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9 Best things to do in Tioman Island – To make the most your Malaysian tour

Its amazing sandy beaches and azure waters make Tioman Island one of the major tourist destinations. This Malaysian island is a famous snorkelling and swimming spot and boasts amazing accommodation.


Genting Village

To see the authentic side of Tioman Island, you should visit Genting Village. The beach found here isn't exactly famous among tourists, but it has its own charm. If you manage to visit early in the morning, you can see fishermen bringing in their daily catch, and this is also your chance to get an idea of how locals make their living on Tioman Island.


Paya Beach

If you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet, Paya Beach offers you exactly that. One of the most popular beaches on the Island, Paya Beach is also where you can get traditional spa treatments. While at Paya Beach, you can treat yourself to a seafood buffet and sip a cocktail while looking out to the sea. The beach is also great for lounging.



If you are not a certified diver yet, institutes on the island offer you PADI certification. The diving lessons are much cheaper, and the waters around the island offer great visibility. If you need help arranging your diving lesson, you can get your resort involved, especially if you've chosen the likes of Berjaya Tioman Resort.



Juara Beach is the best surfing spot on Tioman Island. The large swells have tourists flocking at the beach during the rainy season. There are places around the beach that rent surfboards, and Juara Village has pretty good cafes and bars.



Located close to Mukut Village, Asah Waterfall is one of the main attractions on Tioman Island. You can get to the waterfall through the jungle from Kampung Mukut, which is the best way of getting to the village, you also have the option of taking a boat or a water taxi. If you are a nature lover, you might want to take the forested pathway leading to the village.


Visit the Marine Park Information Centre

To learn about marine life in Malaysia, visit the Marine Park Information Centre. The park offers numerous TV programmes on marine life thriving in the waters surrounding the island. There's also a range of exhibits including various corals. You can learn a lot about flora and fauna found in the area, and you can do some diving into the bargain.


Fishing trip

One of the best ways you can get close to the rich marine life found around here is to go on a fishing trip. You are offered several trips, but if you intend to fish, you should know that you are only allowed to fish within a 25-kilometre radius. If you choose a fishing trip, you'll be staying close to the shore, but if it isn't good enough, you can choose a trip that offers island hopping.


Air Batang

Staying here overnight is the best way to enjoy everything the places offers. But if it isn't in the cards for you, you can choose to trek to the place. To most tourists and locals, Air Batang is just ATB. The village has a great number of eateries that serve delicious food. This is also where you find some of the best accommodation in Tioman Island.



This may not be the first thought that crosses your mind when visiting Tioman Island, but golfing is possible here. The 18-hole golf course was opened in 1989 and is a major draw for tourists. The course is surrounded by a thick expanse of trees.

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