Pulau Tioman as it is locally known, is a relatively small
island of 90 square miles. Pulau Tioman is a magnificent,
ecologically rich and picturesque island, regarded as a
jewel in the sea. Set like a glittering jewel amidst the
South China Sea, Tioman Island, the largest of a group of
64 volcanic islands, beckons the visitor with its white
beaches and crystal clear azure seas. It is believed to
be one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world.
This volcanic island has steep slopes of lush green vegetation
and a multicolored profusion of orchids and other tropical
flowers. Stunning waterfalls cascade down these tropical
slopes and make their way down through secluded sandy beaches
to the clear blue waters and its iridescent coral reefs.
A sense of excitement and mystery pervades the island and
the visitor will be enchanted by the picturesque beauty
of this tropical paradise. Populated by friendly villagers
who live an unhurried lifestyle, Tioman Island has a way
of making your troubles seem like a thousand miles away.
Pristine beaches hug the island's perimeter, lapped by the
clear water that reveals luminous coral reefs and abundant
The hilly inland area is virgin forest, best explored along
the famous Cross-Island walk. Scuba Diving and snorkelling
equipment can be hired, and PADI courses are offered in
Salang and Air Batang. June to August is high season while
November to January is monsoon season ( low season).
Part of a marine national park, Tioman is a perfect place
for nature lovers. Its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters
and majestic peaks attract adventure seekers and outdoor
enthusiasts. The island’s tropical forest interior
offers a haven for rock climbers, jungle trekkers and naturalists
with its cascading waterfalls, jungle paths and tall trees.
Walk out to some of Tioman’s reefs where novice snorkellers
will find easy snorkeling, while further offshore, deeper
waters provide excellent diving for Scuba enthusiasts.
There’s a series of peaks and ridges running along
the central spine of the island, of which Gunung Kajang
is the highest point with an altitude of 1049 metres. Other
peaks that you may see are, Batu Sirau (747m) and Nenek
Tioman is still largely undiscovered - its small resident
population lives mostly along the west coast and the few
resorts complexes on the island are also on the western
side, leaving the rest of the island to nature’s devices.
The island is divinely beautiful, pretty as a picture or
something straight out of movies with the twin peaks of
Batu Sirau and Nenek Semukut sloping dramatically up, deep
green jungles ringed by sparkling beaches surrounded by
brilliant blue seas. The outlying reefs are wonderful for
diving, snorkelling or simply swimming.
Deeper inland, Tioman is a paradise of verdant tropical
jungles, rioting wildflowers, trailing creepers of orchids,
a profusion of feathery ferns all coming together in an
explosion of glorious colour. Silver water cascade down
mountainsides, metamorphose into placid pools and gentle
streams that wend their way down past palm fringed beaches
to the sea.
This is a great place to visit. The most popular beaches
are located around the villages of Tekek, Genting and Salang.
There are daily flights to Tioman Island from Singapore
and Kuala Lumpur. Departure point for boats is from the
coastal town of Mersing, the journey takes one hour by Speed
boat and 2 hours by Ferry. There is also a daily high-speed
catamaran service between Singapore and Tioman, a 4.5-hour
The climate is a typical tropical climate, it's hot and
humid all year round. The temperature rarely drops below
20C even at night, and usually reaches 30C or more during
the day. Humidity is generally about 90%. The Monsoon Season
is between December and early February.
WHEN TO GO
Peak season is between June and August.
During the monsoon season, from November to January when
the island is devoid of trippers and tourists, sunbathing
and swimming take a back seat to walks on the beaches around
the villages of Tekek, Genting and Salang. The other attraction
is to simply sit ashore and admire the stormy seas and grey-black
Untouched with its natural beauty, Tioman Island draw thousands
of tourist yearly to its beaches. Sun lovers and those who
are fascinated by sea shells will find the miles and miles
of palm-fringed beaches a sheer delight with their myriad
varieties of these lovely sea creatures. You can spend hours
just languishing on the white pearly beach, looking up the
sun for the perfect tan. Popular beaches include the ones
around the villages of Tekek, Genting, and Salang. A walk
on one of these beaches at sunset is truly enchanting and
will simply take your breath away.
This mysterious island mesmerizes all with it's bewitching