Top 5 Tioman Activities

Top 5 Tioman Activities

City: Tioman
State: Pahang
Country: Malaysia

Located off the off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Pahang, Tioman Island is a densely forested, duty free island surrounded by numerous coral reefs. With 8 villages scattered throughout Tioman Island and featuring many resorts and chalets, Tioman Island is considered one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world. Visitors usually arrive by either plane or ferry.

Here are the Top 5 Tourist Activities to do in Tioman, all of which are suitable for most active people with a reasonable level of fitness. All these activities can be performed at any time throughout the year, though some seasons may be better than others.

1. See The Marine Life


The greatest appeal in Tioman is to see the marine life that is abundant around the coast all the way towards Pahang, Malaysia, and out towards the South China Sea. The most popular ways to see the marine life in Tioman is usually snokelling, scuba diving or glass bottom boat tours. Those who can't swim are still able to enjoy sea walking, by wearing a heavy-duty water-tight glass helmet. Alternatively, try paddleboarding, which allows you to decide where you want to go.

2. Trek Through The Rainforest

The densely forested interior of Tioman is perfect for a trek through the rainforest, seeing the local flora and fauna native to Pahang and Malaysia. Covered in rolling hills of varying steepness, and home to species such as the red giant flying squirrel, walking catfish or mouse deer, a trek through the rainforest in Tioman is best done during the day.

3. Climb The Twin Peaks

While novice rock climbers can attempt or learn to rock climb at several sites around Tioman, the truely daring and advanced climbers may want to take on the challenge and climb the twin peaks. Also known as the Dragon Horns by sailors around Pahang, Malaysia, the challenge to climb the twin peaks is a 5 day event, where rock climbers will face unpredictable weather conditions and living / sleeping in dizzying heights along the way. Only a few have ever managed to reach the summit since 2002.

4. Catching The Sunset

Simply catching the sunset over the horizon towards Pahang, Malaysia, is among the best activities to do in Tioman. Several places are great for catching the sunset, such as while relaxing by the beach, chilling with drinks by the numerous bars, or out on the jetties along Tioman.

5. Go Fishing

The islands off Pahang, Malaysia, including Tioman, are reowned by anglers and fishermen for their numerous variety of fun and trophy fish. To go fishing in Tioman is to expect to catch fish such as mackerel, dorado, barracuda, golden trevally, wahoo, queenfish, snapper, grouper and more, some of which makes excellent table fish. Part of the thrill of being able to go fishing in Tioman is the chance to hook a rare species, such as sailfish or marlin, which makes for an excellent photography moment and memories to share to friends.