Image courtesy of Simon Bracken/Tourism Malaysia
Introducing Tioman Island
Tioman Island is the perfect location for a romantic honeymoon. Experience lush, densely forested mountain peaks and hills that rise steeply from secluded bays and palm-fringed golden-sand beaches surrounded by rich coral gardens teeming with marine life.
What to do and see on Tioman Island
Used as the location for the fictional ‘Bali Hai’ in the 1958 Hollywood movie South Pacific, Tioman (pronounced Tee-oh-mahn) offers an idyllic island setting with a wide range of watersport and eco tourism activities – perfect for adventurous honeymoon couples.
Explore on foot the unspoiled 12,000ha rainforest to view rare flora and fauna set amid jungle overflowing with picturesque waterfalls and streams. On a network of easy walking trails, look out for the endemic soft-shelled turtle and walking catfish, as well as bearcats, giant and red flying squirrels, lemurs, long-tailed macaques, monitor lizards and mousedeer.
Or hike up to the majestic twin peaks of Bukit Nenet Semukut and rock-climb Tioman's highest peak, the often cloud-shrouded Gunung Kajang (1038m).
Head offshore to dive and snorkel coral reefs rich with marine life, including schools of parrotfish and butterfly fish. Along the coast, look out for the majestic frigate bird, just one of 135 species of birds that inhabit the island
Where to stay
Choose from a range of honeymoon accommodation, from budget chalets located in beachfront kampungs (villages) to luxury resorts set on gorgeous private beaches, such as the Berjaya Tioman Beach Resort.
Best time to visit Tioman
The best time to honeymoon on Tioman Island is during the dry season between May and September, with July and August being the busiest months.
Although the monsoon season peaks between November and February when much of the island’s tourist industry winds down and many places close, you should be prepared for rain at any time of the year.
Temperatures range from 21°C up to 32°C, with 85 per cent humidity.
Tioman is located 32 km off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. Tioman is easily accessible by ferry from Mersing or by air from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Latest update about this honeymoon destination:
9 February, 2017
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