There's something magical about Maldives and being one of the best tropical island destinations in the world, it has everything you could think of for the most calming getaway. From crystal clear blue waters to delicious food, anyone would love to visit Maldives. But, if you live in Malaysia and currently unable to travel too far, then this Maldives-like resort would give you the same experience! As soon as you enter this dive resort, you'll feel like you're in a new country, far away from it all ?
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Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort To Open For All Malaysians
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Located in Sabah, the stunning Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort is only a few minutes from Sipadan and Mabul by boat. It has already opened to Sabahans since Oct 15 however, it is not open yet for residents from other states until Nov 15. Of course, you'd have to be fully vaccinated! This resort is perfectly situated on sturdy stilts on the shallow sandbanks of Ligitan Reefs. To take your part in preserving the environment, make sure to wear sunscreens free from harmful substances for coral reefs when you're diving.
The rustic chalets by the sea are actually beneath a sunken island that is home to a plethora of marine life. With the resort's diving package, you'll be immersed in a truly transformative experience as you visit the flamboyant cuttlefish, swim with turtles and try to spot the invisible frog fish.
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On top of that, if you'd like to just rest inside your chalet (free from pesky mosquitoes and flies!), try to relax on your private balcony to gaze at the blue waters glistening under the sun! Nothing is better than sipping on coconut water while enjoying nature's innate beauty.
To note, this resort has a spacious restaurant that cooks up delicious food for its guests and worry not as halal options are provided upon request! They do serve alcohol on the premise so it is highly advisable to request earlier for a halal dining experience. Truly, Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort is the perfect place to experience Maldives within Malaysia ?
To book the resort or if you have any inquiries, contact them on Instagram or through the website.
Address: Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia
Contact: 089 765 200
For more info about stunning Malaysians resorts or in Maldives, check out these helpful guides:
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- 8 Cost-Saving Tips For Enjoying The Maldives Without Breaking The Bank
- 6 Gorgeous Resorts In Malaysia That Look Just Like The Maldives