If you want to avoid most of the crowds, go in September.
The name Tioman is derived from the Malay Pulau Tioman or Tiuman which means Little Tioman.
You can rest on your bus seat along the journey.
You can then access directions to each of the locations discussed in this article.
From the bus terminal in Mersing, you can take a ferry to Tioman after a 15-minute walk.
This way, you can choose your departure time to meet your ferry.