Tioman Island is the default destination for those looking for a simpler, rougher beach life. It is a duty-free island off Peninsular Malaysia’s east coast. 

The island is a place where beaches remain underdeveloped, there are few roads, and you’re likely to share the sand with the occasional macaque or other wildlife as you walk around the island. 

Air Batang or ABC Beach attracts mostly budget travelers and offers excellent sunsets, while Juara Beach is quiet and perfect for swimming. For great snorkeling, head to Salang Beach instead. 

For non-divers, Tioman Island is also a great starting point for kayaking, and it’s filled with jungle trekking opportunities. Organized tours can take you snorkeling to Marine Park and Ringgis islands, and there are also special organized trips to visit Benut Beach, a turtle sanctuary. 

Helpful links: 

www.tioman.org 

www.scuba-do.com 

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Note, All images in this article credit as the following: 

scuba-do/tioman-island 

lowyat/tioman-island 

planetware/malaysia 

Tioman Island travel blog — The fullest Tioman travel guide for first-timers 

hotelscombined/Tioman_Island 

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