Tioman Island Malaysia is the biggest island in the southeast Peninsular Malaysia that consists of 64 islands. It belongs to the most popular islands in the peninsula, after Redang Island and Perhentian Island, which is also a wonderful place for diving and snorkeling.
Tioman Island is free of duty so most items are sold cheaper than the mainland. The visitors enjoy the serene atmosphere of the island. You should pay the entrance fee RM5 when you arrive in one of the Marine Park islands.
Tioman Island Diving and Other Activities
Tioman Island is another paradise for diving and snorkeling. To explore the Tioman Island scuba diving, you should pay about RM90 each time. For those who want to get Open Water License (PADI), you should about RM1000 and stay 5 days to wait for the process of licensing.
There are kinds of diving schools too on the island for those who want to learn diving and get the driving license. Otherwise, the beautiful reefs of the island are also wonderful to enjoy by Tioman Island snorkeling. The equipment is available for rent in the dive shops.
In addition to diving and snorkeling, the island is also enjoyable for deep sea Tioman Island fishing to more than 25 km sea area from the coast, jungle treks, enjoying aquatic sports like jet skiing, surfing, kayaking and wake boarding on the beautiful beaches, visiting waterfalls and golfing in the resort golf field.
Best Time to Visit Tioman Island
March to October is the best time for Tioman Island visiting. Between the October end and early March, the underwater world looks ugly and dark for the northeast monsoon. Most resorts on the island are closed during the bad Tioman Island season.
Check online the school and public holiday in Malaysia and Singapore because the island will be crowded in those holidays. Because of the tropical climate, you can find rain anytime between April and October.
How to Get to Tioman Island
The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Toman Island is by the bus over land and across the sea that costs RM30. From Kuala Lumpur, it will take 5 hours to reach Mersing village and then continues with a ferry to reach the island.
Another option to get to Tioman Island from Kuala Lumpur is by a direct flight to Pulau Tioman Airport that costs over RM700 for every return flight. The direct flights are available from Subang Airport and Changi Airport Singapore. Daily flight is available in peak seasons.
Visit Airpaz to check the available flights to Tioman Island Airport from Subang Airport Kuala Lumpur or Singapore Changi Airport. It will direct you to the best options for flights and at the best prices. Don’t forget to use price alert to adjust your traveling budget.