Semporna is a small port town and the getaway to the nearby islands of Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan in Sabah, Borneo, East Malaysia.

After arriving from Tawau airport, many visitors spend one night in Semporna.

There are numerous hotels and hostels to choose from:

3 Star Hotels

  • Seafest Hotel
  • Seafest Hotel

1 star Hotels

  • Sipadan Inn
  • Sipadan Inn 2
  • Han Palace Hotel
  • Marina Hotel
  • Mabul Inn
  • Arung Hayat Hotel

Hostels & Backpackers

  • Borneo Global Backpackers
  • Dragon Inn


Close to Mabul island and Kapalai, Sibuan and Mataking, Semporna is your first step to fantastic diving with a spectacular number of unique species especialy for the passionate macro and muck diving divers.