Tioman Honeymoon Guide

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.


Tioman Island
Tioman Island – Image courtesy of Simon Bracken/Tourism Malaysia

Introducing Tioman Island

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.

Kayaking Tioman Island

What to do and see on Tioman Island

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

Read more about the best beaches on Tioman Island
and things to do in Tioman

Berjaya Tioman Beach Resort

Where to stay

Tioman Island offers an excellent range of accommodation options, from budget chalets located in beachfront kampungs (villages) to luxury beachfront resorts, including the following…

Japamala Resorts - By SamadhiJapamala Resorts - By Samadhi
Location: Lanting Village, Tioman Island
Rating: 4.5-star
Prices: from AUD883 per room
Description: Located on the beautiful Tioman Island, Japamala Resorts - By Samadhi is set amidst a tropical rainforest. It features an outdoor pool, 2 dining options and elegant accommodation with a terrace. WiFi is free in public areas. Tastefully decorated, the suites and villas come with classic wooden interiors and windows that provide natural light. Each stylish unit is equipped with a seating area, flat-screen TV and an attached bathroom. Guests can fish, snorkel or go on a diving trip. Indulging in a relaxing body massage is another good recreation choice. Tamarind Tioman Restaurant serves a spread of Indochinese and Thai dishes, while Western specialities are offered at Mandi-Mandi Restaurant. Japamala Resorts - By Samadhi is a 20-minute boat ride from Tioman Airport. Facilities incl.: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, outdoor pool, spa and watersports including snorkelling and scuba diving.

Tunamaya Beach & Spa ResortTunamaya Beach & Spa Resort
Location: Mukim Tioman, Tioman Island
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD216 per room
Description: Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort is a 2-hour ferry ride from Tanjung Gemok jetty. Featuring modern villas with a balcony, the resort features snorkeling activities and a spa. The air-conditioned villas come equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV. Full-length windows lead out to a balcony overlooking the beach or rainforest. An electric teakettle and tea/coffee maker are included in each villa. Relax with a soothing massage or try out a luxurious body treatment at Tunamaya’s spa. Guests with young children can use the babysitting service. Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort is a 15-minute boat ride to Genting Village. It is also a 30-minute boat ride from Tekek Airport on Tioman Island.

Berjaya TiomanBerjaya Tioman Resort
Location:Pahang Darul Makmur
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD138 per room
Description: This luxury resort faces a beautiful white-sand beach. Guestrooms and private chalets offer balconies with sea or garden views and are fully equipped with modern amenities including refrigerators, televisions with satellite channels and air conditioning. The resort provides 2 dining options, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi in its public areas. It features Malay-style chalets with sea or garden views. A beautiful 18-hole golf course boasts views of the sea and rainforest. Fitted with hardwood floors and furnishings, spacious chalets feature air conditioning and a private balcony. They come with cable TV and a tea/coffee maker. Sri Nelayan serves Malaysian and international specialties, and Coriander Seeds Restaurant is open for dinner. For drinks and light snacks, the sunken pool bar and beach bar are available. Guests can exercise in the fitness center or choose from a range of treatments at Taaras Spa. Tennis courts and a game room are provided. Berjaya Tioman Resort is a 1-hour, 30-minute ferry ride from Mersing Jetty or Tanjung Gemok Jetty. Facilities incl.: 4 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 outdoor pools, small health club, spa, golf course, room service, 4 lighted tennis courts, Internet access, PADI diving site and complimentary watersports.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about these and more resorts in Tioman Island at TripAdvisor.

Best time to visit Tioman Island

The best time to honeymoon on Tioman Island is during the dry season between May and September; July and August are 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 25°C (77°F) to 32°C (90°F), with 85 per cent humidity. April is the hottest month with an average temperature of 28°C (83°F).

For more climate info: Tioman Weather Guide

Tioman ferry

Getting to Tioman Island

Tioman is located 32 km off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, and is easily accessible by ferry from Mersing or by air from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.

More information on how to get to Tioman Island

Latest update about Tioman honeymoon destination: 23 May, 2017

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