Tioman Island Information

Tioman Island Information

Best time to visit

Monsoon usually begins from November till March and can bring some impressive rain showers and big waves. It is also possible to surf during this time. The dry season usually starts end of March till the end of October.


Malay is widely spoken in Tioman but most of the islanders understand or speak English.

Usefull Malay phrases

Getting around

Getting around is done mostly by walking, trekking, 4×4 taxi or by sea taxi. You may also rent bicycles and mopeds in Tekek, for a small tour.


The Local currency is RM (Ringgit Malaysia) and sen (cents). Swiss Cottage does not take credit cards, but there is an automatic teller machine at the BSN Bank just opposite the Airport. However please bring some Ringgit with you as there is only one ATM on the island and it does go out of order from time to time.

Website for Bank Simpanan Nasional


It is perhaps useful to bring a first-aid kit containing mosquito repellent, antiseptic cream, plasters, Paracetamol and Sun lotion. Advisable shots are Tetanus and Hepatitis A+B. There is a clinic on the island equipped for minor injuries.It is not necessary to take malaria tablets or vaccination for yellow fever, but if you are in doubt, please consult your doctor


There are many local and seafood restaurants within walking distance from our resort.

Duty free

Tioman is a duty free zone and offers a good selection of alcohol and cigarettes at very cheap prices

Tioman Island information