We stayed at the Pulau Tiga Resort from May 6 through May 10, 2013. From the moment we arrived to the second we departed, the entire staff was helpful and friendly. Needless to say, we were delighted when we were upgraded to a chalet at no charge. Our room was clean and comfortable. Housekeeping made up our room daily. We were extremely happy with the quality and variety of the food. It is served buffet style and there was always plenty to eat. Each morning a groundskeeper groomed the beach and the areas immediately adjacent to the resort. There are plenty of hammocks and gazebos on the beach to relax in. In addition to relaxing on the beach, we hiked many of the island trails. Just so you know, you share the island and resort with lots of wildlife such as monitor lizards, monkeys, birds, fish, etc. Sometimes it feels like you are at a zoo where there are no bars or cages. On our second day, we hiked from the resort to the mud volcano where we lounged for half an hour in the mud. Afterwards we hiked back to the resort, posed for pictures under the Survivor Island sign, then cleaned off in the water at the beach. It was some of the most fun we've ever had in our lives. On the third day, we arranged with the resort for a trip to Snake Island, the sandspit and then snorkeling. The price was very reasonable and the experience was a lot of fun. Snorkeling and scuba diving equipment are available to rent for a nominal fee. Scuba diving lessons, equipment and trips can be arranged at the reception desk. For evening entertainment there is a pool table, a karaoke machine, a lounge with sofas and a large screen tv as well as a large covered patio with tables for playing games or eating snacks. The "Survivor Bar" is open from the morning to late evening for the purchase of all manner of beverages. In addition there is a small gift shop. If you are a Survivor fan, the island is rife with Survivor: Borneo nostalgia. Pagong Beach appears exactly as it did during the filming of the show back in 2000. Tagi Beach is still recognizable however a casino resort is being constructed there which has changed it somewhat. Unfortunately the tribal council structure no longer exists. Despite some changes on the island, a trip to the Pulau Tiga Resort and to the island are a must for die hard Survivor fans. Lots of things made our trip to the Pulau Tiga Resort an experience of a lifetime. The staff however, Mark, Max, Pong and too many others to mention, made our stay fantastic. As a matter of fact, we will be going back to Borneo in 2015 and plan on spending another 5 days at the Pulau Tiga Resort.
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- Pulau Tiga Hotel Sabah