Celebes Sea near Semporna, Malaysia

Getting to Sipadan Water Village Resort

Sipadan Water Village Resort is located on Mabul Island and the nearest airport is Tawau Airport located in Tawau town.

The resort pick up point is at the airport.


Fly to Tawau Airport. Popular routes to Tawau are via Kota Kinabalu (BKI-TWU) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL-TWU). Plan to arrive by 2 p.m. or earlier. Otherwise, you will have to spend a night in Semporna or Tawau and only reach the resort on the next day.

The resort staff will meet you at the airport arrival hall.

From here, you will be shuttled to Semporna Jetty for your boat transfer. The journey will take 90 minutes.
You will be transferred on the earliest scheduled boat transfer from Semporna Jetty to Sipadan Water Village on Mabul Island. The scheduled boat transfer times are 9:30 a.m., 12 noon and 3:30 p.m. The journey will take about 45 minutes.


For your departure, plan to take the 10:15 a.m. flight or later out of Tawau.

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