Kapalai Island is an island in Tawau Division, Sabah, Malaysia and is known as scuba diving resort. Kapalai is a fantastic destination to visit. Kapalai used to be a real island with vegetation , but over the last few hundred years it was reduced to sea level due to erosion. Kapalai is all about snorkeling and diving, non divers might have a better time at Mataking Island with its nice beaches. The best time to visit Kapalai is between April and September.
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People that visit Kapalai Island usually come for relax, to snorkel and to dive. There are numerous nice dive sites directly around Kapalai. Another great thing is the unlimited house reef dives the resort offers to its guests. Diving facilities are great at the resort. It is also possible to rent sea kayaks.
Excursions to the nearby island of Mabul to see the fines beaches can be arranged. There is no pool no beach at Kapalai but swimming and snorkeling is easy from the wooden check.
To get to Kapalai Island you need to take a flight to a coastal city of Tawau. From Tawau Airport you can either get a taxi or a bus/ minivan to the village of Semporna. At Semporna harbor boats to the neighboring tropical islamd depart. The speedboat rides to Kapalai takes about 30 minutes.
Sipadan- Kapalai Dive Resort. A few minutes by boat from the island of Sipadan and Mabulbut a full world away from them lies the exhilarating Sipadan – Kapalai Dive Resort, sitting on its sturdy stilts on the shallow sandbanks of the Ligitan Reefs. Sipadan – Kapalai Dive Resort is ccessible through Semporna, Sabah Malaysia where our Pulau Sipadan Office resort is. Kapalai Dive Resort is a luxury water village built on stilts over the sandbanks of the Ligitan reefs and located only a few minutes by boat from Sipadan and Mabul Island .