After a full day of diving you can relax in style at Mabul Water Bungalows, a new floating dive resort just off the island of Mabul. Resting entirely on wooden stilts over the ocean, every room at this resort offers panoramic views of the clear blue sea. Despite being located in the middle of the ocean far from civilization, this resort offers plenty of amenities including internet, air conditioning, and SCUBA certification courses. However, be sure to book early as Mabul Water Bungalows only has 12 rooms available with double or twin beds in addition to its single suite.
Roaming around Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort is a delightful adventure. Rising on stilts out of the water, miles of wooden walkways connect the 59 chalets that make up this resort. Don’t let the traditional village design fool you though; Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort is a modern enterprise offering Internet access, satellite phone, and plenty of fresh water from the mainland. Guests staying here, the only resort on Kapalai Island, are just minutes away from the wonders of Kapalai’s reef. A macro diving paradise, Kapalai is also conveniently close to the pelagic marvels of the world famous Sipadan Island.
The Sipadan-Mabul Resort strives to make their guests comfortable so that they have as much fun out of the water as they do in it. In between dives you can relax on the beach or join in the resort’s organized activities.
Baby turtles, giant whale sharks, and relaxing white sandy beaches are just a few of the sights you’ll enjoy while staying at the Lankayan Island Resort. Far from civilization, 80 kilometers from Sandakan, Lankayan Island Resort offers all the modern amenities you’ll need to relax after a long day of exploring. A macro diving paradise, this Marine Protected Area offers plenty of healthy coral reefs filled with strange and beautiful creatures. Lankayan Island Resort, with its 23 lovely chalets, is the only resort on the island.
This resort will bring divers to Lankayan Island.
Borneo Divers Mabul Resort is a great pick for divers, non-divers and families thanks to the wide range of activities offered top-side and underwater. Located on the breezy island of Mabul, the resort offers some 30 units of semi-detached rooms with private verandahs. Wake up to the surroundings of the azure Celebes Sea and powdery stretch of beach at your doorstep.
Step out of the ordinary and into a once-in-a-lifetime experience aboard the Seaventures Dive Rig, an actual true-to-life oil platform that has been converted into a modern, comfortably appointed getaway for serious divers who want to make the most of their coral triangle diving holiday. Located just 10 meters above the surface and right over top of its own spectacular house reef, the Seaventures dive resort is situated off the Coast of Mabul Island, and in close vicinity to Sipadan and Kapalai, so diving adventures are convenient and plentiful.
Just a quick 15-minute speedboat ride from Sipadan Island, you can't get more ocean front than this!
Built entirely on sturdy ironwood stilts and nestled in the shallow, aquamarine waters off Mabul Island, Sipadan Water Village Resort is a rustic arrangement of 45 beautifully appointed individual guest cottages connected by flowered walkways to the resort's lavish dining and guest facilities and a world class dive center.
Built to pamper, the Reef Dive Resort is the epitome of luxury. Located on Mataking Island scuba divers will have to tear themselves away from the resort’s many amenities and organized activities to explore the 30 dive sites around Mataking and its neighbouring islands.
Far from the rest of civilization Avillion Layang Layang Island Resort offers pristine diving and luxurious comforts not found anywhere else in the world. Surrounded by clear turquoise blue waters, Avillion stands 300 kilometers northwest of Kota Kinabulu on the small oceanic atoll of Layang Layang Island. Safe from the ravages of civilization Layang Layang offers breathtaking reefs – but make sure you plan your trip well in advance as the resort is only open from March through August.
This resort will bring divers to Layang Layang Island.
This small, intimate resort focuses on conserving and enjoying the natural bounty of the Wildlife Heritage Zone. Don’t expect five-star accommodations, but do expect comfort and impeccable cleanliness. The friendly staff are here to help you enjoy your stay and make sure that you have everything you need. You’ll meet other guests and share stories of diving experiences, and suggestions for places to dive.
MV Celebes Explorer is the only live aboard operating in the area. Although it can accommodate non-divers, this live aboard is more suited for divers only. Docked just next to Sipadan Island, if your only purpose to visit the area is to dive Sipadan Island everyday, then this is a great option.