Tioman Island is at Rompin, Pahang, Malaysia. It is a located 32 kilometer off the east coast of Pahang. This island is less inhabited and the ocean is surrounded with coral reefs, which has made this island a popular spot for scuba diving. Around the island, there are a lot of resorts and chalets with duty-free status.
The marine area around Tioman Island and the other neighboring islands have been declared as marine parks and marine reserves. Tioman island too has been used by fishermen as an important navigation point and a source of fresh water and wood.
This island is operated mostly by ferries to get there in and out. The ferries service is operated at Malaysia mainland. Although this island is part of Pahang, the ferries service is accessible at mainland Johor of the coastal town of Mersing.
There is also propeller plane service from the Changi Airport in Singapore to Tioman Island by itself and it is operated by Berjaya Air. The Systematic Aviation Services operating the route starting from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang, Selangor. The journey would take up to 1 hour and 15 minutes from the airport to Tioman Island.
As Tioman is an island with a great coral reefs for tourist sightings, there are a plenty of spots that you can dwell on while you are there such as:
This place is known for its quiet beach especially during off season, when nobody there. There is a remote village spread back from the track which goes to the coast. This place is separated into 2 beaches by a small hill, which is said to be the origin of Tioman. These beaches are perfect for those who are seeking into privacy and tranquility of the environment. A slightly remote but definitely a better experience.
This place is open for their visitors during the day. It is a place for conservation of the sea turtles on sustaining their living and to protect their habitat. This place is privately funded and would be charge for entrance fee upon entering the premise. You can have a hands-on experience when you can see how the turtles hatch their eggs and how to preserve them.
This waterfalls is one of the many in Tioman. The waterfalls can be accessed from Kampung Asah or by trekking the nearby village called Kampung Mukut.
The most popular activities in Tioman Island is, scuba diving and snorkeling. This activity is easily accessible within the island area. Most of villages have dive shops around. You can choose whether to taking up scuba diving courses or just to have fun with the snorkeling around the diving area. Snorkeling area are found at Paya, Tekek, Air Batang and Salang. You can enjoy swimming with all sorts of fishes and even sea turtles if you are lucky.
Jungle Trekking would also be considered as one of popular activities in Tioman Island. You can track on the Mount Kajang, the highest island peak off the peninsula Malaysia.
You can enjoy other water activities such as kayaking at ABC or Air Batang. You can also combine kayaking and snorkeling when choosing any package from the dive shops who offered such water courses.
A place which located in Kampung Nipah in Tioman Island. There are several rooms being offered to the guests. The rooms also offer breathtaking view which differ depending on the type of rooms you booked such as the Sang Kancil, it gives their guest with Rainforest view while the Boat House would offer the guest of the beach lay out on the front of the retreat place. Enjoy the view and you will be swayed by the Nature’s generosity.
This resort offers you with a luxurious hotel experience when stay there. It also offers with great facilities and rooms for their guests. It is located in Kampung Nipah, Tioman. Have an enjoyable stay at the resort with their swimming pool that is accessible for their guests in-house for a more relaxing experience. You can also take a stroll within the village area and have a cultural diverse. Luxury is an additional option for your unforgettable vacation in Tioman.