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Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort

3.5 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   Kapalai Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
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Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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West Sussex England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
41 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This resort is a strange mixture - while it promises a Maldives-style luxury dive resort, it actually under-delivers in many ways, while still offering a beautiful setting and very good underwater wildlife. Getting you to the resort is managed with great efficiency (though why the bus from/to the airport stops for petrol with all the tourists on board, instead of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed three nights and loved it. The setting is what a person imagines to describe paradise! And So many turtles!!! From booking w Shannel by email, to the boatmen, to the service staff... The service was VERY friendly and impressive. Every aspect is efficient and organized. The food is served buffet-style and caters to the almost all-Chinese clientele. Do... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is my third visit and I am wishing the fourth one already. It is perfect resort with its staff, food, bungalows, diving center, etc. Sipadan is the best place for wide angel photos. However, all the other dive sites are perfect for the macro. Dive guides know the area very well. Just tell them what you really want to... More

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Shanghai, China
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in the hotel for 3 nights. The hotel is really nice, food is OK, room is clean and the sight is just amazing. One thing I have to mention is the shuttle driver drived really fast and somewhat dangerous.

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was definitely one of the biggest highlights on our honeymoon tour of Borneo. My husband and I are both divers (although he has 10 years and countless more dives experience than myself!) and so we both wanted to dive during our time in Borneo. Kapalai is without a doubt THE place to be. I only wish we'd stayed longer.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is one of favourite places I've visited, in the world and I've been to quite a few places, especially in Asia. From booking our trip to departing everything ran like clockwork. I booked directly via email with Shannel and she was great. Any emails, questions or payments made was received with thanks and polite acknowledgements. On arriving at the... More

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Malaka, Melaka, Malaysia
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The best dive resort to choose. Totally great experience and recommended for those who want to relax, enjoying the crystal water either snorkelling or diving. Plan to visit and stay again at this resort some day.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Outstanding resort, well kept, the water bungalows are fantastic. If the resort could increase and additional 3 more fans (1-patio, 1 for each bed) in the water bungalows that would be great, as it gets pretty hot where there is no breeze even at night. Thumbs up for all staff from the resort nand dive center except for a few... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The best diving experience ever .. the clarity of the water , the marine life is just breath taking . managed 2 trips to Sipadan during the 4 day stay .. saw everything I could ever imagine and the absolute highlight was the diving with turtles - they were everywhere on a couple of the dive sites , magical. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Highly recommended place for total relaxation, we had a wonderful time the, staff are all friendly and helpful. The only setback is the food not much variety and plain. The crowd is mostly HK guest and only few local or caucasian.

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Additional Information about Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort

Also Known As:
Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Hotel
Sipadan Kapalai Island Hotel
Hotel Sipadan Kapalai Island
Address: Kapalai Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Pulau Sipadan
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A few minutes by boat from the islands of Sipadan and Mabul but a full world away from it lays the exhilarating Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort, sitting on its sturdy stilts on the shallow sandbanks of Ligitan Reefs. Planned and built in full style as an airy, comfortable, sunny water village with no land in sight, it boasts a mile-long sandbank of powdery white sand where one can suntan at complete leisure while gazing out to the miles of brilliant turquoise stretching into the horizon offering the purest image of natural serenity. Dive spots, Sipadan and Mabul can be reached in just a few minutes by speedboat. Sipadan-Kapalai is an ideal destination for diver and non-diver alike seeking a great holiday experience. ... more   less 

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