Luxury resorts

Whether you’re planning a honeymoon or simply looking for a romantic escapade with or without diving in mind, Mabul’s 2 luxury resorts have got you covered.

There are also 3 other luxury resorts located on nearby islands, namely:

  • Kapalai (15-20 minutes from Mabul/Sipadan);
  • Mataking (further out, but has Sipadan Permits); and
  • Pom Pom (where the Tropical Research and Conservation Center (TRACC) is located).

It is also worth noting that all 5 resorts listed on this page provide:


Mabul Island resorts

Mabul Water Bungalows1. Mabul Water Bungalows (14 Permits)

Super-exclusive Mabul resort with just 16 units of floating, wooden bungalows built entirely over water with spacious, private balconies offering panoramic vistas of the ocean. Sister resort of Sipadan-Mabul Resort (link).

Stay 5 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Mabul Water Bungalows on Dive The World (4D3N packages from RM3103 (US$725) per non-diver)

Read about Mabul Water Bungalows on TripAdvisor


SWV Sipadan Water Village2. Sipadan Water Village Resort (14 Permits)

45 water chalets built based on Bajau Lau (Sea Gypsies) architectural design, each with private decks overlooking the sea.

Stay 4 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Sipadan Water Village on Dive The World (4D3N packages from US$1203 per non-diver)

Read about Sipadan Water Village on TripAdvisor


Kapalai Island resort

Learn more about Kapalai Island

Kapalai Resort1. Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort (14 Permits)

15-20 minutes from Sipadan and Mabul, this top-notch resort is built in the middle of the Celebes Sea with no land in sight. Popular among couples and honeymooners.

Stay 3 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort on Dive The World (4D3N packages from RM2641 (US$617) per non-diver)

Read about Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort on TripAdvisor


Pom Pom Island resort

Learn more about Pom Pom Island

Pom Pom Island1. Pom Pom Island Resort

Exclusive resort in Pom Pom Island offering day trips to Mabul and other islands. Mid-range to luxury options available. Located very close to Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Read about Pom Pom Island Resort on TripAdvisor

Check pricing for Pom Pom Island Resort on: Agoda.com


Mataking Island resort

Learn more about Mataking Island

Mataking1. Reef Dive Resort (7 Permits)

Luxurious resort with daily diving trips to Sipadan (±80 minutes away) and other islands.

Return dive trip to Sipadan – RM1,400 per boat (maximum of 7 pax per boat)

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Mataking Reef Dive Resort on Expedia

Read about Reef Dive Resort on TripAdvisor