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Japamala Resort

Tioman Island / Pahang




Rates valid till 31 March 2016

01 Nov-31 Jan

01 Apr -31 Oct
01 Feb-31 Mar

Tree Top Chalet with Breakfast

RM   579.00

RM    739.00

Sea Cliff Chalet with Breakfast

RM   729.00

RM    969.00

Jungle Luxe Sarang with Breakfast

RM   979.00

RM  1388.00

Hillside Sarang with Breakfast

RM   979.00

RM  1388.00

Seaview Sarang with Breakfast

RM 1288.00

RM  1725.00

Atas Residence only at The Penghulu's House w Bf

RM 1535.00

RM  2175.00

Penghulu's House (2-bedrooms) with 4 Breakfast

RM 1969.00

RM  2665.00

* Low Season - 01 Nov 2013 - 31 Jan 2015
* Peak - 01 Apr 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 / 01 Feb 2016 - 31 Mar 2016

* All rates are nett quoted in RM and  INCLUDED 6% government tax & 10% service charge.

* Maximum person per room is 3A or 2A+1C

* Extra bed is chargeable at RM 109.00 per unit per night with breakfast (not valid for Tree Top and Sea Cliff)

* Child below 12 years old - bed free of charge (without breakfast)
* Child above 3 years old - compulsory breakfast is chargeable at RM 35.00 per child per day.

* Tioman Airport Transfer - per person per way on SIC basis  :
   RM 170.00 (single traveller) RM 85.00 (2 person and above  -  adult or child 5 years and above)

* RM 265.00 per person per way - speedboat transfer to Japamala.

* All rates subject to change without notice.

Terms & Conditions


Kampung Lanting, 86800 Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman), Pahang, Malaysia.


Rating : boutique resort
Check-in time - 14:00pm
Check-out time - 12:00nn


Charming villas and chalets, all positioned at the most breath-taking spots specifically designed for space, comfort and utmost privacy. While some lie remotely hidden amidst luxuriant greens, others are perched high above the turquoise lagoon. For the modern traveler, it’s a fashionably rustic vacation spot. JapaMala’s chic concoction of rustic beauty & contemporary flair adorn the nature-inspired traditional living space, depicting the beauty and elegance of ‘old and new’ in modern Asian living.

Plants, animals and land have been disturbed as little as possible. It's been our goal to build around nature - to respect and preserve the inherent beauty of this destination; to coexist with all who dwell here. Great care has been taken to minimize any environmental impact. No rocks were moved, no trees were cut down. As a result no two Villas are the same. Each is unique - taking on the character of the land upon which it is built.

Tree Top Chalet
Perched high above the luxuriant jungle canopy, these chalets are secluded yet situated only a short walk up from the beach. These rooms offer an entirely different resort experience, in fact their very proximity to nature make these chalets so keenly sought after. Here you'll find the noise of the jungle predominates: the soft rustle of windblown leaves; the chirping of crickets and birds; and the foraging of wild creatures at night.

Sea Cliff Chalet
Imagine the simplicity of the traditional living space adorned with a modern chic. Stunning views of the South China Sea and balmy breezes of the sea. Bask in the most glorious tropical sunsets with a sun-down at the balcony. Each chalet is unique and offers a unobstructed view even from your shower room. Divided only by glass, take in the evening colors and the surrounding beauty of the bay below. Watch life drift idly by on the ebbing tide, the gentle lapping of waves seem to bring inner peace...

Jungle Sarang Villa
Jungle Sarangs are ‘nests' tucked away on the lower terrain of the resort. They're adorned with an open-air bath tub with the rainforest as its backdrop, hidden enough to allow total privacy. A spacious private living area good for dining, sunning or simply relaxing, you really could be forgiven for never venturing from your nest.  The Sarang is distinctively designed for the total experience of living comfortably in the jungle without foregoing the finer things in life.

Hillside Plunge Pool Sarang Villa
These Plunge-Pool Sarangs are split-leveled rooms and are perched high on the hillside. These ‘love nests' also come with private features - a hydro pool, outdoor shower, timber dining deck and tanning bed with basic treats like exclusive spa toiletries, a complete mini bar with wines, champagne, flavored teas, hot chocolate and an Espresso machine. Like all the other Sarangs, these plunge-pool Sarangs bear a unique ambience - a refreshing combination of luxury and nature. Perfectly designed for a dream holiday, be seduced by its sense of adventure and some serious relaxation.

Seaview Pool Sarang Villa
There is only one such villa of this kind at JapaMala currently and it's our largest, most lavish room. SARANG is derived from the Malay language, meaning ‘nest'. This 'love nest' rests on a low terrain and is built with a kitchenette and a semi-outdoor dining room. Adding to the opulent comforts of a 'jungle luxury' holiday are some extra special features; a bathroom with both sky view and the jungle view, a private swimming pool, timber sun deck as well as a separate open-air hydro pool. The Sarangs' unique ambience owes itself to a refreshing combination of luxury and nature. Secluded and romantic, this villa evoke a dreamlike feeling of opulence and adventure - a distinctive ambience that relaxes yet inspires. One that will stay with you long after you leave our shores. Basic treats : exclusive spa toiletries, a complete mini bar with wines, champagne, flavored teas, hot chocolate and an Espresso machine.


A small swimming pool is adjacent to the Tamarind Terrace restaurant and the beach. The pool deck is spotted with tanning pavilions with convertibles for the comfort of shade and sun. The wooden deck sits on stilts above a natural spring.

Beach Pavilions - Comfortable and wide sun beds are perfect for lounging and lazing by the beach. Our beach pavilions are positioned in front adjacent to Tamarind Terrace restaurant and steps away from Samadhi Spa, The Samadhi Boutique and the main lobby. A considerate option for fun in the sun yet shaded from direct rays overhead.

Theater Lounge and Library - Don't want to miss out on an F1 race or a soccer match? Lounge around at our AV/TV mini theatre with cable network which is adjacent to the beach. Just make your request.

SAMADHI SPA - From natural cave environments to Hydro Pools built on cliff edges, Samadhi Spa is designed and built to create memorable sensory as well as visual experiences. Spa experiences at JapaMala eloquently suggest the return to your natural self. Samadhi Spa personifies the state of bliss. It is a place to harvest that wellness of your mind & body and making it a definite part of you. In a natural cave environment, receive both ancient and creative therapies in nature-design treatment spaces, day or night to meet your different needs. A massage at Samadhi Spa is hence no less than an other-worldly experience of both sensory & visual healing.

SAMADHI SPA's personal care and spa products contain 100% natural active and base materials guarantee to contain no harmful or toxic chemicals. Our range of products are formulated with 100% natural preservatives and enriched with botanical extracts, cold-pressed plant oils and aromatherapy-grade essential oils. Products are made in Malaysia! You will be famished for more!

SAMADHI Boutique - Our shop carries a range of house-brand Spaya Spa products, silver & hand-made jewelry, sarongs, an array of resort merchandize and clothing, Asian decor and antiques. Also find a range of clothing, from bathrobes to casual beach pants, made exclusively for our SAMADHI brand. Look out for many unique items you may want to bring home with you!

Sweet Sundown Asian snacks are brought to you at sunset whilst you unwind. Its your way of saying "Well done for doing nothing at all".

Aromatic Turndown Take your favourite pick from the array of aromatheraphy oil scents upon check-in. Perform daily at dusk.

Appetite For Romance If some place wild and warm seems like the right fit for your private wine & dine, we'll set it up for you.

Late Night Movie Borrow from our DVD library - from classics, cartoons to latest releases. Or you prefer cable TV, lounge around in our theatre by the beach - from HBO to CNN.

WIFI Broadband Reconnect with the world outside the jungle. Email and surf the net anytime free of charge.


Tamarind Terrace
Tamarind Terrace is the sister restaurant to award-winning Tamarind Hill & Tamarind Springs in KL. This restaurant is open to the luxuriant rainforest in the background and the beach only a stone's throw away at its front. Stone-carved statues of Buddha adorn the wide dining space exuding Asian elegance that shapes the theme of Tamarind Terrace. Palatable Thai, Indo-Chinese & Malay cuisine is served here. Relish true recipes hand-picked by our IndoChinese and Malay chefs. Opens daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a selection of Western breakfast is also available.

Mandi-Mandi Restaurant
Mandi-Mandi Restaurant is the latest edition to the resort's collection of aesthetic spots. It's built on stilts to hover above the sea some 100m away from the beach front. Another open-concept dining venue with overhung pavilions becomes the perfect tanning station for sun lovers! Serves global cuisine with an Italian emphasis with a range of creative beverages to go with all day long. Opens for lunch and dinner only. Nightly BBQs are done here to celebrate that typical tropical romance below the stars


Tioman is a relatively undeveloped island - getting around is done mostly by trekking or by sea taxi. JapaMala Resort has its own boat which is available for hire on an hourly or per day basis. There is a rough road between Tekek and Juara - on the East side of the Island - local operators will drive you there for approx RM35 one way.  

Regular daily flights to Tioman are available all year round. We would recommend these during the Monsoon season due to the possibility of rough seas.

We strongly advise you to fly in because the ferry/speedboat services from Mersing are deemed unreliable. At anytime should there be cancellation of trips hence causing a situation of being stranded at point of departure to Tioman, and this applies to both air and sea transportation, Japamala Resort shall not be held responsible for such predicament therefore will not refund any payment made earlier for booking of rooms.

Ferries don’t stop at JapaMala, so you’re to alight at the nearest village called Genting. We will provide transfer at a fee of RM30 per person (including child 2 years and above), please make your booking in advance.

Boat Services - Direct Speedboat - This boat service stops at all jetties including JapaMala Resort. Note: Please inform the boatman that you wish to disembark at JapaMala Resort. - approx 1 hour

Ferry - This slightly slower ferry is bigger and less bumpy than the speedboat (- it's the better option if you get seasick easily). It arrives at Genting, where you will have to arrange for JapaMala Resort to pick you up.Journey time - approx 2 hours

The port of embarkation is a town called Mersing. Direction from both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are provided below. Secure parking is available at the jetty for approx RM8 per night. This is located just before the entrance to the jetty, on the left. Then hop on to a speedboat or ferry out to Tioman Island. Ensure boat tickets are purchase at least 30 mins before departure. You may refer to boat departure times given below.

Directions to Mersing from Kuala Lumpur :
Take the PLUS highway to the South and exit at the Ayer Hitam/Kluang Exit. Take a right immediately after the toll. Drive straight passing through several sets of traffic lights. Before Kluang you will come to a roundabout - take the 3 o' clock exit (Mersing is signposted), continue straight for several kilometres until the next roundabout where you take the 12 o' clock exit. Follow road signs to Mersing. There will be a winding section through some plantations. Just continue to follow the signs to Mersing.

Directions to Mersing from Singapore :
After crossing over to Malaysia take the first U turn heading back towards the causeway. You should be on Jalan Wong Ah Fook. Follow this road through Johor Bahru City passing City Square shopping mall on your right. Look for the overhead Bridge with the sign 'Kota Tinggi - Desaru'. Follow this sign to get onto Route 3. Keep on this road following the signs to Kota Tinggi and Mersing. Mersing is approx 138km from Johor Bahru.

Via Tuas link :
After clearing Malaysian Immigration head towards Johor Bahru and Pasir Gudang (exit 307 C). Keep straight following signs for Pasir Gudang, Kota Tinggi and Desaru. You will eventually turn off to join Route 3 (continue as per 'Woodlands' instructions above).