Because of a landslide that took place in December 2014, things have changed around this beach & for the chalets at this place.
The beach/water will need it's time to become "clean" (meaning, no more branches & wood on the sand) again, the water isn't as clear and blue as it was before.
BUT, this place still has tons of charm and is a great getaway from the busy outerworld!!
We stayed for 3 nights in a cabin that was only a few feet away from the sea. If you don't need the luxury of hotellife and enjoy nature, this is a real treat!
For example: though it was hot, we got enough cooling by swimming in the sea in the daytime, and were able to leave windows and door open at night, so the ocean breeze could cool the room... The utilities were very basic, but at the same time, everything is there and you don't miss a thing!
The host, Abbas, was terrific: friendly, good-humoured, and always preperared to hear you"re suggestions & questions (about food, about activities,...)
If you like to get away from everything, chill out and enjoy living on the pulse of mother earth (f.e. there's no telephone connection, let alone Wi-Fi), away from the resorts filled with tourists, this is a great place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a humble island resort sitting in the southwest of Tioman Island. Our rooms are a long house type of chalet. We also have a restaurant with seating capacity for 30 pax or maximum of 80 pax at any one time. Apart from the single and double room that we provide, we also have an ample space by the Nipah Beach for campers who prefer outdoor environment overlooking the open sea. We do serve barbeque on request with minimum of 10 pax and normally on the weekends and public holidays. Outdoor sports like volleyball, kayaking, snorkeling, island hopping, fishing, and jungle trekking are available for you to enjoy. We are also located near to the Asah Waterfall (biggest waterfall in Tioman Island). Boat services are available upon request. ... more less