Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort proudly features the only international class hospitality establishment in the highly renowned island of Tioman. The resort graces the southern section of Tekek Village which is the main administrative and commercial centre for this beautiful island.
The resort is located some one-hour to the northeast of Mersing by speedboats (or 1-1/2 hours by the slower passenger ferries). Both Seagull Express and Bluewater Ferry from Mersing stop at the jetty at Tekek Village, from which you can hire the complimentary shuttle van service that plies between the main village and the resort.
There is an option to depart from the newer boat terminal at Tg Gemok in Rompin, Pahang; but the direct boat service to Tekek Village is generally infrequent due to lack of demand. I did make an enquiry at the boat jetty and at that time, there was only one boat departing from Tg Gemok at 1230 hrs which was not entirely suitable for most visitors.
There are also scheduled flights by Berjaya Air from Subang Airport (SZB) in Kuala Lumpur and Seletar Airport (XSP) in Singapore. Click here for the latest flight schedules.
There are a total of 361 rooms, chalets and suites in Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort. The types of accommodation are Standard Room, Standard Chalet, Superior Sea Facing Chalet, Deluxe Chalet, Executive Family Room, Tioman Suite, Renggis Suite, Presidential Suite as well as Shahzan Villa.
In recent days, the resort had introduced a total of 7 blocks of fully-furnished units comprising of 1-bedroom studios, 2-bedroom family suites and 3-bedroom luxury penthouses. This new addition of lodging units known as Berjaya Tioman Suites is built on top of a hill with spectacular views of the ocean and the golf course.
Initially, I was assigned to an old Standard Chalet room which was somewhat unappealing with rather outdated interior furnishing and was not representative of what the resort has to offer. Luckily, I managed to be relocated into a newly-renovated Standard Chalet room with side sea-facing view. I really loved what the resort management had done in the refurbished room. The king-sized bed is comfortable along with a new colour TV and plush lounging chairs. While the room size is definitely small, I applaud the resort for making effective use of the space with almost everything needed by staying guests. Thumbs up for the new Standard Chalet room. Pretty impressive!
Note that the resort is currently renovating all the Standard Chalets on room-by-room basis. If possible, try to get yourself in a newly-refurbished unit. You will love it, albeit with the minimal space constraint.
As part of this special invited hotel stay by Berjaya Hotels & Resorts, I got the chance to inspect other types of accommodation as well. First, I visited a number of rooms in Berjaya Tioman Suites (about 15 minutes away by a shuttle van, or in my case, a Pajero). Then, I inspected a Deluxe Chalet which has a partial view of the beach. While I was impressed with the size of the Deluxe Chalet especially with the plush king-sized bed and the extra-spacious bathroom, I could not say the same thing with the overall room design which still partially utilised really old furniture. A travesty in fact, since the room does come at higher premium especially for high-budget travelers with children. Nonetheless, I reckon the room will soon be renovated as well to freshen up the offering for discerning guests.
As for F&B outlets, the resort offers an extensive variety of local and international cuisines at Sri Nelayan Restaurant (fabulous buffet spread for morning breakfast), Bali Hai Restaurant, Matahari Restaurant, Pasta Pronto Italian Restaurant and Fortune Court Chinese Restaurant. I was particularly impressed with the outdoor setting at Matahari Restaurant which makes for a superb dinner outing at sunset. For lighter snacks, cocktails or even outdoor BBQ parties, the resort offers Fortune Courtyard, Poolside Bar, Beach Bar as well as Sri Lalang karaoke lounge.
Sports and health facilities at the resort include two swimming pools with artificial waterfalls and water slides for children, tennis courts, a 18-hole golf course with views of the majestic hills or the azure-green ocean, a dive centre and the Ayura Spa which offers traditional Malay body treatments amidst soothing tropical landscape and a jacuzzi massage pool.
There are plenty of beautiful beaches all around Tioman, not to mention Lalang Beach itself which is fronting the resort. To me, the most beautiful beaches in Tioman are Salang, Air Batang and Tulai.
The are also a number of great dive sites which are accessible from Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort. My personal favourite dive spots are Pulau Chebeh, Malang Rock and Salang Wreck. During my visit to the resort, I also dived at Bahara Rock (about 45 minutes away) as well as Rengis Island which is just minutes away from the resort.
The rates for Standard Room, Standard Chalet, Superior Chalet and Deluxe Chalet usually start at RM221, RM312, RM351 and RM468 respectively. All rates are inclusive of breakfast for two persons. The rates may go higher in peak seasons such as public holidays of Malaysia or Singapore as well as during school breaks.
Other room rates such as for 1-Bedroom Suite, Single Studio, Junior or Family Suites and Penthouses can be found at this link.
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