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where to fly to if staying at sipadan water village

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where to fly to if staying at sipadan water village

Hi there,

i am looking to book our honeymoon in november and this place has leapt out at me. Thinking of only doing 3 nights here to start the holiday as we are both non-divers. However i am 1) struggling tofind a website to book this.. does anyone have a good one with good rates? 2) which airport should i be flying to if i want to travel here, and 3) how do i get to the island from the airport? Im not having much luck finding this information out online!

Thanks very much!

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1. Re: where to fly to if staying at sipadan water village

Getting in requires some effort. Most visitors fly to Tawau from either Kuala Lumpur , continue by minivan or taxi to the port town of Semporna (1-2 hours) and from there to Sipadan itself (1 hour by fast boat).

The beautiful sandy beaches and the coral reef with its rich marine life. On the island there are large monitor lizards (more than 1m in length) which sometimes come out onto the beach or even into the water.

Malaysia Airlines from KL to Tawau .

www.malaysiaairlines.com

Air Asia from KL to Tawau .

www.airasia.com

Two carriers provided low fares to Tawau except Malaysian School Holidays.

Enjoy your trip.

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2. Re: where to fly to if staying at sipadan water village

thanks so much for speedy reply - it does sound like a mission... but looks like it would be worth it!

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3. Re: where to fly to if staying at sipadan water village

Your best bet is to fly into Tawau and make your way there. From Tawau, it is about 100km to Sampoerna, your lauch point to get to the island. I would suggest you try and get in during day time so that if there are any hiccups in your arrangements, you can still have a back up plan.

If you book through the agency, they can arrange all land and sea transport for you but again, try to make your way to Tawau on the morning flight. You can fly into Tawau from KL or via Kota Kinabalu. Check out AirAsia and Malaysian Airlines.

Good Luck

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4. Re: where to fly to if staying at sipadan water village

You will need to fly to Tawau then the resorts usually take care of you from there on, we just come back from Kapalai it was awesome.

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5. Re: where to fly to if staying at sipadan water village

Hi no_prawns

goto :

http://www.scuba-junkie.com

for budget>>goto

http://scubajeff.wordpress.com

Normal transportation mode:

Direct bus from Tawau to semporna is very irregular.

This is normal>>

:Bus from Tawau to Semporna junction,then alight

Then change shuttle bus from this point to Semporna town

Cheers

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