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Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort

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Kapalai, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

First of all it was the shear professionalism what surprised me. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The dive centre.... it has been a long time ago I have experienced such a professional outfit. They cater to all your needs even, in my case, you are there with a young family. The dive staff is truly amazing. Would recommend... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Sipadan is an unique and incredible place. Diving there is one of the most Beautiful things I've ever done, is just like a dream. Notice that diving in sipadan is different that around Kapalai and other places, and if you book for 4 days/3 nights you will only go once to Sipadan. We got the room 53, which was newer... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great place to go snorkeling or diving in a warm tropical water. Good comfortable accommodation with ensuit facilities and air conditioning. Decent plentiful meals. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Exceptional dive masters

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Paris, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was on of the high points of our trip for the diving and the aces to the ocean's wonders. We loved it for that and come away with great memories (and photos) of swim next to herds of green turtles almost as big as me, incredible coral reefs and a plethora of tropical fish. The resort is also beautiful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

First things first - Kapalai is an extraordinarily beautiful and unique resort. It is an amazing experience to sit on the terrace of your chalet, surrounded by sea, and watch the turtles cruising past. We stayed in one of the brand new chalets and our room was fantastic - beautifully decorated and with spectacular views out to sea. The outdoor... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Just returned from a 4 day stay at this resort with my wife and daughter at the end of a month long tour of Malaysia and Borneo. The location and layout of this resort are spectacular and even breathtaking...without a doubt the nicest of all the resorts in the region. Quite amazing to sleep with the ocean underneath and all... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We just visited Kapalai and we had a wonderful time. The previous reviews on here are correct. The rooms are big and the staff are AMAZING. They are so friendly and helpful. To be honest, the staff are the best feature of Kapalai. Yes, it is beautiful and different. But it is very, very expensive. We are talking more than... More 

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Paris, France
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place is fabulous. Crystal clear water, wonderful staff, great diving. Only minuses come from the foodwar: be sure to be early at the buffets, otherwise you may have no food left. And it seems that the best bungalows are always reserved for non-western tourists, but I may be wrong. But overall, this place is magical - we would have... More 

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

If there was ever a location that is just as beautiful as the pictures in the brochures, this is it! Friendly staff that bent over backwards to ensure we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Food was fantastic with lots of great choices, both Asian and Western. Dive staff and divemasters were all friendly and helpful and fantastic with our... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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147 hotel reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is the place to stay if you want to dive and be assured of a permit for Sipadan. It is a lovely resort with all the enormous bungalows suspended over the water, and connected by wooden walkways. You can watch fish, turtles, gar, flying fish and rays from your ocean-view deck or snorkel about the sand bar below.But, there... More 

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