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Sipadan Mabul Resort

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P O Box 15571 Kota Kinabalu, Pulau Mabul 88864, Malaysia
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While it's hard to draw a comparison to anything else around these islands, we had a beautiful time staying at Sipdan Mabul Resort. As a couple, we had our rate split between one diving 6D/5N, and one non-diving 6D/5N, and we stayed on the water bungalows over crystal clear, shallow turquoise water. What we loved: - Patrick was my dive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Services was generally very good (all food, housekeeping, etc.). Diving services was generally standard. I was surprised of bad visibility at Sipadan (in comparison with Palau etc.) and amount of rubbish in the sea close to Pulau Mabul. Situation is even much worse close to Semporna! If I compare cleanness of this sea with Malaysia Pulau Redang, Palau or Philippines... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The management is very rude and not helpful. The diving team was great but not value for the money you spend. Poor and unhealthy food, old buildings and very simple. FOr the money I was expecting much much more

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Sipadan Mabul Resort is definitely one of the best resort in Mabul for your diving in Sipadan. Very clean room and nice atmosphere . Nice Food with high quality and range. Staff is well trained and very attentive

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I went to dive, but found that the snorkelling (especially at Sipadan - on my no-dive day) might have actually been better than the diving!! So, a great resort for non-divers too!! The arrangements all worked extremely smoothly. Land and see transfers by Sipadan Mabul Resort (SMART) were excellent. Easy and efficient. The food was really good, with a good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Went here to relax and that's what I did. The staff is helpful and the diving is beautiful. The diving was gorgeous and the marine life is abundant. The dive masters are nice and they'll show you the small fish. The land resort accommodation is good, they have buggies to drive you to where you need to be.

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Thank Bart v
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

excellent place to be relax . good for divert , diving is incredible .people are nice .they helped me to dive in sedan 3 times , i advise people to book atlas 6 night . maboul is lovely to see small things and sipadan we wood nice island ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Diving in Malaysia for 1 week with Sipadan mabul Resort is one of the excellent experienced. We travelled with our good friends because we are all experienced divers such as instructors, dive master and rescue. We saw a lot of underwater species. The bungalows are nice with the nice view. The food is good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Location: From Tawau you take a 45 minute drive to the port, a 40 minute speed boat to the island of Mabul. The island itself is tiny and I am not even sure it has roads and cars. It is about 20 minutes by boat from Sipidan Island. Rooms: We stayed on the land side due to money. If money... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I spent 6 days on Mabul Island and did a lot of diving in Sipadan and surrounding Mabul as well as Kapalai. Diving here is worldclass, besides Sipadan (that is known for its beauty anyway) there is so much macro just around Mabul and you can do as many house reef dives as you want. The guides and instructors are... More 

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