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POM POM ISLAND - Sipadan Pom Pom Resort

TOUR CODE: TWU01

  • POM POM ISLAND - Sipadan Pom Pom Resort
  • POM POM ISLAND - Sipadan Pom Pom Resort
  • POM POM ISLAND - Sipadan Pom Pom Resort

About the Resort
Pom Pom Island is around 45 minutes by boat from Borneo's coast; it has rich tropical vegetation and is surrounded by white sand and the turquoise waters of the Celebes Sea. It is on part of this beautiful island that "Pom Pom Island Resort & Spa" finds it home. Pom Pom Island Resort & Spa is a a new and exclusive resort located on Celebes Sea (Latitude 04˚36′ , Longitude 118˚52′). Geographically, Pom Pom Island is among the few rare islands found on the South China Sea.

About Pom Pom Island
Pom Pom Island is around 45 minutes by boat from Borneo's coast; it has rich tropical vegetation and is surrounded by white sand and the turquoise waters of the Celebes Sea. It is on part of this beautiful island that Pom Pom Island finds it home. 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. During your vacation, if you are lucky, you might witness the hatching of the eggs and release of baby turtles to the sea.

About the Diving

Situated surrounded by 7 islands, Pom Pom is ideally located for all keen divers to explore the sites and search for famous marine life including turtles and macro.The water here is normally around 26°C to 30°C degrees, even in deeper water. The visibility can depend upon recent weather conditions but is normally at least 15-20 metres and can be up to 30 metres. It can have currents, but in this case Pom Pom resort organize DRIFT DIVING. The boat will follow at a safe distance and collect you once your dive has finished with your guide. At Pom Pom you can enjoy relaxing dives searching for both coral fish and macro sea life. At the moment Pom Pom Island has 20 sites all reachable by fast boat within approximately 15 to 25 minutes.

Boat Schedule (Fixed Departure Time)

Semporna jetty to Pom Pom Island : 10:30hrs; 12:30hrs & 16:30hrs
Pom Pom Island to Semporna Jetty : 09:30hrs & 13:30hrs

Room

Built to offer you complete luxury, comfort and privacy, the resort is set within Pom Pom Island's lush green vegetation. 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.

Garden Villa

Situated behind the Beach villas and totally integrating with the natural harmony of the island, our Garden Villas also provide the same standard of comfort as our Beach villas.
Constructed to create a feeling of true luxury and privacy, our quality Villas have every comfort including:
• Air conditioning • Ceiling fans • Hot showers • Hair dryer • Beach towels
• Complimentary coffee and tea
Garden Villa is provided with two chairs on the balcony and two sun beds located to the front.

Beach Villa

Nestled under green palm trees that adorn our beach, our 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.
Constructed to create a feeling of true luxury and privacy, our quality Villas have every comfort including:
• Air conditioning • Ceiling fans • Hot showers • Hair dryer • Beach towels
• Complimentary coffee and tea
Each villa is provided with two chairs on the balcony and two sun beds located in front of the villa.

Water Villa

These villas are constructed to give superb panoramic vista of the sea. You can enjoy amazing views over the Celebes Sea from your comfortable sun beds 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 opening window so you can relax in comfort whilst enjoying the magnificent view of the sea.
Constructed to create a feeling of true luxury and privacy, our quality Villas have every comfort including:
• Air conditioning • Ceiling fans • Hot showers • Hair dryer • Beach towels
• Complimentary coffee and tea
Each Water Villa is provided with two sun beds.

Rates

PACKAGE GARDEN VILLA BEACH VILLA WATER VILLA
2D1N MYR 1000BOOK MYR 1100BOOK MYR 1200BOOK
3D2N MYR 2000BOOK MYR 2200BOOK MYR 2400BOOK
4D3N MYR 3000BOOK MYR 3300BOOK MYR 3600BOOK

Rates are based on per person basis & Mininum 2 person

* All rates above valid till 31 December 2018 (tour commencement date).

* Single Occupancy Policy :
An additional 50% of the package rate will be charged for single occupancy

* For Celiac / Gluten free meals request:
There will be extra MYR 50 per day charge served for gluten free meals. Please inform us in your booking to avoid any inconvenience.

* Child Policy :
(2-11 years old): 50% charge from the adult package
(below 2 years old): free of charge

* Peak Season Surcharge : MYR 100 per person per night :
Christmas eve & Christmas day : 24th & 25th December
New Year eve & New Year day : 31st December & 1st January

  • Package Includes:
  • Room based on sharing basis (twin / triple share) – subject to room availability
  • Return scheduled Land & Boat transfers from Tawau Airport -- Semporna Jetty – Pom Pom Island - only valid for same day check in/check out guest.
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and juices are served in the restaurant (except alcohol or carbonated drinks)
  • 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) , jetty levy fee, Tourism Tax
  • DIVE CENTRE POLICY & REGULATIONS
  • The Rules and Regulations are subject to change without prior notice

FUN DIVING OPTION

Internet Pre-booking (before arriving at resort)
(unused portion non refundable)
MYR 160 / Per Dive
1 ~ 5 MYR 200 / Per Dive
6 ~ 10 MYR 180 / Per Dive
11 and above MYR 160 / Per Dive
Orientation Dive
(Recommended for divers who havent dived for a year)
MYR 200 / Per Dive
Nitrox Tank - Max. 36% Oxygen MYR 30 / Per Tank
  • SCUBA DIVING
  • All diving activities are scheduled in advance. We do not take last minute divers. Please schedule morning dives the night before, at the dive desk, from 7:00pm to 8:00 pm. Please schedule all afternoon dives, either the night before, or that morning, before lunch. Divers are responsible to be at the dive center by 8:15 am for morning dives, and by 2:15 pm for afternoon dives or time advised by dive center staff during diving registration. This is vital for us to be able to schedule our professional divers, boat captains and boats for that dive period. Please do not show up late, or we will need to move you to a later dive.
  • General diving information:
    • Two boat dives to other islands nearby PomPom, with a minimum of 2 divers in the morning;
    • One boat dive around Pom Pom Island in the afternoon, with no minimum.
    • Single diver may only dive around PomPom Island but it is always possible to join the snorkelling boat heading to other islands without surcharge or opt for a private boat charter.
    • Dive sites in the surrounding islands* will be organized and subjected to our Dive Instructor / Dive master’s recommendation based on weather and sea conditions.
    • Any out of dive center’s operation hours diving to be charged separately; subjected to availability of boat crew, dive guide/ instructor.
    • Private dive guide/instructor can be arranged subjected to availability of dive guide/instructor with surcharge.
    * The islands around Pom Pom are: Pulau Boheydulang (Tun Sakaran Marine Park), Pulau Mantabuan (Tun Sakaran Marine Park), Pulau Timba Timba, Pulau Pandanan, Pulau Mataking.
  • The diving package is strictly for CERTIFIED DIVERS, who are in good health and fitness. Diver with medical condition should get clearance from medical physician/practitioner. Proof of diving certification must be shown before/during dive booking.
  • The dive price includes air tanks (12 litre), belt and weights, boat transfer to dive site, dive guide. Note: Full SCUBA equipment and underwater camera are available for rent at dive center.
  • The Dive Manager and/or Dive Instructors/Dive Guides reserve the right to stop any dive activity if the dive centre policy is not respected, especially if divers are standing, sitting, bumping or touching the corals, or other marine animals.
  • Each dive package is valid for 1 person only: it may not be shared and non-transferable. Any booked dive package is not refundable in the event of a “no show”, last minute cancellation or surplus dives.
  • PomPom PADI Dive Centre adheres to PADI’s established no fly time periods, as seen in your Open water diver manual, the PADI Instructors manual or the RDP.
  • The use of personal dive computers is highly recommended, and we do not allow a single dive computer to be shared by multiple divers. If you dive without a computer, you must have a watch + depth gauge + demonstrate the use of the RDP table.
  • Prepaid Dive Course & E-learning from PADI WEBSITE: If you wish to do a course, you must obtain a Medical clearance specifically FOR SCUBA DIVING ACTIVITY before booking or starting the E-learning.
    • Even though you can do your theory before your arrival, online through PADI’s website, YOU WILL NEED TO PASS A QUICK REVIEW EXAM BEFORE CONTINUING WITH THE COURSE. You only need to do the practical sessions in the water thereafter.
    • Prepaid courses are non-refundable.
  • Self Dive with a Buddy from our Pier (House reef)
    • Self-dive may be possible if you...
    • Book in advance at least 5 dives package;
    • Able to show proof of 100+ logged dives experience;
    • Do a compulsory local orientation house reef dive with resort’s dive guide
    • Self-Diving Rules & Regulations :
    • Self-diving is only available from 9.00am and 5.00pm (back to surface) and is subjected to availability and approval by the dive center.
    • Can only begin after a minimum of 1 hour surface interval from previous dive.
    • Self-diving is at your own risk, and the resort is not liable for any incident and/or accident experienced during a self-diving activity. All guests are strongly advised to avoid self-diving during the boat transfer operation time.
    • The Dive Manager and Dive Instructors reserve the right to stop
    • providing self-diving if the rules and regulations are not respected.
    • The Rules and Regulations are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Scuba Review & Check Out Dive (House reef)
    • All certified divers must do a Scuba Review if have not been diving for more than 2 years.
    • Certified Diver with less than 50 logged dives and last dive more than 1 year must do a Scuba Review.
    • Certified Diver with over 50 logged dives and last dive more than 1 year may be required to do a Check Out Dive.
  • DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING (DSD)
  • First dive will always be conducted at safe environment on PomPom Island. Guests may request boat dive to other islands for additional/subsequent dives if completed SCUBA skills satisfactorily, subjected to approval from conducting SCUBA Instructor and availability of resort’s boat.
  • DSD will normally be conducted at 8.30am-10.30am (AM session) or at 2.30pm-4.30pm (PM session).
  • DSD fees shall not be either fully/partially refunded once the course is started.
  • Underwater camera may be allowed subjected to conducting SCUBA Instructor’s approval.
  • Price includes usage of full SCUBA equipment and classroom, standby/safety boat and SCUBA Instructor’s fees.
  • Resort adheres to a maximum of 2 divers per SCUBA Instructor policy. Private SCUBA Instructor may be possible for booking at an additional RM100 and is subjected to availability of SCUBA Instructor.
  • Snorkelling
  • All Snorkelling activities can change due to weather or water conditions, but normally will take place from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. It is the responsibility of the guests to be present at the dive center 15 minutes before departure time with equipment and attire ready.
  • All Guided snorkelling trips to surrounding islands are organized daily with a minimum of 4 guests.
  • Snorkelling equipment is not included in the price for all snorkelling excursions; it can be rented at the dive center.
  • Snorkelling equipment will be provided only for snorkelling lesson/course. Snorkelling lesson/course is highly recommended for non-swimmers.
  • All guests may do self-snorkelling around PomPom Island without guide from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm at own risk.
  • Hiking
  • Hiking refers to hiking/trekking “Boheydulang” island will normally takes place from 2.30pm to 5.00 pm.
  • Price includes return boat transfer to Boheydulang Island, hiking guide, Tun Sakaran Marine Park fees and some refreshments.
  • Guests are still required to pay the Tun Sakaran Marine Park fees if the trip is cancelled due to bad weather once the trip is firmly booked.
  • All guests are required to wear hiking/sports shoes at all times during the trip. Shoes may be available for rent at dive centre for a minimum fee.
  • A minimum of 4 participants is required for the trip to proceed.
  • Kayaking
  • Life jacket must be worn at all times.
  • Only 2 people (max, regardless of adult or child) is allowed on kayak at all times.
  • Do not leave kayak unattended at all times.
  • Kayaking and snorkelling at the same time is not permitted.
  • Kayak must be returned to departure point after use.
  • Dive Center has the rights to refuse rental or to stop guest from using kayak when the tide is low or if guest showing recklessness in using kayak.
  • Guest is strongly advised to paddle only within the boundary of the resort.
  • Private Boat Charter
  • Is subjected to availability of resort’s boat and is only possible between 8.30am-5.30pm.
  • Guests will be charged full price for “no-show” or “last minute” cancellation.
  • Refers to PomPom Dive Center staff for maximum allowable occupant per boat charter, destinations, activity and price.
  • Charter price include return boat transfer to agreed location(s), professional private excursion guide(s), beach towel and some refreshments.

SUGGESTED SCHEDULED Land & Boat Schedule Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com.my Air Asia : www.airasia.com

* Flight time subject to change without prior notice. Please double check with respective airlines.

ARRIVAL TO TAWAU

Airlines Flight No Destination ETD ETA Airport
Pick Up
Boat Depart
to Pom Pom
Air Asia AK5744 KUL – TWU 07:00 09:50 10:45 12:30
Air Asia AK6260 BKI – TWU 09:00 09:50 10:45 12:30
Malaysia Airlines MH2660 KUL -TWU 07:25 10:15 10:45 12:30
Air Asia AK5746 KUL – TWU 10:05 12:55 15:30 16:00
Malaysia Airlines MH2137 BKI – TWU 12:30 13:20 15:30 16:00
Air Asia AK6262 BKI – TWU 13:50 14:40 15:30 16:00

DEPARTURE FROM TAWAU

Airlines Flight No Destination ETD Boat Depart
From Pom Pom
Expected time
arrive airport
Air Asia AK5747 TWU – KUL 13:20 09:00 11:30
Malaysia Airlines MH3052 TWU – BKI 14:25 09:00 11:30
Air Asia AK6263 TWU – BKI 15:05 09:00 11:30
Malaysia Airlines MH2134 TWU – BKI 15:40 09:00 11:30
Air Asia AK5749 TWU – KUL 15:40 09:00 11:30
Malaysia Airlines MH2665 TWU – KUL 18:15 13:00 15:30
Air Asia AK5741 TWU – KUL 18:55 13:00 15:30
Air Asia AK5743 TWU – KUL 21:10 13:00 15:30
Air Asia AK6265 TWU – BKI 21:45 13:00 15:30

* Proposed flight times are for reference purposes only and are not updated in real-time.

* Please check with the respective airline(s) and their flight schedules for up to date information and booking details.

* If you book your guests on flight which cannot meet our normal schedule, your guest will be required to wait for the next transfer.

* If you cancel, amend, or not check in to resort due to personal reason or flight delay, package is not refund/amend / transfer to third party.

* In any case of flight delay and thus not check in to resort on the same day, resort will not responsible for the accommodation & food.

  • Other Pick Up Point:
  • Tawau Area - Meet at 8am at hotel lobby. We will first go to pick up guest at Tawau Airport, then head to Semporna Jetty for 12.30pm scheduled boat.
  • Semporna Area - Meet at 11.15am at hotel lobby. We will head to Semporna Jetty for 12.30pm scheduled boat.

Extra charge on request of private schedules
Land + Sea Transfer to airport (unscheduled) : RM 900.00 per boat & van /way
Special Boat Transfer (Pom Pom – Mabul/Kapalai) : RM 2000.00 per boat/way