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Celebes Beach Resort

1 Romantic Beach | Pom Pom Island, Sabah, Malaysia, Semporna, Malaysia
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Ranked #2 of 5 Semporna B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Not really much else you'd want from a dive resort on a paradise island: - clean rooms - great food - lovely staff - great setup Shore dives are easily done and boarding the boat is a mere 10m from the equipment area. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, especially the two young girls behind the bar who speak... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Just came back from our 5D4N stay with CBR. When we first reach there, we saw the unwilling-to-serve manner of the reception staff and the resort manager. It's only after an hour, one of the Asst. Manager came to explain the details to lookouts to us. After check into the rooms, found only the beds are very uncomfortable, the water... More 

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KL, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I opted to get my Open Water license done here, having had awesome reviews of this place (and of the diving in the area) by a close friend. I wasn't disappointed. The diving was awesome and the dive centre exceedingly well run. The DMs and Instructors really knew what they were doing and their passion for diving really came through.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If is not because of diving...I will rate no star at all for this place. Stayed in a long house, the only thing great is the bed, everything else is in terrible condition, no water from tap,believed due to the salt built up in the tap that caused. Toilet was dirty with yellow stains on it. One day afternoon after... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

We ended up not staying at this resort so the comment pertains only to our experience dealing with their staff in Semporna. We called last minute on the way from Maliau basin and on the phone the staff seemed really proactive. They said they could not tell us the price though and that we had to come to their office... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Recently stayed for 4D3N with my fiance for a scuba diving trip. Got a good price at the MIDE fair earlier in the year and its pretty reasonable in comparison with other options on Pom Pom Island and other surrounding islands too. The only reason I am giving this review a four out of five rating is due to the... More 

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Bellbrook, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I stayed at CBR for 16 nights while I completed a professional-level BSAC underwater course offered by Oceans Below out of Koh Toh, Thailand. There were 2 students, me and another woman from Australia, and two instructors, so we had one-on-one attention. My only complaint is that the time went by two fast and I wish that I could repeat... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you are looking at this place it’s probably because you want to go to see the islands but don’t want to pay the high prices of Pom Pom island or other resorts. We stayed for 4 nights for this reason and didn’t want to leave. The chalets are nice and spacious, and of a decent standard. Some of the... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Heading out to the island we were caught in a huge storm and found ourselves wishing the resort had more than the inadequate boat we were on - little more than a dive boat with side flaps that didn't reach all the way, leaving us drenched and cold by the time we reached the island! Staff was very welcoming though,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Celebes Beach Resort is located on Pom Pom Island off Semporna. It shares the island with only one other dive resort, albeit upmarket. It enjoys a wonderful and rather isolated location. The property's accommodation units comprise of number of a number of twin accommodation units. Each unit comprises two separate rooms with their own entrances and bathrooms. The rooms were... More 

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