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Johor bahru
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was stretch of beautiful coastline as we approached the resort. Emerald waters boasting its clarity and showing how much potential there is for snorkeling and diving. Just 15 mins off tanjung leman jetty in a comfy boat ride, paradise can be found. We were warmly greeted by the friendly staff. Blonde caucasians make up he bulk of all who...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi there, On behalf of Malcolm we would like to thank you for your fantastic review of Rimba Resort! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that the team treated you well. It’s great to receive such informative, detailed reviews of the resort (good and bad!) as it really helps other guests make a decision on whether...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a getaway to get away from the madness and relax, it's hard to bear Rimba. Part of the beauty is that you can do as much or as little as you want. There are plenty of places to relax with a book around the beach area and, if you want a bigger and prettier beach, you can...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really pleased to hear you took advantage of snorkeling on our house reef and enjoyed the atmosphere in the bar at night. We are also really happy to hear you will be coming back and thank you for your very positive comments about our team. Thanks again and...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place and very Nice People there. Though the Beach is more for diving then for swimming. But very Nice staff and accomodation in all wonderfull. I hope to come back and visit This beautiful place again one day😊🌴🌴👙

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi Susanne, Thank you so much for your review. We are looking forward to having you back and are pleased you took advantage of our house reef! Thanks again, The Rimba Crew!

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The resort is located on an island 5 min away from the Malaysia mainland. The boat ride can be rough depending on the weather. The staffs are very friendly, F&B are good and plenty, the huts are rustic, cute and comfy. The beach is beautiful, but rocky. Given the amenities are very basic with no TV, no A/C and no...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review of Rimba! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again, The Rimba Crew

Singapore, null, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's defo no 5 star resort but that's exactly what we loved about it. Rimba is an absolutely no frills and no slippers place. Although we spent most of our time at the bar, we did a jungle hike in the rain and it was super fun. Food + transport were ace too. @rimba crew Tesh and Lin will be...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for your fun review of Rimba! We are so happy to hear you loved being here - we loved you being here too! Shaka sends her love! We look forward to seeing you again in September - Island love, The Rimba Crew

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So close to metropole Singapore I didn't expect this island to be so beautiful and tranquil. We arranged a private pick up and 4 hours later we took our first dive. The sea in front of Rimba isn't very spectacular because of the stone corals but when you ask the staff to take you out on a snorkling trip, it's...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review and for staying with us last year! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of our house reef! Sorry to hear that the chalet could of been cleaner, we have recently employed a "head of housekeeping" to help maintain a high standard of cleanliness and maintenance throughout...

Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at Rimba resort for a long weekend whilst visiting my father in Singapore. The brief was to find somewhere that the kids and us could live in paradise for 3 days, with an authentic vibe, a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of 'wild' activities for the kids. Rimba resort was all this and so much more. We stayed in...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi Henrietta, Thank you so much for your review and for staying with us! We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you all back in the not too distant future! Have a great week. Island love, The Rimba Crew

Sentosa Island, Singapore
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Our Rimba long-weekend escape exceeded our expectations at every turn. The rustic beach huts are perfect for couples of families. Whether you're into diving, snorkelling, day spa action or plain old relaxing - Rimba is the perfect antidote to the city. A bar that couples as a covered but open lounge is the centre-point for all guests and the atmosphere...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi Chloe, Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at Rimba! Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we will hopefully be seeing you again soon! Please say hello to the girls from all of us. Island love, The Rimba Crew

Reviewed 21 February 2017

We visited Rimba last weekend to get away from the noise and chaos of Singapore for a little while and we had the best time ever. The island is very rustic; no aircon, no wifi and no TV, which in my opinion is just perfect. There is always an amazing breeze on the island and it is a lot less...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jenna, Thank you for your lovely review of Rimba and of course for staying with us! We are very happy to hear that you all enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the food. If you have any suggestions for our vegetarian menu then please feel free to send them via email - we would love to add to our vegetarian...

Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Rimba is fabulous a very relaxing resort with quite brilliant 5 star staff. It is however very rustic with cold showers and open huts. If you want to get away from it all this is the place as there is not much to do if you don't like diving, except go for walks and read. The beach is a bit...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi Barry! Thank you for taking the time to review Rimba! Your tips for our future guests are very handy, since your review we have added the beach shoes and torch to our 'Island Tips List'. Thank you for choosing Rimba and we hope the journey back to the UK went well. Have a great week ahead, Carly

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only three hours from Singapore, Rimba Resort offers the perfect place to relax. Our natural bay at the northern tip of Pulau Sibu, Malaysia, offers a quiet and private setting where you can avail of great diving and snorkeling, and rejuvenate your senses.Rimba Resort offers more than two dozen dive sites, as well as the perfect training ground for beginner divers. Our dive school, Hi-Tide Divers, is what any Singapore based diver, or those who wish to become divers are looking for. Hi-Tide Divers boasts one of the most experienced instructors in the region and can cater to all your diving needs, whether it’s learning to dive at your chosen times in Singapore or at our house reef at Rimba Resort. Sitting on a Kenyan style village, Rimba Resort offers 21 charming seafront chalets all within a stone’s throw away from their 350m private beach. Because of its attractive location, Rimba Resort is the ideal place for a romantic beach wedding, team building function, corporate event, family vacation or dive holiday- the possibilities are endless. Our restaurant will exceed all expectations you may have for a small, personal resort. The bar, well there’s no other like it, and our private mini-van service from Singapore means you don’t need to drive or arrange your own transport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rimba Resort

Address: Kem Majidee, Pulau Sibu 81100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Johor > Pulau Sibu
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Rimba Hotel Johor Bahru
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“If you want quiet, get a room away from the bar. Next time, however, I will be asking for a hut closer to the bar!”
 of 5 bubbles FKSG, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near the bars are the best because they're near the bar. Self explanatory.”
 of 5 bubbles Lin_Midas, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Family Chalet no1 is a great choice for groups - spacious and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 262henriettan, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Showers in all but two huts are cold, but given the temperature outside that doesn't matter. Mozzie nets are supplied.”
 of 5 bubbles chloeplum, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Families with more than one child would benefit from the family chalet for more space.”
 of 5 bubbles 96jennah, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
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