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Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort: A Floating Paradise Found in Malaysia


Kapalai Resort is a luxury water town in Malaysia, that has its own island, built on stilts in shallows with no land in sight. The serene environment combined with friendly staff and great diving makes it the perfect vacation destination. The resort is located few minutes away from the Sipadan and Mabul islands in its own oasis, and it is accessible through Semporna, Sabah.


This resort is planned and built in full style as an airy, comfortable, sunny water village, 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 water, stretching into the horizon offering the purest image of natural serenity.


For the most part, dive spots are extremely close and can be reached in just a few minutes by speedboat and some of them, just by swimming from the dive center pier. For those who are ready to explore more than the tiny marvels of Kapalai’s macro life, it's just a few minute dive to Sipadan (where big fish and turtles abound) or in Mabul (where silky and muddy bottoms offer different and equally pleasant experiences and also opportunities to the lovers of “muck diving”).

Sipadan-Kapalai is a fantastic place for diver and non-diver alike seeking a nice holiday experience, with a combination of sun and water in a unique and tranquil setting. Popular for honeymoons and weddings, Kapalai Resort's fifty elegant and spacious wooden chalets each offer ocean view balcony with total privacy, perfect for sunbathing or watching the marine life just a few feet below.