Borneo – The Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort (Malaysia)

Kategorien: Reiseblog, Asia, Malaysia

After 3 really great days on the mainland of Borneo, a very special hotel stay was on our program: the Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort located in the middle of the sea.


The transfer to our resort

Our flight within Borneo from Sandakan to Tawau with a small propeller machine from Maswings took about 45 minutes. Arriving at the Airport in Tawau we were already waiting and we discovered a sign of our hotel right away. The anticipation increased. Together with some other guests we drove first the approx. 80 kilometers bumpy route to the port of Semporna – past dozens of palm oil plantations. When we arrived at the port, our luggage (as well as provisions for the hotel) were loaded onto a speedboat. After we had already checked in on land, the journey started – with the destination: Kapalai.

The Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort

Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort is located on Kapalai Island, in the middle of the ocean, about a 45-minute boat ride from the mainland. Kapalai itself is actually a small sandbank that only protrudes out of the water at low tide.

On Kapalai, the Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort was built on stilts, the structure of which resembles a typical village of the Malaysian Senzigeuner. 50 water bungalows line up along the individual jetties. All bungalows have a private terrace with sun loungers and a fantastic view of the sea – passing and emerging turtles included.

Our water bungalow

The rooms are large and typical of the country. Especially the daily sunset on the private terrace was impressive, because at this time there are dozens of turtles at the resort and always appear loudly in front of you.

Unsere Reiseberichte aus Südostasien (2013)

In diesem Urlaub durch Südostasien sind wir durch 5 verschiedene Länder gereist. Angefangen mit unserem Flug nach Hong Kong (China), dann weiter nach Bangkok (Thailand), zur Millionenmetropole Singapur, dann in den Dschungel zum UNESCO-Welterbe Angkor Wat nach Siem Riep (Kambodscha), weiter nach Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) und zum Schluss auf die Insel Borneo (Malaysia). Ein unglaublich faszinierende Reise mit wahnsinnig vielen Eindrücken und Erlebnissen.

Reiseberichte Südostasien China: Hong Kong - Ein Rundgang durch die Stadt
China: Hong Kong - Die Aussicht auf die Stadt vom Victoria Peak
China: Hong Kong - Ten Thousand Buddhas Kloster & der Big Buddha
Thailand: Elephant Camp – Baden mit Elefanten im Khwae Noi Fluss
Thailand: Der Tigertempel Wat Pa Luangta Maha Bua
Thailand: Bangkok – Der Königspalast, Wat Pho & Wat Arun
Thailand: Ayutthaya – Die Tempel & Ruinen des UNESCO-Weltrerbes
Thailand: Ayutthaya – Die Elefanten im Royal Elephant Kraal Village
Singapur: Chinatown, S.E.A. Aquarium & Sentosa Island
Singapur: Ein Tagesausflug zum Singapore Zoo
Singapur: Das Marina Bay Sands Resort mit dem Infinity Pool
Kambodscha: Siem Reap – Hotel, Old Market & die Schmetterlingsfarm
Kambodscha: Siem Reap – Die Tempelanlagen von Angkor Wat
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur – Die Zwillingstürme der Petronas Towers
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur – Die Batu Caves & das Aquaria KLCC
Malaysia: Borneo – Das Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Malaysia: Borneo – Das Proboscis Monkey Labuk Bay Sanctuary
Malaysia: Borneo – Die Gomantong-Höhlen & Urwaldelefanten
Malaysia: Borneo – Tauchen im Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort
Malaysia: Borneo – Das Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort