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Top Choice International in Pulau Tioman

Tioman Cabana

This castaway-chic restaurant with rooms (RM150-220) is right on the beach, steps from the lapping waves. On the menu are excellent home-made burgers and local dishes as well as a very chilled vibe. BYO alcohol is O…
Top Choice Malaysian in Pulau Tioman

ABCD Restaurant

This restaurant is packed most nights with travellers who flock to enjoy ABCD’s BBQ special (RM20), a tantalising array of freshly caught fish, prawn or squid. For less adventurous eaters, chicken will have to do. B…
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Kampung Juara

Existing in a constant sleepy state of hideaway bliss, Juara offers two long stretches of wide, white sandy beach – Barok and Mentawak – separated by a small hill and boulder outcrop. Turtles nest mainly on Mentawak…
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Kampung Nipah

Offering a serene beach, rugged and isolated Nipah is the way to go for those wanting to leave the world behind as the village lacks internet and mobile phone access. The waters of Nipah are also home to phosphoresc…
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Kampung Air Batang

ABC's beach is usually best at the southern and northern ends, although the sands are constantly shifting so this is changeable. Most of the beachfront is rocky with little sand. The narrow trails that lead you thro…
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Marine Park Information Center

With coral displays, short videos and plenty of information on marine flora and fauna, this centre, north of Tekek airport, is a worthwhile stop particularly for divers and snorkelers as well as anyone wishing to di…
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Kaumpung Salang

The most backpacker-esque of Tioman’s kampungs. Come to snorkel off nearby Coral Island, stay for the beach parties.
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Kampung Paya

The moderately priced resorts here, offering all-inclusive packages, make Paya popular with Singaporeans and the organised-tour set looking to snorkel off Paya beach. The rocky seabed and shallow water make it a poo…
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Kampung Mukut

This traditional kampung may be one of the prettiest villages on the island, and the beach is lovely. If it’s traditional Malaysian life your after, Mukut is your spot.
Village in Pulau Tioman

Kampung Genting

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