Published in The Peak, November 2012 (Click on images to read the article).
One of the most wild, green and leafy islands of Malaysia is Tioman. An hour flight southeast from KL, in a twin propeller plane, you are straight away overwhelmed by the beauty of the nine islands that form the Tioman Marine Park.
We stayed in a great boutique resort and the one and only Relais & Chateaux (a collection of luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants) in Malaysia: Japamala Resort. After a 15 minute boat ride on the turquoise blue sea, we discovered our Tree Top Chalet, perched high above the luxuriant jungle canopy, yet situated only a short walk up from the white sandy beach. An authentic and charming little haven, with outstandingly delicious food, typical of a Relais & Chateaux.
Enjoy some fantastic moments at Japamala Resort, Tioman: