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Mabul Water Bungalows

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   P.O. Box 15571, 88864 Kota Kinabalu | Mabul Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
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Mabul Water Bungalows
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We spent a wonderful week at Mabul Water Bungalows for Christmas time. Everything was excellent as usual: Service was very helpful and devoted, athmosphere was very relaxing, food was delicious and the dives with our favorite divemaster (King) were fabulous.

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28 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

You have to see this place to believe it, and luckily there are literally hundreds of photos that show what words cannot. we stayed at borneo villa 2, which is a step up the regular bungalow. the bungalow is simply mind blowing! we had two airconditioners and two televisions - one for the living room and another for the bedroom.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Really a nice place for honeymooners like me and wifey..Great place and ambience.. helpful and friendly and funny staffs. We spent a 5d/4n snorkelling trip as both of us are not divers. Very gd reception. First day arrived and our beds were decorated with heart shape and love swan made from towels. Complimentary red grape juice which just tasted awesome.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Mabul Water Bungalows are beautifully presented, with hundreds of pot plans providing a very pleasant green addition to the over water accommodation. Great staff and good food. Rooms are nice, but bathrooms are old and in need of update, our aircon was poor, but otherwise the large room was comfortable. Diving is well organised, with a very effective system to... More

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Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We booked the hotel through "Dive The World". We are very satisfied with the organization of the reservation, and the hotel. Everything was at the highest level - bungalows, food, trips around the islands. Staff people - the most valuable in the hotel. We are very grateful to them for a luxury holiday!

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Kuala Lumpur
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22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We spent 4N/5D as a diving trip. Booking through Explore Asia was very efficient -- they (Annie) responds to emails and queries quickly and effectively. We obviously wanted to go to Sipadan, but the policy is to not guarantee for less than 6D stay. Understood given the rationing of permits (Kapalai gets the most evidently), but Explore Asia told us... More

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Hong Kong, China
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13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We joined a scuba diving tour staying at Mabul Water Bungalows during Oct 27 to Nov 1. It was an awesome experience. Our flight from KK was delayed for over 2 hours. Not to worry, when we arrived Tawau, our pick-up was there waiting. The drive was a bit bumpy but alright. When we got to the resort, it was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This was my second trip to MABUL this year . I travelled this time with friends that had stayed at Kapalai previously. They were of the opinion that MABUL water bungalows were a lot better. Everything was well organised and if there was a problem it was fixed, my friends had a problem with their A/C so after trying to... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Our stay at the Mabul Water Bungalows was great. We were there for a diving holiday so were very Iucky by being able to dive Sipadan twice to see the great varieties. The muck diving at Mabul and Kapalai cannot be over looked whilst not the larger animals and sealife at Sipadan. With a good dive master like the the... More

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Perth, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed here back in Mar-Apr for 5D/4N and were able to dive Sipadan for one day. The resort itself was great, pretty snazzy. We stayed in Bouganvilla which was fantastic! It's spacious and rather luxurious. There was a decent internet connection in the room and a tv with a couple of good movie channels. The room cleaning staff although... More

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Also Known As:
Mabul Water Bungalows Hotel
Mabul Water Bungalows Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Mabul Water Hotel
Mabul Water Resort
Address: P.O. Box 15571, 88864 Kota Kinabalu | Mabul Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Pulau Sipadan
Hotel Class:3 star — Mabul Water Bungalows 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MABUL WATER BUNGALOW completed in 2005, is a new floating dive resort wholly owned by Sipadan-Mabul Resort (Sabah) Sdn. Bhd. (SMART), is situated at Mabul Island overlooking the world-known Sipadan Island which is 15-minutes away by speedboat. These wooden-type bungalows are made up of 16 units and 5 exclusive units of suite type Villas, entirely built over water with stilts offering sheer comfort, which can accommodate up to 42 guests at any one time. ... more   less 

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