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Kuala Lumpur
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The last time I found a good beach resort in Malaysia was 10 years ago, till now. Rimba has all the elements of a great family beach stay. The corals in front of the resort are spectacular. We saw sting ray and a shark with lots of healthy coral. The snorkeling trip was great, don't leave without doing it. The...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rimba Resort is a fantastic destination! The rustic huts are very comfortable and the food is excellent! The reef off the beach is great for family snorkelling with a lot of beautiful sea life. The best part about Rimba is the staff who go out of their way to provide top class service with a friendly smile! Going back for...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The very friendly staff at Rimba resort made our holiday a great experience. The food (buffet type) is very good. The Hi-Tide divers diving centre has excellent dive masters to guide the dives. Good and safe diving behavior is continuously shown.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After hearing friends rave about their trips to Rimba, my husband and I finally made the 2 hour drive from JB and found ourselves sailing through open waters over to Sibu island. We were greeted by smiles all round from the Rimba staff, and shown to our accommodation. WOW, this was not what we were expecting at all. A perfect...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your review of Rimba Resort. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will be back! Thank you for mentioning our conservation projects too - this is a big focus of ours this year and I'm glad you could see this happening around the resort. We look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my partner for a long weekend and ended up staying an extra day because we loved it so much. The island is stunning and the resort fits in well with the surroundings. its a very simple resort with huts just off the beach so be aware its cold showers and no aircon. The staff are fantastic, really...

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RimbaResort, Manager at Rimba Resort, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review of Rimba. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the food! Our head chef is Malay and has been with us for 10 years - he loves seeing reviews like this! From all of us at Rimba - thank you for staying and hopefully we will see you again soon!

Johor bahru
Reviewed 21 March 2017 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 13 March 2017

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 7 March 2017

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 6 March 2017

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 28 February 2017

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

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  • Beachfront
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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!”
FKSG, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near the bars are the best because they're near the bar. Self explanatory.”
Lin_Midas, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Family Chalet no1 is a great choice for groups - spacious and comfortable.”
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.”
chloeplum, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Families with more than one child would benefit from the family chalet for more space.”
96jennah, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
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