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Feedback from an actual NipahNema Chalets guest

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I stayed at NipahNema Chalets with my girlfriend after we'd spent the better part of our 3 week dream holiday meandering through Malaysia, hopping from fancy hotel to swanky resort to posh retreat.

And the amazing thing is that each time we reminisce about our trip, our conclusion is always the same: the days we spent at NipahNema Chalets are without a doubt the highlight of our holiday.

Whilst we thoroughly cherished the 5-star treatment of the early part of our trip and relished the luxury and the pampering, it was only at NipahNema Chalets that we found a home away from home. Only at NipahNema Chalets did we receive true from-the-heart hospitality.

Welcome to NipahNema Chalets, tropical paradise on Tioman Island
Welcome to NipahNema Chalets,
tropical paradise on Tioman Island


NipahNema Chalets is a fairly new addition to Tioman's full quiver of budget accommodations. And it shows, in many excellent ways.

The rooms are clean, spacious and comfy, and each one of them has been decorated with great eye for detail. There's no hot-water shower here, so brace yourself. But wow, what a superbly zesty way to start your day in this lovely little paradise.

NipahNema Chalets, your little Tioman sanctuary
NipahNema Chalets,
your little Tioman sanctuary


Incidentally, in the interest of full disclosure, NipahNema has no air-con either. However, that said, the fan in our room did a great job at keeping it cool.

In fact, there were times we actually had to turn it down a notch, as, particularly at night, it got positively nippy, probably the result of the nearby jungle's cooling effect.

There's also no TV or internet at NipahNema Chalets, so if you're the type that needs a daily screen or display fix, then best make sure you know what you're getting yourself into. Then again, for your info, you can always sneak off to Genting Village for a quick online session. Genting is pretty well connected and it's just a quick boat-ride away.

Priceless enclave

In our view, what NipahNema Chalets offer is priceless. Sure, NipahNema Chalets is the place to go for backpackers, budget travelers and nature-lovers. But really, it's ideal for anyone and everyone yearning to be as far removed, albeit temporarily, from Facebook, Netflix, McDonald's, Nintendo etc.

The entertainment at NipahNema Chalets is its wonderful outdoors. For instance, it offers colourful coral gardens that are practically yours to explore on your own. It also comprises undisturbed mangroves, an actual waterfall, as well as a lush primary jungle. All of it right outside your door. Ans at the highest possible resolution :)

In other words, NipahNema Chalets is a perfect sanctuary, an oasis that enables you to disconnect from the rat-race, to escape to a stunning beach and a turquoise sea, or just to lounge to your heart's content. Time seems to have no meaning at NipahNema Chalets.

By the way, if you appreciate good food, then you're in for a bonus. Meals here are prepared by a trained chef, Hafiz, who is, in fact, your host and master of everything Tioman, given that he's a born and bred local.

Hafiz and his German wife, Jana, your other host, are actually very knowledgeable on the many natural aspects of the area and they offer tours to those who are keen to explore the environment. You can be sure that you'll come across all kinds of creatures, big and small, of the flying, swimming and terrestrial persuasion.

All in all, as far as we're concerned, NipahNema Chalets is a fantastic one-off, a unique little Bounty beach-front property, complete with relaxing atmosphere and perfect hosts.

Tip: Probably the most valuable tip is to book early. NipahNema Chalets only has 5 rooms, so you need to be quick at the draw to secure a room. NipahNema may now be bookable on Agoda. But you can also try calling them on +60 107 811 036. Oh, by the way, go for a campfire at night. It is simply awesome. Want to reserve your ferry for NipahNema Chalets now? Use the booking form below.

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