Indeed, the Sipadan Water Village resort is regarded as the pearl of the Celebes Sea. Divers and underwater marine photographers from all over the world prefer this little heaven because here they can find one of the richest marine life ecosystems from the entire Globe. The village is built entirely on stilts, and it is connected to the mainland through a long and wide wooden path. Tourists who are accommodated in the beautiful traditional chalets of the resort can access several famous diving spots within minutes.
The water chalets at the Sipadan Water Village resort are wonderfully designed to address the needs of a wide array of visitors. There are as many as 29 standard traditional chalets available, four grand deluxe chalets, four semi-detached chalets, two deluxe ones and six junior chalets. All of the chalets are extremely cozy and spacious, with their own private sundeck and comfortable chairs. The grand deluxe chalets feature two queen sized beds, an open-air spa pool and Jacuzzi, and a private balcony offering a breathtaking view of the sea.
Moreover, each of the suites at Sipadan Water Village Resort are furnished with private bathrooms, towels, toiletries and hairdryer, mini bars containing free beverages, and wonderful dressing tables and mirrors. Although you are in the middle of the sea, you will have access to all the comfort that you need. When you make your reservations, you just need to inform the staff members regarding what your needs are in terms of accommodation, and they will surely appoint the best type of dwelling that suits both your needs and available budget.
The Sipadan Water Village Resort offers several extra facilities such as restaurants an bars, and you can find here a mini mart as well. At the mini mart, you will find a huge selection of traditional souvenirs that you can take home. Overall, the prices for the extra services and the facilities on the island are extremely advantageous.
Travelers from everywhere can reach the island quite easily, as there are direct flight connections from many internationals airports such as Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Cebu, Seoul, Taipei, Manila, Brunei or Hong Kong.
Scuba diving in this area equals an amazing, dream-like adventure. Here is the place to meet barracudas swimming above the amazing corals, blue spotted stingrays, clown fish, and parrotfish, and you can even spot the almighty reef shark. There are four world-renowned diving spots in the area, nearby the Sipadan Island to be more specific, and if you love scuba diving, you should not miss these places: the Barracuda Point, White Tip Avenue, Coral Gardens and Turtle Tomb. However, those of you not initiated in scuba diving can try out the wonderful snorkeling adventures.
Of course, you should also check out some other famous diving spots on the islands of Mabul and Kapalai. In Kapalai especially, there is a renowned underwater paradise for photographers, called the Mandarin Valley.
The Sipadan Water village resort is definitely the spot to plan your next vacation, especially if you want the ultimate pampering and relaxation on one of the world’s most exotic islands!