We, total 12 persons, had travelled to this gate of paradise during April 14-18, 2012 for scuba diving trip purpose. It had been some dificultiies to travel from Bangkok to this resort, 2 filghts+1 hour speed boat from nearest pier Semporna to the Mabul island.
But once we reached there, all tired gone away.
All staffs is very nice and friendly. The atmosphere is naturally and peacefully.
Room is good, neat and clean. No TV inside may be inconvenient to sombody, but outdoor is more interesting.
Diving service team is very great. All is specialist & very friendly service. Our safety is their 1st priority. We can do both snorkeling & scuba diving around this Mabul island, Kapalai island, or go to Sipadan island.
Due to Malaysia law has restricted only 120 divers entry allowances per day to Sipadan island. And this resort get only 14 divers/day only. It's better check & confirm with the resort before travel. Otherwise, you have to buy this entry quota from others resort which is cost 550 RM.
Our group were lucky to get entry quota to Sipadan island. We had found all sea creatures we wish to see. To our group, paradise is under water around these islands.
Ofcourse, we will be back again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SIPADAN-MABUL RESORT (SMART) is situated at Mabul Island overlooking the well-known Sipadan Island. It is a dive destination resort that began its modest operations back in 1993 and has since grown into a well-established and reputable resort as it is today. SMART has 42 land-based chalets (22 unit stand-alone detached chalets, 18 unit standard semi-detached chalets and 2 unit suite chalets) which can accommodate up to 84 guests at any one time. All chalets are built from native materials of Borneo, mostly twin-bedded, equipped with mosquito screens, air-conditioning and come with attached bathrooms with hot shower facilities as well as free Wi-Fi internet access in the room. Other facilities include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi whirlpool spa, large dining hall and bars. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sipadan Mabul Hotel Pulau Mabul