The ferry ride to Tioman Island – the first and last part of the journey – were rather choppy. Take the ferry either from Tanjong Gemok or Mersing. We took the one from Tanjong Gemok.
The currents were rather strong and the ferry rocked quite a bit. For those feeling seasick, plastic bags were there to the rescue. May be good for those incline to seasickness to take the anti-nausea pill before heading out. Once we were out of the straits and into the wide South China Sea, the lulling action induced sleepiness. Yawn.
There were several jetty stops, depending on the accommodation. We stayed at Paya Beach Resort and arrived at the jetty around 12.30pm.
Time for relaxation : sun, sand and sea vacation.