Tioman Island Malaysia is the biggest island from the 64 islands group at the Peninsular Malaysia’s southeastern side; about 350 square kilometers. The location is about 56 kilometers from the federal state of Pahang’s coast. It is also one of the most well-known islands besides Rendang Island and Perhentian Island because those islands are most-visited for snorkeling and diving activities. You can find kinds of accommodation options on the island so that you can choose the best one for traveling type of you.
Because of Tioman Island, Malaysia is a duty-free island, you can find cheaper products on the island rather than the mainland, especially for alcohols.You can buy cheaper cocktails or beers on Tioman Island. To enjoy the nightlife, you can visit Salang and Tekek villages that offer many bars. The island has a thick jungle in the middle and the people live at the edges. But the atmosphere is so serene mostly. Tioman Island is the part of the Marine Park, so every visitor should pay the entrance fee to the marine park RM5 before going to the island.
Like the other islands such as Perhentian and Redang Islands, Tioman Island Malaysia is popular for the amazing paradises for diving and snorkeling. To dive the sea of the island, commonly the fee is about RM90 per session, equipment included. For those who want to learn diving and get the Open Water license from PADI, make sure you have time to stay in 5 days and pay about RM1000 for the course. Kinds of diving school are ready to teach you there such as the 5tar IDC Dive Asia, Tioman Dive Center, B&J Dive Center, etc.
For those who cannot dive into the deep sea, it is ok since you still have another chance to enjoy the underwater beauty by snorkeling around the island. It will be also an amazing experience when you can snorkel in front of the cabana of the resort where you stay. Check the availability of the house reef when you book a resort. Besides, you also can join snorkeling tours provides by the resorts. It commonly offers beautiful areas for snorkeling including to the inhabited islands like Renggis Island and Tulagi Island with their amazing beauty of the corals.
For the enthusiasts of diving and snorkeling, you should try Tioman Island Malaysia as your next destination to plan. Make sure you prepare it well, including the flights. Book the airfare through Airpaz that always offers the best prices. Activate the reminder tool of the booking website so you can get notifications when the best-priced tickets are available.