Tioman Island, Mersing · 4 hotels available
Kampung Mukut is a village situated in the Tioman Island of Malaysia, an island within east coast of the country that is well-known for its stunning coral reefs, making it a perfect destination for scuba. There are beautiful beaches and bays scattered around as well as jungle which is home to a vast species of flora and fauna. It is also located in close proximity to the famous granite mountain known as Nenek Semukut Mountain. It is one of the few areas in the island which are actually populated, since the rest of the island is densely forested, being the smaller sub-village of Kampung Juara, one of the main villages of Tioman Island in addition to Kampung Salang, Tekek and Air Batang. The village is a traditional village that is still having strong values and preserving the seamen lifestyle. Usually it will be merrier around March to October, therefore coming over here around this time is a good idea. Most of the accommodation will close shop by November to February due to the monsoon season.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you can catch the Express Rail Link (ERL) train or bus which goes directly to the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS). From there onwards, you can find S&S Express bus which goes to Mersing bus terminal. From the Mersing bus terminal, take a cab or bus to the Mersing jetty. Then you can take the ferry services to Tioman Island. There are high chances to spend a night alone in Mersing since the ferry services are only available in the morning.
The Marine Park Centre is a highly sought after coral sanctuary located along the northern edges of Tekek, which is the capital village of Tioman. It consists of nine islands stitched together which includes Pulau Tioman, Pulau Sepoi, Pulau Gut, Pulau Labas, Pulau Chebeh, Pulau Tulai, Pulau Sembilang, Pulau Tokong Bahara and Pulau Seri Buat. There is information centre located in the beach for visitors to learn more about the island’s underwater heritage with free of charge entrance fee. The Marine Park contains one of the biggest beaches in the country with terrific spot for sunbathing. Activities to be done here include picnicking, playing volleyball, diving and snorkelling.
Nenek Semukut Mountain is famously known as the “Dragon Horns” of Tioman. It is considered as the highest free-standing granite mountain in the country with 703 metres of elevation. In addition to that, climbing it is said to take four to five days with a 7A hiking classification. Therefore, due to the tough circumstances occurred when hiking the mountain, this “Twin Peaks” is being one of the most coveted spots for the ones admiring challenges. Moreover, the mountain peak offered one of the best overall top view of the island, making it a really satisfying experience to be able to reach the top.
This accommodation is situated at Kampung Juara, one of the populated villages in the island. This chalet offers a good rate for rooms meant for budget travelers. There are standard and suite rooms which are equally affordable with free breakfast, with the suite room being slightly costlier due to the unique decorations. Shuttle services are provided from the ferry terminal. They are equipped with a TV, coffee maker and private bathroom. . A wide of range facilities are nearby which makes things easier and enjoyable for visitors being far away from home including ATM, gift shop, laundry, grocery, private beach, karaoke and massage.
This three-star accommodation is within the heart of Kampung Mukut itself. It offers comfort and style with wooden cabins and beautiful sea view. Rooms are equipped with a TV, coffee maker, safety box and private bathroom. Breakfast is provided, so does WiFi. There is a bar in-house and restaurants nearby as well.