Berjaya Tioman Resort
Johor, Malaysia 86807
Standard Chaletview 390.00
Superior Chaletview 440.00
Deluxe Chaletview 540.00
Junior Suiteview 690.00
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A natural choice on Tioman...
One thing about hotels on Pulau Tioman - there is limited choice when it comes to big-sized hotels. And Berjaya Tioman (BT) is the most established big boy there is. Of course, there are reasonable range of boutique resorts offering hideaways for couples or families but a check at the prices some these "high-end" boutique resorts are charging somehow funnels your choice to BT, for the facilities and perceived "value for money".
That said, the hotel is showing sign of ageing. But the main grouse one can feel, is the hotel management rigorous "prudent money management" aka cost cutting measures. You will get the feeling when you dine at the coffeehouse, where the prices are steep. So you get more bangs for your ringgits by dining at the eateries just outside the main entrance.
You can also catch a transport by private vehicle owners to whizz you out near the jetty for fairer priced seafood and duty free liquors. If you prefer Chinese food in nicer surrounding, the BT "Fortune Court" comes around as pretty good and authentic though, especially after the high priced Sri Nelayan coffee house.
The resort room (we stayed at a upper level sea-facing superior chalet) was reasonably adequate. Bed was comfy while there was no issue with water pressure. The walk to the lovely beach was just steps away. And the snorkeling among the beautiful corals gardens with big clams and colourful fishes just in front of the resort was something for the memory. The resort dive centre, offers daily dives at Renggis island, just 30 seconds away by motorboat. However, do mind the weather condition if you do not want waste your money. Incidentally, the best ideal months with good visibility would be between April-June.
To up the island experience, try going further like waterfall or turtle hatchery trips offered by car drivers outside the entrance. Do haggle a bit though. Overall, a nice stay at the resort, especially the beach - the main attraction.