Saturday, August 20, 2011

2 Days 1 Night Trip at Pulau Tiga @ Survivor Island, Sabah

I just came back from 7-days vacation trip at Sabah, another gathering trip with my uni time best friends. Needless to mention, we had an enjoyable and happy trip which is well-planned by kheng fui, the local sabah girl. This is my third visit to Sabah, but I've many more places yet to be explored. We joined a 2-days 1-night trip at Pulau Tiga a.k.a Survivor Island. Each of us paid around RM215 which include accommodation, 3 meals, free flow of coffee/sabah tea/milo, boat transportation from jetty to Pulau Tiga Resort.



Waiting for the boat at jetty... by the way, the jetty at Kuala Penyu is around 2 and a half hours drive from Kota Kinabalu, if I'm not mistaken


Snapped some photos while waiting. The boat departed around 10am, and it's another 20min boat ride before we reached Pulau Tiga


Finally here we are, Pulau Tiga!!! We were briefed regarding some simple rules & regulations on this island, and what activities we could expect of.


Survivor Island is a peaceful island and not too commercialized. If you are looking for an island which could give you total relaxation, this is definitely a good choice.


We spotted some nice flowers along the beach, but don't know its name


Before we had our lunch, we registered at the counter and headed to mud volcano. It's 1.2km from the resort, and the trail is quite ok.


The first volunteer from my group who jumped into the mud volcano. It's supposed to be good for your skin... free facial mask. == After 'dipping' the whole body into the mud volcano, we faced difficulty while walking back to the resort using the same trail. Before the mud get dried up, my legs were so slippery and couldn't grip well on my sandals!

When the mud started to dry up... you will look scary @@


After we had our lunch, we spent another 3 hours in the sea, the sea does not have colourful fishes like Pulau Sapi, but we enjoyed the peaceful moment too. Some of my friends who did not swim just spent their time lying at the seaside with books in hands.


After taking shower, we walked around the beach before dinner started. The view is superb, sunset at seaside is always nice, last year I got the same experience too at Bali.


Night activities at Pulau Tiga Resort -Pool (need to pay) or Karaoke (Free, but no chinese songs) We played cards instead...

The next day we went to Snake Island and Sand Pit, need to pay RM40 per pax but it's optional. The boat depart around 930am, and it's another 30min journey from Pulau Tiga.


Ocean Blue, Blue Ocean!!!


At Snake Island, I love this pic!!!



Snakes hide under these rocks! But they are inactive in the morning, and that's the reason we do not visit the island at night, lol.


After snake island, we stopped by at Sands Pit. This is a paradise to us, looks more like an isolated island without any pollution. The sand is white and soft, and the water is crystal clear!!! We never expect to stop at this beautiful island, what a surprise to us ^^ We spent another one and a half hour in the sea, some tourists went for snorkeling too.


I'm lovin it ^__^

Around 12.30pm, we went back to Pulau Tiga Resort to take a shower, and say bye bye to this lovely island at 2pm...




8 comments:

Richard Ling said...

omg. islands in sabah is so superb.

Min said...

Mindy, you are so fast! Haven't started mine yet, I think I need to be faster. By the way, I miss Sand Pit leh..the isolated and quiet island there...love the blue sky and clear water :)

Mindy said...

richard: agree with u

min: yalo, i miss the place too, tot of blogging bout it when i look at those photos u upload

Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti

Anonymous said...

hai mindy. where u get this 2D1N package? its more cheap than daily trip. pls advice.tq:)

isroxck said...

Hi. Do you mind telling me where you got the 2D1N package ?

isroxck@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Mindy said...

hi isroxck, my friend who is a local arranged for the trip, i will ask her and get back to u.

Mindy said...

Dear Anonymous and Isroxck, sorry for the late reply. I've checked with my friend, there is only one travel agent which in-charge of survival island a.k.a pulau tiga tour. Here is the link for further details.
http://www.sabahtourism.com/sabah-malaysian-borneo/en/destination/82-pulau-tiga-survivor-island/

Please take note that the price now might be different from the time i went which is back in 2011.