You can’t get a more beautiful oceanfront than Sipadan Water Village! The resort is a rustic arrangement of 45 beautifully appointed individual guest cottages connected by walkways to the resort’s lavish dining and guest facilities and the best dive center.
There is no better place to learn about marine life and behavior than the Sipadan Water Village. Surrounded by a rich environment for aquatic animals. from frogfish to massive schools of colorful fish.
One of the best resorts in Sipadan, Sipadan Water Village’s traditional architecture is inspired by the Bajau Laut Tribe yet offers a wonderful experience of great amenities of a modern hotel room, with hot and cold showers, minibars, coffee makers, including air-conditioned bungalows.
Sipadan Water Village Features
You can still connect with friend and family back home even you’re in a tropical splendor remote island in Malaysia, Sipadan Water Village Resort offer wireless internet service in the lobby so you can still get connected online.
Not only swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving, but avid anglers who bring their fishing rods can also take advantage of the opportunity to fish in nearby fishing spot, then let the restaurant prepare their catch for NO additional charge.
The island or ocean view is superb on each cottage’s private balcony. Sipadan Water Village offers great services including the use of a safe deposit bag, wake-up calls, telephone services, express checkout, camera rental, film processing, and video services. The spa is also available at the resort which includes
body massage and foot spa.
Diving at Sipadan Water Village
The Sipadan Water Village Resort Dive Centre is fully equipped with everything needed for novice to experienced Divemasters.
They provide showers, lockers, toilets, and a rest area with complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea. Customized boats make three dive trips a day accompanied by a captain and divemaster specially trained in the marine ecology of the area and more than willing to share the knowledge and passion.
Beginners can start learning how to dive by taking the course and discovering the fun. They also offer a refresher course for those who haven’t dived in a while. PADI Recreational Certified scuba diving courses are available for the novice through advanced open water divemaster certification.
The diving package includes 3 daily boat dives at Mabul, Sipadan, and Kapalai. Unlimited house dives at Paradise 1 and 2. There are 13 dive sites in Kapali and 17 in Mabul, in addition to the most famous diving sites at Sipadan Island.
For a total of 45 chalets, Sipadan Water Village Resort is built in the unique local architecture of the Bajau Laut tribe. The tribe who spend their lives on the water. Each cottage is uniquely appointed with local décor featuring rich luxurious hardwoods, rattan, and wicker.
The resort offers rooms with overhead ceiling fans, and six standard and two deluxe cottages that are equipped with air conditioning. A private bathroom is available in every chalet with a hot and cold shower, as well as a minibar and tea or coffee maker.
Each guest cottage features a spacious private balcony offering spectacular views of Mabul Island or breath-taking scenery of the waters of the Celebes Sea.
Types of Accommodations:
- Junior – 6 cottages
- Standard – 33 cottages
- Deluxe – 2 cottages
- Grand Deluxe – 2 cottages
How to get to Sipadan Water Village
Getting to Sipadan Water Village is pretty simple! Many airplane trips can get you to Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, or Singapore. From there, you can take Malaysia Air to Tawau.
Fly to Tawau Airport. Popular routes to Tawau are via Kota Kinabalu (BKI-TWU) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL-TWU). Plan to arrive by 2 pm or earlier. Otherwise, you will have to spend a night in Semporna or Tawau and only reach the resort the next day. The resort staff will meet you at the airport arrival hall.
From the airport, you will be shuttled to Semporna Jetty for your boat transfer. The journey will take 90 minutes. You will be transferred on the earliest scheduled boat transfer from Semporna Jetty to Sipadan Water Village on Mabul Island. The scheduled boat transfer times are 9:30 am, 12 noon, and 3:30 pm. Travel time is about 45 minutes.
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