Tioman Island, off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, boats miles of secluded palm-fringed beaches, clear turquoise waters, misty mountains and lush greenery. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy rich, Tioman’s colourful marine life just a few yards from the beach.
Hailed as one of the world’s finest beach destinations, Tioman Island is steeped in legend and natural beauty.
According to the local folklore, Tioman Island dragon-like shape is attributed to the tale of a dragon princess who was so enamoured by the beauty of the waters that she decided to stay there forever, becoming an island over time.
Tioman is the largest and most developed of the volcanic islands that form Tioman Marine Park. A sense of peace, tranquillity and simplicity embraces visitors upon arrival.
The island’s waters are a diver’s paradise, filled with a diverse range of aquatic species and vibrant corals. Discover astounding sight such as colourful gorgonian sea fans, staghorn corals, nudibranchs and beautifully sculptured sea sponges. Marine life such as Napoleon fish, golden striped trevally, bumphead parrotfish and shoals of fusiliers swim playfully in the depths.
Divers will enjoy trips to outlying island as it provides opportunities to encounter black-tip sharks, murray eels and other pelagic species.