From your location, fly to Tawau, the nearest town to Mabul Island where your resort is located. You can fly to Tawau either from Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.
When you arrive Tawau, your resort will transfer you to Semporna. From Semporna, you will take the resort speed boat to Mabul Island. The transfer from Tawau to Semporna takes 90 minutes while the boat ride will take another 45 minutes.
If you prefer a leisurely pace, you can spend a night either in Tawau or Semporna. Tawau is the bigger town compared to Semporna. But both offer unique experiences and excellent fresh seafood.
There are three scheduled boat transfers from Semporna to Mabul Island. The transfer times are 9:30 am, 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
We recommend the following flights into Tawau.
If you are already in Tawau or Semporna, Sipadan-Mabul Resort has free transfers to Mabul Island. The resort transport pickup schedule is:
|Flight №||Departs||Departure Time||Arrival Time||Boat Schedule from Semporna|
|Kota Kinabalu||7:00 a.m.||7:45 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|Kuala Lumpur||7:20 a.m.||10:05 a.m.||1:00 p.m.|
|Kota Kinabalu||9:50 a.m.||10:35 a.m.||1:00 p.m.|
|Kota Kinabalu||1:15 p.m.||2:00 p.m.||4:30 p.m.|
Plan to arrive Tawau airport by 2:00 pm or earlier. Otherwise, you will have to spend a night in Semporna or Tawau and only reach the resort on the next day.
If you are spending a night either at Tawau or Semporna, the resort can pick you up from your hotel to catch the first transfer to the island.
We recommend the following flights to go to the resort:
The resort also has free transfers out of Mabul Island to Semporna, Tawau or the Tawau Airport. We recommend the following flights for your departure:
|Flight №||Arrives||Departure Time||Arrival Time||Boat Schedule from Mabul Island|
|Kuala Lumpur||10:30 a.m.||1:15 p.m.||7:00 a.m.|
|Kota Kinabalu||2:40 p.m.||3:25 p.m.||11:00 a.m.|
|Johor Bahru||4:05 p.m.||6:50 p.m.||11:00 a.m.|
|Kuala Lumpur||6:35 p.m.||8:50 p.m.||2:30 p.m.|
|Kota Kinabalu||9:00 p.m.||9:45 p.m.||2:30 p.m.|
|Kuala Lumpur||9:00 p.m.||11:45 p.m.||2:30 p.m.|
Plan to take the 10:30 a.m. flight or later out of Tawau so that you don’t have to leave a day earlier.