Pom Pom Island
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Pom Pom Island Dive Resort is a luxury island resort built on a private tropical island of the Celebes Sea.

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Pom Pom Island Resort

Chalets & Villas

Pom Pom Island Resort features luxury Beach Front Villas, Water Villas, Garden Villas, Hexa Villas and Kampung House which are built in a traditional and eco-friendly way.

Pom Pom Island Villas

There are 5 different room types available on the Pom Pom Island Resort, details of which can be found below:

Beach Villa

There are 22 spacious Beach Villas on the resort which are secluded by tropical trees and forest.

The villas boast a spacious balcony with stunning sea views as well as comfortable bamboo seating.

Pom Pom Beach Villa

Each villa is able to hold an additional 2 beds and the last 6 villas there were constructed contain a separate living area and bedroom.

  • Air-conditioned with a ceiling fan
  • Mini bar as well as free tea and coffee
  • Hot water shower and outside shower
  • Outdoor sun beds with beach towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Sized at 825 ft² or 77m²

Water Villa

The 5 Water Villas are built along a 300 m jetty and boast secluded, stunning views right on the water’s edge.

Ideal for those on honeymoon or those very keen on snorkelling with ease of access to the water, the Water Villas are a wonderful bit of luxury with a shower and bath in front of large sea-facing windows.

Pom Pom Water Villas

The Water Villas features:

  • Exclusivity due to location out over the water, therefore ideal for those seeking privacy
  • Air-conditioned with a ceiling fan
  • Mini bar as well as free tea and coffee
  • Hot water shower and outside shower
  • Indoor bathtub near large windows with sea views
  • Outdoor sun beds with beach towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Sized at 825 ft² or 77m²

Garden Villa

There are 6 Garden Villas with stunning garden views and the capability of hosting 2 additional beds.

Located just a short walk away from the water, the Garden Villas are spacious and comfortable and the 2 most recently-built villas have a separate living area and bedroom.

Pom Pom Island Garden Villas

Each Garden Villa features:

  • Air-conditioned with a ceiling fan
  • Mini bar as well as free tea and coffee
  • Hot water shower and outside shower
  • Outdoor sun beds with beach towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Sized at 825 ft² or 77m²

Hexa Villa

As the name suggests, the 3 Hexa Villas were built with the shape of a hexagon in mind.

Located at beach level and only footsteps away from the beach, each villa comes with a pleasant outdoor seating area including a coffee table and comfortable chairs.

The Hexa Villa offers an extremely comfortable stay, however it is not recommended to include an additional bed.

  • Air-conditioned with a ceiling fan
  • Covered outdoor seating area
  • Mini bar as well as free tea and coffee
  • Hot water shower and outside shower
  • Outdoor sun beds with beach towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Sized at 825 ft² or 77m²

Kampung House

The Kampung House is a unique building constructed in the style of a typical native house of a local family. Experience this interesting insight into a new culture by spending your time sleeping in a dwelling completely surrounded by nature and trees with a view of the sea 3 metres below. The balcony of the Kampung House is the ideal place to enjoy some relaxation whilst enjoying the sea breeze.

The Kampung House features:

  • Air-conditioned with a ceiling fan
  • Mini bar as well as free tea and coffee
  • Hot water shower and outside shower
  • Outdoor sun beds with beach towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Sized at 825 ft² or 77m²

In addition, all the villas offer the following amenities:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Beach towels
  • Complimentary coffee and tea

Situated in the heart of the Coral Triangle Pom Pom Islands waters are well known their biodiversity, sea turtles along with being a macro-lovers paradise.

The island is a nesting site for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. End of april until the month of August are the months during which turtles nest, and those visiting during those months can join the turtle patrol organized by Pom Pom Island Resort to watch the nesting activities of turtles.

Pom Pom Island Island offers access to more than 20 dive sites with protected coral reefs and islands such as Pom Pom, Mataking, Timba-timba, Kalapuan, Baturua, Mantabuan, Bohaydulong, Batarua Reef and the Tun Sakaran Marine Park. Diving at Sipadan is also possible, also it depends on availability.

Dive center

Pom Pom Island is a licensed PADI 5 Star Dive Centre offering diving courses from begginers and Discovery to more advanced levelssuch as Rescue certifications as well as e-learning options allowing you to start practical training upon arrival. Which ever option you choose, Pom Pom is a great destination to begin your scuba journey or continue with additional certifications.

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.

Pom Pom Island Dive Sites

Calyx Restaurant

Delicious traditional cuisine (Malay and Chinese), seafood along with western food is served at the Pom Pom Heart, a beautifully designed open air restaurant.

Calyx Restaurant

There is a bar area perfect for a glass of wine, beer, cocktail or a cup of Italian coffee.

Seafood Restaurant

Yin & Yang Spa

The Yin & Yang Spa offer a wide range of massages and treatments specially designed to indulge your senses.

Pom Pom Island Spa

Turtle Hatchery

Pom Pom Island is home to an excellent turtle hatchery that has grown from strength to strength each year thanks to the help of the Marine Biology unit and teams trained by Sabah Parks.

The turtle hatchery team collects, records and preserves sea turtle eggs in the hatchery which is located on the resort.

Guests can help to contribute to the eco-system by adopting a turtle nest and providing the much needed funds to continue the great work started by the turtle hatchery.

Pom Pom Island Turtles

Guests might be lucky enough to see the newly hatched sea turtles released back into the water which is a truly magnificent and memorable experience.

Other Activities

Other activities include:

  • Introduction to Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling & Swimming
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Games room
  • Pool table
  • Beach Volley
  • Football
  • Bicycling
  • Jogging
  • Nature trekking and picnic lunch at nearby Bohaydulong Island
  • Yin & Yang Spa Treatments
  • Introduction to Scuba Diving
  • WIFI Internet
  • Sea turtles laying eggs

Pompom Liveaboard

Deluxe cruising to neighbooring islands in available on the newly built MV Putry Pom Pom Liveaboard.

The new activity comes in the form of what is known as the Pom Pom Princess or ‘Putri Pom Pom’, a liveaboard created in the traditional Indonesian style. The boat is designed with comfort in mind and makes cruising to the nearby islands an enjoyable experience.

Putry Pom Pom Liveaboard

This is a new and exciting opportunity is available at Pom Pom Island for those wishing to see the sights from a different angle and have even easier access to the great diving opportunities around the island.

Pom Pom Island Resort offers diving and non-diving packages

Booking is advisable at least 60 days in advance. Late booking is available subject to availability.

Book your reservation online to receive a special discount.

Customer Reviews & Ratings Star rating based on our guest reviews

"Appart from the fact that they don’t have Sipadan permits, I would strongly recommend Pom Pom Island Resort as we had the most wonderful holiday there. I remember most the professionalism of the divemasters, and the helpfulness of the resort staff. I stayed there for 4 days and then moved to Mabul island near Sipadan which is excellent for diving." , Singapore

"Pom Pom Island had everything we needed, the staff were efficient and polite, and the food was delicious. We stayed in a water villa with wonderful views of the Celebes sea. We could swim and snorkel just in front of the villas, especially at high tide. The island is small and you can walk round. We thoroughly enjoyed the snorkeling trips we had to adjacent islands." , Phuket, Thailand

"Excellent value for money. We stayed at the Beach Villa and the view was superb. The service we got was excellent and the food they provided (buffet style) was very good. We were lucky enough to stay for 3 nights at this wonderful place. But it is built in a place with amazing natural beauty. And the comforts the resort provided fully complemented it." , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

"Prtivacy, relaxing, and paradise are the words I would use to describe Pom Pom Resort Island. The place is ideal for a family vacations and even for honeymooning. We snorkeled with sea turtles which was beautiful." , Lisboa, Portugal

"This island is like a jewel. The Garden Villa, in which we stayed, gave us excellent views of the garden. We went to Pom Pom mainly for snorkeling. There were 3 kids in our group and we opted for half-a-day snorkeling sessions. The crew was very very helpful and did all that was necessary to get things in order. Other units like the office and the restaurant also provided efficient service. The staff were so keen on providing us the best that they woke us up late at night to show the egg-laying ritual of a turtle. We watched in amazement as the turtle first dug a pit into which she eased herself, then dug an egg chamber into which she laid160 eggs, and finally covered the pit with sand. There were no security concerns since either police and guards were present everywhere, even on the boats that took us for diving and snorkeling. " , Cape Town, South Africa

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