Nipah Tioman Island is an isolated bay on the west coast of the island between Genting and Mukut Village so if you want to get away from the crowds, this is the place!
Lounge on the 1km worth of untouched golden sand under the shade of trees and in front of crystal clear water!
You do have to go out of your way to reach this place but it’s well worth getting your own slice of paradise to enjoy!
With no jetty of its own, the only way is to charter a water taxi to fetch you here.
You can do this from any other village on Tioman Island!
Jetty Nearby: Genting Jetty
Private speedboat from Genting Tioman:
If you depart from the closest jetty (Genting Jetty), it will cost ~RM30 one way!
Hotels at Nipah can arrange this transfer.
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You’ll be absolutely fine just to rely on your own two feet while you are in Nipah Tioman.
However, if you want to go to another village on the island, the most convenient way is to take a water taxi!
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At first glance, the things to do in Nipah Tioman don’t differ much from other villages on Tioman Island.
But there are a couple of things on this list that are unique to this quaint village!
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Diving sites and diving centers are evidently lacking on this side of Tioman Island but snorkelling is still decent right in front of the Nipah beach!
Just rent gear from the resorts do some exploring on your own!
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Like most beaches on Tioman Island, the inviting waters and hot weather will surely tempt you for a swim! Or to take a kayak out, at least!
If you get bored of the village, you can always hire a boat service from the resorts to take you around the island for a day.
Tioman Island has many villages and each has their own characteristics.
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Check with your Nipah resort if the offer any package for two days’ worth of trekking through the jungle and up to the peak of Gunung Kajang.
Which is Tioman’s highest peak at 1038m above sea level!
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Staying overnight at Nipah Tioman?
Go for a late evening stroll and see if you can spot the glowing plankton in the shallow waters!
Climbing enthusiasts who are looking for something different other than the usual vertical or overhanging walls may want to check this out!
Rather, these are giant sandstone boulders that will test your strength and balancing skills!
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Since no ferries stop here, the palm-fringed beach is practically all yours! Just the thing if you want to lay out a mat and work on your tan! Or read a book in peace.
If it gets too hot, you can go for a swim at the river mouth where the beach ends!
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Finding somewhere to eat at Nipah is simple since there are only 3 places you can go to!
These restaurants offer seafood prepared in the local fashion. Along with some quintessential Malaysian food!
- Restaurant At Bersatu Nipah Chalet
- Restaurant At Nipahnema Chalets And Restaurant
- The Nipah Chalet Beach Front Airbnb – Friendly host, Abbas cooks simple but delightful meals for his guests!
Stock up on whatever you need before you get to Nipah because there are no convenient stores here!
If you plan to spend most of your time diving, there are other villages on Tioman Island that you should look into.
Like Salang Tioman that is popular for its ample diving opportunities and facilities.
Still, if you want to dive close to Nipah, the resorts here are able to make the necessary arrangements. With extra charges on top, of course.
And you have to make a booking with the resort before you get to Nipah!
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Diving around Nipah is limited to 2 spots essentially but both will require a boat trip out!
Lots of variety when it comes to marine life including travellies, sharks and barracuda!
This is a good spot for macro diving as you’ll see a whole bunch of colorful nudibranchs, pelagics (i.e. reef fish) and other coral critters.
Looking at the size of the village, it’s not at all surprising that there are less than a handful of resorts here!
These are more suitable for small groups of budget travelers.
Bersatu Nipah Chalet is the go-to budget resort for many visitors to Nipah.
Accommodation is as basic as it gets in little chalets along the shore. They do however, have many different room arrangements including dormitory-style lodging.
And there is an on-site restaurant that is open 24 hours.
But the real gem here is the private beach and lush surroundings! Rent kayaks or snorkeling equipment and get a closer look of the underwater life!
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Stay at any of the 5 chalets at NipahNema. Each of the river view chalets are fitted with a fan and an ensuite bathroom with a maximum capacity of up to 4 people.
Their restaurant faces the sea and serves both local and international food.
Booking is through Airbnb for this chalet stay with 4 simple beach huts facing the sunset.
The friendly host, Abbas will happily show you around (including some jungle trekking) and treat you to some home-cooked meals.
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