Air Batang Bay (aka ABC)

Air Batang Bay (aka ABC)

ABC Bay on Tioman Island
Air Batang on Tioman

ABC or locally known as Kampung Air Batang is usually the 4th ferry stop. It’s a long  stretch of tranquil beach a few kilometers north of the main village Tekek.

This is the location of our headquarters and also our Tioman Dive Resort and B&J Dormitory. It’s only a short 3 minute walk from the jetty until you come to our dive shop, pool, resort and bar.

ABC is a quiet place where travelers can find small resorts offering a variety of room categories ranging from backpacker-style fan rooms to our dormitory and luxury executive rooms.

There’s only a small concrete path going along the bay, which is just wide enough for the local motorcycles with their sidecars.

The beach north of the jetty isn’t great for sun bathing as it’s a bit rocky. But it’s fantastic for snorkelling and diving.  There’s a shallow housereef right in front of our dive shop and if we dive a bit deeper we come to an artificial reef we call Ghost Town.

For the sun worshippers amongst us, at the far ends of ABC bay you can find a small, sandy beaches for sunbathing and swimming. The better choice though is to walk some 15minutes to the south-end of ABC where you find a lovely beach right next to Sunset Bar.

There are numerous restaurants in ABC offering local and western cuisine and at night time you can enjoy a sun downer at either of 5 different bars, including our own B&J Beach Bar.