Salang is a popular beach destination at the north of Pulau Tioman, located along the west coast in a secluded bay. A youthful spot that attracts large crowds of global backpackers, the village is a great place for meeting people across the world over beer or two, with a good range of budget hotels along the beach and countryside. Salang is also a diver’s den, being the closest village to many reef sites and wrecks around Tioman, including Coral Island (Pulau Tulai), Chebeh, Batu Malang and Fan Canyon. A high concentration of pubs and restaurants cater for the village’s active nightlife scenery, the resorts also participating by holding bonfire parties by the beach.
The last stop on the Mersing ferry route, Salang offers a balanced holiday getaway among all villages, having a good range of tourist facilities, activities and conveniences, but without being overwhelmed by development (like Tekek). The village also retains some semblance of natural remoteness along with charming rural scenery, backed by lush rainforest surroundings. The sea waters within this peaceful bay iare of mostly shallow depth, with warm stretches of sand along the shore and vibrant coraf reefs under the ocean. Salang’s major resorts occupy the large beach area south of the jetty, while smaller chalets with basic accommodation near the northern end of the bay. For nature lovers, a 3.5km jungle trail through thick rainforest and steep hills leads south to Panuba Bay and Ayer Batang (ABC Village), passing through the picturesque Monkey Bay and Monkey Beach on a two-hour plus trek.