Hotel is surrounded by nature which is wonderfully comfortable & relaxing. Room is clean & comfortable with all the necessities (water heater, air-con, ceiling fan).
Not sure about other rooms, but one thing lacking though is hair dryer (which i think is very handy with all the diving & snorkelling)
Noticed comments about lack of TV, but wasn't a concern to me, didn't need it with all the activities around (diving, snorkelling, kayaking, explore the island, swimming, volleyball, or just relax outdoors and enjoy the breeze.)
Enjoyed the food there throughout my 4D3N stay, not the western food you normally have in hotels, more to oriental food but tasty and varies day to day which I appreciate alot. Had a big feast on the grill night. much enjoyable!
Best of all had to be their staff & service. I only went snorkelling and was a bit uncomfortable at first. But my dive master was very patient and help me until i got use to it. He's also knowledgeable and direct us where to discover the wonders (turtles, school of jack fish, sharks etc) I also liked their attitude which seem genuinely happy and enjoying what they do which is infectious. All in all a wonderful stay!
- 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