Semporna hotels

Hotels in the seaside town of Semporna consist mainly of 2-3 star budget accommodation, homestays and hostels located near the seafront (from as low as RM25-30 or US$6-7 per night).

Most are situated close to the jetty, and some are built entirely on stilts over the ocean.

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Mid-Range to luxury Semporna hotels
Semporna budget hotels (with Sipadan Permits)
Other budget Semporna hotels (waterfront)
Homestays and hostels
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Keep in mind that not all dive operators are allocated a Sipadan permit directly from the government. That being said, there is a rich secondary market for a Sipadan permit.

If your dive operator is unable to provide a Sipadan permit, they may obtain one for you at a premium or book that day with a Sipadan resort that can.

For other hotels/resorts located in Pulau Mabul with Sipadan permits, see the full list of hotels with Sipadan permits.