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, 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.
The property only welcomes guests who are 16 years of age or older due to the nature and architectural design of the property.
Upgrading of our Facilities
From time to time, some upgrading works may enhance the overall comfort and experience of Japamala Resort. To ensure that the natural ambience is not affected and to keep disturbances to a minimum, all works which are mainly woodwork are done by hand and only hand tools are used. Please be assured that concerted considerations will be made to ensure guests' comfort and convenience throughout their stay.
We thank you for your kind understanding and aim to continue delivering the unique Samadhi experience to you.
Please be informed that the East Coast Rainy Season in Malaysia is between November and February when frequent rains are punctuated by intermittent sunshine. Nevertheless, Japamala Boat Service will still be available during this period, unless until situation does not permit.
Due to choppy sea conditions, Japamala Resort's will not be held liable should both Japamala boat and Public ferry not be able to transfer any of our guests, a choice of either staying at our Kuala Lumpur or Singapore property will be extended. Arrangement for refund of private boat will be made. Please be advise that if any stays during the Malaysian monsoon season are cancelled or unused due to disruption of the ferry services or other transport services, no refunds will be made for the bookings of rooms.
Should you book your transfer with the public ferry, please note that Japamala Resort will not be held liable for any refunds in the event they cancel their services to the island.
Please take note that due to the remote location of Japamala, wifi service is very limited and not constant and cellular reception is not covered at the resort.