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This beautiful resort is built over the water, based on Bajau architechtural design, offering diving around Sipadan, Mabul & Kapalai.

Each of the 45 cottages has a private sundeck and modern amenities, a perfect place to relax and unwind after a day spent exploring the local reefs.

The Bajau Laut, the world's only tribe of nomadic sea gypsies spend their lives on the water. Over the years, some have entered a transition from sea nomadic to sedentary village life at former major anchorage sites such as Mabul and their style of architechture inspires this resort.

Diving packages include up to three guided boat dives on the reefs of Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan (if permit is granted). There is also the option to see what's on your doorstep with unlimited diving on the house reef. The resort is PADI affiliated. Non-divers can snorkel or hire a Molokini Kayak to explore the reefs without even getting wet in these glass bottomed boats.

Please note the UK foreign office advice currently relating to this region. Please speak to our dive team for further advice and information.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Honeymooners

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Sipadan & Layang Layang

Mabul offers excellent ‘muck diving’, with an incredible variety of crazy critters. Combine this with Layang Layang’s pristine conditions and famed pelagics, and you have the perfect dive holiday.

  • When to go: Mar-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Sipadan & Orangutans

A classic combination, with a week exploring the astonishing island of Sipadan and its unrivalled diving opportunities, before heading inland for two days of face-to-face encounters with Borneo’s orangutan.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Mabul

Mabul Island is a short boat ride from Sipadan and, like Kapalai, is famous for its macro diving, gaining a reputation as one of the best ‘muck diving’ sites in the world. It is the jumping off points for those visiting Sipadan with a number of resorts catering for divers.

  • Ideal for viewing: giant frogfish, green turtle, ornate ghost pipefish, flamboyant cuttlefish
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Muck diving

Sipadan

Rising from the depths of the Celebes Sea, Sipadan is a must for all divers: the varied topography makes it an astonishing place. Turtles are regular inhabitants, as are schools of barracuda and bumphead parrotfish, reef sharks, mantas and hammerheads.

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, bumphead parrotfish, white-tip reef shark, scalloped hammerhead shark, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Reef diving