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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, cable Television, well-stocked mini bars, and Espresso machines.

Due to the seclusion and remoteness of Japamala Resort, internet and mobile connectivity might be limited.



Tourism Tax

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.

Sustainability Tax (Cukai Kelestarian)

From 1 February 2022, all guest will be subjected to a mandatory Sustainability Tax of RM 3.00 per room per night. This amount will be collected upon checkout by the hotel, on behalf of the State Government of Pahang. The Sustainability Tax (Cukai Kelestarian) is an implementation by the Pahang State Government and only applicable for all types of accommodation rooms for hotel visitors throughout the State of Pahang.


From time to time, there may be some upgrading works to 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 woodworks 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 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. 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. If you were to book directly with us, we are able to provide a choice of either staying at our Kuala Lumpur or Singapore property. 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.


Child Policy

The property only welcomes guests who are 16 years of age or older due to the nature and architectural design of the property.



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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Beach Sarang

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

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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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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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