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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Sundown Asian snacks are brought to you at sunset whilst you unwind. Its
your way of saying "Well done for doing nothing at all".
Turndown Take your favourite pick from the array of aromatheraphy oil
scents upon check-in. Perform daily at dusk.
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.
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.
Broadband Reconnect with the world outside the jungle. Email and surf
the net anytime free of charge.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
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
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
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.
BY THE SEA
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
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
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
BY CAR :
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
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).