SPORTS  AND RECREATION IN TAWAU

Updated on 24th March 2011  Thursday  9:20AM



ROACH  REEFS  RESORT
Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia
とても 小さな島で、マクロの楽しみを教えてもらいました。

Roach Reefs Resort

Number of Rooms: 9
TB4330 Lot 10, Block 31 & 32, Jalan Merdeka 2, Fajar Commercial Complex, 91000 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia. , 91000 Tawau
012-818 7844


TB 4330, Lot 10, Block 31 & 32, Jalan Merdeka 2, Fajar Commercial Complex, Tawau, Tawau, Malaysia 91000

TB4330 Lot 10, Block 31 & 32, Jalan Merdeka 2, Fajar Commercial Complex, 91000 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia. , 91000 Tawau
012-818 7844

Leaving Tawau Yacht Club Jetty ,the boat took 2 hours to arrive at the Roach Reefs Resort because one of the engine failed. We were very upset but were cooled down by the sight of this beautiful Resort. There are only 9 chalets , one Suite with 3 single beds & 8 twinbedded rooms .Rooms are simple , no airconditioning , only ceiling fan. Amenities only shampoo sachet. Linens & towels are in good condition. Coconut Trees & hammocks are lined infront each chalet. As we were occupying the 8 chalets, the whole Island basically became our property!!! Our Package inlcudes all meals and snorkelling. The Resort Staff were very accomodative although there seems to be a language problem , it does take some time for them to understand that we like to go snorkelling. But it was all arranged & we had a great time out in the sea. Meals were served in the Dining Hall. Food is excellent. Dining Hall is big which could accomodate 40-50 people. The sunrise & sunset from the Chalets & Resort are so scenic, we could see Hermit crabs running around on the ground. It was so relaxing , and one could just throw a fishing line, Fishing time!!!!

Room Tip: The rooms are very simple...but hey its back to the nature, just enjoy the beautiful atmosphere!!!

Roach Reefs Resort a comfortable resort situated on a private, man-made tropical reef about 25 mins by speed boat from Balung River, Tawau. Its location, right at the edge of the Borneo shelf and less then 50 mins away from Sipadan Island, makes it a paradise for divers and non divers alike.

Roach Reed Resort

Roach Reefs is the outer most reefs from Tawau, built on by the sinking of 2 used steel barge in 1993. Roach Reefs Resort used to be a private retreat for for the Japanese divers, Roach Reefs Resort is now a comfortable private resort situated on a man-made tropical reef about 25 mins by speed boat from Balung River, Tawau, Sabah. Its location, right at the edge of the Borneo shelf and less then 50 mins away from Sipadan Island, makes it a paradise for divers and non divers alike. Dive a new part of the Celebes sea today.

Roach Reefs is one of the outer most reefs from Tawau, built by the sinking 2 used steel barges in 1993. Roach Reefs Resort used to be a private retreat for friends and relatives. They are now open to the world for equally private retreats.

The Resort
Roach Reef ChaletThe reef chalets are built in traditional architecture offering simply elegant accommodation for the guests to enjoy their holiday in paradise. Staff are friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. Facilities of the resort include spacious room with ceiling fan, sea view balcony, private bathroom and toiletries with hot shower, restaurant serving Asian and Continental cuisine, international phone call service, and dive centre provides all in-water activities include scuba training and education.

The resort can hold a maximum 15 guests, which is most suitable for a private group function.

Diving
Roach reefs resort is part of the Celebes Sea, sharing similar bio-diversity as Sipadan and Mabul. Therefore, you can expect the small, weird and colourful. There are a total of 13 dive sites offering a variety of marine treasures such as: harlequin ghost pipefish, frogfish, nudibranchs, gobies, pipefish, cora, garden eels, barracudas, wrecks, mandarin fish, stonefish, crocodile fish and much more. They also organise trips to Sipadan.



Rates (in Malaysian Ringgit and per person)
Rates on request

What does it include?
- Return airport transfer to Balung jetty
- return boat transfer to resort
- twin share accommodation in our basic seaview chalet with attached bathroom. With ceiling fan, we also provide bath towel and hair dryer.
- 3 boat dives daily in the vicinity of Roach Reefs with unlimited house reef between 6am 6pm. except on arrival and departure days.
* extra dive can be arrange to Sipadan and Mabul (pls refer to note below)
- full board in resort; we serve local cuisine in home style cooking.
- Free flow of coffee, tea, milo and cold water. Light snacks are available.

Boat Transfer
Tawau - Resort   0745 hours   1100 hours   1500hours  
Resort - Tawau   0630 hours   1300 hours   Not applicable

- See more at: http://whoaadventures.com/package/roach-reef-resort-tawau#sthash.6t01mQCQ.dpuf

It is the island in the east off the coast between St. Paul and the name ♪ Tawau about 30 minutes by boat to the east of Borneo equator.

30 minutes from Mabul, in like just a short 35 minutes in when he to Sipadan. ♪ were some people that were going to Mabul in a row from Roche

The size of the island is about 5 minutes walk. It is a very small island (* ^ ^ *)

Meals in the restaurant, buffet style Malay cuisine and Chinese is basic. This time the guest is now three people near the end but, (^ ^) v I have heard me order a la carte human is low
dish is delicious anyway! The thing of delicious vegetable dishes made ​​with such (rape local) Pakkana and morning glory that can not be eaten in love Japan especially my! Ramen rice porridge, nasi goreng, Mie Goreng, local, ♪ ♪ breakfast sashimi gave me also seafood barbecue we may also have the first day egg dishes such as ham. ♪ and fried bananas for a snack and fly came out two or more certainly, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, banana, etc. (* ^ _ ^ *) squid, fried sweet potato was my favorite - especially fruit and mango

And security of the island ♪ is good at are you stationed a few army people with guns

<MID RODK~MID CORAL>
♪ You Were two will Nichirin Datehaze

<LOBSTER POINT>
It is the point at which various accessory including Nichirin Datehaze and Ebikani was substantial.

<SUPER MARKET>
comes out Pai Tsu-have Nishikiteguri In the evening. ♪ I can not even full shrimp like I've never seen

<TWIN PEAK>
♪ ♪ Kanihaze that point there is a No. 1 popular, Odorihaze, banded coral shrimp, red-spotted crab trick was a must-see

<VIKING Point>
(* ^ _ ^ *) after, it ♪ You are Odorihaze, also something Buchiumiushi, the sand also other Nishiki Liquidambar Rye Uo You are one animal is a large black fin barracuda extremely always the wreck point ♪ here

<Corner>
point here, even if it is a very popular, ♪ you can see metallic shrimp goby and Akebonohaze, fin screw length phosphorus Bow, is something Kudagonbe

1st-time climate is good seems to July to April. November to March is the rainy season, but that the degree of the squall or falling, or there is a windy day. Temperature 28 to 32 degrees. Cool if there is wind.
-But few insects.

No. There is no shop itself I mean, are you live because only army staff and Resorts; (^
Mineral water is ♪ is put in free rooms and restaurant
The drink another Rate restaurant, there is only (Carlsberg) Beer and Pepsi and Coke.

- Free tea, coffee, cookies and biscuits, bread, something roll cake ♪ is put in the restaurant after

Roach Reefs Resort a comfortable resort situated on a private, man-made tropical reef about 25 mins by speed boat from Balung River, Tawau. Its location, right at the edge of the Borneo shelf and less then 50 mins away from Sipadan Island, makes it a paradise for divers and non divers alike.

Roach Reefs is the outer most reefs from Tawau, built on by the sinking of 2 used steel barge in 1993. Roach Reefs Resort used to be a private retreat for friends and relatives. However now with the new management, we would like to open up this unique reef to the world !

The Resort

The reef chalets are built in traditional architecture offering simply elegant accommodation for the guests to enjoy their holiday in paradise. We promise to provide best services as our staffs are friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. Facilities of the resort include spacious room with ceiling fan, sea view balcony, private bathroom and toiletries with hot shower, restaurant serving Asian and Continental cuisine, international phone call service, and dive centre provides all in-water activities include scuba training and education.

Roach Reefs Resort is a man-made tropical reefs resort with swaying coconut palms and shady trees. It is away from the crowd and also other annoying insects. Clear waters with excellent dive spots inhabited by diverse marine life surround the island. Snorkeling is excellent in waters just a stone throw from the island.

The island is not crowded and the atmosphere is one of relaxation. There are comfortable chalets with ceiling fan , hair dryer and attached bathroom with hot shower facilities. You can choose between rooms with sunrise or sunset view. Our dive centre can take in maximum 15 divers at one time.

 

 

 

真っ青なセレベス海に浮かぶ孤島、それがロッシュリーフ。一周歩いて5分もかからないこ じんまりしたこのリーフは、もともと地元オーナーの趣味で別荘として建てられた人工島。アットホームで素朴なプチリゾート。日頃のストレスや忙しない日常を忘れ、リセットするのに最適。『シパダンの奥座敷』とも呼ばれています。

 


Man-made Island
Roach Reefs Resort, an upscale resort situated on a private, man-made island offers more privacy than any other resort in the area.

Roach Reefs Resort is just an hour away by speed boat from Yacht Club. Managed by Japanese Mr. Kenichi Obata, the resort has 11 twin-sharing chalets  and a water cottage.

The waters surrounding the resort is off limits for fishing.  For those interested in fishing can go by speed boat to a popular spot about two kilometers away.

Roach Reefs Resort offers daily three boat dives and two shore dives, all under the watchful eyes and guidance of master divers and dive instructors.


The Only Private Reef in Sabah
Due to the unique status of being the only private reef in Sabah no large crowds will ever be encountered while staying in the resort. Opened in 1995 the island is small, app.. 200m x 100m, and accommodates a maximum of 40 guests. Fishing is strictly prohibited (just like at Sipadan) and various species of fish can be observed close up.

There are 10 dive sites at Roach Reef Resort including 2 wrecks - turtles, schooling barracudas & travel leys, and with the exception of Sipadan it is the only reef throughout the area with resident white tip reef sharks and nurse sharks that can be found hiding under table corals. Manta rays and whale sharks are often seen in the vicinity and there a plenty of small critters like Spanish dancer, ghost pipe fish, crab eye goby, mantis shrimp, etc. Game fishing for mackerel, yellow fin tuna, dorado and marlin can be arranged on request. The atmosphere at Roach Reefs Resort is very special, as are accommodation and food.


Roach Reefs Resort Facilities:

  • Restaurant / International phone call service
  • Karaoke / TV Room / Amusement TV Games
  • Fishing Trips / Trolling
  • Diving / snorkeling equipment rental

TRAVEL TIME BY SPEED BOAT:

  • From Tawau Yacht Club to Roach Reef Resort is only 1 hour
  • From Roach Reef Resort to Sipadan Island is only 40 minutes
  • From the Roach Reef Resort jetty to the dive sites takes less than 5 minutes

How To Get To Tawau

From Kota Kinabalu City, Tawau is accessible by road via the East-West and East Coast Highways. The journey should take about 8 hours. For a speedier alternative, the flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau takes only 45 minutes.

From Kuala Lumpur, tourists can hop on AirAsia flights which flies to Tawau twice a day. The familiariasation trip to Tawau was organized by AirAsia and Sabah Tourism.

 

 


Roach Reefs Resort Sdn Bhd (co. 330568-V)
http://www.roachreefsresort.com/

 

TB4330 Lot 10,  Block 31 & 32,  Jalan Merdeka 2,  Fajar Commercial Complex,
91000 Tawau, Sabah,  Malaysia.  
Email : : info@roachreefsresort.com 

Tawau Town Office : Island Resort :
Tel : + 60 (0) 89 779 332
Fax : + 60 (0) 89 757 135
Tel : +60 (0) 89 749 252
: +60 (0) 89 761 140
Fax :+ 60 (0) 89 753 134

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