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3.5 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   Kapalai Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel staff responds really quick to any queries and emails. Giving them a call is also a quick way to iron out any details and they are very friendly and patient. I flew into Tawau and took a taxi to Semporna. As my flight arrived mid day, I could not make it for the last shuttle speed boat to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People come here for super luxury resort style vacation will properly be very disappointed. This is not that kind of resort, not even close. However, i will rate it 5 star as a dive resort with comfort and amenities adequate for a divers. Dive centre are well run with high ratio of staffs vs divers. You never have to lift... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Most unique resort that we have ever visited, super friendly staff. Absolutely loved our stay. I would recommend for a dive resort though that it should have a dive shop that supplies spares and accessories for diving, and also maybe a day spa. The only thing that we found really annoying was that there was a lot of very young... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

THe diving at Sipadan island is fabulous. It looked as if the resort Kapalai is the best of the resorts in the area. The biggest downside is the lack of air conditioning. The food is plentiful and mostly Asian cuisine. Whatever the drawbacks of the resort may be, they are offset by the amazing diving. I have "been around" and... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Whenever I meet a new experienced scuba diver I ask "where is the best place you've ever been diving?" One friend that spent a year traveling the world as an itinerant diver and now manages a dive resort in the Caribbean responded "Sipidan." Later he set up a trip to the island my wife and I decided to join him.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Recently stayed at the Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort with some friends. We had an excellent time diving. First the hotel. Epically beautiful, just setup on a shallow reef - no land and no island. Amazingly refreshingly out of the way. Felt really good to 'disconnect' from the world (more about the internet connections later). We stayed for 8 days, seven nights,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stunning location for an "affordable" price You get a Maldive setting for only a fraction of the price The bungalows are really nice and the scenary is just outstanding The diving is of course the highlight of the place but when you are done, its really nice to enjoy the sunset on the deck Only minor point is the food... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Amazing place and staff. No need to say how beautiful this place is.The staff were all extreme friendly.The food were great but some of the meat were over cooked,quite hard to chew. The diving coach Lito took me to DSD,he is very encouraging and really make me want to study PADI course. I had a wonderful experience there.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

For a diver Kapalai is all that you read about and more, the rooms are huge with great views, turtles circle beneath you balcony and you can even see them from your bathtub. The dive crew is 2nd to none, they set up your gear, pack it down and have it ready for you anytime you like. With a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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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Additional Information about Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort

Address: Kapalai Island, 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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