This page detailing accommodation in Salang on Tioman Island is not yet finished, but I have decided to upload it to give you an idea of some of the resorts that are in Salang. I will be consulting with the owners and management of the resorts in February to bring you the up to date information about prices and facilities on offer.
In the past I have tended to use either Salang Pusaka or Ella’s Place since both have a reliable and easy to use booking system. I hope to build relationship with more of the resort owners to offer the same level of service and reliability but with a greater selection.
Ella’s Place is in the north of Salang, about a ten minute walk from the jetty. Two of the chalets have a direct ocean view, but most of the others have the garden in between the rooms and the beach. This is a family run resort. They operate a small restaurant, one of my favourites, but only for breakfast. They also rent out snorkeling equipment and run their own boat for trips out to the other villages or offshore.
The small but attractive garden acts as a communal area. There are two or three hammocks hanging in the coconut trees, and friends gather there in the evening to enjoy some company and the cool breezes.
The rooms are all wooden built, clean and well maintained and range from basic fan and cold water showers, through to air conditioned with a fridge. Prices are from RYM 80.00 to about RYM 200.00 per room per night.
This friendly resort is quiet and out of the way and is very popular with both backpackers and locals.
Pondok Sri Salang
Pondok Sri Salang is a small family run resort to the south of the village. It is set slightly inland, but is only a short stroll to the beach. The wooden built chalets are spread out around a large ‘T’ shaped garden that is quiet and secluded. They run a laundry service, but offer no other facilities.
The chalets are clean and well maintained. The accommodation varies from basic fan and cold water showers to air conditioning and hot water. Some of the chalets are small, suitable for individuals or couples, while others are larger and can cater for groups.
I lived here for several consecutive years, and found that while the rooms can get uncomfortably hot in the afternoons, the night time views over the jungle clad hills and up into sky when the cloud cover gives way to be a real treat!
There is a troop of monkeys that forage there in the mornings, which can be a bit alarming when they jump from roof to roof, so if you stay here don’t leave food outside overnight!
Puteri Salang Inn
Puteri Salang Inn is set in the south east corner of Salang, as far from the beach as it is possible to get – about a five minute stroll!
There is a large and well maintained garden with the accommodation set around the edges. There is a mix of the normal chalets and ‘A’ frame buildings, all in wood.
I have never stayed there, so at this stage I don’t know many of the details. One of my students last year stayed here, loved it, and was a repeat customer, so at this stage that is the best I can write!
Salang Beach is one of the larger resorts in Salang. It is in the northerly part of the village with a long but narrow beach frontage.
There is a good selection of accommodation from the small and basic to larger rooms suitable for groups with air conditioning and hot water showers.
They have their own boats and resident snorkeling guide and have equipment to rent out independently to explore the bay.
They have a restaurant and there is a convenience store nearby.
Prices for a basic room start at MYR 60.00 per room per night.
There are a couple of garden areas, and a concreted area with a gazebo and barbecue set up next to the beach.
Salang Indah is the largest and most central resort in Salang. Over recent years they have developed a wider range of accommodation ranging from the basic wooden rooms with cold water and fans, to concrete building with a good finish inside with air conditioning and hot water showers.
They have several garden areas, a general store, and a restaurant with sea views, where I frequently have my breakfast! There is a barbecue area to the side and several smaller food outlets as well.
Over the past few years they have been busy up grading, renovating and building new accommodation to lead them into the future.
However, I don’t put many of my guests there since I continue to have problems with their booking system.
Salang Pusaka is the second largest resort in Salang. They have a good selection of rooms suitable for singles, couples, families and groups. Some of the chalets are concrete but most of them are wood. Some of the larger ones come with their own outdoor sitting area, and a variety of internal finishes. They do still have some basic rooms, but all of their accommodation now comes with air conditioning and hot water.
They have a large and well maintained garden area with several gazebos and sitting areas for outdoor gatherings.
They also have a good restaurant attached which is renowned for its barbecue fish and vegetables.
If you like reggae music this is the place for you to hang out. The boys there have an extensive and in depth collection that includes lots of artists that are unknown outside of the genre.
There is also a convenience store close to the entrance.
For many years past they have had a constant policy of maintenance, upgrading and continuing development.