Pom Pom Island

Looking for a secluded island to just kick back and relax? The exotic Pom Pom Island in Sabah, Malaysia has the ideal atmosphere to relax and unwind. You are free to do as you please whether it’s lazing around the white beach, strolling around the island or taking a dip in the crystal waters and exploring the breathtaking underwater treasures.


  • At Pom Pom you can swim with the sea turtles, relax on the beach or explore the rich marine life
  • The dreamy atmosphere of Pom Pom Island Resort is perfect for couples and honeymooners looking for a romantic island destination
  • This little atoll, which takes about an hour to walk around, is often a shelter for both Green and Hawksbill marine turtles that during the night return to the beach to nest.

Immerse yourself in the tranquillity and mesmerizing charm of Pom Pom Island.

Bathed in warm sunshine all year, Pom Pom Island is a paradise for sun-seekers. Spend your time exploring the vibrant underwater gardens or relax on the sparkling white sandy beach while hearing the soothing sound of gentle waves.

A stroll by the beach in the evenings will reward visitors with a spectacular view of the sun setting against the horizon.

Pom Pom Island, which takes about an hour to walk around, is often a shelter for both Green and Hawksbill marine turtles that during the night return to the beach to nest. During your vacation, if you are lucky, you might witness the hatching of the eggs and baby turtles running to the sea.

The dreamy atmosphere of the island is also made for couples desiring a grand beach wedding, and honeymooners looking for a romantic destination to celebrate their love.

Pom Pom Island Resort

Pom Pom Island Resort set within Pom Pom Island’s tropical vegetation offers the complete luxury, comfort, and privacy.
The resort consists of Beach Front Villas, Garden View Villas, and Water Villas, which are constructed in traditional architecture to blend into the native surroundings without disturbing or removing the islands natural vegetation. The fresh and cooling sea breeze let you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your stay. All villas are air conditioned, contain private balconies and have an attached bathroom with freshwater supply.


These villas are constructed to give superb panoramic vista of the sea. You can enjoy amazing views over the Celebes Sea from your comfortable sunbeds situated on your private sun deck then enter the water via your own personal ladder to cool off in the refreshing warm waters. These villas are perfect for couples on honeymoon to enjoy quiet time together. Free to enjoy the sun and sea. The water villas also have a quality fitted bathroom including a large bath with openings window so you can relax in comfort whilst enjoying the magnificent view of the sea.


Nestled under green palm trees that adorn Pom Pom Island’s beach, the detached Beach Villas are a few steps away from the beach and tropical sea. With 2 large sliding doors opening onto a raised balcony with sun beds; you can relax in private listening to the sea breeze whispering through the trees and birds singing.


Situated behind the Beach villas and totally integrating with the natural harmony of the island, the Hexa Villa and Garden Villas also provide the same standard of comfort as the Beach villas.

Snorkeling and Diving

Take a day trip to the nearby islands of the Tun Sakaran Marine Park. In Bohaydulong Island, you can hike to the view point which offers a panoramic view of the marine park. Visit the Marine Research where the giant clam spawning and seaweed farming centre is located and enjoy snorkelling around the beautiful coral’s gardens within the lagoon of the park.

Situated surrounded by other small islands, Pom Pom island ideally located for all keen divers to explore the nearby sites and search for famous rare species of fish and enjoy “Muck Diving”. There are up to 20 sites all reachable by fast boat within approximately 15 to 25 minutes including Mantabuan, Timba Timba, Bohaydulong (Sabah Marine Park), Kalapuan, Batarua Reef, Mataking, and Bohayan.

Safety Pom Pom Pom Island

On 15 November 2013, a group of Abu Sayyaf militants shot dead a tourist from Taiwan and kidnapped his wife while the couple were vacationing on the island. The woman has since been released by her captors and returned to her homeland.
Since this incident, various measures have put in place to ensure security on the island.


It takes less than 1 hour by boat to reach Pom Pom Island, from Semporna, a small town on the east coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Semporna is about 1.5hrs drive from Tawau airport.

The transfers are arranged by the resort included in the tour package.


Pom Pom Island is pretty much a year round destination thanks to its proximity to the equator.


What to expect: Macro Life

Average Visibility: 8-25 metres

Average water temperature: 25 – 29 °C

Depth: 5 – 35 metres

Diving Season: Pom Pom is open to diving all year round. However, for the best visibility visit during the dry season from March through July.

Must dive: Bohayan Island in the Tun Sakaran Marine Park

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