Kapalai is a romantic island.

Many newlyweds will come here especially.

There is only one resort on Kapalai Island.

Compared with Mabul Island,

Kapalai Island has a quieter environment.

Kapalai Island is only a 10-minute boat ride from Mabul Island.

And it is also close to Sipadan Island.

Kapalai Island is a sandbar between Mabul Island and Sipadan Island.

Most of the time there is no beach,

but there is a circular artificial beach.

Kapalai Island Jetty Address

Taman Bandar Semporna,

91308 Semporna, Sabah

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/8wLmUP6CNf9YX4vL7

Semporna Jetty To Kapalai Island

The speedboat ride takes 45 minutes.

The package usually includes boat tickets,

so no additional fees are required.

Boat Time Schedule

The resort has a 3 boat times table.

You can decide the boat time when booking.

Table In

Table Out

Suggested flight time/boat time

For the flight information of the aircraft,

you can refer to <Mabul Island Suggested Flight Time link>

Other Information

Jetty Fee does not include the package.

Tourists need to pay at the jetty by themselves.

The price is about RM 11 per person.

For the exact price,

you still need to ask the resort

or travel agency when determining the package.

These fees are levied by the government.

The price is reasonable and not very expensive.

If you are a foreigner,

you need to pay a tourism tax.

The fee is paid at check-in.

The price is RM 10 per room per night.

How to Get to Kapalai

Kapalai Island is also the same as Mabul Island.

It needs transportation by sea, land,

and air to reach its destination.

You can see the picture below is depart from Kuala Lumpur.

You need to buy a ticket to fly to Tawau Airport in Sabah.

When you arrive, take a taxi transfer to the Semporna Jetty.

Finally, take a speedboat to enter Kapalai Island.


In addition to departing from Kuala Lumpur,

Singapore and China every region can be reached at Sabah Tawau Airport.

However, there are no direct flights to Tawau Airport in some areas.

You need to arrange a connecting flight.


There is only one resort on Kapalai Island,

so there are 3 fixed boat schedules.

Similarly, you need to leave Semporna Jetty to get there.

It takes less than an hour to get to the island by boat.

If you are not sure how to arrange your flight time,

please refer to No 4.


Semporna Jetty can go to many famous islands nearby.

Have you been to Semporna, Kapalai Island, or nearby islands?

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