Tioman Island, Rompin · 4 hotels available
The village is named after its lavishness of mangrove swamps, in Malay it is called ‘paya’. There is a shallow river runs through the rich mangrove. There is also a jungle trail for tourists to do jungle trekking. It starts at Tioman Paya Resort to Rock Falls, a rocky stream with small pools for swimming, where it the starting point to climb up the mountain slopes of Gunung Kajang, the highest summit of Pulau Tioman. At the southern end of Kampung Paya, there is a partly-paved jungle trail that leads to Kampung Genting.
Samadhi (Japamala Resort) operates a 10-passenger flight service from Subang Airport to Tioman, open to public that either runs daily or on scheduled days of the week depending on season. The plane lands at the airstrip in Tekek, which is just opposite a jetty and customs complex to get your passport chopped or travel to other villages by speedboat.
Pulau Tioman can be reached by land and sea transports from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The major gateway to the island is Mersing, a coastal town at the west of Johor state. The common route for most visitors is to drive or take a bus ride up to Mersing, then get a ferry ride to the island. Usually, there are three rides (only once during monsoon season) per day, from 8.30am to 2.30pm. The trip takes about two to three hours depending on tidal conditions and wind speeds, with the ferry making a stop at every village except Mukut and Nipah. Tickets cost RM35 per way. A small RM5 marine park conservation fee is charged on every visitor at the jetty gate.
Endau-Rompin National Park is the second largest national park in Peninsular Malaysia after Taman Negara. The park is one of the oldest tropical rainforest complexes in the world and features rock formations of hundred years old. It is also a home to some remaining Northern Sumatran rhinoceros species. During the monsoon season, from November till March, the park is closed to the public. Further, fishing is banned from September till October during mating season.
Kota Tinggi Waterfall is located at KM 16, Jalan Lombong 81900 Kota Tinggi, which is 15km from Kota Tinggi town. It is popular not only among the locals, but also among the Singaporeans. This popularity might explain the expensive admission charge compared to other waterfalls in Malaysia, which RM5 for child and RM10 for adults. RM3 is charged for car parking. It opened daily during the day.
Pulau Tioman offers a wide range of food for the tourists are from all over the world. Among the popular ones are; steamboat, seafood dishes and rice, chicken wings and a few more.
During peak seasons; school holidays or public holidays, the hotel rates can goes higher. Even so, please book your stay early.
Located in Kg Genting, Pulau Tioman, Kuala Rompin, 26800, Bayu Tioman Chalet is a two stars stay with picturesque surrounding and is a perfect hideaway for leisure travellers. The guests can enjoy the scenic view of tall coconut trees along the white sandy beach and the crystal clear water. It is only 10 minutes away walking from the nearest jetty. The wooden chalets are to express Malay traditional architecture. There are three types of accommodations provided; Standard room, Deluxe room and Family room, where the rate starts from RM160 at Traveloka.com. Among the facilities provided by this two stars chalet are; scuba diving trip, snorkelling trip, karaoke, fishing boat, sea taxi service, WiFi and a few more.
Situated at Lot 20 & 21, Kampung Sarang Burung, 86800 Tioman Island, this four stars resort has the most beautiful view of South Chinese Sea. Having lush rainforest and a mountain as a backyard, with the crystal clear water as the front yard has made this resort like a heaven on earth. It accommodates few types of luxurious villas such as garden villas, beaches villas and rainforest villas. The guests can choose any of these villas where the rate starts from RM545 at Traveloka.com. As a four stars resort, it surely provides everything needed by the guests.