Salang Tioman Island is at the northern tip on the west coast of Tioman Island.
The secluded bay typically draws scores of international backpackers for the livelier nightlife, affordable accommodation and its proximity to some of Tioman Island’s best diving sites!
Let’s dive right in!
At Salang village, you can certainly meet like-minded travellers with a penchant for diving at the numerous pubs and restaurants or string of budget hotels close by.
Occasionally, resorts will host bonfire parties at the beach!
The village serves as the starting point for many diving trips to coral reefs and wrecks in the surrounding waters.
Popular diving sites include:
- Batu Malang
- Coral Island (Pulau Tulai)
- Fan Canyon
Salang village is smaller than ABC village so everything is clustered together which makes exploring on foot tremendously easy!
Jetty Nearby: Salang Jetty
Salang Jetty is often the final stop for both ferry operators from Mersing Jetty or Tanjung Gemok Jetty.
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It’s back to nature at Salang Village as there will be no duty-free shops here! You can spend your entire day outdoors!
- Relax on the soft sand at the beach
- Snorkel straight off the beach
- Go on a diving trip
- Try local food
- Get a beer and enjoy the sunset
- Take on a jungle trek to Monkey Bay or ABC Village
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Salang Beach is gorgeous!
Situated in a secluded crescent-shaped bay fringed by thick jungle:
The shallow waters of the lagoon are absolutely delightful for snorkeling or scuba diving!
It’s possible to shore dive from here too!
Or you can bask in the sun on the beach in peace!
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Compared to the other villages on Tioman Island:
Salang Village has an astounding number of restaurants. You can easily find Western or Asian cuisine!
Seafood barbeques are a must-try!
Basic Eateries (Malay Fare):
- Salang Complex – Small hawker center frequented by locals with cheap Malay food
Good for breakfast:
- Salang Indah Restaurant – Western and Malay breakfast options
Good for BBQ seafood:
- Salang Dream Restaurant – Right next to the jetty; They have Thai dishes here too!
- Salang Pusaka Restaurant – Romantic environment
- Mini White House Café – Simple sea shack with an affordable couple steamboat set
- Salang Indah Restaurant – Barbeque by the beach
- Salang Sayang Restaurant – More expensive but it’s right on the beach!
Good for western food:
- Aina’s Bakery at Salang Complex – Affordable pizzas!
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While you will not find any duty-free shops or supermarkets at Salang Village, they do have mini marts around if you need to get some basic necessities!
Mini markets commonly sell the following items:
- Some beachwear
- Basic toiletries
And it’s worth asking if they have:
- Snorkeling gear for rent
- Water taxi service
If you happen to stay the northernmost resorts like Salang Hut or Ella’s place, this will be the nearest mini market!
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This is a souvenir shop where you can pick up colorful sarongs, bags and other items.
Despite the name, this is actually a stall selling beer – the cheapest you can find on Tioman Island!
In case you need to exchange currency, you can head over to any of these locations:
- Salang Indah Resort
- Salang Pusaka Resort (or Khalid’s Place)
Salang Village is the diving hub of Tioman Island so you do have plenty of choices when it comes to diving agents and sites!
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Salang has the most happening nightlife in all of Tioman Island!
As long as you don’t expect anything close to the pace of a nightclub, there are adequate places to enjoy a night out!
Under Tioman standards, this bar by Salang Jetty has an impressive cocktail list! They have some unusual mixes you might care to try like Hell Gates’ or ‘A day at the beach’.
And if you don’t know what to choose from their 60 different cocktails, you can always go for the classics like ‘Long Island Iced Tea’ or even ‘Singapore Sling’.
They do have other beverages here too, including sodas and beer.
It’s a casual place to relax and listen to music after a busy day in the ocean.
Ella’s Place has something of a backpackers’ lodge feel to it.
You can make new friends here while exchanging diving adventures!
Or just curl up in one of the hammocks by the patio and enjoy the evening sea breeze!
Salang may be known mostly for budget accommodation but these resorts usually offer more comfortable rooms that you can book too!
With the budget options, you can get a room with a fan, cold showers and basic furnishings for as low as RM30 per night!
Of all the hotels at Salang, Salang Indah Resort is the largest! They have many different room types like basic chalets and family rooms.
Having their own mini mart and restaurant on-site is a bonus!
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Puteri Salang Inn offers both budget style rooms with just fans and they also have rooms that are double the rate but have air conditioning.
All of their rooms come with an attached bathroom and cold showers!
Choose between bungalows and chalet-style accommodation. Some have air-conditioning, a fridge and hot showers!
And if you like, you can book a whole “house” complete with 3 rooms and a kitchen!
Or you can stay in a tent at the Segipong Bay Campsite which is under the same management as Salang Pusaka Resort
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Salang Sayang (or Zaid’s Place) is worth considering if you fancy staying closer to the beach south of the jetty.
They have basic rooms with fans and cold showers and pricier rooms with air-conditioning and hot showers! Hillside or seaside – you choose!
Pearl Bay Resort faces the ocean and the cheap room rates make up for the old rooms.
The beach is on the rocky side but it is very peaceful here.
Ella’s Place is a beachfront resort with warm hosts in a quiet corner of Salang! They do offer rooms with air-conditioning with sea views and cheaper rooms at the back.
Breakfast and WiFi is available at their cosy open-air common spaces.
There are only 10 cabins here at Nora’s Chalet behind Salang Pusaka Resort. The accommodation is very simple and the low room rates reflect this!
The wooden cabins are not directly in front of the beach but the property is beautiful. Besides the surrounding greenery, they have a lovely garden.
This family-run budget hotel behind Salang Village has a quaint kampung (traditional Malay village) atmosphere. The sole facility here is the on-site restaurant which serves local fare.
Guests can either book the older budget chalets or the new air-conditioned villas. Both only have cold showers in the attached bathrooms.