Kapalai Resort is fully booked until October 2018.
The Malaysian Customs Department (“RMCD”) is imposing a Tourism Tax on guest at the sum of MYR 10 nett per room per night with effect from 1st September 2017. Please direct pay to tour guide.
The mere name conjures the image of crystal clear waters and a floating paradise like no other. A 45-minute trip from Semporna by speedboat, Kapalai island is one of the many beautiful diving havens in this part of the world. However, Kapalai is truly unique because it is not quite an ‘island’, it is a sandbank in the middle of the Celebes Sea.
The 40 chalets are built on high wooden stilts in the middle of the ocean. Visitors can enjoy the sights of marine life in action as they stroll along the boardwalk, a sturdy construction that connects the various sections of the floating resort.
All rooms twin-sharing with and attached bathroom, hot and cold shower, bathtub, fresh water from mainland for daily use, you may have your own private balcony too.
You will have a breathtaking view of the Celebes Sea no matter where you turn! The restaurant is a wooden deck, where diners can eat indoors or al fresco. There’s even a viewing area in the middle of the restaurant which allows you to see the myriad of marine life passing below. The sundeck, a popular favourite, is a great place to enjoy your novel, work on a tan or indulge in an afternoon siesta.
The Dive Centre provides diving, snorkeling and kayaking gear for rent. Can’t dive but would love to? No problem! The centre offers a variety of PADI courses, including Open Water and Introduction to Night Diving. After enjoying your underwater paradise, explore other facilities offered by the resort including the souvenir shop, games room and broadband access.
Fresh food cooked by chef on buffet style. Afternoon snacks served after 3rd dive, tea and coffee, cold water and cordial drink served thru out the day.
Come and dive here!
This tour’s rate is vacation rate (non-divers rate), should you participate in diving by:
International price table
|3 Days 2 Nights||4 Days 3 Nights||5 Days 4 Nights|
Malaysian price table
|3 Days 2 Nights||4 Days 3 Nights||5 Days 4 Nights|
** Subject to 6% GST.
Federal Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia will soon impose a hospitality levy on hotel rooms. The charges is based on per room per night on anyone who stays at the hotel or serviced apartment – be it a foreign or local tourist. Effective date and the amount will be announced in due course.
The hospitality levy will be collected from the guest directly at the resort once implemented.
Rental Price for extra equipments or service
Dining Time Table:
Breakfast: 7 am - 10:30 am
Lunch: 12:30 pm - 2 pm
Dinner: 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Available flights to and from Tawau Airport
|Airline||Flight Number||From||Flight Time|
|Kota Kinabalu|| |
0730 hrs - 0815 hrs
|Kota Kinabalu|| |
0655 hrs - 0745 hrs
|Pick up from Tawau Airport and transfer to SEMPORNA for boat depart to Kapalai at 10am.|
|3||Airasia||AK 5152||Kuala Lumpur||0720 hrs - 1005 hrs|
|4||MASWings||MH 3093||Sandakan||0910 hrs - 0950 hrs|
|Pick up from Tawau Aiport and transfer to SEMPORNA for boat depart to Kapalai at 12:30pm.|
|5||Malaysia Airlines||MH 2137||Kota Kinabalu||1315 hrs - 1400 hrs|
|6||Malaysia Airlines||MH 2660||Kuala Lumpur||0825 hrs - 1115 hrs|
|Pick up from Tawau Airport and transfer to SEMPORNA for boat depart to Kapalai at 4:00pm.|
|Airline||Flight Number||To||Flight Time|
|Kuala Lumpur|| |
1030 hrs - 1315 hrs
1010 hrs - 1050 hrs
|Depart Kapalai at 6:30am. Transfer to SEMPORNA and then to Tawau Airport.|
|3||Malaysia Airlines||MH 2134||Kota Kinabalu||1440 hrs - 1530 hrs|
|Depart Kapalai at 9:30am. Transfer to SEMPORNA and then to Tawau Airport.|
|4||Airasia||AK 6127||Kota Kinabalu||1700 hrs - 1750 hrs|
|5||Airasia||AK 5155||Kuala Lumpur||1800 hrs - 2045 hrs|
|6||MASWings||MH 3094||Sandakan||1710 hrs - 1750 hrs|
|7||Malaysia Airlines||MH 2665||Kuala Lumpur||1750 hrs - 2030 hrs|
|8||Airasia||AK 6129||Kota Kinabalu||2145 hrs - 2235 hrs|
|Depart Kapalai at 1:30pm. Transfer to SEMPORNA and then to Tawau Airport.|
Flight Timing Guide
Book the earliest flight to arrive Tawau. Latest by 13:55 pm, for transfer to resort on same day.
1st boat into KAPALAI is at 10:00 am, earliest flight to look for is from Kota Kinabalu to arrive Tawau around 07:40 am
Book any flight from 10:00 am onward.
To stay up to last departure boat at 13:30 pm from KAPALAI, earliest flight to look for is anytime from 17:00 pm.
** Resort provide land & boat transfer on the check‐in and checkout day only.
Chance to Dive at Sipadan Island
The diving package DOES NOT guarantee to dive at Sipadan Island. All diving are at Mabul, Kapalai and other nearby good diving area. Diving to Sipadan Island is a bonus dive, where the resort will bring you to Sipadan to dive if managed to get the permit (at no extra cost). The resort can only bring diver to Sipadan Island to dive once they have the permit approved from Sabah Park and subject to how many entry passes can be obtained in a day, which particular dates being approved is totally depending on Sabah Park approval. However, chances are high for those who stay for 3 nights and above.
Recommend to take domestic flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau.
As soon as you arrive Tawau, our representative will be at the airport to meet/transfer you to Semporna by bus/van (approx. 1.5 hours).
Leave Semporna for Kapalai island by boat.
Boat will take approximately 40 mintues ~ 1 hour depending on the sea/weather condition that day.
1 Check dive + 1 boat dive at Mabul or Kapalai Islands (Subject to change without prior notice) + unlimited house dive with own buddy system + night dive with own buddy.
Free and leisure. Enjoy the nature and peaceful on island.
If you are diver, there will be 3 boat dives between Sipadan, Mabul or Kapalai Island, and unlimited dives in front of Kapalai dive centre with own dive buddy.
Take early breakfast or lunch.
Check out and transfer to Semporna or Tawau Airport.
Min. Participant(s): 2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)
Tour location / Depart from: Tawau . To reach Tawau city, you have to take a domestic flight or bus express from Kota Kinabalu.
Recommend to book: 6 month(s) in advance
To book at least: 14 day(s) in advance
Cancellation & Refund Policy: An administration fee of 5%, bank charges, credit card charges and any exchange rate losses must be added to the following cancellation policies. From 29‐16 days before arrival in Sabah ‐ 35% of the full price forfeited From 14 days to arrival date in Sabah ‐ 55% of the full price forfeited From 7 days to arrival date in Sabah or No show by customer ‐ 100% of the full price forfeited
Tour Type: Sit-In-Coach basis (SIC). This tour is not private tour, you will share the trip with other guests come from different countries. Please notify us upon booking if you are looking for private tour, surcharge might be applied.
Insurance: Tourist transportation insurance included. Please contact your insurance agency for personal travel insurance.
Pickup Service: Pickup service will be provided from the hotel/hostel/lodge that you are staying. Please wait at lobby while the tour guide will find you when he/she arrive. Dropoff service will be provided after travelling, please notify us upon booking if your dropoff location is differ from pickup location.
Specialities: You may decide the joining date, no compulsory tips (If you are happy and satisfied with the journey and the tour guide service, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation with tipping, OR words of thanks is good enough).
Goods & Services Tax (GST): This service fare has included 6% GST. Itemized fee (extra expenses) is for reference only, it might not included GST unless stated otherwise.