Paya Village

Paya is a small village and beach at west coast of Pulau Tioman, located south of Tekek and north of Genting. It’s a popular tourist sport, especially for Singaporean visitors and families, with two major resorts and a small budget hotel providing chalet accommodation. The beach area stretches slighty more than half a km – a beautiful expanse of fine white sand fringed by gentle seas.

The deeper waters off the jetty and neighbouring Tomok Island is where living coral reefs reside for snorkeling activities, while cooling mountain streams, spectacular boulder formations and lush rainforest views occupy Paya’s hilly backyard, with a dramatic view of Gunung Kajang. The village is named after its abundance of mangrove swamps -‘paya’ in the local language.

Behind the tatty wooden huts and homes along the beach, a shallow river feeds through a rich mangrove landscape, with boats parked at deeper sections under the shade of a thick forest canopy. Nature lovers will appreciate the rich rainforest scenery, with a jungle trail from Tioman Paya Resort that leads to Rock Falls, a rocky stream with small pools for swimming.

At the northern end of the village, visitors can follow another trail across a moderate slope that ends at a beach (Teluk Sri Intan) and then continue their journey on a gravel road to Berjaya Tioman Resort, before exiting out to Tekek town. Finally, at the southern end of Paya, a partly-paved jungle trail leads to Genting Village.

Tioman Island

Like mainland Malaysia, Tioman Island has a hot and humid climate, with sunny afternoons and warm evenings but cool nights. Temperatures are usually consistent and the calm weather peppered with occasional showers and storms. The tourist season peaks between May and August, when the weather generally displays the least rainfall.

The monsoon winds begin to blow from October, bring heavy rain and strong waves till January (surfing season).During this time, ferries run once a day, while only select hotels (usually the larger ones) will open, providing significant discounts off their standard rates.

Commercial development at Tioman Island is still relatively low compared to other tourist islands, such as Langkawi. This restricts most major facilities to Tekek, the largest village along the west coast. Since the island is duty-free, beer is a staple while the local pastimes are fishing and surfing.

Pulau Tioman is an island off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, acclaimed as a geological wonder, ecological paradise and one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful travel destinations. Located 32 nautical miles off Pahang state, but connected through Mersing town in Johor, the island continues to enchant visitors with its warm beaches, lovely seas and lush rainforests.

Budget and midrange hotels provide quick accommodation at every village, but there are also luxury resorts nestled within private coves and beaches. A melting pot of cultures, Tioman Island attracts youthful travellers from around the world – a great place to make friends every season.

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Like mainland Malaysia, Tioman Island has a hot and humid climate, with sunny afternoons and warm evenings but cool nights. Temperatures are usually consistent and the calm weather peppered with occasional showers and storms. The tourist season peaks between May and August, when the weather generally displays the least rainfall.

The monsoon winds begin to blow from October, bring heavy rain and strong waves till January (surfing season).During this time, ferries run once a day, while only select hotels (usually the larger ones) will open, providing significant discounts off their standard rates.

Commercial development at Tioman Island is still relatively low compared to other tourist islands, such as Langkawi. This restricts most major facilities to Tekek, the largest village along the west coast. Since the island is duty-free, beer is a staple while the local pastimes are fishing and surfing.

Pulau Tioman is an island off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, acclaimed as a geological wonder, ecological paradise and one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful travel destinations. Located 32 nautical miles off Pahang state, but connected through Mersing town in Johor, the island continues to enchant visitors with its warm beaches, lovely seas and lush rainforests.

Budget and midrange hotels provide quick accommodation at every village, but there are also luxury resorts nestled within private coves and beaches. A melting pot of cultures, Tioman Island attracts youthful travellers from around the world – a great place to make friends every season.