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Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base

Certificate of Excellence
| Pulau Sibu, Mersing 86800, Malaysia
Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really good weekend getaway. Clear waters and clean white sand beaches. The snorkeling is great! Just a few meters from the beach is a large reef where you see a variety of small fish and sea creatures. First time I've seen a clownfish in the wild! Was really excited. Staff are really lay back, friendly and helpful. Accommodation is clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently spent three nights at Sea Gypsy travelling with another family, and 5 kids aged between 3 and 5. It was an easy drive from Singapore to the pick up location (30 mins south of Mersing), from which we boarded a small speed boat that took us on a 20 minute journey to Pulau Sibu island. We were warmly greeted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A colleague recommended the place. Having spent over a month in Singapore with three children we decided to venture into Malaysia and the Sibu island. The trip from Singapore was long due to long delays at the boarder crossing but once on the jetty, the fun started. The boat ride felt like being back on Universal Studios S. The food... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If it wasn't for the sand flies, I'd give this place top marks. Food's good, staff are all really nice, accommodation is good, beach is nice, diving all right, and so on. There is actually wifi too, though very slow. Plus for the subsidised transport service back and forth between the island and Singapore. The rest of the island is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely weekend. the driver picked us up in Singapore. One of the seat belts was not working so it took the driver another driver to point out that he could pull down another seat for him to use (he was not that bright). He drove very dangerously for the rest of the way but when finally got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living in Johor, a trip to Sibu was too good to miss. We had heard good things of the resort and weren't disappointed. All the staff were friendly, the food was excellent and plentiful. The sea crossing as very rough and we arrived a little damp!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Very nice place to go with young kids. They can freely run around and have supervised activities. This makes vacation for parent worry free and relaxing. Excursions are offered and not overpriced. We used bug spray and their special sand fly spray and both kids did not encounter any bites. The rest of the island outside the ressort has a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Living in Singapore, I first stayed at Sea Gypsy Resort way back in the year 2000 (I was part of the wheelbarrow "taxi" crew that some of the longer-term staff may remember). Over the years since then, I've been back countless times coming there first with friends, then a fiancée, then wife (same person), and most recently our 3 young... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My family stayed at Sea Gypsy for a long weekend in May 2015. (My wife and I with our three children ages 5, 3 and 1) It was a great experience. The food - especially breakfast and dinner were top-not AMAZING!. They have an early dinner for the children and children activities for the evening so parents can have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have stayed at Sea Gypsy many times over the years, have always had a wonderful time and have never been disappointed. I am surprised at some of the comments regarding the cleanliness of the beach. I know the staff clean the beach in front of the resort everyday more than once a day. Its unreasonable to expect Sea Gypsy... More 

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