Located in the beautiful country of Malaysia, Tioman Island is probably the most stunning and largest island in the eastern part of the nation. With an old jungle, a white sand beach and marvelous scenery, Tioman becomes one of the most attractive tourist destinations of Malaysia.
Legend of the island
It is said that a beautiful dragon princess was on the way go to Temasel of South China Sea to meet the dragon prince for getting married. When crossing the sparkling sea to find a place to take a rest, the princess was enchanted by the charms of this place and she decided to discontinue her journey. She took the form of an island and pledged to offer shelter and comfort to passing travelers. In the late 60s of the 20th century, the film “South Pacific” made by Hollywood had some scenes on the island and after that, Tioman was immediately ranked one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
Wonderful natural landscape
Tioman Island was once voted by Time Magazine as one of the greatest islands in the world. The island is covered by sea and on the island is dense tropical forest with many species of bird and animal. The interesting activities like golf, riding donkey, cow, windsurfing, yachting, … are also the reason attracting a lot of travelers coming here to visit.
Tioman Island offers many beautiful beaches where visitors can freely swim in the clear blue water. The small village of Juara is a place featuring the most stunning beaches in here. You also can go to the golden sand beaches on the northwest coast of the island, Saland and enjoy nightlife at Nipay Bay.
Colorful coral reefs
Maybe the most exciting thing to do on the island is diving to explore the magical beauty of coral reefs and fishes. The best time to dive in Tioman is from late February to early November and the ideal diving sites are silt-bottomed such as the Marine Park areas. Its waters teem with spectacular marine life and colorful coral gardens. A reassure trove of breathtaking marine attractions, corals, thorny sea urchins, seashells, … are abundant here.
Modern but still pristine
Tioman has long been built to become a world-class resort but it still retains its own natural beauty. Tioman offers full of high-quality facilities such as golf courses, luxury resorts, sauna and Berijaya Tioman Beach where you can enjoy the blue sea, mountain views and take part in adventurous sports like parachuting or windsurfing. Wooden houses at the villages scattered along the coast such as Salang, Tekek, Genting, Paya and Juara are the ideal place for those who want to experience a rural life.
Malaysia is well-known for its cuisine which is combination of Indian, Chinese, Indonesian cuisine. There are many places for you to enjoy food on the Tioman Island in which Air Batang restaurant is often the first choice of many people who love to eat BBQ fish, shrimp, squid dishes while Santai Bistro Restaurant specializing in serving spicy shrimp, Thai tom yum soup and vegetable salad.
At night, visitors can visit Nipay, a remote bay at the northwestern with seaweeds shining in the dark. In the daytime, you can swim in the river flowing to the sea in Nipah, where the salt water and fresh water meet creating the beautiful scenery.