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Japamala Resort

Tioman Island beachfront resort with 3 restaurants and outdoor pool

  • Free parking
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  • beautifully understated. wonderfully private and unpretentious. the staff were all…

    Jan 26, 2020

  • The stay was very special and felt like we were on a movie set. The resort is extremely…

    Jan 17, 2020

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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
  • 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
  • Pulau Tokong Bahara - 1 min walk
  • Monkey Beach - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Pulau Rawa - 8.7 mi / 13.9 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


  • On a private beach
  • Pulau Tokong Bahara - 1 min walk
  • Monkey Beach - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km

What’s around


  • On a private beach
  • Pulau Tokong Bahara - 1 min walk
  • Monkey Beach - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Pulau Rawa - 8.7 mi / 13.9 km

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

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

  • Malaysia may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Special check in instructions

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.

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 small print 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
  • Outdoor pool
  • 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
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • 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.

Small print

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

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


The room pictures shown are an indication of the room category only. Each room is unique and laid out differently and may therefore be different from the picture.
No refunds or compensation will be given for any room cancellations arising from a change or cancellation to the ferry or flight schedule to Tioman Island.

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.

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).

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

Transfers via boat and shuttle are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning July 1, 2021. 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.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Japamala Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. 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 requires staff to wear 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Can not say enough Good Things!! Beautiful location, our Seaview Sarang room was incredible as to its size, view, we even had a private waterfall pool! Food menu was a culinary experience, whoever made up the menu(s) for food and drinks...Top Shelf! Staff is so, so AWESOME, very attentive, yet allow you to keep your privacy. I wish we had a negative to say...but we can't think of one! Hope to return to PARADISE soon!!

    Mitch, 5 night romance trip, Jan 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Superb experience

    My partner and I had an absolutely perfect stay at Japamala. Words can't describe the quality of the service that the wonderful staff there offers. They made us feel very special without being intrusive at all. We loved our private dinners, enjoyed long days on the beach, walked in the jungle and the villages around the resort. Our room was stylish, large and equipped with anything that one could wish for. Food was delightful and we probably had some of the nicest cocktails ever. We would like to say a big thank you to the wonderful staff at Japamala and look forward to return.

    Cristina, 3 night romance trip, Nov 17, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Sehr ruhiges Hotel mit wenigen Gästen. Das Personal ist sehr nett und die Umgebung ist einzigartig. Ich kann das Japamal Hotel definitiv weiterempfehlen.

    3 night romance trip, Oct 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Japamala resort heeft een ontzettend mooie ligging, direct aan het strand en de jungle. De accommodatie was ruim, luxe en heel erg schoon. Het personeel is ontzettend vriendelijk en behulpzaam en het eten ter plekke erg lekker. Er is een Italiaans en Aziatisch restaurant op het resort, met erg goede chefs. Gelukkig maar, want het is door de ligging niet gemakkelijk buiten het resort te gaan eten. We hebben al op heel veel plekken in de wereld gereisd, maar nergens zo’n geweldige service en vriendelijke mensen getroffen. Je kon gratis snorkelspullen lenen en vanuit het strand en het paviljoen zo de zee in met redelijk mooi koraal. Op 10 minuten varen ligt Renggis Island waar het koraal erg mooi is. Daar hebben ze schildpadden, haaien en clownfish (Nemo) gezien. Ook op het resort zat veel wildlife: varanen, apen, (vliegende) eekhoorns.

    4 night romance trip, Sep 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Bella esperienza

    La definizione di "rustico-ecologico-lussuoso" del gestore è assolutamente appropriata. La semplicità è perfettamente coniugata con il comfort. Personale gentile e professionale.

    Marco, 4 night romance trip, Aug 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Must Do in Tioman

    Best Experience in Malaysia

    Yosr, 1 night family trip, Jul 23, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor


    En ren katastrof, vi upplever hotellets vilja att att gå kunder till mötes obefintlig. Tvärtom har dom mage att påstå att vi som nygift par som bokat in vår vistelse på deras hotell skulle ljuga. Bakgrund: När vi kom till Malaysia fick vi höra att vädret på Tioman Island vid denna tidpunkt på året är mycket instabilt. Vid kontakt med svenska ambassaden bekräftades detta och för att ytterligare vara säkra innan vi ändrade resmål ringde vi färjeterminalen man utgår från på fastlandet innan man åker till Tioman Island vilket för övrigt ät enda sättet att komma dit då Beryaja Airways sedan år 2011 lagt ner sin flygtrafik till Tioman Island. I vilket fall så konstaterade färjeterminalen att vädret är instabilt och att hälften av alla färjeavgångar behöver ställas in. Då vi behövde kunna lita på att hinna med vårt flyg hem tvingades vi att byta resmål i Malaysia och åkte till Langkawi där vädret vid tidpunkten var bra. Då vi känner oss besvikna över att vår smekmånad behövde bli på detta sätt har vi kontaktat och fått stor förståelse för vårt problem. Handläggaren behövde bara ringa och bekräfta med hotellet att en återbetalning var ok och det är här problemen börjar. Japamala påstår att vädret vid denna tidpunkt (januar 2019) varit bra och vägrar göra en återbetalning. Vi kan bara konstatera att detta hotell måste ha mycket stora ekonomiska problem som värderar 8 000 SEK (bokningens värde) högre än det tapp i PR man kommer få av detta inlägg. Tragiskt.

    Alexander, 6 night romance trip, Jan 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    HIRO, 4 night trip, Dec 31, 2018

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