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This gorgeous and lavish Malaysian-style water village of 20 newly renovated over the water chalets is built completely over the sea on ironwood pilings, reached by a long jetty, and the whole village is connected by a series of sturdy flowered walkways.

Dive Package Includes

  • Return land and sea transfers between Tawau and Mabul Island
  • 3 boat dives daily around Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai
  • Unlimited jetty diving at the house reef
  • Chalet accommodation
  • All food and hot beverages are provided (excluding alcohol, juices and soft drinks)
  • Group Booking

    Every 11th guest in your group gets to stay free of charge!

    Sipadan Permits

    The resort has 14 daily Sipadan permits. Plan to stay for 5 days and 4 nights for a guaranteed dive permit to Pulau Sipadan.


    The newly renovated resort features 20 chalets offers something for everyone with a wide range of amenities and activities including complimentary public computers and free Wi-Fi in the lobby, a souvenir gift store and minimart, a helipad, camera and video rentals and processing services. The front desk are happy to assist with any requests and demands such as travel arrangements, bookings, and business fax and phone services.


    A large lively bar & lounge with chilled beverages and exotic cocktails.


    The state of the art PADI Dive centre is manned by well-experienced staff and dive masters, supplies good quality gear, lockers, showers and complimentary hot drinks and snacks. There is a good range of scuba courses for beginners to experienced divers, and diving packages are arranged to the surrounding dive sites, which you will be transferred to on their fully equipped dive boats.


    A nice restaurant with delicious local and international cuisine.


    Guests can access Mabul island and several beaches via the resort jetty.


    You can choose from 18 standard chalets, 1 deluxe chalet and 1 grand deluxe chalet. All the chalets have been newly renovated in 2023.

    Grand Deluxe Cottage Sipadan Water Village

    Grand Deluxe Cottage

    Standard Chalets

    <p>There is one Grand Deluxe Chalet (Family) at Sipadan Water Village. Newly refurbished and designed in a rustic style with pitched roofs, they are equipped with all mod-cons, ceiling fan, comfortable wicker and rattan furniture, private bathroom, a mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities and all have spacious breezy verandas.</p>


    Grand Deluxe Chalet Mabu lIsland Sipadan Water Village

    Grand Deluxe Balcony

    Deluxe Chalets

    2 of the deluxe chalets are also equipped with air conditioning at an extra charge.

    Mabul Deluxe Cottage Interior Sipadan

    Deluxe Cottage Interior

    Junior Chalets

    There is one Deluxe Chalet at Sipadan Water Village.

    Standard Water Chalets SIpadan Mabul

    Standard Cottages

    There are 18 Standard Chalets at Sipadan Water Village.

    Sipadan Deluxe Over the Water Chalet SWV

    Deluxe Cottage

    There is one Deluxe Chalet at Sipadan Water Village.

    Standard Cottage Water Chalet Mabul Island Sipadan Water Village

    Standard Cottage

    Grand Deluxe Chalets

    The grand deluxe chalet has a beautiful private balcony and extra living room space.


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    Swimming and snorkelling can be done on the resorts own house reef, mingle amongst a fantastic array of dense corals, pelagics, unusual macro creatures and colourful reef fish around two areas known as Paradise 1 and Paradise 2.

    Scuba Diving

    Scuba Diving

    Sipadan Water Village brings divers to Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai.

    Dive Courses

    PADI Dive Courses

    SWV Resort's PADI dive center offers a full range of diving courses.

    Sea Kayaking at Sipadan Water Village

    Transparent Kayaks

    Sea kayaking using the transparent kayaks is a great activity at Sipadan Water Village.

    Snorkeling Mabul Island



    Sipadan Water Village organizes daily boats to snorkeling around Mabul and Kapalai.

    Boat Trips

    Boat Trips

    Island hopping trips to Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan.

    Bar & Lounge

    Bar & Lounge

    Relax at the Sipadan Water Village bar & lounge with fellow divers and guests.



    What a magical experience it was to dive at Sipadan! The sites were teeming with life and the waters were so clear it was a great experience for snorkelers too. The Sipadan Water Village is a great place to stay.


    The Cottages at Sipadan Water Village Resort are beautiful and newy renovated. The resort offers great personalized service and a friendly welcome, not to mention brilliantly located for diving and snorkeling at Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan Islands.


    The diving at Sipadan was incredible – there was just so much to see! The resort itself was really fantastic – excellent and luxurious facilities, great food and helpful staff members to top it all off.




    Fly directly to Tawau airport or transit in Kota Kinabalu and from there take a 40-minute flight to Tawau. From there, the resort staff will meet and transfer you to Semporna in about 90 minutes. From Semporna, you’ll take a speedboat from the jetty to Sipadan Water Village on Mabul Island. Scheduled boat times from Semporna are: 9 am, 12 pm Noon and 3:30 pm. To catch the last boat transfer from Semporna, make sure your flight arrives before 1.30pm. When departing from Mabul island, plan to take the 10:30 am flight or later out of Tawau.

    Contact us for more info about land, flights and sea transfer schedules.