Located just 56km off the East Coast of Peninsula Malaysia on the South China Sea, Pulau Tioman is truly a tiny slice of paradise. A volcanic island covered in rainforest, Tioman is blessed with long, white sand beaches and warm, crystal clear waters that is home to a thriving coral reef.


Of Malaysia’s West Coast islands, Pulau Tioman is best known as the ideal holiday getaway and is fondly regarded as “one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world”. Accessible by sea and air, this tiny island offers an unspoiled natural environment, with a multitude of activities and accommodations to suit every traveler.

The dry season in Tioman extends from March to October. The East Coast Monsoon is between November and February when the frequent rains are punctuated by intermittent sunshine. This is the cool season. Temperatures year-round range from 21°C to 28°C.
The local currency is RM (Ringgit Malaysia) and sen (cents) and is convertible into most major currencies. Foreign currencies can be converted at banks and money changers on the mainland. Common bank notes are in denominations of 100, 50, 20 and 10 ringgit.

Tourists are free to bring in any amount of foreign currency or travelers cheques. However, tourists would need to seek approval if the amount of foreign currency to be carried abroad exceeds the amount brought into Malaysia and if the amount to be taken out is more than the equivalent of USD2,500. Tourists must also obtain permission and declare ringgit exceeding RM1,000 being brought into or out of Malaysia.

Entry Requirements
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. For further information, please check with the nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission or Tourism Malaysia office.
There are currently no ATMs on Tioman. However, we accept MasterCard and Visa credit cards. Note that not all resorts on Tioman offer this facility. If you are planning on traveling outside of our resorts, it is advisable to change some currency on the mainland.
It is not necessary to take malaria tablets or vaccination for yellow fever, but if in doubt, please consult your doctor or family physician.
Getting Around
Tioman is a relatively undeveloped island - getting around is done mostly by trekking or by sea taxi.
Eating Out
The local food is hot and spicy. Guests who prefer their food less spicy may inform the chef or waiter of their preference when ordering their meal.
Tipping is not a common practice on Tioman, so you don't have to tip after your meal, etc. But if you wish to show your appreciation, a tip of RM1 is sufficient.
Local calls can be made from public phones using coins or pre-paid cards. International calls can be made from public phones with card phone facilities or at any Telekom offices.
The People
The local population are friendly to visitors to the island. Much of Tioman’s charm comes from the warmth and hospitality extended to guests.
Malay is the native tongue but English is widely spoken.
Eight hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of U.S. Pacific Standard Time
Voltage is 220 – 240 volts AC at 50 cycles per second.