Vacation in Sipadan Water Village
Sipadan is one the most beautiful places you can visit in Malaysia. Only the fact that you cannot spend the night on this island can tell how special it is. One of the solutions you have is to stay in one of the resorts in Mabul, and one of the most visited is Sipadan Water Village resort. It is a luxury and the pure nature – all in one. This resort is constructed in Bajau architectural design, since there are many Bajau fishermen who still live on the island. It is built over water on stilts made of ironwood, so it is really safe. You can also enjoy Asian and Continental cuisine, so in this resort you will have a feeling like you are in some other time. Anyone who stays here can enjoy diving packages on Sipadan island, Kapalai or Mabul. This resort has also its own diving center with many accommodations such as: individual lockers, drying areas, showers, wet suits, snacks and hot drinks, and they have many professionals who work there so there won’t be any reasons to go anywhere else. For those who are not into diving, there is snorkeling, massages, swimming, sun banking, visiting Bajau village, and many other activities.
Most of the tourists who come here are dying to dive on Sipadan island, since you cannot find more marine life anywhere near. Sipadan is known for large number of large numbers of green and hawksbill turtle and also a “Turtle Tomb” with many skeletal remains of turtles that once got lost and never found their way back. That is actually in Turtle Cavern, very popular diving site, but it is more for experienced divers since it requires full equipment and also a guide. Another popular diving site is Barracuda Point which is ranked among top five sites in the world and you can literally see thousands of barracudas forming a tornado-like formation. This is certainly a dive site that everyone must try. West ridge is another diving site in Sipadan and it is ideal for marine biology, since you can find many turtles, black corals, groupers, etc. South point is also very interesting because of its coral formations and pelagics such as manta rays and hammerhead sharks. It is a very deep vide, so everyone should be careful. There are also many other sites like Coral Gardens, Drop Off, Hanging Garden, Lobster Lair, Midreef, but don’t you won’t be able to see them all, so you better chose which one suits you the best.
If you are saying in Sipadan Water Village you will probably be interesting in their special dive package since it includes many accommodations such as: Land / Boat transfer from Tawau to Sipadan Water Village and back, Chalet Accommodation on twin or triple share basis at the resort, 3 daily boat dives - Mabul - Kapalai – Sipadan, Unlimited Mabul House Reef diving, Use of tanks, weights and weight belts, all meals, snacks, hot drinks, water and taxes. The only negative thing you can experience is to be put on a waiting list, since on Sipadan island only 120 dives are allowed daily.