Kapalai Vs Mabul
Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort vs Mabul Water Bungalow Semporna
Kapalai Vs Mabul – Which is better? Which one should I choose?
Here, let me give you my honest opinion. I have stayed in both hotels on:
27 – 28 March 2022 – 2 days 1 night at Mabul Water Bungalow
30 – 31 March 2022 – 2 days 1 night at Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort
Mabul and Kapalai are two popular diving destinations located off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. While they both offer incredible diving experiences, there are some differences between the two that may appeal to different types of divers.
Mabul is a more developed and bustling island, known for its world-class diving and abundant marine life. It’s a popular destination for both beginner and experienced divers, as there are plenty of dive sites to choose from. Mabul is also home to several resorts and dive centers, making it a more convenient option for those looking for a full-service diving experience.
Kapalai is a small sandbank island, known for its unique overwater chalets and shallow diving sites. It’s a popular destination for macro photography enthusiasts, as there are plenty of colorful nudibranchs, shrimps, and other small sea creatures to discover. Kapalai is also a popular spot for snorkeling and free diving, as the shallow waters allow for easy exploration.
Both resorts offer access to diving at Sipadan Island, which is known for its spectacular underwater scenery and diverse marine life. However, it’s important to note that permits to dive at Sipadan are limited and highly sought after, so it’s important to plan ahead and book well in advance.
Ultimately, the choice between Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort and Mabul Water Bungalow Semporna depends on what type of diving experience you’re looking for. If you’re interested in a more secluded and exclusive experience with a focus on macro photography or shallow diving, Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort may be the better choice. If you’re interested in a more developed and bustling island with a variety of dive sites and amenities, Mabul Water Bungalow Semporna may be more your style.
WOW Effect: Winner is Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort. Upon arriving at the jetty of Kapalai Resort, I was speechless due to the unblocked views of the white sand beach, crystal clear water and group of fishes swimming around the resort. I like Kapalai more.
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