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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saigon,Vietnam
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

As our bodies do not support scuba diving anymore, we only snorkeled. Magnificent! (and we have seen already a lot!) Verey kind reception, good food, very good appartment with beachview (I am under the impression we were upgraded from standard bungalow) Only one minus point: the beerprices are exagerated, especially in comparason with the other resorts-twice their price.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Of course a trip to Mabul is for diving at Sipadan. Mabul is small island and only houses diving resorts. Mabul has no city center where you go shopping. People complaining that there is not much to do, what else you suspect?! We loved our stay at the Sipidan Mabul Resort. This resort on the mainland is very nice located... More 

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Zhuhai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Diving in Semporna has been industrial. The result of industrialzation is mass production, so is Scuba junkie. You don't wanna be industrialized in learning diving. Diving is one of the most dangerous extreme sports and needed to be taken seriously. But in scuba junkie, they compress 4 days OW courses into 3 days, and even not letting you have the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Its not 5 star, but had everything we needed. The food was great, buffet style, always plenty of it. Rooms were clean and cool, lovely outdoor shower. Nice to have a pool for after diving. Nicer, I think, than the water bungalows, because you could wander around a bit. Diving equipment was in good condition, guides were excellent, we particularly... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Stayed there from March 1. to 6. 2015. I was welcomed by Eva, who is the manager on duty, of the water bungalow section. She really know what the word SERVICE means! Whatever things you want to know, she has the solution! :-) I was guaranteed one day diving on the housereef of Sipadan, but got two, ho-ho! 5 wonderful... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Right, lets get some things clear. This is not a small tropical island where you can walk around alone on a white beach. Mabul resort have around 100m of beach, the rest is occupied by the 2000 local fishermen or workers from the different hotels on the island. In addition to sipadan mabul resort (smart) they also own the water... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is my first review ever after years of diving. I having been traveling all over the world for many years going to places I feel are "scuba worthy". I am from Florida and mostly dive in the Caribbean. I decided to take a "bucket list" vacation and travel to the other side of the world...Malaysia and the Maldives Islands.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Few days ago our group came back from diving holidays at Mabul.I've seen more turtles than fish,accommodation was simple(nothing wrong with that)but nice and clean,no complaint regarding room service.Food nice(buffet 3 times a day).Staff was OK.Dive guides helpful.At the end of our stay resort gave us dinner at the beach,performed some songs.Only bad thing about the place is that you... More 

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Frederikshavn, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place it well worth your money and more to. We simply loved it. We stayed here for 5 days and were sad to leave because all the staff has treated us so kindly and the facilities were so nice. We stayed in a stand alone chalet with a lovely sea-view. The chalet was nice with lots of space, clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

me and my family had the most amazing experience here. We travelled around borneo for 3 weeks and ended the trip here thankfully. The people are amazing and the location is amazing. (Also the diving of course) this place is good for anyone. we have 3 dives a day and after each dive food, tea and coffee were always there... More 

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