Kapalai Island Resort

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5 Days / 4 Nights
Availability : Year-round
Tour Details

Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort is definitely one of the most scenic island resort in Borneo. The wooden resort with spacious bungalows is built on stilts over the Celebes Sea, on the top of a sunken island.

Kapalai Island is the perfect destination for scuba divers, in fact it’s ideally located just 15 km off the famous Sipadan Island, known to be one of the top ten dive sites in the world.


  • Dive into the sparkling waters of the Celebes Sea and explore the dive sites around Sipadan Island – a marine paradise renowned among divers for its rich underwater biodiversity.
  • Explore the famous Sipadan Island, only 15 minute away by boat from Kapalai. Sipadan is home to the best diving in Borneo.
  • Stay at Kapalai‘s overwater bungalows. Though Kapalai is called an island it is actually a big sandbar in the middle of the Celebes Sea, with no land in sight.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Tawau airport - Kapalai Island
Day 2 - 4
Kapalai Island
Day 5
Depart Kapalai- Tawau airport

What's Included

  • Accommodation at Kapalai Island Resort in water bungalow
  • Round trip land/sea transfer
  • 3 boat dives a day (around Mabul, Kapalai, or Sipadan)
  • Meals full board
  • Night dives in front of Kapalai Dive Centre – must be accompanied by buddy
  • Unlimited jetty dives with own buddy
  • Use of tanks, weights & weight belts
  • Diving equipment
  • Sipadan entry fee
  • Tourism Tax (RM 10 per room/night)

Sipadan Island

Kapalai Island Resort guarantees one-day diving to Sipadan Island if you stay a minimum of a 4 Days and 3 Nights.


Day 1 Arrive in Tawau - Semporna - Kapalai

Upon arrival in Tawau, you will be met at the airport and driven for about 1.5 hours to Semporna jetty. Proceed by speedboat to the resort (45 minutes/1 hrs).
Upon arrival on the island check in at the resort and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at the Kapalai Island Resort


Day 2 - 4Kapalai Island

3 boat dives per day or leisure time.

Overnight at the Kapalai Island Resort


Day 5Depart Tawau

Head back to Semporna jetty and transfer to Tawau aiport