Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

Tioman, Malaysia

Juara Bay

pulau-tioman-juara-bay.gif, bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.
Juara Bay, looking south
bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.
  • only beach on the east coast of Pulau Tioman
  • wide sandy beach, no rocks or dead corals like the western side beaches
  • not crowded as the other side
  • sunrise beach
  • during moosoon season (November to February), Juara turns into surfing destination (surf gets up to 15 feet), Tioman Surf Forecast, Tioman Surf Festival
  • there is a turtle conservation center at Kampung Juara (Juara Turtle Project JTP), turtle nesting season: March to October
  • Mersing ferries don't stop at Juara, so you need to get off at Tekek and go by 4WD taxi across the island to Juara
  • taxi fare (Tekek - Juara): 25 ringgit person, double if you are the only passenger
  • only accessable by 4WD from Tekek or privat speedboat from Genting, or for the hardcore travelers by a 3hours trek across the mountainous interiour
  • because of it's isolation Juara is less crowded than Salang, Tekek or Paya Beach

Juara Turtle Project (JTP)
Juara Turtle Project (JTP) - sea turtle conservation center
photo courtesy: www.tioman.org

overview of all beaches on Pulau Tioman

Juara (JourneyMalaysia.com)


Juara Bay
view from the jetty

Accommodations in Juara Bay

Juara Beach Resort

Kampung Juara, Juara Beach, Pulau Tioman

Budget Resort

Juara Rompin Resort

Kampung Juara, Juara Beach, Pulau Tioman

Budget Resort

Rainbow Chalet

beach front chalets

Bungalows

Permata Beach Chalet

beach front chalets

Bungalows

Mentawak Chalet

beach view chalets

Bungalows

Bushmann Tioman

Kampung Juara, Pulau Tioman

Budget Hotel

The Barat Tioman Beach Resort

Kampung Juara, Pulau Tioman

Resort


Hotels in Tioman

Nazri Beach Cabanas

accommodation on ABC Beach

Mawar Beach Chalets

accommodation on ABC Beach

Attractions

Paya Beach, Tioman

quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman

Juara Bay, Tioman

bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.

Attractions

Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera), Penang

Hill system with hill resort (highest point 833m above sea level) about 6km from city centre of Georgetown. Bukit Bendera or Penang Hill is 735m above sea level.

Kuala Selangor (Fireflies), Kuala Lumpur

A trip to Kuala Selangor at estuary of the Selangor River usually includes river boat tour see Firefly colonies living in the mangroves as well as visiting Bukit Melawati and a seafood dinner. The Nature Park is also worth a visit.