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Sipadan Mabul Resort

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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.
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Non-smoking rooms
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Lot A-1-G, Block A, Signature Office, KK Times Square, Off Coastal Highway, Pulau Mabul 88865 Malaysia
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Tawau Airport52 mi
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Mabul is an isolated island off Borneo. The resort is ideal for diving. Current was light. Plenty to see, including Sharks, Turtles, Squid, and Bump Heads without the need to go deep. Visibility reported to be best in April. Our package was all inclusive (room, diving,
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This is a beautiful resort. It caters for divers very well with little or no prep needed for diving and exceptional diving staff. Once you get your head around only diving at Sipadan for one day and realise that the diving at Mabul and Kapalai is good too, then you can relax
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First off, Sipidan is amazing. Definitely the best dives any of us have ever had. However, Mabul Island and the Mabul Resort fell extremely short of expectations. Read more below about the resort, staff, food, and the humanitarian conditions on the island. Things to note about
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Much is said about the permits and how they are not guaranteed. The staff do their best to accommodate and it appears a rarity that someone misses out completely. Resort- we stayed in a bungalow which given the days were filled with diving was never a problem. The overwater
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Spent three days as a famil trip arranged by tourism Malaysia at the bungalows not the resort. Staff were friendly and accomodating, the diving on Sipadan was incredible. As in all areas the plastics c in the water is a real concern and I wish the hotels would make a visible
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Can we do snorkelling other than diving or what else can we do at Sipadan ?
Yes you can go snorkelling if you are a competent swimmer and snorkeller. Sipadan is known for its fantastic diving and that is the only reason to go. The rest of the island is closed and you can not explore the island other than the designated lunch spot your dive company provides. There is nothin else to do other than rest, relax and scuba dive
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Plenty of security, relax.
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"end bungalows with water frontage. ones at the back are damper feeling and mosquitoes like them more."
"water bungalows for couples (honeymoons)!!"
"Room 152 is the best. Nice balcony and in the room view to the sea"
"It is better to stay in sea view villa."
"water front land chalets with aircon"
sipadan mabul hotel pulau mabul
MalaysiaSabahSemporna DistrictPulau Mabul
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