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3.0 of 5 Resort   |   P.O. Box 15571, 88864 Kota Kinabalu | Mabul Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
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Mabul Water Bungalows
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Pulau Sipadan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second time round to Sipadan after staying at Kapalai we decided to check out Mabul Water Bungalow (SMART). Dissapointment from day 1 starting with our booking. Unlike Kapalai which was clear we felt misleaded SMART.saying that they resolved it amicably. Then regarding dives permits to Sipadan. Again we saw people going there 3 times in a row while we only... More

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the hotel is beautiful, the bungalows are spacious and clean. i would say the shower needed renovation. the perk is the sundeck! i loved it, and could do nude sunbathing :) food was a bit disappointing but i enjoyed the BBQ night with the prawns. rest of time, buffet was average and breakfast poor. the service was friendly and professional... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have to say that the place is really beautiful and the diving and snorkelling fantastic!! It is for sure one of the nicest place in the world, and the services to take us to Sipadan or to dive/snorkel were fine. On the other hand I would like to point out some of the negative things that we met on... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The resort itself is beautiful (definitely the best looking on the island) and all the staff were very friendly and welcoming. It's a bit expensive but you pay a premium for the location! On arrival we had an in-depth briefing for both the land and water bungalow resorts (which you can walk between in 10mins, or cycle on the bikes... More

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Köping, Västmanlands Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place take a while to get to. 2,5 hours in car from the airport (pick up included) and then about 45 minutes with speedboat out into the sea. When you arrive it is breathe taking, the staff has an carful review over the facilities and activities. This place is perfect for divers and snorkelers, you can also access Sipadan... More

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SMARTDIVERS, Director of Sales at Mabul Water Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Good to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for writing your positive review especially to Eva and Yusri. I will pass on your message to them. We hope to serve you again in the near future. More

Brill, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Travelled as part of our Honeymoon. Booking things was a bit tedious as there was a lot of paperwork to send back and forth. But once done was so glad! Transfer from Tawau Airport was seamless, clean Minibus and well maintained boat to the island. ONce on the Island, luggage was wisked away and was found later in our room.... More

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Doncaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What a wonderful resort. We were transferred to the bungalows from the beach resort by buggy, for our arranged 5 night stay. All our luggage was collected from the beach resort and taken into our room. We didn't have to lift a finger. We loved the Beach resort, but on arrival here, it was like arriving at the Ritz!!. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We recently (May 2014) enjoyed a stay at Mabul Water Bungalows. The island is truly beautiful and the snorkling was amazing...BUT we wish to say that despite the beautiful scenery and location your holiday can be spoilt by other guests! A large group Chinese visitors occupied the resort while we were there leaving us and another couple from Hong Kong... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Mabul Water Bungalows is a picturesque and relaxing resort with wonderful diving. The local dive sites are based around the islands of Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan, with permits required for the latter. Sipadan lived up to high expectations with plenty to see - I would recommend diving the cave of Turtle Cavern for those PADI Advanced divers who are... More

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Dorset UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

* the transfers from/to the airport to MWB was very smooth and efficient * all the staff were friendly and helpful * the bungalows were lovely, very clean. we had a sea view, the bungalow was very private and had fab view *bikes outside each bungalow were a bonus, we cycled down to the sunset bar each evening to have... More

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Address: P.O. Box 15571, 88864 Kota Kinabalu | Mabul Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Hotel Class:3 star — Mabul Water Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Mabul Water Bungalows Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Mabul Water Hotel
Mabul Water Resort

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