As New Yorkers who used to escape the city for the mountains on weekends, we figured that, living in Singapore, we should try a weekend getaway in Pulau Tioman, which we are now affectionately referring to as "The Catskills of Singapore." Berjaya seems to be the Mohonk of Tioman...yes, it had it's heyday twenty some odd years ago and yes, the rooms are a bit frayed on the edges, but it's still an unbeatable experience to explore a truly beautiful Island. And who wants to spend time in the room when you have jungle treks, spa treatments, snorkeling, diving, poolside sunning, swimming in the South China Sea, etc. all to pack in in one weekend? (That said, despite some of the reviews to the contrary, there wasn't a single time that we didn't appreciate the cool comfort of the room and collapse on the bed in the wonderful air-conditioning after hours of play in the heat.)
The grounds are lovely, the amenities top notch and the staff friendly and helpful. We loved the morning jungle trek and the snorkeling - which is an easy five-minute boat ride from the shore - is some of the best I've done. The spa services are a bit pricier than you see elsewhere in SE Asia, but still worth it. A relaxing and delightful experience all around. We'll be back and will recommend to others - including those with kids.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tioman is an island befitting the stars. Whether you seek relaxation or adrenaline, we’ve got you covered. With miles of secluded palm-fringed beaches, clear turquoise waters, abundant marine life, misty mountains and lush greenery, savour each moment as you indulge in one of the world’s most beautiful islands where ‘Bali Hai’ was filmed in the Hollywood classic ‘South Pacific’, in addition to the recent Hong Kong TV Series ‘The Ultimate Goal’. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Berjaya Tioman Resort - Malaysia Hotel Pulau Tioman
- Berjaya Tioman Beach Resort
- Berjaya Tioman Beach Hotel
- Tioman Hotel