Malaysia: Kapalai water bungalow

Kapalai island is widely known as a wonderland with dreamlike sceneries.

Kapalai island is actually a sand-bar located between Sipadan island and Mabul island, which was severely eroded. the sand-bar has now become a beach lied down at the top of Ligitan coral, next to Celebes Sea. Its submarine seascape is a paradise of people that love muck diving. You inadvertently discover rare underwater creature: cuttlefish, the blue-ringed octopus, sea moths, mating tilefish. The crystal clear seawater surrounding Kapalai island is a floating paradise worthy of the name.

This is the moment I first see Kapalai island with my own eyes. Previously, I have seen many photos of Kapalai island, but first arrive in Kapalai island, I am so overwhelmed by her rich beauty.

The younger waiter help us carry our bags to our room from the ship.

A scene one step, I am not able to look at kapalai island enough, it will never end.

Enthusiastic tricolour seems to Malaysian people greet all guest with a warm, friendly and genuine smile.

Triangle plum and the seawater complement each other, readily take a picture, it is a postcard.

Beautiful triangle plum is the water bungalow’s protagonist.

We are very lucky, we are signed to room number 51. This is room number 51, which can extend into the sea, a exclusive broad open view, it is not interfere with other water bungalow.

We open the door, the honeymoon room is very clean, well appointed, which is decorated with flowers. It is truly beautiful.

The sea-front bathtub.

A large cluster of fishes swim around everywhere.

But if you are snorkeling for the first time, you also have the option of renting a boat, let the staff there take you to dive, and now free.

The diving equipment room. A professional deep dive have to have an internationally recognized diving licence.

This is the world famous cliff dive shrine: on one side is the shoals 3 meters deep, on the other side is seabed cliff 300 meters deep. And so we can see many deep-sea fish with the greatest ease.

A small speedboat moving from island to island.

The color of the sea has changed over time. We sit here, watching the waves, having a chat, good to enjoy.

If I have not seen it with my own two eyes, I take this picture myself, I can’t believe my eyes.

Its waters are very clean, as if a small speedboat wave in the air.

Kapalai has not a sandbeach most of the time, but a white sandbeach appears as the tide ebbs each day at noon, it is the location of a circular platform (shown above). You can see a thin white sandbeach from the picture, when the tide is on the ebb the thin white sandbeach and the circular platform have been almost connected. when the maximal area is attained perhaps it covers two football fields.

The circular platform is as vivid as a fairy tale.

It is also a good place to have western style wedding ceremony.

These photos of the weddings held here hang on the wall of the hall.

Watch a sunrise together.

The sunset over the sea is very beautiful, water bungalows become silhouettes one by one.

The best place to watch the sunset over the sea is lounge chairs outside the dining room or the helipad.

I watch the dining room from the helicopter landing strip.

Kapalai island in the night.



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