Make your way to the district of Kuala Penyu and hop on a boat to Pulau Tiga! The island’s claim to fame is none other than being the first ever ‘secret’ location for the hit reality series, ‘Survivor’. Hence, many refer to Pulau Tiga as Survivor Island. Located just 10km off shore on the West Coast of Sabah, you can enjoy a day trip to the island but many recommend spending at least a night or two.

The island has two resorts, Pulau Tiga Resort and Gaya Island Resort. There’s plenty to see and do here: spend the sunny days swimming or snorkeling in its surrounding clear waters or go kayaking. Divers can explore its underwater treasures (diving courses are available).

Pulau Tiga is also famous for its therapeutic natural volcanic mud. Looking for some wildlife? Say hello to the island’s famous residents: snakes! Facilities on the island include a restaurant and camping site.

Further Contact

Lot 45 & 46, Level 1-5, Block H,
Signature Office,
KK Times Square, Coastal Highway,
88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Last reviewed: November 1, 2018