Beach Resort Tioman Island
Emerging from 11 acres of lush tropical wilderness, Japamala's wooden chalets, hillside sarangs and beachside villas mirror the serenity of their surroundings in their design and décor.
Designed and built around the resort's natural landscape each of the rooms which we prefer to call 'Sarangs', or 'Nests' in Malay, are unique in layout. Our philosophy of preserving nature in every sense of the word has inspired this very concept of their 'rustic-luxe' design.
Simple elegance balances comfort and convenience, and all of the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, WiFi access, DVD players, cable Television, mini bars and Espresso machines. Within selected rooms, private plunge pools and wooden sun decks add a touch of indulgence.
Rustic-Luxe Design & Philosophy
During the ten-year process of creating Japamala, we ensured that the plants, animals and land had been disturbed as little as possible. It has always been our goal to build around nature - to respect and preserve the inherent beauty of this destination, and to coexist with all who dwell here. Great care has been taken to minimize any environmental impact. No rocks were moved and no trees were cut down. As a result no two Villas are the same and each is unique - taking on the character of the land upon which it is built.
The 'rustic yet luxurious' design that runs throughout all our rooms at Japamala, stems from our owners' deep love and respect for mother nature.
The timber, which is the material used most in Japamala, has been salvaged from old 'kampung' (village in Malay) houses throughout the country. The liberal use of bamboo and other natural materials in all our interior and exterior designs are sourced and bought from the Orang Asli, which are the indigenous tribes in Malaysia.
This essence of borrowing from nature and blending it with polished cement and tall glass windows, create the ideal look that is quintessentially 'Japamala'.
All wooden fixtures are handmade by the resort's own craftsmen on the island. The fusion of styles, marrying fabric used in the ornamentation and upholstery of furniture, imparts and air of soft, island-chic living.
All foreign passport holders are subjected to a mandatory Tourism Tax of RM 10.00 per room per night. This amount will be collected upon checkout by the hotel, on behalf of the Federal Government. Malaysian Nationals and Permanent Residents are exempted from this tax.
Kindly note that Japamala Resort does not allow infants, young children and children below the age of 16 years old. Japamala was designed and built to cater for couples and as such, some of the design features may prove to be a safety hazard for young guests.
Upgrading of our Facilities
We are pleased to share that the resort will be embarking on an upgrading program. To ensure that the natural ambiance is not affected and to keep disturbances to a minimum, all works, which are mainly woodworks, are done by hand and only hand tools are used. Our aim is to enhance the overall comfort and experience of Japamala Resort.
During this period, works will be carried out in controlled timings daily, and as a result, some rooms may experience some noise disruptions between 10am and 5pm. Please be assured that concerted considerations will be made to ensure guest comfort and convenience throughout.
We thank you for your kind understanding and we aim to continue to deliver the unique Samadhi experience to you.
Please be informed that the East Coast Rainy Season in Malaysia is between November 2018 and February 2019, when frequent rains are punctuated by intermittent sunshine. Due to choppy sea conditions, Japamala Resort's boat service will not be available during this period, but the Public Ferry will still be available.
Please be advised that if any stays during the Malaysian monsoon season are cancelled or unused due to the disruption of the ferry schedule or other transport services, no refunds will be made for the booking of rooms.