Sipadan, Mabul & Kapalai
A package combing the best of Borneo diving and accommodation
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Sipadan, Mabul & Kapalai Dive Accommodation Package
This package includes the following as listed below:
- High-end city hotel accommodation;
- Daily Scuba Diving, or
- Snorkeling & Trekking;
- From RM 1,064 pp – more price details;
When considering a trip to dive Sipadan, Mabul or Kapalai, you would want to be as close to the best dive spots as possible in order to make the most out of your time in these prime dive spots.
It’s not out of the ordinary to do 4 and 5 dives a day, but you can’t do this if you have to spend half your day traveling to and from Semporna to get to Sabah’s beautiful dive sites.
Near to Sipadan is Mabul island, the most populated of local islands with 3 full service dive resorts, Borneo Divers, SMART and Sipadan Water Village. Additionally there are also 2 lower budget options, Seaventures and Uncle Chang, all located on or just offshore the island.
We often get asked “Which resort will show us the best dive sites?”. Although all the resorts have access to the same sites, experience of the dive guides and the boatsman will vary.
From our experience, the difference between resorts is professionalism, variety of food, standard of accommodation, condition of dive rental equipment and level of guiding, plus, importantly, the resort’s detrimental impact to the surrounding environment.
With respect to these differences, you get what you pay for.
Sipadan – Kapalai Dive Resort
Of the many resorts we’ve stayed at around Sipadan, Kapalai, a sandbank on Litigan Reefs and home to the stilt village of Sipadan – Kapalai Dive Resort, is by far our first choice.
Comprising 40 wooden chalets capable of double, twin or triple sharing and featuring en-suite bathrooms with a shower and bathtub, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, you really do get a lot for your money. In fact, you get true style at a very affordable price at Sipadan – Kapalai Dive Resort.
Reminiscent of the Maldives, the accommodation huts are build over the water with shutter doors opening to reveal breathtaking ocean views. The soothing sound of the water laps beneath you and reflections dance across the high ceilings.
There are no sand-flies or mosquitoes to content with here and no need for air conditioning. Fresh bathing water is shipped from the mainland and rubbish is disposed of correctly.
The resort is perfectly located for getting the most from your diving. World class macro sites are just a giant stride from the dive station, Sipadan Island a 20 minute speedboat ride away and Mabul about 10 minutes by speedboat.
Because of this it’s possible to complete 4 or 5 dives a day if you wish.
Having said this, non-divers are also fully catered for; swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and soaking up the sun are equally pleasurable pastimes for those wishing not to dive.
For information on the dive sites surrounding the area please visit our Borneo Dive Sites page.
Kapalai Resort is under Downbelow’s Price Promise: if you find a genuinely cheaper quote from another company then we’ll beat it by 2%! We’re that confident that our prices are the best in the market.
Get in touch with us now to check for availability and book your Sipadan Mabul Kapalai Dive Accommodatin package.