Tekek is the capital village of Pulau Tioman, located along a 3km coastal stretch at the island's central west. Essentially a town, there is much urban infrastructure, including retail shops, bank, highway, airport, marina and jetty complex. While lacking the rural charm, coral reefs and verdant greenery of smaller villages, Tekek is still popular among visitors for its wealth of tourist conveniences, modern facilities and duty-free goods. A cluster of hotels lies along the southern beach stretch, providing mostly budget accommodation in chalets. The marine park is the only snorkeling ground here, but there is a major beach area at the resort stretch.