Sibu Island / Pulau Sibu
Sibu is one of Malaysia's unspoilt islands off the Peninsula's East
Coast, facing the South China Sea. It is made up of several islands
namely Sibu Besar Island, Sibu Tengah Island, Sibu Kukus Island
and Sibu Hujung Island.
Approximately 6 km long and 1 km wide, the island abounds with
lush tropical vegetation, and is noted for its beaches, hills, cliffs
and exotic bird population.
Sibu has retained much of its natural beauty and tranquility. Almost
untouched by progress, Sibu Island is the perfect hideaway from
the rat-race of city life.
On the Southern end there is a small fishing village with a population
of less than a hundred people. The local village continues to take
out a living off the seas and a few of the younger generation option
to work at the nearby resorts for a steadier income and a change
The main activities on the island are snorkelling and diving.
However one can take walks in the jungle to the fishing village
or to the other resorts. There are pathways to most of these places.
Fishing trips are regularly organized for the avid fishermen. Boat
trips to the other islands can be arranged at the resort.
There are four main beaches on the Eastern side of Sibu where
most of the beach resorts are located. Sibu Island Cabanas is situated
on a beautiful long stretch of beach, facing Tinggi Island. The
coral reefs are only a few minutes walk from the resort.