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Sipadan Water Village

Tawau, Pulau Sipadan 91031 , Malaysia
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Sipadan Water Village is a lovely simple destination for Divers. If you're looking for high class and sophistication then Sabah water resorts are not for you. The staff were incredibly friendly and our group were welcomed with a smile every time. They bent over backwards to make our stay easy and enjoyable. The dive centre at SWV is excellent. Jimmy,... More 

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Bangkok
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I read numerous not so positive reviews about SWV prior to going but expected it to still be a good holiday. We booked the resort since we have a local agency that partners with them in Thailand. The rooms were old and quite poorly maintained. A number of different things went wrong here. 1. My group of friends and I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

As per title. Great place to stay. Not to mention, the dive school was great. Professional team running it. Had no problems with airport transfers. Pickup van was waiting for us outside arrival hall to drive us to the jetty. The one thing I would comment on would be the food quality. Some days were great, but most days were... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

1. Our reservation was not properly managed 2. Our snorkelling trip was not properly managed, lame snorkelling spot as well, < 1 hour, only once per day *pfft* 3. Staff was clueless, unfriendly 4. Some kid for nearby village broke in to steal from guest room 5. Food was bad 6. Expensive for such a package, you didnt get any... More 

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Nanning Guangxi
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71 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is our first time visited. The location is quite good, water bangalow is very wide and tidy. The dive site at resort "Paradise2" is very interested especially friendly turtle and nemo fish. Food for breakfast,lunch and dinner is also perfect !

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Bangkok, Thailand
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 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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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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135 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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
1 review
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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