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 create and support a yearly event on Tioman Island since 2011 – TIOMAN FESTIVAL. The event has made Tioman Island and Malaysia as a recognise surf destination in Asia.
Music is another passion of ours. We love to jam and it is not uncommon for us all to get together and play music. If you have an instrument or talent we are always looking and welcome people to jam with us.
Cabana is located on the South Tekek Beach for more information on how to get here use our Getting Here tab.