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06 Best Activities to Try in Tioman Malaysia - From Cafes, Beaches to Water Activities!

Tioman Island is gaining popularity among tourists. And one reason people are flocking this small island in Malaysia is for its activities. Here are the top five things to do in Tioman.


Sunbathing on Paya Beach

Paya Beach is the most popular beach destination in this island, and it has also stolen the hearts of beach bums who want to relax and enjoy peace and serenity. You can order yourself a cocktail, sunbathe, read a good book and try out some delicious seafood. This is one of the best Tioman island experiences you could possibly have.


Dining at the Riverside Cafe

The name gives you a hint of what to expect. You can expect a cafe close to the jetty on this island. There-fore, you can always stop over here to have a bite to eat as soon as you arrive on the island or before leav-ing it. You must know that the food is cheap and delicious. The menu includes dishes like fried chicken, burgers, and even brunches. You can also choose to taste some Thai or Malay dishes. Besides, if you're looking for accommodation upon your arrival, you can check out properties like Berjaya Tioman Resort, that offers a good experience.


Meeting the fishermen at the Genting Village

One of the main reasons why people travel to Asia is to have an authentic experience and to explore the culture of the locals. If so, you can head to the Genting Village, where there are many busy fishermen. Head out in the early hours of the morning to watch them haul their day's catch. It will also give you an interesting insight into how the locals live here. They're very friendly and hospitable and would love to show you around.


Learning to dive

The Indian Ocean has so many treasures that need to be explored. And what better way to do that than in a diving expedition? One cannot deny the delights of an underwater dive. Never tried diving before? Well, don't you worry. There are many PADI certified places around the beaches here in Tioman, who can get you ready for your first dive. They do not require you to have any prior experience.


Surfing at the Juara Beach

Another popular water-related activity in Tioman is surfing. Did you know many avid surfers all around the world visit Tioman for its waves? Juara Beach is just the place to go for a wonderful experience. The swells get much higher during the wet season. Should you pack up your surfboard? Well, if you're attached to it then yes! If you're not, then you can easily rent surfboards here at the Juara Village. Not to mention the vil-lage has good bars and cafes you can check out too.


Hiking to Asah Waterfall

The Asah Waterfall is a popular tourist attraction on the island. It was even featured in a movie called South Pacific in the year 1958. There are a few ways to reach the waterfall, and the popular one being hiking through the forest.