Tioman Island is a small island located 32 km off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is some 39 km long and 12 km wide. It has eight main villages, the largest and most populous being Kampung Tekek in the north. The densely forested island is sparsely inhabited, and is surrounded by numerous Coral Reefs making it a popular scuba diving spot and the island has a duty free status. Its beaches were filmed in the 1958 movie, South Pacific as Bali Hai and in the 1970s, TIME Magazine selected Tioman as one of the world’s most beautiful islands.
Tioman Cabana started as a small watersports and beach cafe and due to passion and love of the island we now have beach lodge rooms, non-motorised water sports and beach bistro but still keeping its small personal, chilled and relaxed atmosphere and islanders way. It is more like a home rather than a business. Thats why we call it Tioman Cabana; Cabana – a small hut built with a thatched roof, sometimes as a recreational structure.
It was started in March 2006. Hisham Uyub or Shamrock, the founder, is a Tioman Island local who has traveled and worked in different places around the world. His passion for seaports, environment, culture and music led him to build and island shelter for the beginning.
“My Jobs is what i LOVE to do” – Hisham Uyub
After several years he put and effort to create and support a Tioman Boardriders Club and yearly event on Tioman Island since 2010 – TIOMAN FESTIVAL. The event has made Tioman Island and Malaysia as a recognise surf destination in Asia.
On 2016 after put some research on local understanding about Tioman Island ecological and environment issue, he decide to build the 1st Recycle and Research Centre called The Rumah Hijau with his own hand.
Tioman Cabana is located on the South Tekek Beach for more information on how to get here use our Getting Here tab.