- Location: Located 32 km away from the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in Pahang state in Malaysia.
- Attraction Type: Island.
- Significance: Known for its beauty. This island was once chosen as one of the most beautiful islands in the world by Time magazine.
- Best time to Visit: May to October.
- Visiting Hours: During daytime.
- How to Reach: Flights are available from Kuala Lumpur to Tioman airport. You can also reach Tioman Island by ferry from Mersing on the mainland.
- Nearest Airport: Tioman Airport (TOD).
It was once chosen by the Time magazine as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Tioman Island is truly a piece of beauty, blessed with amazing coastline and panoramic splendor. Covered with dense forest, this sparsely inhabited island is full of wonderful resorts and chalets around it. To add with these, the gorgeous coral reefs surrounding the island have made it a popular destination for the scuba divers as well.
Located 32 km away from the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in Pahang state, Tioman Island consists of eight main villages. This island is also the home to a number of protected species of mammals including Long-tailed Macaque, Black Giant Squirrel, Binturong, Slow Loris, Red Giant Flying Squirrel, Common Palm Civet, Brush-tailed Porcupine and Mouse deer.
Things to Do
Tioman Island can be explored in several ways. The island offers endless tropical bliss for the sun-seekers. The swaying palms, beautiful waterfalls cascading down the slopes of the greens and the untamed flowers growing in vivid profusion — you would be mesmerized by a lot in Tioman Island.
Beaches are some of the biggest attractions in Tioman Island. There are a number of sandy beaches where you can flock in to enjoy the sun, sand and sea. ‘Juara’ is perhaps the most quiet of them all, located at the east coast. The beaches towards the north have got nice sand with some dead corals in the shallow water. The beaches in the south have also got some nice sand and are quite in nature.
Tioman Island is also a popular destination for scuba diving. There are plenty of dive shops in almost all the villages in Tioman Island. Tioman Dive Centre, Tioman Cabana Sport & Ray Dive Adventure etc. are the popular names.
Snorkeling is also a popular activity in Tioman Island. You can find speedboats or sea buses from various resorts that would take you to the beaches and other small islands.
While visiting Tioman Island, you should not miss the attractions like Paya, Tekek, and Air Batang etc. Accommodation
There are a number of options for accommodation in Tioman Island. According to your budget, you can choose from a number of hotels of different categories. Some of the hotels in Tioman Island can be listed as below:
Berjaya Tioman Beach Resort
P.O. Box 4 Mersing Tioman Island
Johor, Tioman Island
1 Kg Lanting Pulau Tioman
Tioman Island 86800