Tioman island attractions:
The Malaysia East coast, with its Islands of Tioman and the Perhentians,
presents itself as a picturesque tropical Paradise: pristine beauty, beautiful
beaches and a sea in surreal Turquoise shades. The islands are only three of
over 200 islands around Malaysia, rising from the tropical warm waters.
Tropical island dreams on the east coast
The best time to travel for the east coast of
Malaysia is between early March and October. While the two Perhentian
Islands are more well known and therefore more visited, it is quieter on
Tioman. Which of the Islands is right for you, you’ll know at the latest after
How to get to Tioman Island
Arriving alone in the Malaysian island
in the southeast of the country is something special. You can choose between a
ferry crossing from Mersing, a speedboat or a flight with the Berjaya
Airline. It is the only airline operating Tioman twice a day.
From Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, flights are
offered with a small propeller machine. Over the South China Sea, you fly
straight to the East so high that you can still recognize on the water the
isolated, small Mini-islands and even a sailing boat. But the real adventure is
the landing approach to the island of Tioman.
In a 180° curve the landing is initiated. The
tires are extended. With a good inclined position, one or the other here can be
a little moldy. Continue to pass precisely between jungle and mountain walls in
the direction of the airport of the island. As the runway is not very long, it
is strongly braked.
Once on Tioman, most of the places such as
Salang, Ayer Batang or Genting can only be reached by boat. The best way
to find out which type of arrival is the best is to check in with your
Tioman island beach
Idyllic Resorts with private beaches line the
coastline of Tioman, one of Malaysia’s most beautiful islands. Tioman island
attractions, Large hotel complexes can be found here in vain because the
houses must not be built higher than three floors. Here it is wonderfully quiet,
ideal for relaxing in original tropical surroundings. The shallow aquamarine
blue waters offer refreshment and unforgettable scuba diving and snorkeling
adventures at countless Spots.
In front of the Berjaya Beach Resort is
the small island of Pulau Reggis. This is uninhabited and enthralled with
beautiful coral gardens. Guests of the berjaya tioman resort can take a boat to
the surrounding swimming islands for a small fee and start their underwater
adventure from there. Tioman snorkeling equipment can be borrowed
on-site. With them, you can swim not only much faster but also enjoy the
buoyancy, which is relaxed, hours long
Snorkeling is possible. You can walk around
Pulau Renggis in about an hour and discover the best fish and coral island.
Even reef sharks are here!
Sun beach resort tioman
With gigantic fish swarms gently glide through
the water is possible in the marine park of the island of Tioman.
Directly under a jetty, a variety of colorful marine park animals swam. And a
trip to monkey beach, monkey bay is also worth it.
However, only during the week, as it can be full-on weekends.
Taman negara tour
Tioman island attractions:
The next morning we go to the national park. Taman Negara has a long suspension
bridge. Of course, we also want to go over the 450-meter-long path to tree-top
height. The walk over the so-called Canopy Walkway is awesome, but quite
shaky. Between the various suspension bridges there are always platforms where
we can enjoy the view.
It is fascinating to be at a dizzying height of
40 meters between the trees. Running over the suspension bridge requires
concentration, because once it starts to waver, it hardly stops. Standing here
in the middle of the jungle among the trees reminds us of our adventure in the
jungle of Laos. There we spent several days in a tree house in the rainforest. Attention,
the Canopy Walkway has been closed for renovation since the end of 2018. When
he is again accessible to tourists, is not yet known. It is best to inquire
about the current state of affairs before you travel.
The sun seeks its way through the thicket and
illuminates the forest beautifully. Crossing the Taman Negara National Park
we also encounter nature’s artworks. It is tropical wet and hot, so we are
really glad that the jungle donates a lot of shade. We walk to the summit to a
viewpoint and enjoy the fantastic view over the Malaysian jungle. In the park
there should also be many species of animals. Elephants, leopards and wild
boar. Apart from birds, insects and monkeys we have not seen any of these
animals. Back in Kuala Tahan it is time for us to say goodbye to the
Pulau tioman resort
The truly enchanting a Tioman is its dense,
green jungle that dominates the interior of the island. At 1,038 meters, the
top of Gunung Kajang dominates the island. Waterfalls roam from here into the
sea and gather in a natural pool near Mukut, where you can cool down.
To the West and South coast, original fishing village
(Kampungs) are waiting to be explored by you. You can reach them either
by water taxi or on foot if you stick to the indicated paths. The three-hour
hike” for a real taste of jungle ” starts at the mosque of Tekek and
runs across the island to Juara. Small waterfalls, dense jungle, and maybe even
encounters with exotic animals await you.
Hotel tip: privacy, nestled in the green
jungle, can be found at Tuna Maya Resort & Spa. If you have never
been immersed, but are curious to try it out, you can book a trial dive at the
hotel’s monkey beach for about 50 euros. The berjaya tioman resort and
Bagus Place Retreat are also great accommodations. From the Dragon food Bar of
Bagus Place Retreats, you can watch the sunset especially well.
Pulau perhentian package
Admittedly, the Perhentians are no longer a
secret tip. Many, especially Malaysian tourists flock to the islands,
especially on weekends. Unfortunately, this is also apparent in the form of
waste problems, with which Kecil especially has to fight. But still, the
beaches are sometimes really paradise beautiful, unspoiled nature covers the
interior of the island and underwater await your impressive animal encounters.
the larger of the two Islands, is the quieter. More going on is on Perhentian
Kecil and here especially on Long Beach. Younger people, therefore, prefer
Kecil, also because the accommodation here is cheaper. However, you will find
the more beautiful beaches and good snorkeling spots directly from the beach on
From one island to another you come by the way with the boat, which runs several times a day between the Tioman island attractions.
Getting to the Perhentians
The starting point for your trip to Perhentian
Islands is Kota Bahru. The city has an airport so you can reach it from
anywhere in Malaysia, but also from Singapore, for example. Take a taxi to
Kuala Besut from here. Here are the speed boats, which will take you in half an
hour for about 16 euros to the islands. Tickets are available on-site.
Perhentian islands accommodation
Less accommodation, only a few Restaurants, and
lush jungle await you on Perhentian Besar. From the side of the Perhentian
Island resort, you have the opportunity to hike through nature to the other
side. Funny black monkeys and possibly other animal inhabitants like squirrels
or lizards accompany you along the way. On the long sandy beach in Flora Bay
on the other side is little going on. Ideal to spend a quiet afternoon with
sunbathing and swimming.
Hotel tip: to
stay overnight I can recommend the Perhentian Island Resort. It was one of the
first on the islands and lures only with a private beach in an idyllic bay. The
finest sandy beach, palm trees blowing in the Wind and natural wooden
bungalows-here it can stand very well! Tioman island attractions to the
well-known Turtle Spot, which is located directly in this bay, you can easily
watch with snorkel and mask armed, swimming and turtles close up. You should
only watch, when here not a boat in the context of the great snorkeling tour.
Then it gets a little full in the water. If you stay here at the right time,
you may also be lucky enough to experience the egg-laying of the turtles on the
Pulau perhentian Kecil
Tioman island attractions: As already mentioned, Kecil, the smaller of the Perhentian Islands, is the busier. So if you have to make contacts and pay more attention to your Budget, then you are right here. However, more garbage stacks up in the Hinterland than on Besar. On Kecil there is the possibility, to cross the island. Starting from Long Beach behind the Bubu Villa complex, you will reach the quieter Coral Bay. Snorkeling here is more beautiful than on the other side, but still not compare with Besar. Also, the beach is not as nice as on Long Beach but consists of many small coral reefs. The sunsets, however, are spectacular here!
Behind the Chill Out Café, there is
another path that leads you to a great vantage point and rewards you with a
great view of a lagoon.
When the little Hunger comes, I can recommend
the Earth Café food of Bubu village. Here there are fine dishes from Western
cuisine if your desire for Asian is just not so great. But the grilled fish
always tastes delicious, especially if you can stick your feet in the Sand and
watch the horizon in the evening by candlelight. You can eat good and cheap
Malaysian and Chinese at Ewan Café. The atmosphere is not necessarily idyllic,
but the Restaurant is always very well visited.
Perhentian kecil accommodation
Hotel tip: The Bubu Resort, or the Bubu village
located on Long Beach of Perhentian Kecil. As they are located on the edges of
the beach, you will also find here in search of peace and relaxation. The Bubu village
are more expensive, luxurious and quiet than the Resort, as the jetty is
further away. The Resort is also recommended, especially if you are looking for
a second-floor room with a sea view.
Especially to the heart, I want you the Small
Island snorkel trip, you can book in Bubu Hotels even if you are not a guest.
With a small group, you will explore three snorkeling spots that are not driven
by any other Trips. Three hours of snorkeling adventure with Nemo’s,
parrotfish, turtles, sharks, huge Napoleon fish, stingrays (yellow with blue
dots), and countless other colorful fish!
Important tips for your stay on the
There is no ATM on both islands. So you should
bring enough cash to pay for your accommodation, restaurant visits, snorkeling
trips, etc. If you need Wi-Fi, the Perhentian Islands may not be such a good
idea, because the reception is rather mad.
Tioman island attractions;
If you like scuba diving or snorkeling or just want to let the soul relax wander,
then a few days on the island are just right for you. Or maybe you’ve been
there before? Do you still have a good tip for us?