Tips Getting To Tioman with Ferry
Travelling to Japamala
To enter Tioman Island, a Marine Conservation Fee of RM30 nett per person is applicable. The Fee needs to be paid in cash directly to the local authorities at the Mersing Jetty. The fees go towards a trust fund, which is used to manage and conserve the island.
We offer land transfers and private car transfers between Mersing Jetty, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Japamala Resort is located about two hours away from Mersing jetty by public ferry.
Your experience begins even before you arrive at Japamala. Enjoy a mid-morning coffee stop enroute to Mersing or a scenic picnic with a wine and cheese basket on your way back. If you are returning to Kuala Lumpur, you can look forward to a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Malacca for a dose of history and heritage. Guests returning to Singapore will have the option of stopping at brand factory outlets in Johor for a spot of shopping.
Kuala Lumpur - Tioman Island
An overland transfer from Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur to Mersing is available at RM1,150 nett per couple per way. A maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 child per vehicle.
Singapore - Tioman Island
An overland transfer from Villa Samadhi Singapore to Mersing is available at SGD395 nett per couple per way. A maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 child per vehicle.
Mersing - Japamala - Mersing Boat Transfer
- Please take note that a liability and release form will have to be signed prior to boarding the vehicles.
- Due to limited seats available, please make your bookings at least 3 business days in advance to avoid disappointment.
- The Management of Japamala reserves the right to make changes on the charges without any prior notice.
- Please also be advised that should any stays during the Malaysian monsoon season be cancelled or unused due to the disruption of the ferry schedule or other transport services, there shall be no refund of payment made to us.
Options To Travel To Japamala
Other options to reach Japamala are by taxi, public bus or rented car to Mersing then the public ferry for the sea crossing. Kindly visit the website link below for bus tickets booking:-
Bus Ticket Booking: www.busonlineticket.com
Travel Option from Mersing to Tioman Island
To get to Japamala via Public Ferry transport, please alight at Genting Village. From there, we provide transfers at a fee of RM35 nett person per way. Advance booking is required.
Private boat transfer (12 seater speedboat) is available exclusively for Japamala Resort guests - minimum of 2 persons. This takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to reach Japamala jetty. There is only one departure time from both Mersing and Japamala as boat depends on high tide to get into Mersing. This transfer cost RM530 nett per person for two way.
Resort boat transfer are not obligatory and there are local boat taxis available at the jetty. We would like advise our guests that these local boats they may not have licences and insurance coverage, and the resort does not assume any responsibility if guests wish to use this mode of transfer.
At any time should there be cancellation of ferry / speedboat service from Mersing, hence causing a situation of being stranded at point of departure to Tioman. Japamala Resort shall not be held responsible for such predicament therefore will not refund any payment made earlier for booking of rooms.
Tioman is a relatively undeveloped island - getting around is done mostly by trekking or by sea taxi. Japamala Resort has its own boat which is available for hire on an hourly or per day. There is a rough road between Tekek and Juara - on the East side of the Island - local operators will drive you there for approximately RM37 one way.
For guests who wish to extend their stay or proceed to other destinations within Malaysia, optional mainland tours and holiday packages can also be arranged on your behalf. Please check with our front office.