8 Days in Tioman and the Seri Buat Islands
An oasis of legendary beauty, so spectacular that it served as the setting for idyllic Bali Hai in the Hollywood musical South Pacific, the island of Tioman has been luring sun-worshipers, nature enthusiasts, and underwater explorers for years. One of 64 volcanic islands collectively known as the Seri Buat Archipelago situated on the east coast of Malaysia, Pulau Tioman is truly breathtaking. The surrounding islands set like jewels in the South China Sea feature soft sandy palm-fringed shores, turquoise seas rife with marine life, and verdant tropical jungles brimming with colorful flora and fauna. The perfect exotic destination for an unforgettable yachting holiday, your luxury charter catamaran or charter sailing yacht awaits to take you to paradise.
Day 1: Singapore
Your luxury charter sailing yacht will be awaiting your arrival at One°15 Marina. Enjoy aperitifs, canapés, and a delectable alfresco dinner as we sail out through the scenic Singapore Straits. The city skyline will be lit up in all its splendor and you will be able to take in the spectacular pyrotechnics and fireworks display from Sentosa’s Songs of the Sea show. On our overnight passage we will head northwards to Tioman.
Day 2: Pulau Renggis
This morning we will arrive to picturesque Pulau Renggis, located on the west coast of Tioman. Enjoy breakfast on the aft deck as you gear up to spend an exhilarating day exploring the island. A breathtaking oasis renowned for its palm-fringed white sandy shores and spectacular underwater scenery, your day can be spent lazily lounging on the beach, snorkeling in the pristine coral-peppered sea which is abundant with marine life, or hiking through a verdant rainforest.
Day 3: Pulau Seri Buat
Today, your charter yacht will sail to Pulau Seri Buat, the spectacular island which lends its name to the archipelago. You will have your pick of visiting a few tiny neighboring islands which offer secluded beaches for lounging in the sun and idyllic snorkeling conditions along the surrounding coral reefs.
Day 4: Pulau Rawa and Palau Tengah
After enjoying a beautiful breakfast of fresh tropical fruit and pastries we will arrive to the tiny private island of Rawa which is famed for its glorious white coral sand, tall palm trees and coral reefs teeming with bright neon-colored fish. In the afternoon we will take a short sail over to Tengah where you can the kayaks out on the water where you will spot dolphins, groupers, giant turtles, and stingrays swimming just beneath you as you paddle along.
Day 5: Palau Besar
Another day of barefoot bliss awaits as you step ashore to the quiet and secluded Pulau Besar which brims with unspoiled natural beauty. Steeped in many legends and mysteries involving mermaids, princesses, sacred shrines and tombs, the island offers a lush landscape rich in colorful flora and fauna, powdery white sand beaches, and crystal-clear azure waters. Today you can live out your Survivor fantasy venturing into the tropical jungle for a thrilling trek or on an underwater adventure exploring the island’s beautiful coral reefs.
Day 6: Pulau Pemanggil
The yacht will make way today to Palau Pemanggil. Known as a deep sea fisherman’s paradise with emerald green waters abundant in black marlin, mackerel, and grouper, the island also features lovely beaches and a sunken cargo ship wreck great to explore while snorkeling and diving. Nature lovers will want to take a hike to the center of Pemanggil, where rising high above the jungle is a massive boulder known locally as Batu Buau, which legend says is home to Nenek Buaur, the sacred guardian of the island.
Day 7: Pulau Tinggi
Today will be spent on the lush green island of Pulau Tinggi whose beauty will take your breath away upon your arrival. Her distinctive landscape is marked by Mount Semundu, a towering mountain which rises 2,000 feet above sea level into the clouds. Not to be missed is a hike through the jungle to the top of the mountain where you will be rewarded with a beautiful waterfall and superb panoramic views of the surrounding islands. Overnight we will set sail for our return back to Singapore.
Day 8: Singapore
Your sailing holiday exploring the wonders of Tioman and the Seri Buat Archipelago must end today, but the special moments you have shared with your friends and family in will remain in your heart forever. Savor one final sumptuous breakfast onboard your charter yacht before disembarking at One°15 Marina.