Hibernate in Style

Nestled amidst 11 acres of unspoiled wilderness along the secluded southern shores of Tioman Island, set sail to the east coast of Malaysia where you will find a slice of paradise at Japamala Resort. 

Rejuvenate amidst its 15 chalets, sarangs and beachside villas, each designed to mirror the qualities of the idyllic island. To ensure that the inherent beauty of the destination was treated with utmost respect, each retreat was constructed around the natural landscape with an abundance of natural materials from sustainable sources.

Great care has been taken to minimise any environmental impact, and no rocks were moved and no trees were cut down during the ten-year construction of Japamala Resort. This essence of borrowing from nature inspired the 'rustic-luxe' design, which now runs through all our properties.

Simple elegance balances comfort and convenience in all rooms, which are air-conditioned, equipped with complimentary WiFi access, cable Television, well-stocked mini bars, and Espresso machines.



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.


We are pleased to share that the resort will be having some upgrade. 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 to ensure that the natural ambiance is not affected and to keep disturbances to a minimum. 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 and February, 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.


Kindly note that Japamala Resort discourages children below the age of 16 years old to stay at the property as it is not suitable for children. 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.



Japamala Rooms

Treetop Chalets

45 sqm / 484 sqft
Perched high above the lush jungle canopy, retreat in seclusion whilst enjoying close proximity to the comfort zones and pristine private beach.

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Seacliff Chalets

45 sqm / 484 sqft
Nestled on the seacliff overlooking a turquoise lagoon, enjoy uninterrupted views of the undulating waves and luxuriant rainforest from your balcony.

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Jungle Luxe Sarang

60 sqm / 645 sqft
Revel in the experience of living amidst unsurpassed natural beauty without foregoing the finer things in life.

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Hillside Sarang

60 sqm / 645 sqft
Illuminated by towering windows that offer enthralling views of its vastly green surroundings, these split-level rooms offer ample space to rejuvenate.

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Seaview Sarang

75 sqm / 807 sqft
A refreshing combination of rustic-luxury and nature, these romantic villas evoke a feeling of adventure and an air of opulence.

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Penghulu's House

115 sqm / 1237 sqft
With the beach at its doorstep and the jungle at its backyard, this two-storey, two-bedroom private villa offers an ensuite pool.

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Luxe Treetop Sarang

55 sqm / 592 sqft
Hidden amidst the treetops at some of the resort's highest points, discover an unmatched blend of luxury and seclusion.

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Beach Sarang

144 sqm
Slightly elevated, this villa offers the perfect blend of luxury and seclusion for those seeking privacy and quiet.

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