Japamala is located on the beautiful unspoilt tropical island of Tioman, situated off the East coast of Malaysia and a one hour flight from Kuala Lumpur or alternatively an experiential overland speedboat journey. An eco-friendly rustic-luxe boutique resort offering an exceptional sense of paradise located along a beautiful beach and set against the backdrop of 11 acres of tropical rainforest. The lights are dim, the su nsets are mesmerizing and the service is outstanding. Japamala is a place to come to invest in the natural surroundings. Trek through the ancient rainforest, or laze in beach pavilions and spot the resident monkeys, monitor lizards and tropical birds. Guests are also invited to dive in and snorkel the crystal clear waters that envelope the white sand shores.
Each of the 15 villas known as sarangs, ‘nests in Malay’ takes on their own unique design and character from its natural surroundings and consists of a series of wooden houses, hillside sarangs and beachside villas. Designed and built around the resort’s natural landscape, each room is therefore unique in layout, while many of the sarangs have private plunge pools and wooden sun decks.
Don’t come here expecting a polished resort or perfect WiFi. Bring a book, a camera and soak up the serenity. Become a Samadhian and you’ll never want to leave.