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Pulau Tioman

ABC's beach is usually best at the southern and northern ends, although the sands are constantly shifting so this is changeable. Quite a bit of the beachfront is rocky but you can happen upon fine stretches of sand, while sunsets can be divine. The narrow trails that lead you through the village give the feel of a paradise lost and found again and accommodation choices are pretty sound, so it's a far better choice than Tekek in that regard.

An abandoned and rusting Hitachi earth-mover has been left on the beach at the north end, but otherwise the sands are generally quite clean.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Pulau Tioman attractions

1. Marine Park Information Centre

0.94 MILES

With coral displays, short videos and plenty of information on marine flora and fauna, this centre, north of Tekek Airport, is a worthwhile stop…

2. Monkey Beach

1.53 MILES

This delightful white-sand beach can be reached on the hike towards Salang from ABC.

3. Kampung Tekek

1.55 MILES

Tioman’s commercial hub is a good, strategic central location from which to explore the rest of the island, and the beach on the southern end of town is…

4. Monkey Bay

1.73 MILES

This lovely, deserted bay can be discovered on the hike to Salang. If doing the hike to Salang from ABC, cross the bridge to follow the power cables.

5. Kampung Salang


The backpacker haven of Kampung Salang is around the headland north of ABC, Monkey Beach and Monkey Bay. Come to snorkel off nearby Coral Island, do a…

6. Kampung Juara

4.25 MILES

Its sleepy hideaway bliss is slightly ended by the road crossing the island interior, but Juara remains lovely, offering two long stretches of wide, white…

7. Kampung Paya

4.55 MILES

The moderately priced resorts here, offering all-inclusive packages, make Paya popular with Singaporeans, the mainland Chinese and the organised-tour set…

8. Kampung Genting

5.94 MILES

The beach here is fairly built up, but the surroundings have an appealing kampung (village) atmosphere. A good spot for meeting local fishermen.