Sipadan

 

Sipadan Island (Pulau Sipadan) lies off the east coast of Sabah state in Malaysian Borneo.

The island is known as one of the best scuba diving sites in the world, as well as great snorkeling off of pristine beaches, but logistics are not easy.

In order to protect the island and its reef, all resorts on the island have been closed. Divers must boat in from either the mainland or one of the surrounding islands.

Because Sipadan is now a protected site, only 120 divers are allowed daily (as April 2013). It is only permissible to be on the island during the 08:00-15:00 period, and tour operators time their schedules around that.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
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Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Cube Bed Station

Cube Bed Station

Cube Bed Station offers accommodation in Semporna. Rooms have a shared bathroom. Extras include slippers and free toiletries. Cube Bed Station features free WiFi throughout the property. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$13

$139.3
Dream Home Backpacker Hostel

Dream Home Backpacker Hostel

Dream Home Backpacker Hostel offers accommodation in Semporna. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room has a shared bathroom equipped with a shower. Dream Home Backpacker Hostel features free WiFi . You will find shops at the property. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$9

$99.2
Best Bunk Beds

Best Bunk Beds

Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Best Bunk Beds offers accommodation in Semporna. Each room is fitted with a shared bathroom. There is a shared kitchen at the property. Average score from 223 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$11

 
$119.2
Alice Semporna Backpackers Hostel

Alice Semporna Backpackers Hostel

Offering a barbecue and views of the city, Alice Semporna Backpackers Hostel is located in Semporna. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Every room comes with a shared bathroom. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$9

$98.6
Scuba Tiger Semporna Holiday Resort

Scuba Tiger Semporna Holiday Resort

Featuring free WiFi, Scuba Tiger Semporna Holiday Resort offers accommodation in Semporna. The resort has a private beach area and water sports facilities, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 108 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$14

 
$147.9
Wanderer's Inn

Wanderer's Inn

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Wanderer's Inn offers accommodation in Semporna. Certain rooms have views of the sea or city. You will find a shared kitchen at the property. Lahad Datu Airport is 69 km from the property. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$11

$117.8

Highlighted Interests:

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Diving
Snorkeling
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