10 Things You Should Know

10 Things You Should Know

BJ Admin BJ Admin 17/02/2018 Holidays, News

You might have many questions or would simply like to know more details for your trip to Tioman. You can of course always email us or fill out the contact form and we’ll revert to any question you might have within less than 24 hours, or have a look below if you find the information you are looking for.

The season for Tioman Island starts on 1st February and ends by early November. Tioman is pretty much shut down over monsoon (Nov-Jan).

Diving highlights:

  • February-March:Mating season of the Pharaoh Reef Cuttlefish (don’t miss it!)
  • March-May and September-November:Best visibility, averaging between 15m and 30m
  • June-August:Summer season where visibility usually drops to around 8m to 12m (though diving is still great)
  • Currents are fairly mild throughout the season.

Visitors to Malaysia must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six months beyond the intended visiting period.

Most nationalities do not require visas for social or business visits but to be sure, better check with your embassy or on this Tripadvisor blog.

You will need cash (MYR) to pay for your meals and beverages or to buy something in one of the minimarkets.

Foreign currencies are best exchanged on the mainland prior to your visit to Tioman Island. We exchange major currencies but the rates are not very good.

There is only one ATM on the island, located in the main village of Tekek (next to the airport). We recommend you bring enough cash along so you don’t have to go there in case you find that it’s out of cash.

Best if you check-out our dedicated getting here page for all the details on how to get to Tioman Island.

Free WiFi is available. Reception is good at our dive centre and bar but not very strong in the hotel rooms.

If you want to get a prepaid phone card then look for either Celcom or Maxis which work best on Tioman.

Voltage is 220V to 240V, Frequency 50Hz, Power Socket Type G.

You can use either UK style or European style plugs.

Check out this site to see if you require an adapter.

We currently do not operate our own restaurant as we don’t want to give competition to the locals.

There are a number of restaurants within easy walking distance with a few of them just next door.

These restaurants serve a great variety of local cuisine as well as Thai and Indonesian dishes, Western meals, fresh BBQ seafood or BBQ chicken. You should not miss to try some of the great local flavors and we’ll promise you’ll have no problem satisfying your taste buds.

You don’t need anything special for Tioman. Just pack your usual swim/beach wear, a towel, sun lotion, maybe some insect repellent and don’t forget to bring a lot of fun!

A towel for the room plus shampoo/body wash/soap/shower cap are provided.

Yes absolutely. Air Batang aka ABC is a long stretched bay with easy access to the ocean and nice local restaurants. Do not expect a beautiful beach right in front of our place, for this you’d have to walk a few minutes. There’s a house reef in ABC hence the beach is quite rocky.

If you want to learn diving then you have 2 options, the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program which is not a full course but allows you to try scuba diving, or the PADI Open Water course which takes some 4 days and certifies you for the rest of your life as a scuba diver.