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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...
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...More
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.
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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...More
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...More
This resort overall was pretty good; I would give it a B+. We stayed on the mainland in one of the cabins and the room was small but sufficient with a small deck. If you left the resort to go into town you will notice...More
Response from Kai_Steinbeck | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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