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We came to Kapalai for the famous diving spot Sipadan. I enjoyed diving a lot here coz you can rest on the land. As I have serious sea sickness, it's a very nice arrangement. The underwater life was amazing. We have bought a video from them, a professional underwater video capturing our dives. You can ask the photographer to capture...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

the room is large n comfortable staffs are friendly n willing to help diving facilities are well equipped n the dive guide are professional the food is tasty with Asian n Western dishes will come again for both diving n leisure

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very special experience to stay in Kapalai for 6 days. You have nowhere to go but staying in this area. 4 dives a day, 2 days to dive in Sipadan island, purely dive, eat, sleep experience during your stay. The entire buildings are built on the water, the ocean is your balcony. Seawater is right below your...

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my friends, who are all experienced divers. The resort is very basic. I would say a 3 star resort. The food is all Asian and not of very good quality. The dive school is very good there. The staff are friendly and shows professionalism. We all had some great dives there. Especially in Sipadan. They don't...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

To me, Kapalai is in the midst of an identy crisis. It is not quite a luxury resort, not quite a dive resort, and appears to have changed greatly over the years. By and large, this place caters to the mainland Chinese, who wish to snorkel. The food is okay, but almost completely Asian. Not much choice and plenty of...

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6Thank Phil O
Bayside, New York
Reviewed 8 October 2016

best dive site for me so far at Sipadan among all other places, U will see big schooling of jacks and hum head and barracudas.a lot of foods to eat at dinning room. they made sure I catch my flight ,so everything is organized well from boat ride and transportation, I requested to switch room, my dive instructor made one...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

If you are a scuba diver then you probably already know all about Sipadan Island and the awesome diving. If you don't, google it. What this resort offers on top of the outstanding location is: 1) The slickest dive operation I have seen, organised, good gear, on time, great dive guides (Thanks Leo and Linda) and terrific boat skippers; 2)...

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1Thank BF_and_AA
London
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed 3 nights at Kapalai with 1 day diving at Sipadan. Diving at Sipadan was our highlight and the dive center team, particularly Don, was extremely helpful and we felt safe at all times. The resort is beautiful, but we did wonder what other guests do all day if they do not dive as there is no TV in...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We went there for a 5 days 4 nights diving holiday. We new its a great place for diving as one of our family members has been there earlier in the year. Our expectations regarding the diving were fully met. We even took a 3 day Advanced Padi Open Water Diving Course. For an extra 1'000 Ringgit (USD 250) very...

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Kozhikode, India
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

It's is one of the best place that I travelled in my life People who love sea and diving should go there . It's totally in middle of the sea Near by there is few islands as well Mataking island that is border to Philippines The water is super clear you can have a view of 30 meters In night...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A few minutes by boat from the islands of Sipadan and Mabul but a full world away from it lays the exhilarating Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort, sitting on its sturdy stilts on the shallow sandbanks of Ligitan Reefs. Planned and built in full style as an airy, comfortable, sunny water village with no land in sight, 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 stretching into the horizon offering the purest image of natural serenity. Dive spots Sipadan and Mabul can be reached in just a few minutes by speedboat. Sipadan-Kapalai is an ideal destination for diver and non-diver alike seeking a great holiday experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort

Address: Kapalai, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Sipadan Kapalai Island Hotel
Hotel Sipadan Kapalai Island
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“Choose those far from the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles puikwancarolw, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“take the big number room”
 of 5 bubbles divelogic, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You can ask for rooms closer to their dive center otherwise it's a bit far to walk toward it during your everyday diving.”
 of 5 bubbles EdwinHsu, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“pick one face the sunny side and ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles ggt347, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
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