Sitting on sturdy stilts on the shallow sandbanks of the Ligitan Reefs, Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort is one of the best resorts in the Sipadan Islands. Built-in full style as a relaxing and comfortable water village with no land in sight. The resort offers the purest image of beautiful natural serenity.
Dive spots from Sipadan Kapalai Resort are extremely close and can be reached in just a few minutes. Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort is an ideal destination for divers and non-divers alike seeking a great holiday experience. Are you ready for an adventure this summer? Here’s the Guide to Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort in Malaysia.
The Best Diving Spot in Malaysia
Sipadan Kapalai Resort Dive Centre provides diving, snorkeling, and kayaking gear for rent. The resort also offers a variety of diving courses (Professional Association of Diving Instructors or PADI) which is best for first-time divers. The courses include Open Water and Introduction to Night Diving.
Diving around Kapalai is exceedingly easy and shallow but quite spectacular. The corals and the sandy bottom host an amazing array of colorful underwater animals making diving here an unforgettable experience. The island is home to the weird and brightly colored flamboyant cuttlefish rumbling on the bottom creating the most spectacular underwater display.
Dive Resort Facilities
Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort offers an innovative concept with a touch of a traditional Malay-style village. Kapalai’s chain of chalets are all linked by miles of wooden walkways.
The resort is made of 59 wooden chalets offering twin and triple sharing accommodation are attached with a clever balcony which offers the total sought privacy by the lovers of sunbathing and sun tanning. Chalets are equipped with bathrooms with bathtubs, showers, and toiletries. It is also equipped with coffee and tea-making machines.
- Broadband Internet Access
- Satellite phone
- Freshwater from mainland
Delicious meal served in buffet style under the terraced, open central structure. A huge western sundeck with a sitting area that allow divers to have a drink, a great spot for relaxation while enjoying the view of Kapalai’s fabulous tropical sunset.
Breakfast: 7 am – 10:30 am
Lunch: 12:30 pm – 2 pm
Dinner: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
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Rental Price for Extra Equipment
Kayak – MYR 35 per hour
Kayak transparent – MYR 50 per hour
BC Jacket – MYR 38 per day
Regulator / Gauges – MYR 38 per day
Mask, snorkel – MYR 23 per day
Fins – MYR 13 per day
Wet suit – MYR 32 per day
Booties – MYR 12 per day
How to get to Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort
From your location, fly to Tawau, the nearest town to Kapalai Island You can fly to Tawau either from Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, or Singapore.
The resort shuttle service will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to Semporna town (50 minutes)
Take the resort speed boat to Kapalai Island (40 minutes)
Scheduled boat transfers from Semporna to Kapalai Island
- 10:00 am
- 12:30 pm
- 3:30 pm
Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort Map
Other Resorts and Hotels Near Sipadan Kapalai
- Seafest Hotel
- Green World Hotel
- 7 Inn
- Sipadan Inn 2
- Wave View Hotel
- Grace Hotel Semporna
- Pacific Inn
- Dragon Inn Floating Resort
- Ocean House
- Han Palace Hotel