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Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort

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Kapalai, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tranquil hide-away from the city hustle and bustle, is no longer quiet and peaceful. The resort ran at full capacity when we were there - guests were dashing for plates and food, service staff were short with us as I suspected they were not treated well by us, children were running amok in the dining hall and were littering... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The water village is beautiful - the sense of privacy and beauty is magnificent. The dives at Sipadan, Mabul & Kapalai were amazing. Kapalai House Reef is FANTASTIC... Be sure to go for a sunset dive and see if you can catch the Mandarin Fish mating which is a rare sight, and remember to ask to pet George the enormous... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a diver, you got to go there. The dives at Sipadan were amazing. We stayed for 5 nights and did about 4 dives a day. Enjoyed every moment at Kapalai & Sipadan! All staff at the resort were friendly and very helpful. Water went in my camera housing at the first dive at Sipadan and the guy... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We went to dive Sipadan which we were lucky enough to dive there for two days. Diving is fantastic, visibility was good, dive shop staff extremely helpful, hire equipment is well managed, clean towel each day, breakfast & lunch provided on Sipadan and very good. Resort is amazing, built over the water with long walkways, no land, turtles swimming under... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The stilted resort in the middle of the sea is quite surreal. Here are some fragmented thoughts. The resort is just beautiful with long walkways of stilted paths sidelined by bougainvillea plants and coral with abundant sea life at every turn. Kapalai seems to be in some sort of turtle belt as an hour wouldn't go by without seeing one... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We went to dive Sipadan and were delighted with the resort. The staff are attentive and friendly, the rooms fairly basic but comfortable with stunning views. There is no A/C in the rooms but this is not needed as there is a constant fresh sea breeze and no bugs. You have to stay a minimum 3N/4D to get a guaranteed... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

When you arrive by boat to Kapalai you have to pinch yourself to check it is real. Set in the middle of the ocean on a huge sand dune, it is what dreams are made of. On arrival we were treated with a cold towel and welcome drink, we were then taken to our chalet on stilts in the sea.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We booked our stay through a travel agent, but could probably have done it directly through the hotel, as there was no real need for a travel agent to book ones stay at this great resort. The location is great. The "island" is situated about 10 minutes from Mabul and some 30 minutes from Sipadan itself. The resort is on... More 

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Already how you are welcomed at the jetty to take the boat to paradise, gives you the right feeling how it is going to be at the resort. The staff is realy looking after you. The chalets are well designed with all the luxury and super view at the sea. It is only a pity that 95% of the visitors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Already Going to Sipadan was a dream come true, once we arrived at the resort you understand why this one of the best diving spots in the world! The water is crystal clear blue, turtles are everywhere! The diving at Sipadan Island has no words every spot we dove at (4 dives total in one day) on the island was... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

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: 60
Also Known As:
Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Sipadan Kapalai Island Hotel
Hotel Sipadan Kapalai Island
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