Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort is a charming water village built on stilts over the sandbanks of Ligitan Reef, and located only a few minutes from Mabul and Sipadan Island.
Popular for honeymooners, the resort’s 50 elegant and spacious wooden chalets each offer balcony ocean views with total privacy perfect for sunbathing or watching the marine life just a few feet below. There is only 1 type of chalets (various designs, but are of the same class), and each are furnished with ceiling fan, mini bar, coffee maker, ensuite bathrooms, and a spacious balcony.
While the underwater scenery may not be as spectacular as Sipadan Island, Kapalai’s reefs are world famous for macro diving. Note that the diving packages with Kapalai do not guarantee Sipadan permits. Should availability arises, divers and snorkelers will be whisked to Sipadan at no extra cost. Your chances of securing Sipadan permits are higher if you stay 3 nights and above.