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Mabul Water Bungalows

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Pulau Mabul, Malaysia
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Alberta
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52 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s quite the journey to get here; about 1.5 hr car ride from Tawau Airport, and another 45 min boat ride. Upon our arrival, my husband explained to me that this was “the best that I could do.” While the surroundings are beautiful, the resort itself left a little to be desired. As soon as we entered our room, we... More 

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Essex
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We recently stayed at Mabul Water Bungalows off the coast of Malaysia so that we could SCUBA dive in the area. What an amazing place it is. After a 40 minute boat transfer from Semporna out to tiny Mabul Island we were given a warm welcome with a drink and scented face cloths to freshen up with while we had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife spent 5 days at Mataking and 6 days at Mabul water bungalows which is clearly much better than the former. It doesn't quite live up to a 5 star resort, but is great value for money given the cost hence I give it 5 stars without hesitation. Nice resort, Nice staff, good diving, not a lot... More 

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1 Thank Johan776
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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112 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Just got back from a fantastic scuba vacation at Mabul Water Bungalows. While not exactly cheap, it was a great trip that delivered on a lot of levels. The resort is literally a 10 minute walk away from "Sipadan Mabul Resort". This place didnt look bad, however the water bungalows are much nicer, more quiet, more private, and have easier... More 

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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A very pretty property with beautiful rooms and balconies , breathtaking views of lagoons all around. essentially a hotel keeping divers and snorkelers in mind, no room service but coffee and all amenities are available all day as a part of package. Very hospitable staff polite and hard working, Eva the manager is omni present taking care and planning. you... More 

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Beijing, China
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I stayed for 4 nights there last week and it was a pleasant stay. The resort was effective in getting me dives to Sipadan, which I went in 3 out of 4 days. The diving was magnificient, and the crew friendly. Divemasters Dania, Yousef and Ronnie were super pleasant, though a guide King was a bit nonchalant. The Spanish manager... More 

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Makati City
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The room is quite spacious and clean, the staff are very helpful and friendly and the diving is just amazing. You get a nice view from the water bungalows and you don't even have to snorkel to see the marine life! I love how they are environment friendly and you get a bicycle to go around the resort.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Pro: great team , friendly, helpful. Buffet food but we found crabs, shrimps etc.. We were very lucky with the weather in july. Diving at the resort reef is free, plus 3 dives per day. Equipment rental is quite cheap. my room has great view, number 210 , for sunset, at the over the water , the other part of... More 

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Brisbane
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Recently returned from a dive holiday staying at the Mabul Water Bungalows which has good access to Sipadan and surrounds. The resort is well run and organised by the very capable Eva and her team. It is a bit of a mission getting there with numerous legs involved to actually reach Mabul but once there t is a spectacular looking... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I have stayed at many places on previous visits and that included the land based section of Mabul Water Bungalows. The "over water" rooms are really good. It looked as if my room on the main entry pier had recently been refurbished, as the paint and finish looked and smelt fresh. The view is amazing plus looking down from the... More 

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