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Japamala Resort by Samadhi

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am writing this review after more than 5yrs after our stay there in Jan 2012. This implies how fresh is Japamala still in my memory! Me & my husband were there for 3 days leaving our 2 kids with our parents. That was around 7 months after our second son was born :). Needed a break as couples to...

1Thank paradiser2017
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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...

2Thank cathie1981
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are local. Been to many resorts in malaysia. We stay at penghulu house 3d2n and Here what we think of the resort: For the good sides: 1. Rustic and nature surrounding 2. Friendly and good services from most of staff 3. Nice coral fishes at front of beach for snorkeling (try right side further rock area it has really...

2Thank jasonliew2020
KLsamadhi, guest experience manager at Japamala Resort by Samadhi, responded to this review

Dear jasonliew2020 Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Japamala. Of course, we are devastated to learn that we did not meet your expectations and do apologise profusely that your stay was not what you had hoped for. We always take our guests feedback seriously and will look at each of your points...

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guy who picked us up from the airport wore a polo shirt bearing the legend "Rustic-Lux". This was pretty much how it was. A delightful rustic setting integrated within the secondary jungle that fringed the beautiful beach. The resort is small - only now after 14 years approaching the intended maximum of 20 villas - and built in sympathy...

Thank rogerbushell
Houston, United States
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...

6Thank Eileen T
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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...

3Thank Balázs F
Ashtead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2017 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...

1Thank bethf86
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...

Thank mbarnes_10
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 !

Thank Michele B
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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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: ₹ 10,601 - ₹ 29,153 (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 Spa Hotel in Pulau Tioman
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pulau Tioman
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“Go for Room 16 for the endless ocean view!”
paradiser2017, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“Our sea view villa was great”
rogerbushell, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“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”
mbarnes_10, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Penghulu House OR Seaview Sarang”
cathie1981, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
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