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Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Beautiful location full of colors. Friendly and attentive staff. Dives are spectacular and unforgettable. Good food but not exceptional. Very noisy for two open construction sites and renovation of the rooms next to ours. The first site is in front of the relaxation area (wi-fi...More

4  Thank grundge2017
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

The resort is in the middle of the sea so it has so much marine life around. During our stay we saw lots of turtles from our room and we also saw sea snakes and a sun fish at the restaurant. The day trip to...More

2  Thank Rowangarland
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

On Feb 14th I tried to contact this location to cancel my dive trip due to personal issues that Will regrettably keep me from going, I travel all over the world diving and this is the one location I was dying to see. It took...More

10  Thank Daniel H
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Kapalai Resort is not on an island, it is basically built up at shallow water. The whole resort is supported on piles driven into sea beds. The resort is just like those very nice resorts in Maldives located in the middle of the sea except...More

5  Thank mshian63
Reviewed January 20, 2018

During planning, our main concern staying in Sipadan was security. Not an issue in Kapalai. Whether the armed soldiers could really protect us from pirates, not sure. At least felt safe seeing them around. There were at least 3 different designs of water bungalows that...More

4  Thank AL_in_SG
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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Clinton K
April 18, 2018|
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Response from AL_in_SG | Reviewed this property |
I went with 3 others in off-peak season and stayed for 8 nights so what we paid can't be used as a guideline. It cost about MYR 1,041 per pax per night.
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Justin T
January 28, 2018|
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Response from AL_in_SG | Reviewed this property |
If my memory serves me right, a beer cost around RM10. Didn't try other alcohol there except those we brought ourselves. ;p
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"The best rooms for divers are 18, 19 and 20 (near the diving)"
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"The newer rooms are of higher quality although further away from the dinning hall"
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"Water Bungalows are the best rooms to choose from"
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"Only stay here if you are scuba diving and don't mind canteen style food"
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