Tioman Island from Singapore Guide

Tioman Island – Best Place for Diving & Snorkeling

Tioman Island is one of the most beautiful islands in the world, home to exquisite coral reefs surrounding the island, heaven to those who loves diving and snorkeling. The clear turquoise seawater and the golden sandy beaches underneath the clear blue sky make up a picturesque sight of Tioman Island. It is one of the top tourist attractions in Malaysia.

Bus Service from Singapore to Tioman Island

There are three type of service to get to Tioman Island from Singapore:

1. Bus from Singapore to Mersing → Ferry from Mersing to Tioman Island
Est. bus duration : 3 hours
Est. ferry duration : 1.5 hour – 2 hours
Bus operators : KKKL Express , The One Travel & Tours, Transnasional , WTS Travel & Tours and Discovery Tours
Good point : Shorter bus trip duration, famous ferry terminal
Bad point : Unstable ferry schedule; even if you arrive early the ferry schedule might change
2. Bus from Singapore to Tanjung Gemok → Ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Tioman Island
Est. bus duration : 3.5 hours
Est. ferry duration : 1.5 hour – 2 hours
Bus operators : KKKL Express, The One Travel & Tours , WTS Travel & Tours and Discovery Tours
Good point : Ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty have more stable schedule, usually around 11AM
Bad point : Longer bus trip duration
3. Bus + Ferry from Singapore to Tioman Island
Est. bus duration : 3.5 hours
Est. ferry duration : 1.5 hour – 2 hours
Bus operators : WTS Travel & Tours and Discovery Tours
Flow : Passengers will drop-off from bus and aboard the ferry at Tanjung Gemok Jetty
Good point : Stable ferry schedule, do not have to purchase ferry ticket at Jetty
Note : Bus + Ferry service from Singapore to Tioman Island is only available for return trip with the same bus operator

Choose Tioman Island for your next getaway trip. Bring your friends and family and create beautiful memories together!

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Best Tioman Island Resort

Tioman Island is one of the top attractions in Malaysia. Therefore, you can find many Tioman Island hotels scatter around the island and usually next to a beach. Some of the best Tioman Island resorts include Paya Beach Resort and Berjaya Tioman Resort.

Paya Beach Resort

Paya Beach Resort Pool
Paya Beach Resort Room

Paya Beach Resort is located in Kuala Paya, west side of Tioman Island. It is one of the most famous resorts in Tioman Island. Paya Beach Resort sits by the beach hence you can easily have access to the beautiful view. Paya Beach Resort offers packages of activities such as snorkeling and diving. Ferry alighting point to go to Paya Beach Resort is in Paya Jetty and the resort is reachable within walking distance.

Berjaya Tioman Resort

Berjaya Tioman Resort
Berjaya Tioman Resort Room

Berjaya Tioman Resort is located north to Paya Beach Resort. It is also a famous resort in Tioman Island. The room options are unique as you can get a room with a Malaysia-styled architecture, like traditional Malay houses scattered around the resort area.

Berjaya Tioman Resort also built beside the beach and if you got the room facing the sea, you might be lucky to see the sunrise and sunsets from your room. Ferry alighting point to go to Berjaya Tioman Resort is in Tekek Jetty. It is a bit far from the resort but the resort will usually arrange transportation from Tekek Jetty to the resort.

Things To Do in Tioman Island

Diving and snorkeling are very renowned and almost a must-do activity in Tioman Island. Adored for its clear and beautiful turquoise water, seeing the marine life in Tioman Island definitely is a wonderful experience. Diving in Tioman Island is easier with many diving centers based on the island.

If you are not into such activities, Tioman Island is a great place for relaxation as well. Watch the sunrise and the sunset, sit and chill at the beach and take yourself away from the busy world outside.

Duty-free shops are also famous in Tioman Island. Buy lots of chocolate and souvenirs for your families and friends, the prices are cheaper here!