Traveling Guide to Tioman Island

Pulau Tioman (Tioman Island), located on the southeast coast of Peninsular Malaysia and it is also part of the wider Mersing Marine Park. Tioman holds plenty of appeal, especially for people who chase marine life for fun. It is surrounded by numerous white coral reefs, making it a heaven for scuba divers from around the region. Meanwhile, the island is covered in tropical rainforests, home to butterflies, lizards and monkeys. NOt to forget, Tioman Island is also one of the duty-free islands and there are many resorts and chalets for tourists around the island, with duty-free.


Accommodation

1. Berjaya Tioman Resort

A four-star resort located on the western side of Tioman Island. The resort offers guest accommodation in stunning, spacious as well as Malays Styles Chalets, and most of the rooms have a private balcony to either garden or sea views.

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2. Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort

If you book a seaview room in Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort, the snorkeling actvities is just right at your doorstep. There is a wide range of facilities here including a restaurant, bar as well as day spa and the island’s only infinity pool. Most important, the resort is surrounded by a stunning beach and gorgeous lush mountains.

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3. Bagus Place Retreat

One of the three-star, all inclusive hotels in Tioman Island with direct access to the beach and clear crystal waters. There are only ten chalets on site and all constructed from natural materials, beautifully integrate the natural environment. Bear in mind, don’t miss the shark feeding sessions in the evenings after dinner if you stay at this resort!

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4. Paya Beach Spa & Dive Resort

Stay at Paya Beach Spa & Dive Resort for a much-needed beach vacation as it is perfect for beach lovers. If you wish to stay at a resort in Tioman Island that have many activities to do, this resort will extremely suitable to your requirement.

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5. Minang Cove Resort & Spa

This resort is a heaven for scuba divers from around the world who looking to dive the flourishing coral reefs. It is surrounded by tropical rainforest and crystal clear waters. The guests can choose between a gorgeous sea view chalet or beachfront villa to spend the night.

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Foods

1. Sunset Bar

Sunset Bar is an open space bar located at the southern end of the beach of Air Batang Village. This is a great hangout spot to meet other people or simply to enjoy an icy beer and a scenic view. By the way, they only serve non-alcoholic beverages, but you are allowed to bring in alcohol from elsewhere.

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Opening Hours: 3.00pm – 8.00pm

2. Tioman Cabana Beach Bistro

Serves a wide range of delicious homemade foods as well as coffee. It provides both local and western cuisine on the menu. Do remember to try their signature organic burger, you can’t miss it! Again, they do not sell alcohol beverage here but you are welcome to bring your own.

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Opening Hours: 9.00am – 8.00pm

3. Mandi-Mandi Restaurant

The restaurant set as one of the most iconic spots of the resort, offers a truly unique experience of about 100 meters from the beach. This restaurant offers delicious dishes, innovative concoctions and other cool cocktails that can be enjoyed especially during the sunset.

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Opening Hours: 10.00am – 8.00pm

4. Tamarind Terrace Restaurant @ Lanting Village

Located at Japamala Resort and set to against the luxuriant rainforests of Tioman Island. You can enjoy various types of delicious here, like Thai, Indo-Chinese, as well as Malay cuisines here. If you are having your breakfast here, Western cuisines can be found here!

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Opening Hours: 10.00am – 8.00pm

Activities

1. Take A Snorkelling Trip To Coral Island or Renggis Island

Are you interested in exploring further about the mysterious underwater world? If so you can take a snorkelling trip to the uninhabited islands such as Coral Island as well as Renggis Island.

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2. All Terrain Vehicles (ATV)

If you like the explore the natural environment and jungles, you have another method which is taking ATV Ride on the jungle. If you are the first time experiencing on ATV, it will definitely make your trip more exciting and memorable and the most important, fun!

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3. Visit Marine Park Information Centre

If you are interested in the marine life, this is the opportunity for you to learn more about marine life that are present in the seas surrounding of Tioman Island. You can visit to the Marine Park Information Centre with free entrance to learn more about the marine life.

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4. Visit Asah Waterfall

There are two ways for you to arrive at Asah Waterfall, either hiking or taking a water taxi to reduce the hiking time. For sure, you are encourage to hike to Asah Waterfalls as you will guarantee to encounter virgin rainforest on the way to the waterfall.

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5. Ride On The Banana Boat

Wanted to have a little more exhilarating group activities with friends or family, make sure you don’t miss out the banana boat! You have to put on life jackets and grab firmly the handle and to balance yourself while the waves are coming.

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6. Sunbathing on the Beach

When you are travelling, the main purpose is usually to relax yourself. You can simply just take pleasure under the hot sun and sea breeze by sunbathing on the beach. You will see there are many foreigners especially white people doing the same as you. You can buy a cocktail with you when the sunset is happening. The feelings will be satisfied and relax.

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