Recently returned from a trip to pom pom booked by my GF
i had read the reviews briefly and seen the pics and was very excited.
Flight from KL early morning to Tawau. then a 1 hour car journey to Seporna. we were collected at tawau airport which i was pleased about and taken to the jetty, the car journey was smooth just lots of palm trees not much to see in tawau. we then jumped into a speed boat along with luggage, again boat was waiting for us and no delays, very pleased. the boat journey took around 40 mins and you could see islands after around 10-15 mins, as we got closer & closer to pom pom got very excited and we were not disappointed, we were greeted by the picture esq clearn sea, beautiful sea, welcome to pom pom sign and a welcome drink and quickly signed in and had luggage taken to room.
the island is small only taking 30 mins to walk around with only around 26 villas. we decided on the garden villa rather than sea huts and were happy.
the island is pure, clean & stunning beautiful and a kept secret feel about it. there were very few other guests during the time we went, we got the feeling not many knew about it and hoards go to Malbu or maldvies etc.. we were actually the only 2 guest doing diving, and enjoyed relaxed one to one training with dive instructor mason who was fantastic and a great laugh. we saw some amazing sea life including daily sea turtles, but the lion fish scared me to death lol
very few downsides other than maybe i'd prefer not to have had buffet style food (breakfast/lunch dinner) all you can eat. quite a few of the days seem to have grilled tuna & chips when i was hoping to get some great sea food.. but hey life too short to worry about food, but did enjoy afternoon tea & donuts after a long day dive training.
one of my best holidays ever. the sea and beach very few places can rival
Thank you Pom pom. hope see you again soon :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful peaceful, paradise island resort with PADI Dive Centre, dive packages available with luxury accommodation. Enjoy diving the 6 nearby islands surrounding Pom Pom Island, amazing macro plus beautiful coral fish and turtles. Resort has range of luxury detached beach and water villas constructed for every comfort. Packages include 3 meals per day plus snacks, juices, coffee and tea, etc in our famous traditional Malaysian restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sipadan Pom Pom Hotel Pulau Sipadan