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Description & Location
The Japa Mala Eco Resort is located on the beautiful island of Tioman, off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, . The resort has an interesting blend of influences, with Malaysian – Italian owners displaying their love for all things natural. It is wonderfully simple , totally romantic , a real hide and chic boutique retreat .
Japa Mala ( it means string of meditation beads in Bahasa Malay ) was one of the forerunners in eco focused luxury tourism in the region . The whole style shows a genuine concern for the surroundings without compromising your comfort .
Getting here is a real adventure and should be seen as part of the total experience . The most fun way , and also the most reliable , is to have a transfer from Kuala Lumpur to the ferry port of Mersing . This will take about 5 hours , travelling in part on motorway and then through rural Malaysian countryside . From there you continue by speedboat for 45 minutes to arrive directly at the resort jetty . Note – the speedboat service generally operates in the calmer sea months of April to October , in the higher sea months of November to March the journey is made by local ferry taking 2 hours and would be against our advice . From time to time there are seasonal flights to Tioman from KL but these have proved to be unreliable on so many different levels !
The spring and summer months are generally the best time to visit – during the late autumn and winter months you have high seas and monsoon rains .
Japa Mala Eco Resort has 15 chalet style rooms dotted around the extensive hillside overlooking the secluded bay. Most are elevated and on stilts.
Simple totally authentic style, perfectly in keeping with the setting, with reassuring contemporary concessions to add to your comfort. You have a choice of Treetop rooms , Sea Cliff rooms , Luxe Tree top Sarangs ( It means nest in the Malay language ) , Jungle Luxe Sarang , Hillside Sarang , Sea View Sarange . And finally the two bedroom Penghulu House . .
Facilities and Activities
- Facilities include swimming pool
- Non-motorised water sports (weather permitting) . There are usually scuba diving facilities on the island , but this needs to be reconfirmed at time of enquiry
- Restaurant and bar
- A selection of island trekking tours can be arranged by the resort
- Fitness & spa
A 5 nights extension from KL can be arranged from £948 per person including breakfast daily , and transfers from and to Kuala Lumpur .
Japa Mala Eco Resort, Tioman Island, Malaysia
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All price guides are Per Person Sharing Double Room (Entry level), based on travel between May and/or June when prices are generally at their lowest and include promotional offers.
Supplements will probably apply at other times, particularly mid-summer in the Med, and for rooms and/or transfers arranged for single travellers.
For example Caribbean and Indian Ocean prices for winter can be approximately double the May - June level and about 50% more in Asia.
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