loating Villas In Semporna

10 Stunning Floating Villas In Semporna For Your Romantic Honeymoon


Cheng Sim •  Apr 01, 2024

Whether you're enchanted by the scenic Kundasang or majestic Mount Kinabalu, there's more to Sabah than meets the eye. In fact, one of Sabah's greatest gems is the beautiful islands. If you're planning to go on a romantic honeymoon this year, don't miss your chance to stay at these stunning floating villas in Sabah!

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10 floating resorts in Semporna, Sabah

1. Nusakuya Resort, Semporna

Situated off the coast of Semporna, you'll find Nusakuya, a floating resort that sits on beautiful azure waters. Operating since late 2019, the resort has finally reopened after closing temporarily due to the Movement Control Order in Malaysia. Given the resort's remote location, similar to other island resorts in the area, Nusakuya offers an all-in stay package for guests, including meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), and boat transfer to and from Semporna jetty as well as snorkelling equipment. There are also optional add-ons such as an airport transfer from Tawau to the jetty, a barbecue meal, or you can also make special arrangements (such as meals delivered to your chalet) at an extra charge.

#HHWT Tip: Read more about Nusakuya Resort before your next trip to Semporna!

Rate: Starts at RM800 per night (for 2 pax, inclusive of meals, boat transfer and snorkelling equipment)

Address: Nusakuya Resort, Semporna, Sabah

Contact: +6014-224 4513

Email: [email protected]

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2. Gayana Marine Resort, Gaya Island

If you're searching for another floating villa in Sabah, look no further than Gayana Eco Resort which sits on a coral-reef island and is complete with a view of Mount Kinabalu. What's amazing about Gayana Eco Resort is that they have over 52 overwater tropical villas circled by the mangrove forest and the vast sea. The only sound that'll lull you to sleep is the waves underneath your floating villa. The plus side to its location is the chance to snorkel or dive from anywhere around the resort! Other than that, you can visit the Marine Ecology Research Centre which aims to grow endangered giant clams and coral reefs.

Rate: Starts at RM1,075 per night

Address: Malohom Bay Pulau Gaya, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Contact: +608-8380 390

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3. Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort, Sipadan Island

Perched on the sandbanks of the Ligitan Reefs, Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort is immensely popular among honeymooners. While it may look like a village out of nowhere, a night spent at this luxury water village will make you feel like you’re in paradise. Overlooking the Celebes Sea, each wooden chalet also comes with its own private balcony. If you want to try diving for the first time, fret not as this is the right place for you to start! The resort offers shore diving as well as snorkelling for those who wish to spend more time in the waters.

Rate: Starts at RM2,126 per night (with a minimum 2-night stay), inclusive of meals, based on Booking.com

Address: Semporna, Sabah

Contact: +6012 619 3945

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4. Mabul Water Bungalow, Mabul Island

While it's easy to imagine a getaway to the beautiful Mabul Island, the Mabul Water Bungalow will give you more reasons to save up and make your dreams come true. Just a boat ride away from Tawau in Sabah, this four-star floating dive resort, which reopened in August 2020, is where divers go to escape the city's hustle and bustle.

Sprawled with 24 wooden bungalows that stand above the waters, each bungalow is designed with contemporary touches and is complete with a comfortable bed, private bathroom, television, and free Wi-Fi. You might be tempted to enjoy the cool air-conditioning after standing out in the sun, but don't forget to unwind on the private balcony and catch the evening skies too.

#HHWT Tip: Read more about Mabul Water Bungalow before your future vacay in Mabul Island!

Rate: Starts at RM2,249 for 2D1N (per non-diver) and RM3,770 for 2D1N (per diver)

Address: Lot A-1-G, Block A, Signature Office, KK Times Square, Off Coastal Highway, 88100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Contact: +6088 230 006

Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

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5. Arcadia Beach Resort, Padanan Island

The Arcadia Beach Resort is an epitome of elegance and tranquility. Guests are treated to spacious, well-appointed villas that float gently on the crystal-clear waters. Each villa boasts a private balcony, offering uninterrupted views of the stunning seascape and vibrant marine life. The resort's amenities include an overwater restaurant serving gourmet cuisine, a spa for rejuvenating treatments, and a range of water sports for the adventurous.

Rate: Starts at RM2,040 for the garden view villa based on their website

Address: Jalan Causeway, Semporna, 91307 Pulau Sipadan, Sabah

Contact: +60 13-830 0226

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6. Dragon Inn Floating Resort, Semporna

The Dragon Inn Floating Resort, also known as Semporna Floating. Thanks to the close proximity to the nearby town, the resort is a popular accommodation for anyone passing through Semporna. Inspired by the traditional Bajau water village, as Semporna is the main home to the Bajau ethnic group, Dragon Inn gives guests the opportunity to mingle with the locals while having a good time around the resort.

Due to its perfect location, guests come to the resort as an inexpensive alternative compared to an island accommodation. It is also ideal for anyone who wishes to not only explore the Semporna waters but also the town itself!

Rate: Starts at RM226 per night

Address: 1, Jalan Kastam, Taman Bandar Semporna, 91308 Semporna, Sabah

Contact: +6089 781 077

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7. The Sisipan Islands Resorts

The Sisipan Islands Resorts beckons with its blend of luxury and nature. Nestled amidst lush greenery, the resort's villas are designed for ultimate privacy and comfort, featuring unique architectural designs that complement the serene surroundings. The resort offers exclusive access to pristine beaches, a dive centre for exploring underwater wonders, and personalised services that cater to every whim.

Address: Semporna, Sabah.

Contact: +6012 406 7579


8. Starz Water Village

For those seeking a vibrant atmosphere, Starz Water Village is the go-to destination. The villas are a fusion of modern chic and traditional motifs, equipped with state-of-the-art amenities. The resort is renowned for its lively ambience, with a bustling boardwalk, eclectic dining options, and a variety of entertainment activities.

Address: Semporna, Sabah.

Contact: +6012 406 7579

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9. SKY Water Villas Semporna

The SKY Water Villas Semporna redefines luxury with its stunning overwater bungalows, offering panoramic views of the turquoise sea and sky. Each villa is a sanctuary of peace, with elegant interiors, plush furnishings, and private infinity pools that seem to merge with the horizon.

Address: Semporna, Sabah.

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10. Dayang Resort Semporna

Finally, Dayang Resort Semporna offers a cosy retreat with charming villas that feature traditional craftsmanship and modern comforts. The resort is perfect for those seeking a more intimate and authentic experience, with personalised services, local culinary delights, and opportunities for cultural immersion.

Address: Semporna, Sabah.

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If you're planning a romantic honeymoon in Malaysia, we hope you've found the perfect floating villa in Sabah for your next couple's retreat. To help you plan your Sabah adventure, check out our recommended reads below.