Getting here is quick and easy! Our boats leave from Tanjung Leman, which is about three hours from Singapore and two hours from Johor Bahru.
We can help organise transport from Singapore, Johor Bahru and other cities in Malaysia. Once arrived at Tanjung Leman, Rimba’s speedboat will collect you and bring you to the resort.
Alternatively, you may also drive up to Tanjung Leman, where you can safely park your car for RM8 per day.
Trekking: Exploring the island by foot is the best way to see Pulau Sibu. Take the 20-minute jungle trek (between rooms 8 & 9) to Sea Gypsy Village where you can stop for a drink and enjoy an ice cream.
The jungle path is suitable for adults and children but can be slippery after it has rained. It is a relatively easy walk but it does involve some climbing, so please do wear flip-flops or trainers.
If you are wanting to walk to the village (about one hour from Rimba) follow the path to Sea Gypsy and, once there, head right (if facing the sea) all the way along the beach, where you will pass two abandoned resorts, until you reach the rocks. Over and across the rocks is Sari Pacifica Resort. From there, walk through the resort and turn left and you’ll reach the Imam’s house.
The Imam is the religious leader of the village. You will know it is his house as there are lots of cats and a big concrete lion statue!From there, just follow the concrete path all the way to the village. Take some Ringgits with you so you can buy a snack or a drink in the village shop.
Diving and Snorkelling trips: Hi-Tide Divers offers daily snorkelling and dive trips to the neighbouring deserted islands. Please have a chat with our dive team for more information.
Snorkelling on our house reef: Right in front of the resort is our house reef – home to colourful coral and a wide array of fish. You can rent snorkelling equipment from the Dive Centre and head out on your own to explore the reef. Life jackets are also available at the dive centre.
Kayaks/Paddleboard: We have a double glass bottom kayak and 2 single kayaks. On either side of Rimba’s bay are two small private beaches – definitely worth a look. We also have a paddleboard, which is perfect for those wanting more of a challenge!
If you are feeling extra energetic, you can even kayak to Sea Gypsy, this should take about 20 minutes. For the most adventurous of guests, you can even kayak around the island!
Bamboo Bliss Spa: Located right at the end of the beach overlooking the ocean, this tranquil hideaway allows our therapists to pamper you whilst you relax, or even fall asleep, to the sounds of the waves.
The Bar: The bar is open from 8.30am until the last guest goes to bed. However you are more than welcome to relax at the bar or deck before it is opened.Late night wheelbarrow taxi rides can be arranged to take guest back to their hut.
Bar Games: We have a selection of bar games, please feel free to ask our bar team for these .
Beach Volleyball: Our beach volleyball net is located just a stone throw away from the bar. Please ask our dive team for the ball.
Meals are served in the restaurant or on the bar deck depending on your preference and the weather.
Lunch: 1pm to 2.30pm
Kids Tea: 6:00pm or 7.30pm
Our meals are a fusion of Asian and Western flavours. Our chefs create specialty dishes with an emphasis on variety and exceptional taste. Our kitchen is Halal certified
Please notify us of any dietary requirements or preferences you may have when making your booking.
Children can either have their dinner at 6pm or 7.30pm. The kitchen will provide kid friendly meals such as spaghetti bolognese, chicken & chips, or macaroni & cheese.
Our guests look forward to our Saturday night BBQ buffet! A culinary feast of grilled lamb, chicken, prawns... and of-course a delicious dessert to complete the meal.
Water bottles: In a step towards protecting the world’s oceans, we no longer sell plastic bottles of water. Tap water is safe and free of charge to drink, we also have distilled water on sale in the bar for re-fills. Please feel free to bring a sports bottle or re-fillable bottles with you to the resort. Alternatively we have Rimba bottles available to purchase.
Rock or reef shoes: Please bring rock shoes with you if you have them, the dive centre also has some that you can borrow.
Flashlight: Please feel free to bring a torch or flashlight with you.
Sandflies:Unfortunately, sandflies are present in this part of Malaysia. We recommend baby oil / coconut oil / any oil based product to help prevent bites.
Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes are most active at sunrise and sunset, however we recommend you wear mosquito repellent at all times especially if walking through the jungle.