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Japamala Resort

Tioman Island beachfront resort with 3 restaurants and outdoor pool

  • Free parking

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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Kampung Lanting, Tioman Island, 86800, Pahang, Malaysia
  • The free cocktail hrs that they provide is just awesome. Service is exceptional. Location…

    Dec 13, 2017

  • Very friendly staff, great snorkeling, wonderful (Penghulu) house Monkeys, lizards and…

    Jul 30, 2014

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe & Clean (Malaysia) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to June 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
    • Free parking
    • Pool
    • Airport transfer
    • Non-smoking
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 15 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • On a private beach
    • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    • Beach umbrellas

    What’s around

    • On a private beach
    • Monkey Beach - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
    • Pulau Rawa - 8.7 mi / 14 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Jungle Luxe Sarang
    • Hillside Sarang
    • Chalet (Tree Top)
    • House (The Penghulu)
    • Seaview Sarang
    • Chalet (Sea Cliff)
    • Luxe Tree Top Sarang

    What’s around


    • On a private beach
    • Monkey Beach - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
    • Pulau Rawa - 8.7 mi / 14 km

    Getting around

    • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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    Kampung Lanting, Tioman Island, 86800, Pahang, Malaysia

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 15 rooms


    • Check-in time 2 PM-7 PM
    • Check-out time is 11 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests must transfer via boat and shuttle to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property does not provide refunds for any room cancellations arising from a change or cancellation to the ferry or flight schedule to Tioman Island.
    The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum guest age is 12
    • Minimum check-in age is 21


    • No pets or service animals allowed


    • Airport shuttle*


    • Free onsite self parking

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    • Caters to adults only
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
    • 3 restaurants
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service

    Things to do

    • On private beach
    • Beach sun loungers
    • Number of outdoor pools - 1
    • Golfing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby
    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beach towels


    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Concierge services
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities


    • Number of buildings/towers - 16
    • Year Built - 2004
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Italian
    • Malay

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Minibar
    • Bathrobes
    • Slippers

    Sleep well

    • Turndown service

    Things to enjoy

    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished
    • Balcony

    Freshen up

    • Rainfall showerhead
    • Shower only
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • 32-inch flat-screen TV
    • Cable/satellite TV channels
    • DVD player


    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe

    Special features


    Tamarind Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Mandi Mandi - This bar overlooks the ocean. Open daily.

    Il Tempio - This beach restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

    Fees & policies

    Refundable depositPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
    • Deposit: MYR 500 per night

    Mandatory feesPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 3.00 per accommodation, per night
    • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning January 1, 2023. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

    Optional extras

    • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia).

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


    Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

    Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

    This property does not have elevators.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    This property accepts credit cards.

    This property has a strict non-smoking policy. Violators will be subject to penalties, including forfeit of the deposit and additional cleaning fees.

    Also known as

    • JapaMala
    • Japamala Pulau Tioman
    • Japamala Resort Resort
    • Japamala Resort Tioman Island
    • Japamala Resort Resort Tioman Island
    • JapaMala Resort
    • JapaMala Resort Tioman Island
    • JapaMala Tioman Island
    • JapaMala Tioman Island Resort
    • Resort Tioman Island
    • Tioman Island JapaMala
    • Tioman Island JapaMala Resort
    • Japamala Hotel Pulau Tioman

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


    • Yes, Japamala Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
    • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
    • You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
    • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring beachfront dining, Asian cuisine, and ocean views. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to June 1 2022 (dates subject to change).
    • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
    • Have fun with activities like boat tours, hiking, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include a private beach and a picnic area. Japamala Resort also has a garden.
    • 8.0.Very good

      Relax relax relax

      Tree top chalet 13 is perfect for an able bodied couple. It had an incredible view and is relatively private but be prepared to walk up a fair amount of stairs. The balcony area over looks the crystal clear waters of tioman. Perfect for an afternoon of lounging around.

      Brandon, Romance trip, Mar 27, 2016

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Beautiful getaway!

      Amazing resort, great and friendly staff! The Penghulu house is stunning!! Food high quality, really no complaints about anything! Just be aware of the monkeys, don't leave your door open - they had a feast in our minibar;)

      Torgeir, Family trip, Dec 1, 2015

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    • 8.0.Very good

      3 night break from Singapore

      Lovely couple of days, beautiful beach, excellent service and good. Loved dining each night out on the jetty.

      Jen, Other trip, Oct 28, 2013

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Complete Bliss!

      Nothing bad to say about Japamala. It was more than amazing. The room was perfect when we got there, air con turned on to full blast to welcome you after your boat ride. (Which was horrible). Japamala is such a relaxing place, no one disturbs your peace and you come and go as you want. Only a handful of staff around, but that's really all they need. At times, we had to wait till someone showed up. But we're in paradise and waiting was so enjoyable. Snorkels and fishing gear were all provided if you wanted to use them. Japamala is now my favourite place to be!

      lex, Romance trip, Feb 23, 2014

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Beautiful location, relaxing and private

      This resort is in a lovely spot and with such a small number of guests feels very private. Plenty of space for everyone to have their own beach cabana or the pool to themselves. Snorkelling from the jetty is terrific, but is also nice from the beach at high tide. Not much to do other than relax by the beach and snorkel. (we also arranged a dive trip, but be aware that this can be tricky due to the resort isolation, and the fact it does not currently have its own dive gear). The resort boat transfer (to and from the ferry) was ridiculously expensive. Our two storey cabin was spacious and in a pretty location high in the rainforest. It was just missing a couple of obvious items that we would have expected for the price. The small tea and coffee making area had no bin, no teaspoons and only powdered creamer, despite there being a fridge. There was no hair conditioner in the bathroom. No flyscreens on any doors or windows, meaning you have to leave your cabin completely closed up - it got hot and stuffy on the ground floor. The up side was the excellent service - very friendly and personal.

      Mel, Romance trip, Apr 6, 2014

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Postcard beauty

      Gem finds thrill me. This is one good one. A long drive and speed boat away, the emerald blue greets you with open waves. Japamala's tag line is Rustic-Luxe. And it truly epitomises that. Rustic tree house huts with the smallest beautiful details. A personal jacuzzi and sun deck all make you feel like a Sultan. The heart of the show is the bar and restaurant built out into the sea with cabanas looking out into the azure sea. Cocktails are complimentary from 6-7 pm as the sun departs leaving wisps of orange, amber and pink. Monitor lizards slither away and monkeys watch you from afar in your shower that opens into the forest. You think you're here to watch but you're being watched. By the forest.

      Kim Lee, Family trip, Apr 17, 2017

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      beautifully understated. wonderfully private and unpretentious. the staff were all brilliant. would love to return. snorkeling marvellous

      3 night romance trip, Jan 26, 2020

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    • 8.0.Very good


      The stay was very special and felt like we were on a movie set. The resort is extremely difficult to get to though and annoyed us that you have to pay for the hotels ten minute speedboat even though there is no other way of getting there. I’d give the stay 8/10

      Richard, 1 night trip, Jan 17, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Japamala Resort is a wonderfully place to enjoy sport, relaxation while renewing and regain vigor with the remarkable beauty of the living place. The resort is on an island but the comfort it offers is superb. The amazing staff is always attentive and willing to accommodating a reasonable request. I was particularly pleased by their positive disposition and beautiful smile. I certainly recommend this special place to the ones who appreciate the Planet we are a part of.

      12 night family trip, Jan 7, 2020

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Quiet peaceful natural surroundings Warm welcome and staff friendly and very helpful Little luxury touches such as turn down service Food fabulous Cocktails at sundown No plastic bottles or straws Snorkelling from the beach is great Only thing negative was that guests have to use ferry as japamala own boat to mersing not available so far this season They pick you up from genting ferry terminal on tioman Not clear on japamala website that this is the case . Blue water ferry from mersing to genting was an awful experience and I didn’t feel safe ..all resorts on tioman depend on the ferry for guests so in their interest to put pressure on ferry company to up their game .. everything from getting ticket to chaotic boarding to the boat itself being tatty and well below par ...and I didn’t feel safe I would gladly come back to japamala but not until the transfer from mersing is better The japamala resort used to have their own speedboat and so I was expecting that when I booked ... the website should make it clearer that you have to arrange your own transfer from mersing to genting on tioman. There is a new boat for japamala coming soon apparently .. the sooner the better

      2 night trip, Mar 21, 2019

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