Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pulau Tioman, Johor: Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort

6 hrs drive from Shah Alam, 2.5 hrs of waiting at the Mersing Jetty, 1.5 hr on ferry; 15 min on boat. Worth the journey I must say!

We traveled to Mersing the day before, stayed 1 night at the hotel near the jetty. Do get to the car park early in the morning. We went to the jetty around 9.45am and the car parks nearby the jetty all was full. We managed to get a spot about 10mins walk from the jetty. The fee was around RM5-8 per day, if I'm not mistaken.

The resort did the ferry booking for us through an agent. Only the ferry tickets. My husband had to go to 2 different counters, to settled for the registration (you will get the boarding pass here)  & the other fee (RM5 or Rm6 per person) at the Taman Laut counter. My advise to you if you want to go to Tioman Island is, to find an agent on your own who can do all the above. I was told by the other agent, that some of them do offer the service with just a small fee added. 

The queue was very long and the day was hot. The jetty was packed as few ferries was delayed, including ours. With three restless kids, I prayed very hard that the resort is worth all the hassled.

The ferry ride took about 1.5 hr from Mersing jetty to Kampung Genting jetty. From there, another 15 minutes ride on the resort's boat.

Hello beach....

Left: Infinity Pool,  Right: Lobby & Restaurant
Upon arrival, we were greeted by Ms Lyza & the staffs. They were so friendly & helpful. From the bags to the check in, everything was smooth sailing. 

The Rooms
Our room, above the watermark. Second from the lobby.

 This is the view right in front of our room.  Breathtaking, isn't it?

My kids couldn't stop playing outside. Even the soft sand fascinate them..

 They did swim in the pool for merely 20 minutes when they decided to get back to the beach. The boys (8 & 10) tried snorkeling with my husband. It was their first try & they fell in love with it. went snorkeling the next day too..

The view at night from the jetty
Some pictures inside the room.
Spacious wardrobe

Rooms facing the garden

I ordered the nachos 3x over my stay at the resort. Soo tasty.. The food at Tunamaya was delicious! My kids loves the chicken wings!

Overall, I love this short holiday. It was perfect! IF i get a chance to go to Tunamaya again, I'll make sure it will be more than 3 nights stay! Thanks to all Tunamaya's staffs especially Ms Lyza. 

p/s: if you have sensitive skin like my daughter, do bring along insect repellent. Nothing serious.  I'm not sure what bit her, it looked like swollen mosquito bites. It doesn't stop her from playing in the sun again the next day though.. 

Resort contact:
Tel: +607-766 8888/8887/8886
Fax: +607-766 8889
Address: Lot 20 & 21, Kampung Pasir Sarang Burung,
Pulau Tioman, 26800 Rompin,
Pahang Darul Makmur.
Reservation contact:

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