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3.5 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   Kapalai, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
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Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars

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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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New Delhi, India
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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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Amazing, peaceful, relaxing...this place is the best of the best for locations, for photographs, diving, or even just sitting about in the hammocks surrounded with crystal clear waters with a book and the occasional swim. If there was two things i would improve 1. Would be the food, there is not enough served for the amount of people, it runs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Magnificent place indeed. Rooms are spacious and opens out nicely to the sea. No airconds though so be prepared. We brought portable fans and it helped. There are ceiling fans in the room. We have stayed both in Kapalai and Mabul Water Bungalows. For divers we suggest Kapalai. The dive center is top notch, dive guides are very good and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What an amazing place - it felt like we were in paradise. As you approach the resort you are truly in the middle of the ocean and it is beautiful - clear water, turtles swimming freely around you, ocean for as far as you see..... The bungalows are nicely presented in traditional style with your own personal space and views... More 

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Additional Information about Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort

Address: Kapalai, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Sipadan Kapalai Island Hotel
Hotel Sipadan Kapalai Island

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