One of South East Asia most beautiful island, her beauty was first introduced to the world in 1985 through the movie South Pacific. Since then, it has become one of the favourite islands among fellow travelers. In comparison to the other island along the east coast of Peninsular West Malaysia, the island facilities and lodging are well established. There are also several cultural villages situated on the island. One can find a huge variety of food stalls operating in almost every corner of these villages. Best of all, purchases on this island is duty free!
Getting to Tioman Islands
Located off the east coast of peninsular, the island is accessible via Mersing Jetty or Tanjung Gemok Jetty, a town situated on the east coast of Johor & Pahang.
Tioman Island ferry schedule & drop off point
Overall, advance booking is recommended. It can be reason of schedule, or availability of ferry.
The schedule normally announce 1-2 months before the departure month, due to jetty's depth affected by tide, route to Island and jetty only available on certain time. Sometime to stay in Mersing Town 1 day before the trip is recommended, to catch up early morning ferry route (5 AM- 7 AM).
Although it has a small Tioman Airport (TOD) which operate for small charter or private flight only, the most convenient airport to access Tioman Island still via Senai International Airport (JHB). Pick up from airport can be arranged.
This international airport can connect flight from:
Pahang Marine Park formed by 9 islands, Tioman Island is the biggest among these. Rest of the islands are Cebeh island, Tulai Island, Sepoi Island, Labas Island, Sembilang Island , Seri Buat Island, Tokong Bahara Island & Gut Island (Pulo Jehat), about 50 kilometers away from coast of Pahang & Terengganu, which fishery activities are prohibited. This made the Tioman Island corals and tropical fishes can normally be seen just a few meters from the beach.
The island has been acclaimed as a geological wonder. It’s an ecological paradise when it’s blessed with a lovely sea, sandy beaches, and lush tropical forest – and these are enough reasons for a visit.
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