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P O Box 15571 Kota Kinabalu, Pulau Mabul 91307, Malaysia
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Sipadan Mabul Resort
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to dive at Sipadan this is one of the best options in my view. You stay at Mabul island which means that you have some room to maneuver around when not diving. But this is indeed a dive resort for most part and I would not bother going to Mabul if I was not diving. That said... More

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Guangzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

way overpriced for what they offer now. food is bad, the place has become a weird mixture of hardcore divers and screaming Chinese tourists. the beaches and sea around is heavily polluted with all kinds of debris, staff is not as friendly as in the philippines. all this I am comparing to similar and way cheaper places in the Philippines.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

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... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 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... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 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... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

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... More

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Address: P O Box 15571 Kota Kinabalu, Pulau Mabul 91307, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Also Known As:
Sipadan Mabul Hotel Pulau Mabul

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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 
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