Tenggol Island Quick Guide
A hidden gem in the turquoise blue water of South China Sea, one of the nearest East Coast Peninsular Malaysia Island from Kuala Lumpur . With ONLY 3 resorts on the island, Tenggol Island consider one of the most natural reserve inhabited island, and known by their healthy corals underwater .
Getting to Tenggol Island
From Kuala Dungun Town access to Tenggol Island is most convenient way to the island, A'King Jetty is the place where you can have access.
Self drive to Tenggol Island
Self drive to Tenggol Island can go through A'King Jetty with 45 minutes of speed boat ride to the island, with driving journey
From Kuala Lumpur - 4.0 hours
From Johor Bahru - 6.5 hours
From Penang Island - 7.0 hours
Bus to Tenggol Island
Bus transit similar to self drive, most of the route are depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) Kuala Lumpur. Remember, you MUST inform your bus driver you're going to Tenggol Island so driver can drop you about 200m away from McDonald's Dungun. Your arrival at Dungun Town normally range from 4.30 AM to 5.30 AM, if you plan to go in Tenggol Island the same day. Get a breakfast while waiting for resort pick up to A'King Jetty (15 minutes).
Flight to Tenggol Island
The nearest airport to Tenggol Island is Kuala Terengganu Airport (TGG), which is about 1.5 hours to A'King Jetty. Airport pick up can be arranged.
Connecting flight to TGG Airport
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
Flight journey: 1 hour
Airlines: Airasia & Malaysia Airlines.
From Subang Airport (SZB)
Flight journey: 1 hour
Airlines: Firefly & Malindo Air.
Like all islands on the East Coast of the Peninsular, West Malaysia, Tenggol Island is affected by the northeast monsoon and all resorts are closed from month December to January.
Terengganu Marine Park Conservation Fee
Tenggol Island is one of the island in Terengganu Marine Park, 25 kilometers away from Terengganu coast which fishery activities are prohibited. This made the Tenggol Island corals and tropical fishes can normally be seen just a few meters from the beach.
Terengganu Marine Park Conservation Fee collect by Taman Laut Malaysia
Adult: RM 5
Child: RM 2
Senior Citizen: RM 2
Adult: RM 30
Child: RM 15
Senior Citizen: RM 15
Tenggol Island recommendation
The major draw for all you divers out there – come underwater in August and September and you’ll most likely have an encounter with our wild gentle giant, the whale shark. Looking to explore new dive sites? Tenggol is certainly every diver's next paradise.