Idyllic Tropical Islands: Readers’ Travel Tips

Eleven tropical islands are listed in this short presentation by The Guardian readers as they offer their tips on their holiday time in these idyllic environments. Tioman Island (Malay: Pulau Tioman) is in Rompin District, Pahang, Malaysia. It is located 32 kilometres (20 miles) off the east coast of the state and is some 20 kilometres (12 miles) long and 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) 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. There are several resorts and chalets around the island which has duty-free status. The island is part of Pahang territory, although it is geographically closer to mainland Johor than to mainland Pahang, and is accessed via ferry service from the Johorean coastal town of Mersing.

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