Tioman, Malaysia

Loves: Simple resort lifestyle with some delectable local food to indulge in.

Our Advice: Take the morning coach (around 9am) and arrive in Tioman around 2pm for check-in. Best to bring some snacks for the journey. Popular resorts include Paya Beach Resort.

Neighbouring Malaysia offers beautiful tropical island getaways like Pulau Tioman – an ecological paradise. The island is also less commercialized compared to other tourist islands like Langkawi.

Come between May and August for the best beach weather and in January if you prefer surfing season. Other popular activities include trekking and diving, with many PADI courses available.

You can also opt out of such activities and just have a peaceful and idyllic retreat over a 2 or 3-night stay in one of the many resort chalets.

Address: Pulau Tioman is off the eastern coast of Johor, Malaysia.

By Coach/Ferry

- Take coach from Singapore to Mersing, Johor (3.5 hours)

- Take ferry from Mersing to one of the five Pulau Tioman jetties (1.5 hours) 

- Check accommodation details for the correct jetty to disembark at

Recommended Duration: 3 days


Coach – around $60 for return trip

Ferry – around $30 for return trip

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