Pom Pom Island Resort

  Celebes Sea near Semporna, Malaysia

Getting Here

The nearest town to this resort is Semporna town, East Coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Depending on where you are coming from, you will likely have to transit at Kota Kinabalu.

From your location, fly to Kota Kinabalu, then fly for 40 minutes to Tawau. From Tawau, the resort will transfer you to Semporna which will take about 90 minutes. From Semporna, you will take the resort speed boat to Pom Pom Island. The boat ride will take another 45 minutes. Pom Pom Island will be your gateway to diving the Semporna Archipelago North East Islands including Pom-Pom, Boheydulang, Mantabuan, Timba-Timba, Bohayan, Kalapuan, Pandanan and Mataking islands.

Transfers to Resort

If you are already in Tawau or Semporna, Pom Pom Island Resort has free transfers to Pom Pom Island. Please check to ensure boat availability. The resort transport pickup schedule is:

Pickup LocationTime
Tawau7:00 a.m.
Semporna9:00 a.m.

If you are flying in and want to reach Pom Pom Island as quickly as possible, plan to arrive at Tawau airport latest by 3:00 p.m. and your resort transport can pick you up at the airport and whisk you away to the island right away. Otherwise you might have to spend a night in Semporna or Tawau.

We recommend the following flights from Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia to go to the resort. Flight times subject to change:


Flight №Departure TimeArrival TimeBoat Schedule from Semporna
MH 3093
Malaysia Airlines
7:45 a.m.9:35 a.m.12:30 p.m.
AK 6260
Air Asia
9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.12:30 p.m.
AK 5744
Air Asia
7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.12:30 p.m.
MH 2660
Malaysia Airlines
7:25 a.m.10:15 a.m.12:30 p.m.
MH 3051
Malaysia Airlines
9:15 a.m.10:25 a.m.12:30 p.m.
AK 5746
Air Asia
10:05 a.m.12:55 p.m.4:30 p.m.
MH 2137
Malaysia Airlines
12:25 p.m.1:15 p.m.4:30 p.m.
AK 6262
Air Asia
1:50 p.m.2:40 p.m.4:30 p.m.


The resort also has free transfers out of Pom Pom Island to Semporna, Tawau or the Tawau Airport. We recommend the following flights for your departure:


Plan to take the 1:20 p.m. flight or later out of Tawau so that you don’t have to leave a day earlier.

Flight №Departure TimeArrival TimeBoat Schedule from Semporna
AK 5747
Air Asia
1:20 9.m.a.m.9:30 a.m.
MH 2665
Malaysia Airlines
2:00 p.m.p.m.9:30 a.m.
AK 6263
Air Asia
3:05 p.m.3:55 p.m.9:30 a.m.
AK 5749
Air Asia
3:40 p.m.4:30 p.m.9:30 a.m.
AK 6267
Air Asia
5:10 p.m.p.m.1:00 p.m.
MH 3094
Malaysia Airlines
5:10 p.m.p.m.1:00 p.m.
MH 2134
Malaysia Airlines
6:25 p.m.p.m.1:00 p.m.
AK 5741
Air Asia
6:55 p.m.p.m.1:00 p.m.
AK 5743
Air Asia
9:10 p.m.p.m.1:00 p.m.
AK 6265
Air Asia
9:45 p.m.p.m.1:00 p.m.