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Sipadan Water Village

Tawau, Pulau Sipadan 91031 , Malaysia
Sipadan Water Village
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stayed here for four days over Christmas 2014. Resort was just as expected, rooms were large and clean, nice balcony area out onto the ocean and so on. The staff put a lot of effort into a good spread for Christmas day and the food in general was good... If you're coming here to dive I would suggest that you... More 

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Milan, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The resort is simple. My room clean and spacious. The air-con effective. The position up to the sea is beautiful. The wind from the sea is helpful against the hot sun. The food is not bad. I'll give you a tip. If there are chinese customers go early to the restaurant because they could be very famished. Diving: To Sipadan... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

DIVE CENTER: Excellent facility, staff, dive instructors are knowledgeable fun and friendly, good dive boats and equipment. DIVES: while the famous barracuda storm at Barracuda Point is the most sought after, there are other dive sites on Sipadan island such as White Tip Point, Hanging Gardens, Turtle Cave which are also very good. Had numerous sightings of White Tip reef... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
19 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The floating resort on stilts is very cozy and calm. The staff are friendly and it's very comfortable. I would definitely recommend diving and snorkeling there. A lovely place that I would wanna visit again some time in the future.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Definitely a must-visit place in the world ! Thumbs up to all the staff from the ground, resort and snorkel guides. A unique turn-down experience during dusk, where they turn on the mosquito repellent. Go for a fullboard package that inclusive of snorkeling trip to Mabul & Kapalai. The house pool and & reef at its best too. The opportunity... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights at the resort. The atmosphere was much better than at the waterbungalows. At the restaurant it was more lively and we had a swimmingpool. The food was good and snorkeling great especially Sipidan. The houses were great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The only thing we like about this resort is the diving center and excellent staff there The room, despite being very spacious and boasts an amazing view, seriously needs refurbishment, especially the bathroom. Water has some smell and salty taste i.e. not clean enough! My friend and I had rash during our stay and we suspected it's because of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Sipadan Water village refuse to acknowledge an extraordinary terrorism situation with the attack on Mabul island last week. Both Malaysian and international governments have issued travel advisorys to this island and the East coast of Sabah as a whole forcing fully paid up guests to have no choice but to cancel already paid for reservations. Neither Suri or the manager... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I came to Mabul Island knowing well that a 5 star PADI resort isn't 5 stars in the traditional sense. And this resort isn't. But for divers it's top notch. The dive crew are awesome--a large team of dive masters, boatmen and support staff. They're excellent at finding things on the bottom and great to deal with. Aside from nearby... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Relax, warm, snorkeling, eat & sleep, that's heavenly!!! You can dive or snorkeling anytime from 7am to 5pm at resort vicinity. Meal provided was buffet style, I think weekend's meal would be more variety. The instructors in resort are friendly and encouraging. A great place to just blank yourself and have a good re-charge time as well as temporary escape... More 

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