Luxury retreat in paradise
Taking the art of citi-breaking to a whole new level, the secluded resort of Japamala on Pulau Tioman is the dreamy escape you have been longing for. Embark on a 1h flight at Kl Subang airport, hop onto the fast private boat of the hotel, set foot less then half an hour later on the wooden private jetty of the hotel – and let the magic of the place soak in. Surrounded by lush jungle, white sand beach and crystal clear water, your mind is ready to relax and feet to caress the hot sand.
Created ten years ago, Japamala resort was designed to coexist harmoniously with the nature – no tree cutting and ugly buildings there, only graceful hideaways in the form of 13 chalets or villas. Indulge in a nesting experience with the Hillside sarang, a two storey wooden house with floor to ceiling windows showcasing the wildlife, its outside terrace complete with a fresh water tube – ideal to refresh yourself while admiring the butterflies and playful birds.
Celebrating a special anniversary? Travelling on a honeymoon? Create unforgettable memories at the villa, an elegant colonial inspired house freshened up by tastefully chosen oriental furnitures. A spacious romantic bedroom with its wide windows overlooking the jungle, a saloon and dining area decorated with grace lead to an external terrace with jaw dropping view on the pristine sea. There is more to this love sanctuary – a fresh water swimming pool built around a huge (natural) rock, a hot bath, an more surprises.
Two dining options available so far; Tamarind for local and thai cuisine by the beach, and Mandi Mandi serving italian and western food on the jetty surrounded by hypnotising blue pantone. The talented chef of Mandi Mandi creates high class italian cuisine, from savoury Bruschetta with a pinch of basil and olive oil till homemade squid ink pasta balanced by fresh seafood salsa. Breakfast can be served in the intimacy of your retreat or at the breezy Tamarind by the ever attentive and warm staff.
Children free and love filled, Japamala is a love nest that will undoubtedly make you agree that yes, life is a beach (after all)
Japamala is working on some exotic nests hanging in the trees as a new dining option – how exciting – and a pool bar… Some more excuses to go explore this unique boutique hotel!
Atmosphere: luxurious, remote, rustic chic
Looking for: the perfect city break
Price range: RM750 – 1950
Contact: Japamala resort – Kampung Lanting, 86800 Pulau Tioman, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia. T +609 419 7777
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