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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Sipadan Mabul Resort (SMART) provided good transfer services with spacious vans and comfortable boats. Like any other destination dive resorts, we need not worry about our luggages and they were promptly delivered to door step. Dive guide stayed with us throughout the trip (16 dives in total) and did fantastic job in hunting. Dives: I was surprise that what we...

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1Thank Huimineology
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

First thing first, we were really disappointed with the boat transfer. We were grouped with other nationalities but it was made clear that Malaysians to be travelled separately from Eurasians in a much dilapidated boats. That is racial discrimination and worst, against your own people when you are paying just as much as they are paying. At the resort, the...

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3Thank WaZeRia
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Amazing diving. Very friendly staff. Nice food. Everything is taken care of for you. The dive masters and all boat crew were fantastic. It was great to know that we could go to the house reef for a swim, snorkel or dive whenever we felt like it. Three boat dives per day was great and every dive site was stunning.

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Thank Gemima P
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Lovely Resort, we did not have the stand alone chalet as there were none available so were not guaranteed a day at Sipadan, however we ended up with 2 days at Sipadan and were offered a third but did not take up the offer as there was lots of good diving around Mabul. The resort is clean and comfortable. The...

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2Thank Laspig
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Imagine a place that is perfectly geared for diving and is a terrific resort and has good food and has a great layout amongst the sand and the palm trees and has sweet and friendly staff. Now put that place in one of the worlds best dive locations. There you have it. Sipadan Mabul dive resort. Unfortunately not much is...

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1Thank Kunal737
Morin-Heights
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Everything went perfectly: - 3 diving outings a day - beautiful and cosy houses on the sea (our sun was in the ones on the land), wow !!! - lovely varied food - very professionnal diving masters and guides Except for 2 things: - the matress we had wasn't very comfortable (we could feel the springs :( ) - house...

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Thank Sylvie C
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 22 January 2014

It can be confusing when arriving at this resort... as there are two. An over-water resort and a land resort. We stayed at the land resort and really enjoyed it. We booked last minute so our room was quite simple. There are several floor plans of rooms available, so check these out before booking. The shower felt as if it...

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3Thank TravelinChance
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 December 2013

I have spent 5 nights at SMART for he primary reason of diving Sipadan Island. The resort is located on Mabul Island and operates a number of speedboats to get you to and from mainland as well as all the dive sites. The accommodation is to a very high standard even in the standard bungalows. Not sure whether it is...

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6Thank Stefan G
Hong Kong
Reviewed 23 December 2013

First thing first, SMART is the short form for Sipadan MAbul ResorT. Have been there once at 2002. Now back to visit again and found very good and on-going improvment. Please be noted that this Resort have two area, the expensive side is water bungalow. SMART is relative cheaper. The water for drink is OK but for shower is a...

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1Thank Homer_Chau
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 21 December 2013

My husband and i spent 5 days in this resort and we where blown away by everything. It was quite an awesome Island experience. The locals where very friendly, our room was neat and tidy, and food was delish. On top of it management was well organised. will do it again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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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“Go for either the standalone bungalows or water bungalows.”
 of 5 bubbles the_urbanurchin, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Accommodation overall good but no working wifi in the rooms and even lobby was down often.”
 of 5 bubbles Nina_Petri, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“go for water bungalows for sure”
 of 5 bubbles HK-Jet-Setter-4, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms on the jetty to Mabul Island”
 of 5 bubbles gesands, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The free standing bungalows are the best to stay in. If you have money, stay at the Water bungalows”
 of 5 bubbles RadiomaninLaos, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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