We actually went in March 2010 and am finally writing a review.
The accommodations are rustic, like a camping lodge, but clean, and comfortable and is very fitting for the simple and tropical setting.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. There were plenty of wildlife sightings from our room, between the buildings, and snorkeling.
Food was simple and delicious. Loved the daily afternoon bell sounding for tea time.
Our daily routine was sleep in, walk down for breakfast, snorkel, lunch, beach, tea time, nap, dinner, drinks at the bar with fellow travelers, and then watch the fish and black tipped reef sharks come out when they dump the daily food scraps into the ocean.
I would recommend this place for an escape from the real world, and a few days of quiet and relaxation.
Just a warning however, the rooms and bathrooms are very rustic. But I think that is the standard for Tioman Island with the exception of the one high end resort on the island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Minang Cove Resort & Spa, a tropical island paradise. Located in the south of the beautiful island of Tioman, a truly stunning location. Off our private beach you will enjoy the warm crystal clear waters, of the South China Sea. Where you can snorkel or scuba dive with the abundant marine life, living in and around our live reef. Including Turtles. Those who are looking for small friendly resort, surrounded by nature, with glimpses of local wild life and unspoilt rainforest. Look no further !! To access the resort, you can take a ferry from the Mersing ferry terminal. Then getting off at the 1st stop, at Genting Village. There our resort speedboat will transfer you to the resort. The second way is to fly, on Berjaya Air from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Again our speedboat will transfer you to the resort. One of the resort representatives will meet you on your arrival at the airport. ( For flight and ferry transfers you need to inform us in advance to arrange this transfer.)We have 18 rooms at the resort, which are perfectly clean, well maintained and all with incredible views. We serve authentic local food for evening dinner, changing its theme every night. Lunches are ala-carte and a mix of local and western.You will also enjoy a variety of cool beverages served at our restaurant and beach Bar. Watch the sunset with a tasty cocktail or have a glass of wine over dinner. Our room rates included half board, which is breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner.Some of the activities offered at the resort are, snorkelling, scuba diving, jungle tracking, fish feeding, fishing and island tours.The facilities which are available are, The Minang Spa, private jetty & beach, sun deck with loungers, sun shades, a library, fully equipped dive centre (with resident instructor) , laundry service and baby sitting. Room as well as beach towels provided.The overall atmosphere is very chilled and relaxed. Helpful, friendly staff providing an unforgettable experience, in your Island Paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Minang Cove Hotel Pulau Tioman
- Minang Cove Pulau Tioman