Kapalai Resort: A long trip to a breathtaking bath

By September 22, 2013Borneo

Kapalai Resort is a breathtaking place in the midst of the Celebes Sea close to the northern part of Borneo. Since we knew it was built on a sand bar, we expected something like an island. Yet, erosion took the sand bar down and Kapalai became a water village. It is a perfect spot for divers since it is only 15 minutes away from Sipadan – one of the top 10 dive spots in the world.

Kapalai Resort is a breathtaking place in the midst of the Celebes Sea close to the northern part of Borneo. Since we knew it was built on a sand bar, we expected something like an island. Yet, erosion took the sand bar down and Kapalai became a water village. It is a perfect spot for divers since it is only 15 minutes away from Sipadan – one of the top 10 dive spots in the world.

Kapalai seems to be an unreal place as it is surrounded by nothing but turquoise water and an endless sky. No noise except for some boots bringing new people to the resort twice a day. Apart from diving and snorkeling there is really nothing to do but relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the place.

Besides being super lucky to get a dive permit for Sipadan during my stay (make sure you arrange this in advance!!) I absolutely loved my bath tub. As the picture shows, I could see the ocean around me, feel the breeze of the ocean while sitting in a hot bath. It was by far the best bathing experience ever.

So if you are still looking for a perfect honeymoon spot… that’s the one. And even without a honeymoon, it feels as if, I can tell :-).

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