The island so nice they named it twice! Rarely does such a cute island name exceed its expectations, however with just 2.3km at the circumference, Pom Pom is truly a place where your island dreams can come true.
Just a 90 minute transfer away from Tawau airport lies the cultural town of Semporna which is where your idyllic vacation begins. The ultimate honeymooners Borneo beach paradise, this gorgeous Coral Cay is accessible by your private resort transfer to the island into the azure blue.
In less than 45 minutes from your departure at the town you will arrive at Pom Pom Island. Situated at the epicenter of this emerald isle is the eco-friendly mid-ranged Pom Pom Island Resort that has been designed with the environment in mind from its very architectural concept.
Housing the longest Belian-built jetty on the island, you are greeted upon your arrival by the team stepping off the boat and onto the famous jetty walk to paradise. Choosing a leisurely walk or golf-cart limo to the main reception, upon entering the restaurant and reception hall, gaze up towards the ceiling and be astounded at the intricate architecture of Belian beams that has gone into building this marvelous resort centre-piece, often the envy of many other resorts in the area and truly reflecting ancient Sabahan culture.
With 5 choices of accomodation consisting of the elegant Kampung house, hexa, garden, beach and water villas, all levels of accommodation come complete with private bathroom facilities and air-conditioning with fresh water supplies throughout.
Scuba-diving is just one of a plethora of activities that can be found at the resort, conveniently situated at the resorts PADI certified dive-centre.
Offering a full array of PADI certified courses, the centre offers in addition the PADI e-learning option for taking your dive course, so that when you arrive at your destination the fun begins right away. From Discover Scuba through to Rescue Diver, you will find that Pom Pom is the ultimate place to either begin or continue your PADI journey.
If you still want to experience the colourful underwater world of Pom Pom and the surrounding isles but don’t want to be encumbered by bulky scuba tanks or weights, then why not take a snorkel experience?
Besides the incredible “fusion fayre” available in the main restaurant area and local cocktails galore at the bar, At Pom Pom Island Resort you can be pampered as much on the surface as underwater with the Yin and Yang Spa. Indulge your senses and soak into the true tropical feel, or for more adventure and to get your pulse racing try the resorts modern gym equipment. You can even compete against the local staff with some friendly beach volleyball!
Other island activities such as cycling around the lush 2.3km of island or even kayaking your way around on the water is also available, as well as billiards and other indoor favourites that we all love.
For that true Borneo island experience, Pom Pom Island Resort makes for the perfect escape.
Caring and protecting the marine environment is the job of the Marine Biology unit at the resort and it’s team members. Here you will find a great example of a resort giving something back to the eco-system. The resort’s very first turtle hatchery has come along way and expanded over the years, having grown in both size and popularity each year.
Trained and certified by Sabah Parks, the teams collect, record and carefully preserve turtle eggs in their resort hatchery. With guests having the opportunity to adopt a nest in their name, if fortunate, they may even get to see them being released back into the sea once hatched. A true once in a lifetime experience!
MV Puteri Pom Pom Cruise
One of the resorts latest activities is having the option to step aboard the resorts very own Indonesian style liveaboard, aptly named “Putri Pom Pom” (The Pom Pom Princess). With comfortable and homely interior design, cruising to local islands is made easy, comfortable and memorable aboard this wonderful boat.
The resort continues it’s low impact effect of the environment by offering the regions very finest reverse osmosis plant generating ample fresh water for the entire resort, as well as utilizing a dedicated rainwater recycling system to enrich the colourful resort fauna, a system since replicated by many other resorts in the region.
Pom Pom Island Resort offers Wireless Internet access at the restaurant so you can be in touch with the outside world straight from the middle of the ocean – that is if you have time after a day of Scuba diving, snorkelling, table tennis, beach volleyball, ocean kayaking and spa treatments. The resort offers all these activities as well as a large open-air restaurant for dining, a lounge where you can meet your fellow divers, and a dive centre where you can take Scuba lessons.
If you don’t have diving skills yet, don’t worry as Pom Pom Island Resort offers a range of Scuba courses from PADI Open Water up to Divemaster. Absolute beginners can try a Discover Scuba Diving course to get a taste of diving and see if it’s for them. Also available are refresher courses for those who haven’t gone diving in a while. For the experienced diver, Pom Pom Island Resort offers technical diving courses and courses in Nitrox diving. Classes are facilitated by the resort’s swimming pool, which is 41 feet by 21 feet and reaches a depth of 6 feet.
The tired diver can find comfort at the resort’s Ying and Yang Spa which offers a variety of massages, foot baths, and facial scrubs. Divers can also relax in the resort’s Jacuzzi, steam room and gym which is within the spa area. Guests at the Pom Pom Island Resort will surely never be bored with the wide range of activities and dive sites available.
There are 3 types of chalets available on Pom Pom Island Resort: Garden Villa of which there are six, the popular Beach Villa of which there are 22 and Water Villa of which there are 5 units.