Sipadan-Mabul Resort

  Celebes Sea near Semporna, Malaysia

Getting Here

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:


Plan to arrive Tawau airport by 3:00 pm or earlier. Otherwise, you will have to spend a night in Semporna or Tawau and only reach the resort on the next day.

Arrival from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau
Flight №Departure TimeArrival TimeBoat Schedule from Semporna
MH 2121
Malaysia Airlines
7:20 a.m.8:05 a.m.10:00 a.m.
AK 6268
Air Asia
9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.12:30 p.m.
MH 3051
Malaysia Airlines
10:40 a.m.11:40 a.m.4:30 p.m.
MH 2137
Malaysia Airlines
2:15 p.m.3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Arrival from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau
Flight №Departure TimeArrival TimeBoat Schedule from Semporna
AK 5744
Air Asia
7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.12:30 p.m.
MH 2660
Malaysia Airlines
7:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.12:30 p.m.
AK 5746
Air Asia
10:00 a.m.12:55 p.m.4:30 p.m.

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.

Pickup LocationTime
Tawau7:00 a.m.
Semporna9:00 a.m.

Transfers Out from Your Resort

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:


Plan to take the 10:15 a.m. flight or later out of Tawau so that you don’t have to leave a day earlier.

Departure to Kota Kinabalu from Tawau
Flight №Departure TimeArrival TimeBoat Schedule from Semporna
AK 6269
Air Asia
10:15 a.m.11:05 a.m.6:30 a.m.
MH 3052
Malaysia Airlines
2:25 p.m.3:25 p.m.6:30 a.m.
AK 6263
Air Asia
3:05 p.m.3:55 p.m.11:00 a.m.
MH 2134
Malaysia Airlines
3:40 p.m.4:30 p.m.11:00 a.m.
MH 3974
Malaysia Airlines
5:05 p.m.6:05 p.m.11:00 a.m.
MH 3056
Malaysia Airlines
8:50 p.m.9:50 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AK 6265
Air Asia
9:50 p.m.10:40 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Departure to Kuala Lumpur from Tawau
Flight №Departure TimeArrival TimeBoat Schedule from Semporna
AK 5745
Air Asia
10:15 a.m.1:00 p.m.6:30 a.m.
MH 2661
Malaysia Airlines
11:05 a.m.1:45 p.m.6:30 a.m.
AK 5747
Air Asia
1:20 p.m.4:00 p.m.6:30 a.m.
AK 5749
Air Asia
3:40 p.m.6:30 p.m.11:00 a.m.
MH 2665
Malaysia Airlines
6:20 p.m.9:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AK 5741
Air Asia
6:50 p.m.9:35 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AK 5743
Air Asia
9:15 p.m.11:55 p.m.2:00 p.m.