Tioman Island is located 32 kilometers off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. To travel to Tioman, make your way to Mersing in the state of Johor. From there, take the ferry from Mersing: Bluewater Express is the ferry operator for all ferries between Mersing and Tioman. During the high season, there are multiple ferry departures each day, dependent on tide and weather.
The ferry journey takes 1.5-2 hours, and we ask all of our guests to exit the ferry at Paya Jetty, which is the second stop the ferry makes on the island.
From Paya, we will arrange your transfer to our resort; it is a short 5-minute speedboat shuttle to Melina Beach. Reception pre-schedules all shuttle service from Paya to Melina Beach. Prior to travelling to Tioman, please inform us of your ferry time, as reception will provide you with details on when and where to meet our boat for your shuttle.
- While Melina Beach provides transfer between Melina Beach and Paya Jetty on arrival and departure, we do not take responsibility for guest travel to and from Tioman. You can purchase you ferry tickets at the ferry terminal in Mersing, however it is highly recommended that you book in advance as the ferries can be full. Various ticket agents sell tickets online, and we recommend www.tiomanferry.com for their customer service.
- Wondering the best way to travel to Mersing? Several coach companies offer Mersing as a destination: Causewaylink, Transnasional Express, S&S International. We recommend easybook.com or busonlineticket.com. If you would like to book a private taxi, please inquire during booking and our Reservations Team will provide you with details.