My 2nd Home for year 2008-2009
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Anytime I need a quick getaway from the city (Kuala Lumpur), this is the place I go to.
Easy drive, love the peace, love the calm, love the dive, love the people, the vibe... the FOOD, love everything.
How to get there:
1) Flight : Subang Airport - Tioman (Tekek) via Berjaya Air - approx. RM450.00 (return);
2) Bus / Car (Self Drive) : KL - Mersing Jetty (4 hours) / bus fare less than RM20.00
3) Mersing Jetty - Tioman : via ferry RM70 return (2 hours)
I normally drive there, departing at 2am and arriving at 6am, just enough time for breakfast then catch the morning ferry. Once you get to the island, there would be about 5 stops at different beaches. Genting / Paya / Tekek / Salang / ABC.
Anyways, Salang is the more popular spot as it has a nice beach and it's a party place, if you want to see and be seen. I like Tekek because it's quieter, plus that's where the island's village is so i can get the best local food. Because it's less popular, you basically have the beach to yourself, it's not a touristy place at all. Plus, it has the cheapest rooms on the island.
I stayed at Coral Reef Resort / Tioman Cabana (bar next door). RM40 for a room for 2, twin bed/bathroom/fan (very basic). Cheaper option is the hostel. There's also rooms with air-cond and TV.
For more luxurious options, there the Berjaya Beach Resort or Japamala Boutique Resorts (can be found on web).