Cheap flights to Tioman Island Airport (TOD), Malaysia
Tioman Island Airport, also known as Pulau Tioman Airport, is one of the entry points of Tioman Island, a popular beach destination among tourists. Even so, the airport only handles chartered flight services that mostly originate from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB). On average, the airport welcomes 50,000 passengers annually.
The airport has a single runway for arrivals and departures. The terminal of Tioman Island Airport is rather small, but has all the facilities that passengers might need, such as banks, restaurants and duty-free shops.
Airlines that fly to Tioman Island Airport (TOD)
The only airline that flies to Tioman Island Airport is Berjaya Air. Departing from Kuala Lumpur, the Dash-7 turboprop aircrafts that fly this route have 48 seats. Please note that because it is a small aircraft, passengers are allowed to bring luggage weighing a maximum of 10 kilograms. The price of the return flights is around RM700 per person.
Travelling to Tioman Island
Best time to visit Tioman Island
The best to visit the tropical island of Tioman is between March to October.
Outside of these months, Tioman will be subjected to the northeast monsoon which brings heavy rains and makes the island less accessible, both via flights and ferries. It would also affect the possibility to go diving, which is one of the most popular things to do in Tioman. It is also advisable to avoid visiting Tioman Island during the June school holidays as the island will be flooded with tourists that are mostly from Malaysia and Singapore.
Things to do in Tioman Island
Tourists come to Tioman Island to enjoy its white sand beaches and marine life.
The island comprises 8 villages, all of them offering a different ambience. Tioman covers just 136 kilometres square, and it’s easy to get around. You can go village-hopping by taxi boats, 4x4 rides, or by foot. Note that the island barely has roads, except for the ones leading to the resorts.
One of the must-do activities would be to go snorkelling around Coral Island, which is off the coast of Tioman Island. The water is shallow with plenty of coral reefs and beautiful tropical fish. You can also trek to Mukut Village and admire magnificent views. Most activities in Tioman Island can be arranged with local guides that offer packages.
Tioman Island has a variety of restaurants and food stalls that offer all kinds of food – including seafood – with a local touch. You can tuck into Malaysian dishes like nasi goreng, popiah, roti canai, and char kway teow.
Tioman Island travel budget
Tioman Island uses Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) as its currency.
Some tourists report that the island’s prices are higher than the mainland. The average price for meals would be RM70 per day. A homestay or basic hotel in Tioman Island starts from RM70, while a hotel or resort with star ratings can start from RM300.
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Information is accurate as of 25 April 2019.
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