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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
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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Adelaide, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stayed 5D4N in one of the Borneo Villas. The location, quality of the room and the diving was incredible, it was everything we expected given the costs. We asked early on about an extra Sipidan permit and were able to purchase an additional day there which we felt was well worth it. The divemasters were attentive overall and actively... More

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Doha, Qatar
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16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This trip was the first major diving trip I'd done in over 10 years, and the first time I'd visited a dedicated diving resort with my wife who is a non-diver. The total experience was fabulous. We booked here because this was one of the few hotels we could find who would accept electronic online payment. Others wanted bank transfers... More

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We (two divers) stayed here recently for 6 nights in April 2014. We booked (and paid in December 2013) through a diving agent "Dive The World" as it seems difficult to contact hotels in Sipidan directly. Despite having made full payment way in advance, a few days before our arrival at Tawau, I still have not heard back from our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The setting, suroundings, everything is beautiful in the resort. Very attentive diving staff (also when you are just snorkeling at the waters around the hotel). This is why we were very surprised about the welcoming of the manager and cleaness of the rooms. There were only a few guests in the hotel, but not a single time, the manager asked... More

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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30 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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*
Also Known As:
Mabul Water Bungalows Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Mabul Water Hotel
Mabul Water Resort

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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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