As stated in previous reviews, the location and nature beauty is gorgeous. Staff is extremely friendly, food is tasty, both for local, Chinese or western tastes. The daily buffets have something for everybody.
The highlight was the excursion to Sipadan. We went snorkeling and saw Schools of Barracudas, Sharks and lots of reef fish. Turtles were hiding and only divers could go down to depths where they were seen.
Make sure the Sipadan trip is part of your package. Otherwise you pay an additional RM 550/person, which we find a total rip-off for a half day boat ride. The park entry fee is RM 40/person. Luckily our package in the standalone house included the Sipadan trip.
Unfortunately the future of Mabul is in danger. A new water bungalow village off the resort is being built with some 200 houses and 1.5km of length, blocking most of the view to the sea. The water around Mabul is already polluted, apparently by illegal housing next to the resort. Snorkeling in these waters is not really pleasant and the corals hold many kinds of rubbish and waste.
Every evening we watched a handful of sea turtles from the heli pad of the nearby Water Bungalow Resort, connected by a wooden walkway from Mabul Island. A spectacular sight.More
- Breakfast included