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Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort

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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
    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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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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127 hotel reviews
254 helpful votes 254 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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Perth, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 hotel reviews
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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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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was booked through our usually travel agent who very rarely puts us wrong,but this place is amazing! Fantastic staff who go out of there way to look after you,the dive operation is well run with great crew and the girls on the towel and tea desk are very friendly. You would only go here if you were a diver... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

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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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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