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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got an 8 days 7 nights package in Mabul Sipadan Resort because we wanted to dive in one of the best dive spots worldwide and we were not disappointed. Our cottage was the n°129 seafront, and was really perfect: just in front the beach, two steps from the diving center, near enough to the restaurant but far enough to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Got certified scuba diver here - amazing place and the best to stay at Mabul Island. Room, service and food was great but nothing compared to the fantastic under water world and the experiences er had here 👌

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Shanghai Region, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

It's older than Kapalai. The hotel is only ok, but of course clean as well. The good thing for it is, it has more lisence to Sipadan diving resort , which only allow 100 people to visit. It is top ten diving resort in the world. If you a diving lover maybe mabul would the best choice . The snorkeling... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Two of us stayed at the standalone SMART bungalow for 8 days, 7 nights in July 2016 under a diver's package and had a really good time throughout our entire trip. Thank you Ben, Efren, Sam and all the staff and boat crew for taking such good care of us the whole time we were there. For fellow travellers, here... More 

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Porvoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Summary of our feelings after 9N/10D: - we loved the accommodation and the location! - two truly professional and enthusiastic dive guides: Ronny & Jusri. Regret to say that the others have lost they motivation and enthusiasm for diving/nature. - 95 % of clients were Chinese -> good thing is that most of them are just snorklers but those few... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Great base for Sipadan diving. True about the high prices and minor hiccups here and there; if you're looking for a luxurious beach holiday, don't come here. You can have the luxury to have your vacation elsewhere at this price. Don't come and compare this to any other top-notch resorts you've been, because it's different. This is an isolated island... More 

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Sunrise Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Make no mistake - the outlook from this hotel is STUNNING! The location is remote, beautiful and the stuff dreams are made o.f. Unfortunately, the resort itself doesn't quite match. Certianly the staff are friendly and helpful staff and can't do enough for you - in my book this redeems most things There are a lot of ittle things help... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

First the pluses - Good diving, especially at Sipidan which was excellent but Mabul and Kapalai were not bad either. Great dive master called Yusir who was friendly and informed and the dive operation generally went very well and was extremely organised. Nice rooms with a relaxing balcony and lots of space. Bathrooms a bit dated but good freshwater shower... More 

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SMARTDIVERS, Owner at Sipadan Mabul Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Ryattman, We refer to your comments in trip advisor, the Management would like to response: Our resort catered for all nationalities. We do not discriminate our clienteles. Therefore the food we served in buffet varieties ranges from Malay, Chinese and Western cuisine daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The system for Sipadan permit has been well informed to... More 

Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Whilst the islands around Mabul and Sipadan are renowned for the diving, the whole experience can be destroyed if the diving base is poorly selected, the boats slow and the dive masters inadequate. We were a group of 19 divers from the Sunshine Coast of Australia for a week of diving. Most of us have dived in remote locations and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I have booked the chalets on the island. Forget about it. Its not worth coming to this island to stay on it. The only option is water bungalows. So we channged to Royale Villa which was the only available accomodation on water. First, as other travellers observed it is very expensive. Secondly, you come to this place only for snorkling/diving.... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Sipadan Mabul Resort

Address: P O Box 15571 Kota Kinabalu, Pulau Mabul 88865, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Number of rooms: 42
Also Known As:
Sipadan Mabul Hotel Pulau Mabul
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