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Feedback from an actual Tioman Paya Resort guest

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Tioman Paya Resort, as the name suggests, is in the Tioman Village of Paya. As you exit your ferry, make sure you make your way to the correct location, because there's a resort called "Berjaya" at a different village. Since Berjaya sounds similar to "Paya" some passengers booked for Paya Resort assume they need to go to Berjaya. This is not correct. If you're booked for Paya Resort, you need to disembark at... Paya.

Welcome to beautiful Tioman Paya Resort. Click here to book your idyllic Deluxe Room
Welcome to beautiful Tioman Paya Resort
Click here to book your idyllic room

When you reach Tioman Paya Resort, you'll instantly feel completely one with the Zen atmosphere that pervades the eye-catching tropical surroundings. Tioman Paya Resort is a charming rustic resort in a typical Malay kampung-style setting, near the edge of a verdant jungle. Blissfully remote.

The Tioman Paya Resort cabins are basic, so don't expect anything all that fancy. Mind you, this being the case, the price for staying here is commensurate. Budget travelers will love Tioman Paya Resort, because it's quite complete, yet comes at a budget price.

Tioman Paya Resort's golden beach, an absolute snorkeller's paradise
Tioman Paya Resort's golden beach,
an absolute snorkeller's paradise

One aspect in particular that we liked was the way the chalets are spaced out generously. You feel like you've got the Tioman Paya Resort grounds all to yourself.

The added benefit of our chalet was that we stayed not too far from the sea's water edge. This made our stay a very pleasant one.


Are there any activities at Tioman Paya Resort? Yes, there are. In fact, given the house reef just a few minutes away, you simply must go on a snorkeling outing. The sea here is a comfy temperature and the coral patches around Tioman Paya Resort are teeming with life.

Actually, the fact that the sea here is crystal clear made our snorkeling trip the best we'd been on; so much so, that weeks later, back home in Singapore, we'd still occasionally reminisce about our awesome Tioman Paya Resort snorkeling trip. Definitely recommended.

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But there are land-based activities too. You can go on a guided jungle tour and even a so-called ATV-ride, which is a rough and tumble type trip on a motorized vehicle built specifically for bumpy terrain. It's lots of fun and quite interesting, because you get to go into a real patch of tropical rainforest.


We liked the staff of Tioman Paya Resort. They look happy and were always friendly to us. The service at Tioman Paya Resort was good too. So top marks for the personal touch factor at Tioman Paya Resort.

To conclude then:

Tioman Paya Resort is unashamedly a budget resort. Back-packers and budget-travelers will undoubtedly revel here, because the mood is decidedly idyllic, the Tioman beach get-away package on offer is complete and, best of all, the price is quite modest. Incidentally, families and other travelers that aren't too demanding will also have a blast at Tioman Paya Resort.

Just leave behind your pluche carpet and bellhop aspirations and you will be smitten with Tioman Paya Resort.

Tip: Select a Deluxe Room. It's more spacious. Also, there's a duty-free shop on the compound, so if you're into alcoholic drinks and ciggies, then you can get these at a good price here. Just be sure you don't bring any of these goodies to Singapore without declaring, because fines are really quite high.

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