Uncle Chang is a good place to spend your money. It is a budget accommodation, provide you basic necessity, and yet offer safe diving, good meals and relaxing environment.
Book in advance so that you can get the room you want. I advice to book the standard aircond room because the turtles always appear in these area at night. I enjoy watching the turtles and so do the other family members that i brought over specially the kids. The evening sunset view is the best compared to the other backpackers lodge I ever stayed at Mabul such as Billabong and Scuba Jeff. Because Uncle Chang located right in front of the sea view and has a little distance with the villagers houses compared to the two backpackers lodge. This is my fourth time in Mabul :) If you love music, you will love Uncle Chang place at weekend with their live band filling the air with good musics. You can party and meet new friends. Choose the chalet room if you do not like the music disturbing you, or else you will find hard time to have a good sleep.
Uncle Chang never disappoint me. I always get my Sipadan permits as stated on my booking before my arrival. This is the most important thing about their booking system. They never kept you in waiting list and makes you spend money diving to many places just to be in queue for the AMAZING SIPADAN. I love that they are truthful to the customer if they are run out of the permits so you can right away find other solution.
The food in Uncle Chang is worth the money you pay. However, if you are very particular or choosy about food, it may not meet your satisfactory. You can always buy some seafood from the local village and ask the chef to cook for you (with some tips). The electricity is not available at the day time, so it maybe not convenience for those who brought little kids over with the hot sun during the day time in the island.
It is a budget place with good service. It is not a 5 star resort, so make your expectation at the right level :) IT IS A GREAT BUDGET PLACE
- Also Known As:
- Uncle Chang`s Sipadan Mabul Dive Hotel Pulau Mabul