No matter where you look – it’s like dessert for your eyes!
Sipadan Water Village is that resort you see in the magazines and wish you could visit! Each room is an individual bungalow and the entire resort is built over the water. The whole resort is built in traditional Bajau architecture and uses Belian wood from Borneo. The layout of the resort was carefully chosen as to not disturb that existing reef. So, not only is it exotic and beautiful, it’s building materials, design and layout are all in harmony with its surroundings.
All of the bungalows, dive shop, lobby and restaurant are connected by a wooden sidewalk. The sidewalk is beautifully adorned with palm trees, bougainvillea and hibiscus and beneath it is a natural aquarium full of corals and reef creatures.
Sipadan Water Village has 4 types of bungalows. There are a total of 45 bungalows. They are –
- Junior Cottage
- Standard Cottage
- Deluxe Cottage
- Grand Deluxe Cottage
Most of the cottages are Standard. These charming cottages are about 700 sq ft and have either 2 twin beds or 1 king bed. The rooms are large enough for another twin bed if necessary. 8 of the Standard Cottages have AC. There are 4 Standard Cottages that are configured as duplexes. Each cottage is completely private – but it shares a wall with the cottage next to it and they have a common balcony. It’s ideal for families or friends traveling together.
There are 4 Junior Cottages. They are a little smaller and are located near the dive shop. They have two twin beds or a king bed.
The Deluxe Cottages are a little larger than the Standard Cottage and there are only 2 of them. They only have a king bed. The bathroom is much larger and it has a bathtub in addition to the shower and dual vanities. The Deluxe Cottages have AC.
The Grand Deluxe Cottage is huge at about 1300 sq ft. It has two queen beds, two large walk-in closets, a large bathroom with dual vanities and a large sitting area with a couch and two chairs! There is also a hot tub on the balcony!
Upon arrival, each room has two bottles of water and a water pitcher. The water pitcher is filled daily. And, you can refill the water bottles in the lobby bar, the dive shop or the restaurant as often as you wish.
The electricity in the cottages is 220V.