Situated along the Ligitan Reefs bordering the vastness of the Celebes Seas, the Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort is a famous water village resort which stands on a sand bar and can be reached with a 15-minute travel from Pulau Sipadan. According to history, the sand bar was once the island of Kapalai a few years back before an erosion came.
The structures of the water village are built on the water where the guest can enjoy the pleasantness and tranquility of the exclusive resort the whole day, especially in the early morning and late afternoon in which the beautiful sunrise and sunset can be viewed. From the comfort of their balconies, the guests can observe the underwater activities, such as the amusing behavior of squids, or a couple of needlefish and halfbeaks with their silver bodies moving about in the crystal clear water. Sitting in your verandah while watching the turtles swim is just one of the simple yet wonderful things that can surely amaze you.
With a cool ambiance, the resort provides a relaxing accommodation through their twin sharing chalets which features extra-hot baths plus a sundeck or verandah. Recently, there are a total of fifty-one individual chalets around the place which are about 9 meters wide each. The fabulous resort does not only welcome divers but also non-divers as well. Snorkellers can join the tour via dive boats at different dive sites resting at Kapalai, Mabul, Siamil, Mataking.
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