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Mari Mari Mantanani Backpacker Lodge

Kampong Mantanani, Pulau Mantanani Besar, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Accomodation very basic, food OK, but limited. But the white sandy beach, clear water, stunning view and excellent diving and snorkeling more than make up for it. Staff were friendly and helpful. No cars, electricity, clear skies, pure air, we left feeling totally recharged.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you to the whole mari mari crew for making our stay and visit simply memorable . This is a no frills option stay location ... So if you don't like divers ... Youngsters and good company go elsewhere !!! Here you can chill under the shade but also meet interesting travelers and share lots of travelli g tips ..... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Too many teenagers! An infestation of them! There is a summer camp between the main area and the dorm area and the whole feel of the place is taken over by teenagers, their minders and counselors. Of course, one can ignore this, but it certainly colors the vibe. And that seemed to be the only vibe. The food? The food... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This beautiful island is set in turquoise seas perfect for anyone learning to dive. The lodge is basic back packers in little stilted chalets. Be warned this is an island so running water and electricity are only available when the sun goes down. The food is plentiful and tasty but basic. The dive guides are superb and the diving is... More

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Papar, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My exceptional experience at Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge is the reason I have finally decided to create a tripadvisor account. From the moment I was picked up in Kota Kinabalu, to being returned I was in good hands, and received exactly what I had expected (if not more). The guides that joined us on the bus provided all necessary information... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Diving - The diving is run from a platform about 200m off the smaller island (Mantanani Kecil) which is a very short boat ride from the Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge on Mantanani Besar. The divemasters managed our expectations by saying that we should not expect to see fish of any size as the village on the island fish the area.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My five friends and I stayed at mantanani backpacker lodge for five nights in two primitive but very charming "sulaps". We spent our days sun bathing at the fantastic beach just outside our lodges. Outside the resort the beach was clean from garbage, when walking closer to the two villages on the island there was a lot more garbage. One... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

By all means, this Mantanani Island is an untouched island where you can enjoy the sun, watersports (snorkling, diving), and sunset. The waters are crystal clear with a hue of aqua. I stayed at the dorm where we shared with a few girls. The downside is there were bugs on my pillow and the beds weren't comfy. The bbq dinner... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I felt very at home here as I'm comfortable with the 'roughing it' type of holiday. It was much like my childhood holidays back home in New Zealand. Things were clean and tidy and the locals are very welcoming and friendly, even to guests who are not familiar with 'island life'. Unfortunately I must agree with the reviewer who mentioned... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

You can't miss Pulau Mantanani. It is completely spectacular, but this hostel/hotel is not. There was one other accommodation that I saw on the island called Holiday dream or Dream Holiday, but it is apparent that this business runs a sort of monopoly. My biggest problem with my stay was the customer service/staff. Unfortunately we ran into a lot of... More

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Address: Kampong Mantanani, Pulau Mantanani Besar, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Kota Belud District > Pulau Mantanani Besar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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