Pom Pom Island is paradise. We had a free head massage on arrival. We stayed in a water villa for 2 nights (right at the end of the jetty) which has a private balcony/steps into the sea with swim in/swim out snorkelling!! On our second day the water was so still I don't think there was a limit to visibility. We dived most days and the visibility was great, water warm and micro life fantastic (but be warned, there isn't much macro life except turtles). Pom Pom has too many turtles (joke). Its fairly tough to avoid seeing at least one per day, on our penultimate day we took a kayak around the island and were surrounded by 4 turtles surfacing and diving around the boat! We managed to arrange an extra long stay last minute in order to get a pass to Sipidan Island, it is definitely worth the stay and cost. Sipidan has the best diving I have ever seen.
The staff were generally very helpful but sometimes their imperfect grasp of the English language was a barrier. I read some negative reviews about the food being just Chinese, this was not our experience. Although I love Chinese food, I enjoyed the food throughout our stay, my partner, Christine, enjoyed it but felt it was a little processed/similar after 5 days.
We went on a turtle walk where you get to see how seriously they take their conservation and on our last day we saw some baby turtles being released into the surf. Very special.
- 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