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I stayed at SP Barakah Chalet with a travel friend and at the end of our Tioman trip, we'd concluded that if you're looking for a decent place to stay that's friendly on your budget, yet still offers quite a few extras, then SP Barakah Chalet is just the ticket.

In fact, I'd spotted on Booking.com that SP Barakah Chalet is one of the Tioman accommodations that offers some of the best value for money. Well, this really showed; SP Barakah Chalet offered quite a lot of bang for our bucks.

SP Barakah Chalet
SP Barakah Chalet


For starters, SP Barakah Chalet sits pretty much right at the beach. Well, that is, the Seaview rooms. And I do recommend you get one of these, because even though they're a tad more costly than the other rooms, you'll find that room rates are quite feasible at SP Barakah Chalet.

Aircon

Incidentally, Tioman being a tropical and sun-kissed island, I'd also advise ensuring that your room has air-con. Sure, a fan does refresh you a bit during the day, but at night, a fan just isn't enough and will hardly dent the high ambient temperature. You'll fall asleep eventually without air-con, but it'll be pretty fitful sleep at best, and you'll feel pretty knackered the next day. Really, get an air-con room, it's ever so worth it.

"Makan"

SP Barakah Chalet also has a restaurant, which is great for when you wake up and want to dig into a meal without the need to walk too far. Come to that, the SP Barakah Chalet restaurant became our go-to "makan" place for both the tasty meals and the great and peaceful view. By the way, our room didn't come with breakfast, but the dishes were priced quite nicely.

If you're not just looking to lounge around but you want to do things as well, then have a chat with the SP Barakah Chalet staff. They're not only very kind, but they'll also be able to set you up with snorkeling, fishing, or even scuba-diving.

Wi-fi?

Now, there were a few grumbles here and there, our main one being the slow wi-fi speed at Barakah Chalet. Of course we can't say if this is because of Tioman's remoteness or SP Barakah Chalet's internet plan being at the lower end, but we've since heard that most of the smaller family-run chalets in Tioman tend to have the same problem. Bottom line: if you're not too bothered, then no worries. But if you're the type that needs his or her wi-fi fix ever now and again, then best stay at Berjaya or Condotel. I heard their wi-fi has above-average speed. That is to say, when it's not ultra-peak season of course, like Christmas, Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, or the holiday months of .

Encore

Either way, we'll definjitely be staying at SP Barakah Chalet again next time.

Tip: Couple of tips to make your stay at SP Barakah Chalet even more pleasant. If you're into night-life, then look elsewhere; SP Barakah Chalet's main draw is its unrivaled serenity and awesome surroundings, not its nightlife. Also, bring soap and shampoo, because it isn't included. And while you're at it, bring some mozzie coils or similar, as well as sun block. The former to make sure you'll be able to enjoy lounging on your balcony at night and the latter because the sun in Tioman doesn't take prisoners. Lastly, at just over a handful of chalets, it makes a lot of sense to book your v room in advance, either by contacting them direct, or by doing a booking on Booking.com.

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