Japamala Resort

Set into the rugged hillside of Tioman Island, Japamala offers a series of accommodation in the form of wooden houses, hillside sarangs and beachside villas, many of which have private plunge pools and wooden sun decks.

All of the rooms have been designed and built to compliment the surrounding landscape and many profit from wonderful sea views. With the addition of two new Luxe Treetop Chalets and a wonderful freeform pool, Japamala continues to be the go to place on the Tioman Island.


Located on the island of Tioman, nestled in the waters of the South China Sea. Just off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia this tiny island was the setting for the 1958 film South Pacific. The island is reached by plane from Kuala Lumpur or a one hour boat journey from Mersing jetty.


  • Day Spa
  • Swimming pool with overwater cabanas and waterfall
  • Two restaurants and a bar


If you can drag yourself away from your sun lounger there are numerous boat trips on offer to visit the island or do some fishing. It is also possible to embark on some diving or kayaking. Away from the water the interior of the island is teeming with flora, fauna and birdlife and there are plenty of simple treks available to explore as well as the option to visit a neighbouring village.


This romantic resort blends beautifully with its hillside setting and offers a real back-to-nature experience.

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