Brief info ofSemporna

Semporna may be a small town by the coast but sleepy it is not, with its reputation as an international diving scene.


Brief info ofLahad Datu

Despite the rustic appearance and name referrence, Lahad Datu is a special place to visit should one is interested in the sociological development of this part of the world.


Attractions in Semporna

Semporna is situated in the South-Eastern Coast of Sabah and is the capital of the Semporna District. It is known as the gateway to dive haven in Sabah. Visitors would usually take a flight to Tawau airport and book an airport taxi to Semporna town which is 81.7 kilometers away from Tawau town. Alternatively, coach bus service is also available from Kota Kinabalu City.

Kapalai Island
The mere name conjures the image of crystal clear waters and a floating paradise like no other. A 45-minute trip from Semporna by speedboat, Kapalai island is one of the many beautiful diving havens in this part of the world. However, Kapalai is truly unique because it is not quite an ‘island’.
Pom Pom Island
Looking for a secluded island to just kick back and relax? Hop on a Pom Pom-bound speedboat from Semporna and let your serenity journey begin! Being one of Semporna’s many dive havens, scuba diving aficionados can also spend the day underwater fawning over the vivid marine lives.
Sipadan Island
Sipadan was voted one of the top dive sites in the world, just 20 minutes from Mabul or Kapalai or 1 hour from Semporna. Malaysia’s only true oceanic island, rising 600m from the ocean floor. Stunning underwater visibility.
Mataking Island
With its sparkling white sand, mesmerizing blue waters and top-class resort, Mataking Island is the ideal getaway for both the avid diver and non-diver. Divers can gear up and explore the Eel Garden, Coral Garden, Nudibranch Garden, Turtle Playground, Lobsters Lair and Hump Head Point.
Tun Sakaran Marine Park
This Marine Park, which is also known as the Semporna Islands Park, comprises of eight islands – Bohey Dulang, Bodgaya, Sebangkat, Selakan, Mantabuan, Sibuan, Maiga, as well as the Church Reef and Kapikan Reef.
Mabul Island
Mabul gained its own recognition as one of the best muck-diving (a term used to describe limited visibility dives at shallow sites with usually sandy bottoms) sites in the world.

Attractions in Lahad Datu

Lahad Datu is located strategically in the Tawau division of the East coast of Sabah. Situated mid-way between Tawau and Sandakan, Lahad Datu can be reached by road from any major town in Sabah, including Kota Kinabalu.

Danum Valley Conservation Area
Being remote from human habitation and almost alien to modern civilization makes the Danum Valley Conservation Area a naturalists’ paradise. 
Darvel Bay
Darvel Bay or Lahad Datu Bay is a bight (large bay) on the east side of Sabah, Malaysia. Darvel Bay is the latest diving hotspot in Lahad Datu.
Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Tabin Wildlife Reserve is home to various endangered wildlife such as the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Tembadau and exotic birdlife. Covered in eury species lowland rainforest, Tabin nurtures a colossal number of tropical plants; some of which are rich in medicinal and therapeutic values.
Sungai Kapur
Sungai Kapur – North Tabin is located within the RAMSAR site and referring it to an “off the beaten path gem” is an understatement! Sungai Kapur is by far Lahad Datu’s “2in1”! To conceptualize, it is as if the jungle of Danum Valley and the Kinabatangan River meets and placed in one area.