Celebes Sea near Semporna, Malaysia

Getting to Pom-Pom Island Resort

Pom-Pom Island Resort is located on Pom-Pom Island, East Coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo and the nearest airport is Tawau Airport.


Find your way to Tawau Airport and the resort coordinator will pick you up at the airport. Plan to arrive before 2 p.m., otherwise you will need to spend a night in Semporna and only transfer to the island the next day.

Airpot ArrivalBoat Transfer Time
Before 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Before 2 p.m.4:00 p.m.

There are two boat transfers between Semporna (Bangau-Bangau Jetty) and Pom-Pom Island available daily. If you arrive Tawau Airport by 11 a.m., then you will take the 12:30 p.m. boat transfer. Similarly, if you arrive by 2:30 p.m., then you will take the 4 p.m. boat transfer.

Arrive Tawau Airport

Main flight routes to Tawau Airport includes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI-TWU) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL-TWU).

There are aslo flights from Sandakan to Tawau (SDK-TWU), if you plan on visiting Sandakan before going to Tawau.

From here, a resort coordinator will meet you at the airport arrival hall.

Land Transfer to Bangau-Bangau Jetty

Transfer from airport to Bangau-Bangau Jetty, located about 4 minutes away from Semporna town centre. The journey will take about 90 minutes.

Boat Transfer to Pom-Pom Island

Boat transfers from Bangau-Bangau Jetty leaves the jetty at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The journey will take 1 hour 15 minutes to arrive at the island.


Plan to take the 1:45 p.m. flight or later out of Tawau.

Boat Transfer TimeAirpot Departure
9 a.m.1:45 p.m. or later
1 p.m.5:45 p.m. or later

If your flight is at 1:45 p.m. or later, you will take the 9 a.m. boat transfer. Similarly, if your flight is at 5:45 p.m. or later, you will take the 1 p.m. boat transfer.

Boat Transfer to Bangau-Bangau Jetty

Boat transfers from Pom-Pom Island leaves the island at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will take 1 hour 15 minutes to arrive Bangau-Bangau Jetty in Semporna.

Land Transfer to Tawau Airport

Transfer from jetty to Tawau Airport. The journey will take about 90 minutes.

Depart Tawau Airport

Depart Tawau Airport to your next destination.

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