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Mabul Water Bungalows

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P.O. Box 15571, 88864 Kota Kinabalu | Mabul Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pretty property with beautiful rooms and balconies , breathtaking views of lagoons all around. essentially a hotel keeping divers and snorkelers in mind, no room service but coffee and all amenities are available all day as a part of package. Very hospitable staff polite and hard working, Eva the manager is omni present taking care and planning. you... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for 4 nights there last week and it was a pleasant stay. The resort was effective in getting me dives to Sipadan, which I went in 3 out of 4 days. The diving was magnificient, and the crew friendly. Divemasters Dania, Yousef and Ronnie were super pleasant, though a guide King was a bit nonchalant. The Spanish manager... More 

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Makati City
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room is quite spacious and clean, the staff are very helpful and friendly and the diving is just amazing. You get a nice view from the water bungalows and you don't even have to snorkel to see the marine life! I love how they are environment friendly and you get a bicycle to go around the resort.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pro: great team , friendly, helpful. Buffet food but we found crabs, shrimps etc.. We were very lucky with the weather in july. Diving at the resort reef is free, plus 3 dives per day. Equipment rental is quite cheap. my room has great view, number 210 , for sunset, at the over the water , the other part of... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Recently returned from a dive holiday staying at the Mabul Water Bungalows which has good access to Sipadan and surrounds. The resort is well run and organised by the very capable Eva and her team. It is a bit of a mission getting there with numerous legs involved to actually reach Mabul but once there t is a spectacular looking... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I have stayed at many places on previous visits and that included the land based section of Mabul Water Bungalows. The "over water" rooms are really good. It looked as if my room on the main entry pier had recently been refurbished, as the paint and finish looked and smelt fresh. The view is amazing plus looking down from the... More 

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Soufrière, Soufriere, St. Lucia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you like to dive the water Bungalows are a great investment. It is an all inclusive except for soft drinks and alcohol. Food is self serve but always coming out so it is fresh. Staff was wonderful in the restaurant. Dive boat was very good and enough help to make sure you felt well taken care of. Three dives... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

(Note, this really gets 3.5 stars from me - tripadvisor just doesn't let you use half stars.) Mabul Water Bungalows are in a truly stunning location on an over-developed island with very little charm to it. It’s a testament to whoever designed it that it’s able to make you feel good about being there given that the rest of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place is paradise, friendly staff, great boat crew who look after everything for you. The food is exceptionally good even if you are vegetarian with lovely staff that go out of their way to ensure you have a good meal even if you are at Sipadan (not on the resort). My family had a great time (12yr old and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This was a fabulous resort to use as base for diving the surrounding areas. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. When not diving in Sipadan or Mabul, we found the dive from the resort to be full of great macro subjects. Lots of frogfish can be found right from the steps. It was great to have the bikes to... More 

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