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We'd initially booked our room at ABC Chalet and Restaurant for 7 days and 7 nights. But we ended up extending twice. In the end, our cute ABC Chalet and Restaurant cottage became our cozy little home in this Bounty island for two blissful weeks.

Since you now know exactly what I feel about ABC Chalet, I guess this may pretty much render the rest of this review fairly predictable :) Nevertheless, for those keen to know more, let me elaborate on this idyllic spot in Tioman that is ABC Chalet and Restaurant.

Welcome to ABC Chalet and Restaurant
Welcome to ABC Chalet and Restaurant

As the name implies, ABC Chalet and Restaurant is located in Tioman village ABC. If you can't find "ABC" on your map, then look for "Ayer Batang" instead. By the way, it's also spelled "Air atang". The "ABC" moniker is a term of endearment made up by the locals, though it's now adopted widely. ABC, it does have a cool ring to it. Plus it makes the village name easy to remember. The "C", by the way, stands for "Chalets".

ABC has a some great beaches and we did quite a lot of lazy strolling along the waterline up north and south. Not all stretches of beach are swim or snorkel-worthy, mind you, but there are plenty of gorgeous sections to choose from.

ABC Chalet and Restaurant's beach-front tin-roofed bungalows are quite adequate. Ours was the sea view chalet, which, incidentally, apart from the (stunning) sea view, had a private little verandah as well. If you enjoy idling through the late afternoon with your loved one, whilst drinking in the sunset, it doesn't get much better than at ABC Chalet and Restaurant. The sunset was simply breathtaking.

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Our room, whilst fairly basic, offered a few welcome extras. We had a hot-water shower in the en suite bathroom, a fridge/freezer combo, a coffee maker and a hair dryer. There was no aircon, but thanks to the sea breeze and the fan that was provided, we weren't hot. Oh, towels are provided too, but not daily, so ask if you need fresh ones.

We also had a little desk that we used to write our emails. To send them, we needed to go to the front desk area, as Wi-Fi was restricted to there. No real problem, especially since Wi-Fi is free at ABC Chalet and Restaurant. I later found that this isn't the case at all ABC resorts.

As for the in-house restaurant of ABC Chalet and Restaurant, suffice to say that we ate almost all our our meals there. We found the dishes tasty yet affordable. Also, the staff were friendly and helpful, two traits we value greatly in a hospitality establishment.

Special kudos for the seafood at ABC Chalet and Restaurant, because the dishes there really were at the very top end of the yummy scale. That said, make your way to the restaurant area before you get too too hungry, because it takes a fair length of time for the food to be served. Preparing yummy food takes time I suppose.

Lastly, and speaking of seafood, from ABC Chalet and Restaurant, you can go for all kinds of outings. We snorkeled, hiked and went fishing. The fish we caught we then BBQ'ed ourselves later that evening. Nothing short of awesome.

Tip: ABC Chalet and Restaurant owns a mere 10 chalets and they seem to prefer direct online bookings. As ABC Chalet and Restaurant are quite in demand by the local scuba diving fraternity, it's advisable to book your room online, with either Agoda or

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