Tioman Family itinerary, this is the last post of our Tioman 4D3N trip. We will share all the Fun activities which families can enjoy on Tioman Island.
Our previous Tioman blog posts :
-Road trip (https://sengkangbabies.com/holiday/tioman-road-trip )
-Snorkel and X Rector Minsu (https://sengkangbabies.com/holiday/tioman-snorkeling-and-x-rector-minsu)
Without a doubt, Tioman best activity is snorkeling (we have two snorkel packages to giveaway from X Rector, ending 14 July 2018)
As we could not book extra night at X Rector due to full house, we stayed one night with “Island Reef” (Bare necessities for Rm 160 per night, a bit run down, but it serves our needs).
Before we proceed further, checkout our YouTube (Link) for our fun family activities on Tioman island.
Very safe here, minimum current and no sharp corals. Kayak fees are about RM40 per hour
Cycling and Kayaking rentals are available at selected resorts or stalls.
We got our kayaks from Impiana Inn, 30 RM per hour (but boss let us rent extra hour free).
Kayak can actually fit 3 pax 🙂
Fish bait anyone? You can feed the bread to the fishes when you go for island hopping. Kampong Genting’s shoreline might have limited shoals of fishes, you need to snorkel 50m out to see the nice corals.
Cycling anyone? Explore the island on wheels.
No matter where we cycle, we always get to see the sea.
Take note there are plenty of slopes on the island!
You will smell mangos along the way, and we stopped a few times to chase after the chickens.
Motorbike rental is not expensive, and no license required. But the town is super small, so we did a lot of walking.
But if you wish to enjoy some thrills, why not? Rental is cheap!
Below bikes are not for rental, we were just posing for fun.
Walking to and fro from X Rector to the jetty. Jetty area will have some provision shops. Walking to our lunch and dinner spots etc.
Be prepared for a lot of walking 🙂
Ramly burgers, every night! Rm5 only and tasty. This is the one and only stall in our Kampong, next to jetty.
Prata and Mee Goreng breakfast at Jetty area also recommended
Along the ways, kids always make a beeline for the jetty.
Infact, kids love to checkout fisherman’s latest catch at the jetty, day and night. If time permits, I would have love to go fishing with them.
There are always shoal of fishes huddling under the jetty.
Two other things we noticed while exploring Tioman. There are a LOT of rocks and cats.
The ROCKs are on the island, inside the forest and under the sea!
The cats are near your cafe and restaurants haha.
Eastern end of Kampong Genting, there are some mangroves in the creek.
More dive shops, this corner has more sands (rather than rocks).
Beach fun, Sandcastles or building reservoirs or drains.
There are always some family activities to keep the kids entertained. We would catch hermit crabs in our “swimming pool” or try to block the waves.
We can add many more activities to our Tioman family itinerary. Anything but mobile phones, kids will be near to nature and sun.
We did not do trekking and waterfall this round (3 to 4 hours round trip). There are two popular waterfalls in Tioman, Seah Waterfall and Juara waterfall. If you are keen, there is a 1000m Mountain for you to hike too!
Additional tips :
1)Read our previous road trip tips from Singapore to Mersing.
Tioman 4D3N blog posts :
Tioman Snorkeling –https://sengkangbabies.com/holiday/tioman-snorkeling-and-x-rector-minsu
Tioman Road Trip –https://sengkangbabies.com/holiday/tioman-road-trip
Tioman Family Itinerary –https://sengkangbabies.com/holiday/tioman-family-itinerary
*Updated 2019Nov – 2nd trip to Tioman X Rector
2)Do pop by our Facebook album for more Fun photos (Facebook link)
3)If you are going near the beach, spray some insect repellent on your legs. Me and no1 was bitten by sand flies. We did not spot them but only felt the itch after 2 or 3 days.
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