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Sipadan Mabul Resort

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Bangkok
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed there for 6 nights on our diving trip. The place was really lovely, the food was really good - a lot of seafood and good soup. Tea and coffee was free flow. The staffs were really nice and helpful. Our room (which was the cheapest room) was small but very nice. We got a nice little balcony that...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

I never even heard of Mabul / Sipadan till few days before my departure as a friend of a friend did all the bookings and I just went along and what an amazing adventure it was. We got picked up from Tawau airport and taken by minibus to Samporno. From there a boat took us to Mabul Resort where we...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3rd trip here to SMART resort but going to review as non-diver. I booked through Asia Diving Vacation. The resort provides end to end service, from airport transfer to checking into your chalet. We flew from BKI on MH2121 at 7:25am, landed TAWAU in 40minutes. We were met by resort's driver who drove to Semporna jetty which took about 1...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I went there with a scuba divers group and we did best dives of our lifes. Its very close to Sıpadan Island which is one of the very best place to dive all around the world but also Mabul Island is a a great spot to dive too. Its very long way from every where, first you need to get...

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Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Was here with my daughter in late Jan, solely for diving purposes in Mabul and Sipadan. Everything went well except for 2 things ie. my missing luggage during transit in KK (but that's not the hotel's fault anyway) and the hordes of mainland Chinese tourists also staying at the hotel, lacking in good ethics and consideration for other guests. We...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Positives: Staff was very friendly and polite, they help what u need. Restaurant & room was clean. Foods was not much variety but acceptable, good thing is you can find smt if come from europe. Water and diving area awesome, you can see lots of different fishes, turtle, shark and other sea livers. Also diving organization was very clear and...

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Denver
Reviewed 14 September 2016

i would go with a stand alone cottage - hopefully you get one in the first row with view of water rather than a back one the view of another cottage. Sipadan----- they guarantee a (three tank) dive day at Spiadan if you stay a min 5 nights...the chances of going an additional day are VERY very GREAT. Most of...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We got an 8 days 7 nights package in Mabul Sipadan Resort because we wanted to dive in one of the best dive spots worldwide and we were not disappointed. Our cottage was the n°129 seafront, and was really perfect: just in front the beach, two steps from the diving center, near enough to the restaurant but far enough to...

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Got certified scuba diver here - amazing place and the best to stay at Mabul Island. Room, service and food was great but nothing compared to the fantastic under water world and the experiences er had here 👌

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Shanghai Region, China
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

It's older than Kapalai. The hotel is only ok, but of course clean as well. The good thing for it is, it has more lisence to Sipadan diving resort , which only allow 100 people to visit. It is top ten diving resort in the world. If you a diving lover maybe mabul would the best choice . The snorkeling...

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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
SIPADAN-MABUL RESORT (SMART) is situated at Mabul Island overlooking the well-known Sipadan Island. It is a dive destination resort that began its modest operations back in 1993 and has since grown into a well-established and reputable resort as it is today. SMART has 42 land-based chalets (22 unit stand-alone detached chalets, 18 unit standard semi-detached chalets and 2 unit suite chalets) which can accommodate up to 84 guests at any one time. All chalets are built from native materials of Borneo, mostly twin-bedded, equipped with mosquito screens, air-conditioning and come with attached bathrooms with hot shower facilities as well as free Wi-Fi internet access in the room. Other facilities include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi whirlpool spa, large dining hall and bars. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sipadan Mabul Resort

Address: P O Box 15571 Kota Kinabalu, Pulau Mabul 88865, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Number of rooms: 42
Also Known As:
Sipadan Mabul Hotel Pulau Mabul
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“Subject to availability, sea view bungalows are allocated automatically.”
dlucky1, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Go for either the standalone bungalows or water bungalows.”
the_urbanurchin, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Accommodation overall good but no working wifi in the rooms and even lobby was down often.”
Nina_Petri, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“go for water bungalows for sure”
HK-Jet-Setter-4, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms on the jetty to Mabul Island”
gesands, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
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