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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Sipadan Water Village (SWV) is one of the best resorts I have been to! We spent 4 days 3 nights there - basically to eat, sleep, snorkel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We felt very happy and relaxed staying there. Not to mention, mabul island is really amazing. I feel that I need to get my diving license... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The food was "ho hum" but the feeling of being away from it all was very cool. I loved the diving and even the snorkeling was amazing. The water is clear and the amount of fish and underwater life was massive.

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New Orleans
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

First let me say that any review should be taken in the context of where this resort is located. It is in the middle of nowhere. You go there because it is in the middle of nowhere. This makes maintenance and renovation very difficult. Everything has to be brought in by boat. That being said SWV could use a lot... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

I will say the diving was great! The dive operation was very well run and the dive masters were friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed both Sipidan and the house reef. We would definitely highly recommend the diving! However, the resort itself, while once likely beautiful, was in sad disrepair and overall very disappointing. We had a group of around 20... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Sipadan Water Village is a lovely simple destination for Divers. If you're looking for high class and sophistication then Sabah water resorts are not for you. The staff were incredibly friendly and our group were welcomed with a smile every time. They bent over backwards to make our stay easy and enjoyable. The dive centre at SWV is excellent. Jimmy,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I read numerous not so positive reviews about SWV prior to going but expected it to still be a good holiday. We booked the resort since we have a local agency that partners with them in Thailand. The rooms were old and quite poorly maintained. A number of different things went wrong here. 1. My group of friends and I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

As per title. Great place to stay. Not to mention, the dive school was great. Professional team running it. Had no problems with airport transfers. Pickup van was waiting for us outside arrival hall to drive us to the jetty. The one thing I would comment on would be the food quality. Some days were great, but most days were... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

1. Our reservation was not properly managed 2. Our snorkelling trip was not properly managed, lame snorkelling spot as well, < 1 hour, only once per day *pfft* 3. Staff was clueless, unfriendly 4. Some kid for nearby village broke in to steal from guest room 5. Food was bad 6. Expensive for such a package, you didnt get any... More 

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Nanning Guangxi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is our first time visited. The location is quite good, water bangalow is very wide and tidy. The dive site at resort "Paradise2" is very interested especially friendly turtle and nemo fish. Food for breakfast,lunch and dinner is also perfect !

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stayed here for four days over Christmas 2014. Resort was just as expected, rooms were large and clean, nice balcony area out onto the ocean and so on. The staff put a lot of effort into a good spread for Christmas day and the food in general was good... If you're coming here to dive I would suggest that you... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sipadan Water Village is a resort built entirely over the water on stilts. In its design, Sipadan Water Village has achieved near utopia in its layout, splendid water cottage accommodations with flowered sidewalks, wonderfully prepared Asian and Continental cuisine, and impeccable and personable service! The dive program is comparable to none as everyone at Sipadan Water Village has an attitude and passion for what the sea has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sipadan Water Village

Address: Tawau, Pulau Sipadan 91031, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Price Range: $370 - $513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 276
Also Known As:
Sipadan Water Village Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Sipadan Water Village Pulau
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