This beach side hideaway comprises of Malaysian style abodes for an authentic feel and is set amongst the luscious greenery of Tioman Island, just steps away from the paradisical beach. If an ideal holiday for you is rife with adventure, you won’t be disappointed here. The island is surrounded by coral reefs, ideal for diving and spotting indigenous animals such as the soft shell turtle and walking catfish. For us at Black Tomato, the pull is pure relaxation and the outdoor treatment areas are the perfect escape. You can also immerse yourself in local life with a visit to Kampung Mukut, a small nearby village with friendly residents.
Berjaya Tioman resort is located on the west of the densely forested island of Tioman. The Island, off the east coast of Malaysia is easily accessible from both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore airports in under an hour. Alternatively, to go by sea you can catch the ferry from both Tanjung Gemok Jetty and Mersing Jetty.
The rooms are spacious with minimalist decor ensuring sunlight pours in through the large windows. Think pure cream furnishings and subtle pops of fresh colours to enhance a relaxing ambiance after a hard day at the beach. Each room offers a view of the ocean, garden or rainforest, helping you feel as far away from home as possible.
Why we like it
Tioman is truly a feast for the eyes with its stunning landscapes and the clearest of blue seas. Berjaya Tioman Resort is a 15 minute boat ride away from the local fishing village of Air Batang, which boasts unforgettable cliff-top views and white powder sand beaches. Also just a 40 minute trek from Kampung Mukut is the Asah Waterfall which was featured as the backdrop for the song ‘Bali Hai’ in the old Hollywood movie South Pacific.