Pulau Tiga is a quaint island retreat that offers opportunities to experience nature and at the same time enjoy the serenity of this pristine and unique island off the coast of Borneo.
The Pulau Tiga Park, in which the resort is built, has soared to world fame as ‘Survivor Island’ because of the popular Million Dollar Prize Money TV series ‘Survivor’ by the CBS TV network, USA. This is the exact island that the entire first series was filmed! The fact that this island was chosen was due to its untouched natural landscape and marine life.
Located 48 km south of Kota Kinabalu and the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Pulau Tiga Park is reached by driving the 140 km to Kuala Penyu, about 2 hours drive, a small settlement on the tip of the Klias Peninsula. From here it is another 18 km, or about 30 minutes, by boat. Another way of getting there is by chartering a speed boat from Kota Kinabalu and cruise to Pulau Tiga, or fly to Labuan Island and charter a speed boat from Labuan.
An especially recommended trip while you are on Pulau Tiga is to the nearby ‘Snake Island’: some 20 minutes by boat from Pulau Tiga there are two more islands. They are very different. Kalmpunian Besar is a small sand cay built up from unconsolidated coral fragments, and the shape of the island shifts and changes with the prevailing monsoon winds and currents. Kalampunian Damit is also known as “Snake Island.” It is a breeding ground for amphibious sea snakes Laticauda colubrina, which come to the shores to lay eggs. The snakes can usually be seen coiled in tangled masses under boulders or among tree roots. Even though the snakes are not aggressive the trip to Snake Island will add some spice to your journey, knowing that these snakes belong to the most poisonous in the world…
0800 hrs: Pick up from city hotel
0945 hrs: Assemble at Pulau Tiga Resort Jetty in Kuala Penyu.
1000 hrs: Depart Kuala Penyu for a 30 minutes boat ride to Pulau Tiga Resort
1030 hrs: Expected to arrive in Pulau Tiga. Welcome by our resort crew member. Briefing & Check-in.
1230 hrs: Buffet lunch
1400 hrs: Escorted trip to the Mud Volcano
1500 hrs: Free at leisure
1930 hrs: Buffet dinner
2000 hrs: Free at leisure
0730 hrs: Buffet breakfast
0830 hrs: Optional trip to Snake Island or free at own leisure
0900 hrs: Depart for Kuala Penyu
- Please book in advance, 3 to 2 months in advance if possible.
- Snake Island visit is inclusive for bookings booked via sabahtravelguide.com only. This trip is however weather dependent.
- 2 boat transfers daily 1000hours and 1500hours from Kuala Penyu jetty.
- Pick up from Nexus Karambunai, Rasa Ria Resort or any resort located south of Capital may incur extra fees.