We were lucky to have been able to stay at both the beach and water bungalow resorts(see separate review)
After our Island resort stay at Lankayan Island was cancelled last minute, we phoned the resort to see if any availability on anything they had left. Fortunately they had a garden room, which we stayed in for 5 nights. The pick up was smooth and straight forward. On arrival shown around the Island & given a cool drink.
Within an hour of arriving my husband was out diving!. The package deals they do are great, for both diver & non diver. 3 boat trips a day, which was great. It meant that I could go out with my husband and whilst he was diving, I could snorkel. The current could be a little strong especially around Kalipai, but Life jacket given and help was always at hand. Personally I chose to miss the 2nd trip and relax on the deserted beach!! There was not much shade, just a couple of umbrellas. The sunbeds were not very comfortable. Plastic S shaped, which was not easy to get on & off!!
The dining room was busy at the start of meal times. Food was plentiful (if you got in before the Chinese)The only thing that you had to pay for was alcoholic beverages.
Our room was very basic, but clean. The bathroom was a wet room - quite literally!!. Air-con & ceiling fan, helped to keep the room cool. It was very dark in the room. Nice verandah to sit on. Took advantage of pre dinner G&T, which we had taken with us.
It was nice to walk to the sunset bar with the cool breeze on an evening. The resort is very quite. Very few people were about after 10pm
Loved the kick back & relax atmosphere. No dressing up, no shoes. It was great.
Watch out for the resident Monitor Lizards. They are Huge :)
- Also Known As:
- Mabul Beach Hotel Pulau Mabul