Redemption Island is a twist that originated from Survivor: Japan. It would later return in Survivor: Nigeria.


In Survivor: Japan, RP was the first person sent to Redemption Island being voted out of the Shinto tribe 3-2-1. The next to join him would be JR from the Sakura tribe.In the first duel RP forfeiting, giving JR the win an putting RP in last place. JR would continue to win duels until Aston arrived, who finally beat him. Aston would win the remainder of the duels until he reentered the game. The twist was retired following the merge.


  • Zingerace23 is the first person to inhabit Redemption Island.
    • He is also the first person to eliminated from Redemption Island. 
  • Wondering ministrel is the first person to win a duel on Redemption Island.
    • He is also the first person to win multiple duels. 
  • Ashbrie13 is the first female to inhabit Redemption Island.
    • She is also the first female to lose a duel at Redemption Island. 
  • FeiLong is the first person to return from Redemption Island.
  • The Redemption Island twist was solely used in seasons with multiple starting tribes.