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Sipadan Mabul Resort

P O Box 15571 Kota Kinabalu, Pulau Mabul 91307, Malaysia
Sipadan Mabul Resort
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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14 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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