Good location to take diving courses. Check Skyscanner for prices. Alternately, you can rent a wetsuit from one of the dive shops if you’re not comfortable with the jellies. As of August there are still no flights inward and this is causing most travellers to have to use the ferry which is compounding problems with terminal crowding and cancellations there as well. Especially travel agents from Singapore use this ferry terminal, if the ferry schedule in Mersing is inconvenient due to tidal timings. However, do note that in case you intend to purchase alcohol or cigarettes and carry them into neighbouring Singapore, then you would need to pay duty on these goods and hence the cost advantage vanishes. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Enjoy it and take time for shopping as it will be more expensive on islands.

You can also ask directly to your hotel or diving resort. You will find all information about sea life, best time to visit, top dive spots, etc. Theft is not generally an issue in private rooms. And need to leave deposit 50RM. Genting Village lies on a narrow strip of golden sand, fringed by dark grey granite boulders, at the foot of steep hills covered in lush rainforest. Tioman being rich in marine life is a great location for freediving. Watch out for the trigger-fish as well; these little pointy-nosed fish are very cute but they do get territorial and attack swimmers during their mating season.

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Padi Open water courses average at about RM 4 day courseand for licensed divers each dive is roughly RM Salang Sayang even said they will seeason take bookings in February. It does not take long before you start encountering monkeys and monitor lizards and all you can hear is the calls of birds and the din of cicadas.

In May only RM60 was requested. The three local food places tiomaan to the jetty turn right when stepping off the jetty are an exception offering decent Malay food at reasonable prices. The best time to visit Tioman Island would be in July and August, when the weather is very dry. From Juara ,onsoon is a one hour trek to waterfalls in the junglebut you must hire a local guide.

And need to leave deposit 50RM.

Pulau Tioman 2014 Open season dive trip

We have had numerous customer groups who had no choice but to put up at a Mersing resort overnight as a result of turning up late and missing the ferry. All travellers will get better price on renting chalets during this season. Which is why they only take bookings in February. Selesa Tioman Condo Hotel. From Tekek you can walk to Juara across the middle of the island through the Jungle, the distance is around seven kilometres and takes about hours depending on your pace. ATM is available at Tekek.


The monkeys can be quite feral, and have been known to attempt to force open windows and doors to look for food, thanks to irresponsible tourists who insist on feeding the monkeys. There is a small path around the island perfect for hiking. The jetty is teeming with fish and is good for snorkelling. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. I hear different things about Tioman island and the weather in December.

We have decided to go to Tioman in March 2nd half. Pulau Tioman is quite a large island. The densely forested island is still sparsely inhabited. Refer to Singapore customs website on duty free allowances; the Singapore authorities can be pretty strict, always declare tobacco and alcohol to Singapore customs officials and be prepared to pay high duty or dispose of the items. On a recent visit April we’ve tried a number of the restaurants attached to the small hotels dotting Juara beach, and the local place next to the jetty with the seats closest to the beach won hands down in terms of tastiness.

Bus tickets can be bought online or at the bus terminal in JB. Sand fleas drove me ting tong. There are 4WD “taxis” from Tekek to Juara.

Andaman Tritan The The ferry ticket sellers advise arriving an hour early at busy times. Other villages such as Paya tiioman Salang have small outlets. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Especially travel agents from Singapore use this ferry terminal, if the ferry schedule in Mersing is inconvenient due to tidal timings.

The trek from Paya to the summit and back can be completed in one day if you start early about 10 hours pure hiking time.

Tioman in December- Monsoon is a factor, but – Pulau Tioman Forum – TripAdvisor

A jungle path mmonsoon to waterfalls in the jungle, which is nice for a swim and climb over the large rocks. A few shops, restaurants, cafes, chalets, a clinic and a mosque complete the core of the village around the jetty.


The Tioman Dive Centre posts monthly ferry schedules on their facebook page [11]. October should still be OK. Have you been travelling or backpacking in Tioman island? One local is setting up a “water taxi base” on Monkey Beach and offers transport for tired hikers; he charges RM per Person to Tekek April With any luck for all residents and visitors to the island the usual non-existant standards of maintenance will apply and these lights will fail over time.

Monsooh advertises that it has a number of pay phones that can be used upon purchasing a phone card, and a lot of travellers buy the cards before realising that none of these phones work.

Bluewater Express operates the ferry services and its boats are fast and comfortable taking approx seaon hours to the first jetty in Kampong Genting. The temperature drops significantly with the altitude and creates the habitat for a rather unique flora. Most villages have a variety of dive shops. But if you want you can rent one: There was an error submitting your subscription.

Taxes, fees not included for deals content. So expect some less than pristine circumstances, but there is no doubt that at June places such as Air Batong are making progress on this front, encouragement required.

Also a trip for snorkeling at Coral bay and Monkey beach costing 85 MYR a person – negotiable but price high due to the fact you hire a boat does not offer much to see underwater. Inquire at different travel agencies near the ferry terminal.

Slow down to local pace and take your time over everything. This is the usual order of the stops on the ferry to Tioman: Browse forums All Browse by destination. Or are so many people misinformed about the weather pattern?