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Best Things to Do on Tioman Island - Malaysia’s own treasure cove

Tioman island is an amazing place to spend your vacation. To know what you can do while you are here and have an amazing holiday, read on.


Get a diving license

If you come from the other parts of the world and have always wanted to experience diving and get yourself a license, this is the best place for you. Tioman island has a range of excellent diving locations and sites where you can swim along with the fish and get close to the other underwater wildlife too. If you are planning on staying for more than 5 days on this island, it is possible for you to obtain a diving license for a fee of about 1,000 Malaysians rupees. Compared to the cost of getting a diving license in the other parts of South Asia this is quite cheap. Check out and ask around about the well-reputed diving schools before you pay though.


Enjoy the sunset on the island

Any beach vacation is incomplete if you do not spend some time watching the sunrise or the sunset. For an amazing vantage point, choose to stay at a local Tioman hotel the likes of Berjaya Tioman Resort. These kinds of luxury resorts usually come with their own private beach spaces, thereby offering you undisturbed views of the sunset by the waves. This is also an advantage if you are travelling with the loved one on a romantic vacation.


Relax on the beach

The beaches on Tioman island are an amazing place to relax and enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer. Getting away from the hustle and the noise of the main city life could be a rejuvenating experience for every traveller. With the weather being quite comfortable and windy throughout the year there is no wrong time to visit these beaches. The most popular beach on the island is Paya Beach.


Try the local cuisine

Malaysian cuisine is known around the world to be one of the yummiest things in South Asia. While you are vacationing on Tioman island you definitely must try authentic food at the 5 star hotels in Tioman. The main and the most popular dishes here are obviously seafood-based dishes.


Explore the island

You can set aside a day for a walking tour of the island or even rent a bicycle and cycle over around the place. Cycling by the beach with the wind rushing through your hair is quite an experience and something you must try. The island has rather a lot of attractions within itself. Take your time to check with the locals on your tour and hear the stories of how this place came to be.


Partake in water sports activities

Like any tourist destination that is located by the water, this also has its share of water sport activities for you to enjoy. From kayaking to deep-sea diving, you can pick what excites you the most and make memories while you are on a holiday here.