Bamboo Hill, Kampung Air Batang, Pulau Tioman, 26800, Pahang, Malaysia
The island has had no cases of Covid-19. It is an unpolluted, natural environment with facilities like open-air restaurants and single unit chalets which make it a safe place to stay. Our operating procedures ensure there is no risk of contacting Covid-19 while staying with us. The current Movement Control Order means scheduled ferries are running 50% full and only at weekends. Contact Bluewater ferries for up to date information.
Are we the place you are looking for?
Rest and be still in the tranquil energy of this beautiful spot. The spacious sky, glistening sea, lapping waves, jungle green and tinkling river resonate a deep peace. If you are looking to rest, relax, recuperate and rejuvenate Bamboo Hill will be a dream come true. For those seeking a lively ambiance and night-life, Tioman will disappoint. Juara, on the other side of the island, has the longest sandy beach.
Nestled on a hill between tropical rainforest and reef paradise, our rustic, traditional cabins have panoramic sea views. Created by British-born Sue and Islander husband Zul (deceased) Bamboo Hill has been family run since 1991 – a marriage of the spirit of Asia with the standards of Europe. Our rooms are well maintained and naturally ventilated by ceiling fans wafting the sea breeze through floor-to-ceiling, louvered windows (meshed against mosquitoes and bugs). None of the chalets have air-conditioning. We prefer to be one with nature, not cut-off from it; you can even lie in bed and see the sea. We give thoughtful details and personal attention for your wellbeing and comfort.
Aware of and responsible for the natural environment
To mitigate the effects of human activities on the pristine environment of this gem of an island, we have gained Green Hotel status and are part of a local initiative to avoid single use plastic. Each cabin has 4 refillable water bottles and free, purified spring water is available from the reception.
Because getting to and from the island is a tiring day’s journey and recovering from the stresses of everyday life is what we offer we don’t accept stays of less than 3 nights. A tranquil environment is also at the heart of Bamboo Hill so we don’t accept bookings for groups. Until the future becomes more predictable bookings can be made without a deposit or prepayment.
Air Batang Village
Our village is quiet and traditionally Malay. There are no cars. The chalets, shops and restaurants are run by local, mainly Muslim families who are unsophisticated yet welcoming. Snorkeling, diving and jungle trekking are the main activities.
We welcome anyone working from home who needs to get away from the city for a while. All the cabins have WiFi; 80+mbs in the reception and chalet #1, 50-80mbs in chalet #2&rooms #4&5, 20-30mbs in chalet #3. We can provide a desk, a coffee press and ground coffee on request. Stays of over 2 weeks are eligible for a 25-50% discount depending on the month.
Prices for 2021
This is 9 year old Joe’s video made in August 2019