeous every morning and you could swim out to the reef every day, and the pool was clean and a lovely break from the sea. The staff however made the trip - Tirta, Weda, Connie, and Maria made every meal time fantastic. They are lovely and attentive and fantastic staff members. Overall I had low expectations but every single one was exceeded, and it quickly became my favourite place ever. Cannot wait to return.
Hey there Alanna! Sunshine greetings from Tunamaya Tioman Island! First and foremost, we sincerely thank you for choosing us as your travel destination! Thank you for your time in writing us a review regarding your recent stay experience here with us. Our staff would be more than happy and motivated to receive such compliment from our valued guest like you! We are glad that you overall had a satisfied stay through our good scenery, nice ambiance, comfortable room and friendly staff service. We look forward for your return to Tunamaya Tioman Island soon in the near future!
we took a ferry from tanjung gemuk jetty to kg genting pulau tioman. The resort will pick u at kampung genting with their boat to the resort. We stayed 2 nights in one of the rainforest villas facing and it was perfect. The coral and sea life, which is steps from our room is incredible. We spotted a sea turtle and even a shark whilst snorkelling. The accommodation was very comfortable, good amenities and very good shower considering the remoteness of the hotel's location. I went for 2 dives. It was great. The dive instructors were friendly and helpful. Food was surprisingly good at the hotel and reasonably priced. All the staff were friendly and eager to help.
Greetings from Tunamaya Tioman Island! Thank you for your review! The team here at Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort is elated to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is important for us to ensure that the journey from the mainland and back is as smooth as possible.We also take pride in our spacious villas which has an unobstructed view of the sea. You will be glad to know that the dishes prepared at our dining outlet is made with only the freshest ingredients. Do visit us again in the near future. See you soon!
Up there as one of the top resorts in Tioman”
A beautifully located 4 star resort with stunning views from out to sea and into the forest. The beautiful beach 'huts' are amazingly well styled and really bring you to a relaxed state of mind quickly. I also must say, the Club house/Reception/Dining building suites the relaxed way of life well. My only complaint may be relevant to the period we visited (CNY 2015). As you are separated from any outside amenities, I did feel we were a little bit of a captive audience when it came to dining choices. I felt the buffet dinner and lunch were a little overpriced (lunch p/p 100+ MYR and dinner was about 130 MYR per person.) I enjoy a good meal like the rest of us and don't get me wrong the food was good! but if all you want is a salad and your choice is to pay 100+ MYR to take that from the well presented buffet you feel it is a little excessive. Other than that, the staff are wonderful. The place is pristine and although it was full when I visited, Tunamaya never felt busy. This is an excellent retreat and worth the visit. It has to be up there as the nicest resort on Tioman.
Comfort, Friendly and very Relaxing”
It was one of the best resorts i've ever been to. Very nice and friendly staff, good food and most of all, it was a very relaxed place. During diner it was a little bit hectic, but after all it was a great place to be, and i will defenitely return to Tunamaya Beach & Spa resort.
Booked with Tunamaya as a last minute decision - they were prompt in all their replies and the arrangements with our ferry tickets and speed boat transfer was timed perfectly. The resort itself is beautiful - the villas all spacious and modern. We chose a garden view villa which was a few steps away from the beach and the start of the nature trail. The house reef was gorgeous, never seen so many variety of fish! Best to snorkel in the morning when the tide is high as you can really damage the corals on low tide. They provide free water and even refills for us during housekeeping! Also included is breakfast which was a big plus as I initially thought our room did not come with breakfast. The trekking trail they have is really challenging too but a lot of fun. The view from the top is amazing! The food and drinks are all so delicious and worth the price. I just can't fault this resort, I really loved every minute of our stay. I can't wait to be back!
A perfect stay with beautiful beach! Highly recommended!”
I've stay in Tunamaya for 3 days 2 night. Everything is perfect and superb. I love the room, love the mind-blowing beach, love the staff, love the facilities. I'm travelling with my 9 months old son, we did not book any baby cot upon the booking. But when we arrived at the resort, the staff offered us to have a baby cot for free, no additional charge. They also quite flexible with check in and check out time, they allow us to check in early and check out a bit late due to our ferry schedule. We stayed in Beach Cluster Villa, we love the room, and love the view in front of the room (crystal clear water beach). The room is clean and tidy. The beach is just 5 steps away from our room. Since we have a baby with us, this room is perfect for us because we still can have a good time at beach, while our baby is sleeping in the room. Very convenient and highly recommended for family with young kids. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect with beautiful beach!
Greetings from Tunamaya Tioman Island! Thank you for your review! The team here at Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort is elated to hear that you and your loved ones enjoyed your stay with us. We take pride in our villas which has an unobstructed view of our pristine beach. We also make it a point to ensure that the journey from the mainland and back is as smooth as possible. Do visit us again in the near future, we are sure that the little one would like to spend some time on the beach as well. See you soon!
Greatest stay in Malaysia!”
we had a very nice stay at Tunamaya resort. The staff was very helpful, friendly, amd they are doing everything s possible to make their guest confortable. They were always very nuce with our 12month-old baby, playing with him while we were having our lunch or dinner! A lot of activities were organized by staff( yoga classes early morning, cine-movie at night around te swimming pool, etc...) The buffet was very good compared to normal Malaysian resort.( and we've been to quite a lot!) They also managed to arrange a private boat from Mersing straight to hotel as we missed the ferry! ( with extra cost of course, but they were very reactive!) Rooms were very clean almost at Thailand's 5 stars resorts standards. Lastly, we can do snorkling from the beach, and corals are very nice. Only one advise: if you can affors the private boat (better if you can share with other guests)to go and go back to mersing, do it as ferry took us 3hours to come back when it was only 30min with the private boat to go!
Excellent food and views, getting there is a pain”
We thoroughly enjoyed the spectacular ocean and beach views. There are decks right in front of the beachside houses to relax and read. Food is good and the staff is amazing - always paying attention and helpful. The ferry and coach services which get you there, however, were a real letdown. Our coach left Singapore on time and reached Mersing late (missing our scheduled ferry to Tioman), and both the ferry and coach were 2 hours late for our return journey to Singapore. Would really ask Tunamaya to sort this out and develop a partnership with some of the ferry and coach providers.
Overall our stay here should have for 3D2N however due to the bad weather we had to extend our stay..It would have been a great deed if the resort informed us about the bad weather ahead hence we could have alter the dates to some other future date..We risked ourselves to an extent where we had to board a boat instead of ferry which got cancelled due to bad weather. The journey by boat from Tioman to Mersing jetty took us 12 hours unexpectedly. It wasn't a good experience. Nevetheless, we would like to thank the Captain and his crew for the ride and ensured we reached safely..God job guys!!! Tunamaya Resort please ensure the all your customers are aware of the weather condition prior to their arrival.. Thank you!
Lovely resort, friendly and helpful staffs ”
It was our first time in Tioman and Tunamaya Beach and Spa Resort did not failed to make our weekend getaway great! In general, all staffs are nice and helpful but would like to callout and give kudos to staffs Aulia Rubina and Dennis Ng for their quick response to our emails when we were struggling to arrange our ferry transport to/from the resort. They were quick to help us find ferry timings and even advised us how to book our tickets. The villa we stayed gave us a nice view of the beach. Although the rain forest is just behind the resort we are very pleased there aren't any mosquitoes which is really a plus! Food is nice, but it'll be good if they can offer ala carte menu - so guests will have an option to either avail for buffet or just order what they can eat. Lastly, hope the wifi connectivity can be improved. The resort deserves to be featured in their guests' FB and IG and it's such a waste we all have to wait until we're in the city to post our beautiful pictures.
Hey there! Sunshine greetings from Tunamaya Tioman Island! First and foremost, we sincerely thank you for your time in writing us a review regarding your recent stay experience here with us and it is our pleasure to have you here for a wonderful vacation! We are more than happy to know that you are overall satisfied and had a comfortable stay throughout your holiday. Our team would be glad to receive such compliments from you and it is always our responsibility to bring the utmost best experience for our valued guest through initiated and friendly service. Meanwhile, we have raise your constructive feedback to our F&B management team for further discussion and will make necessary adjustments in time to come. We do hope to welcome you back to Tunamaya Tioman Island with yet another pleasurable experience!
Great private resort & location ”
Pros: Great location, very nice private resort, water & land activities within the resort Cons: Limited choices of foods as stuck with resort menu, no near eatery place (nearest is 45mins walk to Kg Mukut), expensive island hoping/snorkeling activities provided by nearby service provider. Recommendation: To properly plan your stay and activities. If you wish to do water activities outside this resort, make an early arrangement. FYI: Water taxi price start from RM50 per pax per trip.
Great Experience with our Elderly Parents”
My cousin and I brought our elderly parents for a retreat. The connecting room offered to us worked out really well, with rooms that come with modern comfort that works (good bed, toilet & shower, air conditioning). The resort also has easy access to the beach for snorkeling. We really appreciate the swimming pool as it's the first time that our mothers ventured into snorkeling. The pool enabled them to gain water confidence and learn to breath through snorkels. The staff were also happy to help. Their readiness to serve put us at ease and led to a good start for us to experience the beauty that Tioman has to offer. However, wifi access was limited to the hotel lobby and restaurant area. So be prepared to be "disconnected". Digi was not really working for my cousin, but I had Maxis and could still make phone calls and connect to internet at some spots of the resort. Overall, it was a really great experience. Excellent location for a quiet and simple retreat.
Hey there! Sunshine greetings from Tunamaya Tioman Island! First and foremost, we sincerely thank you for your time in writing us a review regarding your stay experience here with us and it is our pleasure to have you and your family here for vacation at our beautiful resort. We are glad to know that you are overall satisfied and had a comfortable stay here. Our team always pride to provide the utmost best experience through the initiated and friendly service. We do acknowledge that the connection here is rather disconnected as we are located in the isolated part of the island, however, it is a great opportunity to enjoy the moment and get out of the hustle & bustle from the busy footsteps. We look forward to welcome you back to Tunamaya Tioman Island soon with yet another pleasant and memorable experience!
Relaxing stay mid of nature”
Tunamaya is very convenient and close to nature type of resort like most of the hotels in Tioman. Location is very peaceful and the beach is full of corals and snorkeling is enjoyable to do just by walking to the water. Staff was very friendly all the time even though didn´t speak any excellent English. Beach family villa is conveniently right at the beach. Would be better, after called a family room, that there was actually more than 3 sleeping places (one double + one single bed) available! I don´t like that the beds in a family villa are all in one area. For being such a small room, it was rather over priced. You are very dependent on the hotel serving for there is not much of anything else in the surrounding and taking a shuttle boat (arranged by the hotel) costs quite a lot. Don´t forget the opening hours of the restaurant! You get hungry in between, there is not much you can order, nor is the resort selling any groceries.
Perfect getaway on a private beach”
The resort is secluded, accesible by private Tunamaya boat ride from Genting jetty. Great warm hospitality by the amazing staff. Food at the Pawana restaurant are at least 7/10, with some are 10/10. There is a jungle trekking route in Tunamaya, or u walk up to Asah waterfall. The beach is clean with clear blue water perfect for swim. We will definitely be back :)
Had a great stay at Tunamaya. Really enjoyed it from the welcome to all their help with the departure and everything in between. The hotel's location is fabuliys and stunningly beautiful. The accessibility to both the jungle and the beach us excellent. The food in the restaurant was very good, with a varied varied menu. However, the only thing to be aware of is that it is difficult to explore the rest of the island independently. we took the ferry to the island. Hotel staff will meet you to transfer to the r resort but remember to tell them in advance which ferry you will arrive on. It is a good idea to pick up snacks etc either on the mainland or in Genting. DEFINITELY do the the jungle walk and rent snorkeling gear!!