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Rimba Resort

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's fair to say, I've never been to a place quite like Rimba. The only way to get there is by a 20 minute speedboat ride from the mainland, and the moment you come into the bay where the resort is, you get the feeling of something special. As the boat comes onto the beach, the staff come down to...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rimba resort is a small piece of paradise on Sibu Island, which is itself a great place. We organized our wedding there with 35 guests from all over the world, and it was a total success. Carly, the manager, is a great wedding planner. We worked with her for months to plan everything to the last detail, and she did...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

28 of our extended family and friends had the most amazing week at Rimba. The beautiful location and most friendly staff made it such a memorable week. The day spa therapists were super, only adding to the relaxation. Every single member of staff was friendly, professional and helpful. The resort setting is magical - rustic bungalows on a gorgeous beach...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best place ever to just switch off and relax! Great food, stunning views and the friendliest staff you could imagine! Carley, Zoe, Jenny and the rest of the team are just fantastic. No real mod cons like air con etc but with a location like this, who needs it!!

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I have been to Sibu Island three times and stayed at Rimba twice. We love it there!! It's rustic and quite, the perfect getaway from city life. The staff is one of the things that makes Rimba so great. They are so so friendly, helpful and accommodating. And the food is amazing! You definitely won't go hungry....

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Frankston, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rustic jungle charm, gorgeous huts, amazing beach, and the best staff ever. I could not recommend Rimba highly enough. Nothing is too much trouble, and they go above and beyond to ensure you're having a good time. Perfect relaxed island experience. Bathers and bare foot. Basic amenities is all that's provided and all that you need (BYO toiletries). I cannot...

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Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The last time I found a good beach resort in Malaysia was 10 years ago, till now. Rimba has all the elements of a great family beach stay. The corals in front of the resort are spectacular. We saw sting ray and a shark with lots of healthy coral. The snorkeling trip was great, don't leave without doing it. The...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Rimba Resort is a fantastic destination! The rustic huts are very comfortable and the food is excellent! The reef off the beach is great for family snorkelling with a lot of beautiful sea life. The best part about Rimba is the staff who go out of their way to provide top class service with a friendly smile! Going back for...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The very friendly staff at Rimba resort made our holiday a great experience. The food (buffet type) is very good. The Hi-Tide divers diving centre has excellent dive masters to guide the dives. Good and safe diving behavior is continuously shown.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 April 2017

After hearing friends rave about their trips to Rimba, my husband and I finally made the 2 hour drive from JB and found ourselves sailing through open waters over to Sibu island. We were greeted by smiles all round from the Rimba staff, and shown to our accommodation. WOW, this was not what we were expecting at all. A perfect...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your review of Rimba Resort. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will be back! Thank you for mentioning our conservation projects too - this is a big focus of ours this year and I'm glad you could see this happening around the resort. We look forward to welcoming...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only three hours from Singapore, Rimba Resort offers the perfect place to relax. Our natural bay at the northern tip of Pulau Sibu, Malaysia, offers a quiet and private setting where you can avail of great diving and snorkeling, and rejuvenate your senses.Rimba Resort offers more than two dozen dive sites, as well as the perfect training ground for beginner divers. Our dive school, Hi-Tide Divers, is what any Singapore based diver, or those who wish to become divers are looking for. Hi-Tide Divers boasts one of the most experienced instructors in the region and can cater to all your diving needs, whether it’s learning to dive at your chosen times in Singapore or at our house reef at Rimba Resort. Sitting on a Kenyan style village, Rimba Resort offers 21 charming seafront chalets all within a stone’s throw away from their 350m private beach. Because of its attractive location, Rimba Resort is the ideal place for a romantic beach wedding, team building function, corporate event, family vacation or dive holiday- the possibilities are endless. Our restaurant will exceed all expectations you may have for a small, personal resort. The bar, well there’s no other like it, and our private mini-van service from Singapore means you don’t need to drive or arrange your own transport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rimba Resort

Address: Kem Majidee, Pulau Sibu 81100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Johor > Pulau Sibu
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Rimba Hotel Johor Bahru
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“Hot showers only available in the Family bungalow or the Honeymoon bungalow.”
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MelGardini, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“If you want quiet, get a room away from the bar. Next time, however, I will be asking for a hut closer to the bar!”
FKSG, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near the bars are the best because they're near the bar. Self explanatory.”
Lin_Midas, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Family Chalet no1 is a great choice for groups - spacious and comfortable.”
262henriettan, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Showers in all but two huts are cold, but given the temperature outside that doesn't matter. Mozzie nets are supplied.”
chloeplum, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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