Juara village is a small village which is located on the eastern coast of the Tioman Island and this village also makes its appearance on the Tioman Travel Guide. Juara village finds distinction as the only village situated on the Eastern Coast of Tioman Island, and this makes it the best village for watching the sunrise. Juara village is a small and peaceful village which is mostly untouched by modernisation and as such it has spacious environments which include large beaches, untouched wildlife and unpolluted waters teeming with marine life. The village of Juara also has a small number of shops, hotels and restaurants to accommodate guests.
How to get to Juara Village
Juara village is not connected to any of the other villages by waterways and as such the only way to get to Juara is by taking the road from Tekek village to Juara. As such to get to Juara visitors must take the ferry to Tekek Village and then take the taxis which provide transportation from Tekek to Juara Village. Alternately, if you do not wish to take transport, then one also hike from Tekek to Juara which will take around two hours, and during this trek, you will get to witness and encounter some of the rich and varied flora and fauna these villages have to offer.
Juara Village Accommodations
Juara village has a lot of cheap and budget-friendly hotels where you can stay and enjoy the village. Besides there are a lot of chalets and restaurants from where you can eat, have a good time and enjoy the view too. Most of the hotels in Juara will provide you with Budget-friendly and basic accommodations wherein you will get to stay in Traditional Chalets surrounded by beautiful gardens and breathtaking views. Juara Village also has a couple of resorts as well, if you are interested in staying in one. Some of the resorts and chalets are Juara Beach Resort, Rainbow Chalet and Tamara Resort.
Juara Village Food
When we talk about the food provided by Juara village, there are a lot of small hotels, Restaurant Santai Bistro and cafes along the beaches which provides you with a variety of food as well as drinks and beverages. The most common type of food served here is Malaysian food; however, you will also find some hotels and restaurants serving Chinese as well as western foods.
The Unique Thing to do in Juara Village
Juara Village is the only village in the eastern side of Tioman Island, and as such, this makes it somewhat isolated from the rest of the villages. As such the village is much calmer, peaceful and also has very little visitors making it a perfect place for people seeking isolation. Though getting to Juara Village might require extra effort, however, after getting there, there are a lot of amazing things to be experienced.
1. Scuba Diving:
Scuba Diving is a must do in Juara. Some our of crew headed over to Juara for an exploration dive trip. We did a couple of shore dives and one boat dive. Viz was wonderful at 15-20m! Marine life was awesome too, as we spotted turtles, porcupine fish, lots of nudibranch, moray eels, stingrays and more.
1. Witness the Majestic Sunrise:
As Juara Village is the only east side facing village in Tioman Island, it is the only village on the island from where you can witness the sunrise. As such the sunrise that you get to witness in Juara Village is truly breathtaking and awe-inspiring and this is no doubt a treat for the early risers and can easily be considered as one of the best places to witness the sunrise. There are also many shacks and hotels which provide you with rooms facing the sunrise, and as such, this should also be kept in mind while booking rooms.
Juara Village also prides itself as one of the best places in the entire of Tioman Island which provides the best surfing experience. The village is considered by many to have one of the best tides for surfing on the island, and as such, many surfers come here to ride the waves. As such if you wish to surf, there are a few shops in Juara village where you can rent a surfboard, and besides, there is also a local surfer in Juara who can give surfing lessons in case someone is interested.
3. Snorkelling: The Snorkelling experience provided in Juara Village is also nothing short of amazing. There are many beautiful snorkelling locations just off the beach of Juara village wherein you will get to see a lot of beautiful coral reefs, the colourful and rich marine life, making it an unforgettable experience. In case you wish to explore more areas while snorkelling, then one can also arrange for snorkelling tours in and around the village.
4. Visit the Juara Turtle Project Hatchery:
A must visit place for anyone coming to Juara village is the Juara Turtle Project Hatchery. This Turtle Hatchery has been established to protect, preserve as well as rehabilitate the turtle population that comes to this island for laying their eggs. As such, this hatchery acts as a rehabilitation centre wherein it helps rehabilitate turtles to get back into the waters, hatch the turtle eggs and also nurse injured turtles back to health. The Juara Turtle Sanctuary as such is a great place to visit for conservationists and animal lovers. The Hatchery also provides with some volunteering opportunities too.
5. Go Backpacking:
Juara village is also an excellent destination for backpackers and fitness enthusiasts because the village is filled with numerous hiking, backpacking and jungle trials. As such there are numerous trials with varying levels of difficulty wherein you can push your body and mind to its limits. The trials will provide you with breathtaking views, beautiful waterfalls and you will also get a first-hand experience of the rich flora and fauna of this village.
The tiny isolated village of Juara though it might be hard to get to, is worth the visit because of multiple factors. The village has a lot of unique attributes, starting with the fact that it is the only east facing village in the entire of the island, thus gifting you with the beautiful sunrises. The beaches of Juara are also thought to be one of the most beautiful in the world, with it being featured in many magazines and travel books. Lastly, the presence of the Turtle Hatchery adds further appeal to the Village. Besides, Juara, Tioman Island also has many beautiful and equally unique villages, and they are Air Batang, Genting, Paya and Salang Village.