Too difficult to get to. Ferry check ins are impossible, inefficient and I won't be going again as it took us 9 hours to get there and 12 hours to get home to Singapore! Buses late and badly organised and queues at ferry for "seat number", tax, getting into the departure hall, getting out of the departure hall, getting into the ferry, etc.
are just too unpleasant and desperate. Then the buses are late in Mersing and no-one knows which bus to take, with people being denied access, sent to another bus, etc. Easier to get to other places so sorry wont go back to Tioman in a hurry.
drive to Mersing, then take the ferry and discover Tioman island could be a long travel from KL or Singapore but as soon as you arrive, you feel so relaxed and happy to discover this nature island, its sandy beaches and its pristine waters.
There are many cats on Tioman island. If you are a cat lover, you should consider bringing some kitty food for these hungry furries! The ride from Tanjung Gemok/Mersing jetty to Tioman can be a little bit jerky.
.. Bring some sour plum or mint if you will get sea sick easily!
This was my 1st time to Tioman with my children and friends and we really enjoy this trip. Snorkelling and fishing was wonderful and we can see clear water beaches and also corals from the jetty at paya area.
Was wonderful experience in Tioman.
The tedious/confusing/beuracratic process of getting there was a bad start. Thought things will be systematic, but upon boarding the ferry, people sat freely, and created sitting confusion/dispute.
Then upon return, the wait at Jetty under hot sun wasn't pleasant either. Locals weren't queing up and shoved their way to ferry filling it up, leaving queing tourist stranded on Jetty. Younger tourists were swearing off, and I think an elderly French couple politely called their resort to pick them back to their Tioman hotel. Their extended stay shouldn't be taken positively.
Tioman is a calm and serene place. Water is amazingly clear and is good for snorkelling/swimming. If relaxation is what you have in mind it is the rightmost place in entire SE Asia.
However enthusiasts who are looking for nightlife and a lot of activity will find it a tad boring. Alcohol is available in amazingly low rates and variety is decent there are limited food options available however.
it is a relatively large island, but the beaches are not connected together, from one beach to another, you can only by speedboat taxi, and it is relatively expensive.
and the beach is not so large and clean, maybe we didnt visit the best beach. for family visit, you should choose the "chenggong" hotel (the hotel who has the airport)
A duty free island. Alcohol drink are cheap, but the choc are expensive. After the build of the airport, only few place are left behind as great diving site.
Hopefully marine park do their job especially in conservation field.
Tioman is a good place for holiday. However, they have to improve the system and traffic at jetty. This was a poor experience when we waiting ferry at jetty.
A great place for relaxation, snokerling & diving as the marine life is beautiful. Clear sea water makes this island a heaven for snorkeling & diving.
GENTING的海滩海水很不错 很清澈 RESORT价格比价高，PAYA的海滩海水还可以 不是特别清澈 也没有很多珊瑚 ，BERJAYA是岛上唯一星级比较高的，SALANG 我还是比较喜欢这里 海滩很大很干净 海水清澈有珊瑚晚上可以看到很多外国人潜水 比较多欧洲人在这里潜水 但住宿比较原始 食物不贵
A stunning underrated island with lots to offer. Take a drive through the island and experience the hills and stunning flora and fauna on the island.
The roads are steep., windy and adventurous, something I never knew Tioman had event though I have visit the island more than 3 times. If you want a cheap holiday with beautiful beaches, hills, food and water sports, then Tioman is the place for you.
Sea is clear and beautiful. Snorkeling is a must do at the island. Food is nice. So are the people. A good place to relax and away from city noises.
The corals were all dead. There are only a few species of fishes and no corals in the Marine Park. I would recommend against visiting there.
Tioman island was known for its beautiful under the sea life. However, my recent visit after 22 years was unfortunately disappointing.
The underworld were no longer as beautiful and preserved like back then. Most corals were dead due to irresponsible humans behavior. I really hope that us humans can help to preserve what's left of the corals and underworld sea life for our children to appreciate them in the future.
i think everything is good, but the Efficiency of the jetty was really poor. we are buying the 10.30 ticket, but we delay until 12.
30 only depart from the jetty and its take around 1.5 hour to reach out beach. the return day, there is not enough seatin in the ferry, and we have no choice to take the ride because they only have one ferry return to mainland due to the low tide. and we have to sit at the back of the ferry which is open seat facing the sea. both of my friend was thrown up on the whole journey and it was totally a nightmare for us. And there is a lot people smoking in TIOMAN which really ruining the island environment and polluted to the air quality. I wish they can take some action to smoker especially when they throw the cigarette into the sea.
generally quite a beautiful island to travel to. have to book the ferry tickets early and becareful of getting "fake" tickets.
There's really nothing much to see and do on Tioman. Went there on a romantic getaway but the romance died off on the 2nd day
There are many different areas on the island itself. The one I went to was Paya. It is supposedly the cheapest to stay there.
I love the chinese restaurant at the jetty. I will recommend going there to settle for your dinner!
Accessible dive and snorkeling site in Malaysia. Best time to go will be during the dive season when there is clearer water.
It's a wonderful place, but choose some good place to stay like Nazri's place in ABC. Where your hotel is, matters most.
It decides everything. It's a wonderful place. It's like a paradise on earth! But, people like many Malaysians are quite annoyed easily. It's money oriented.
Tioman Island is a good place for relaxing. There have a nice beach in some area,beautiful coral at few coral island.
You can enjoy the local food at here and enjoy the snorkelling. Its also a good place for couples and family.
Overall, good place for relaxing. Worthwhile visiting various beach and waterfall. The place is indeed natural wonder.
Tioman Island is just 2-3 hours land and 1 hour sea travel from Singapore. It's a great destination for nature lover.
there really isn't much to do other than beach, swim, snorkel, diving and maybe some other sports or activities.
but also the perfect reason to come if that's what you're looking for. good place to bond with friends, family or lovers since there aren't any other distractions.
I've been to some islands before, but Tioman is special to me. It's an awesome place for diving and relaxing.
If you'd been to other cities in Malaysia and you'd probably notice that people in Tioman Island always have a smile on their faces, and that's really great.
One of the greatest island "Pulau" in Malaysia. I would say that the South part is definitely the best one.
This island is great for sea-lovers and excellent for those looking for a getaway from bustling city life.
Going to and back is one setback, which I sincerely hope the government will look into. The least they could do is upgrade the ferry system to be more efficient. This will encourage more people to visit and have a better overall experience in tioman.
Expecations were high, but Tioman has not developed in a sustainable way in comparison to other islands.
We have visited various islands 25 years ago and in the recent 4 years. Will not recommend, unless you go there for scuba diving or snorkeling. We will not go again.
Everything good except ferry to this island. We waited 6hours for the Ferry from Tioman to Mersing .