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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 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival by boat you will feel like arriving into a beautifull brochure. It looks astonishing. Clear blue water, great built, well maintained houses, a huge restaurant. There is a tremendous amount of staff around, the whole organization is a well oiled machine. But despite this, it all feels very personal and warm. The cottages are great, with a balcony... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't imagine that one would visit the Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort for anything else but to dive (find it really strange when there are reviews that there's nothing for non-divers!), so, with that in mind, this is an amazing dive resort. The overwater bungalows are huge! The resort is pretty large so you can still roam around to various parts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have you ever looked a gorgeous postcard of a place and promised yourself that you would go there one day? This was such a place for me. In fact, at that time I didn't even have my scuba license, but now I do. Wow, such crystal clear waters, stunning sunsets and remarkable diving here! Diving is all you do here... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This resort did not disappoint! I have to admit, I was a little sceptical having looked at the pictures, compared to price paid for dive package... but it was truly spectacular! The diving was the best I have ever seen - an immense amount of big schoals of fish, of every possible variety, and coral that looks like the stuff... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A nice resort, pristine water. However, this resort is suitable for divers only and there are no amenities for family other than diving and snokeling. No aircon in rooms. Diving was breathtaking though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Individual chalets on stilts over shallow crystal clear waters of a submerged island teeming with colorful sea life. The chalets are big & very private, ie, well screened. Nicely furnished, huge bathroom with separate tub/shower, lounge chairs in the patio. No air con but the fresh sea breeze & ceiling fan was adequate. Bed a bit hard for me but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

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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Address: Kapalai Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort 3.5*
Also Known As:
Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Sipadan Kapalai Island Hotel
Hotel Sipadan Kapalai Island

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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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