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SIPADAN-MABUL RESORT
 

Semporna Hotels & Resorts
Sipadan Inn
Dragon Inn
Seafest Hotel
Kapalai Dive Resort
Sipadan Water Village
Sipadan-Mabul Resort
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Pulau Sipadan
Pulau Mabul

 
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LOCATION:
The resort is located at the southeastern side of Pulau Mabul. Visitors will usually arrive at the main jetty fronting Sipadan Water Village & Bungalows (a bit of a misnomer because it is in Pulau Mabul, not Pulau Sipadan; these are two different islands altogether). From the main jetty, walk through the well-marked path through the coconut alley until you get to the other side of the island where this resort is located.

DESCRIPTION:
The resort has about 40 wooden duplex chalets built within the coconut trees. Room amenities are quite standard: single or double beds, couch, ceiling fan, air conditioner and open-air veranda. There are also a number of stand-alone chalets which definitely come with more premium fittings, as well as water bungalows which look exquisitely-built above the crystal-clear water of the island.

There is a main reception-cum-lounging area called The Deco which has a restaurant where daily meals are served, and an outdoor make-shift swimming pool, which I felt that rather unnecessary with the inviting beach of Mabul is just right nearby.

The price package is differentiated for diver- and non-divers. A 2D/1N stay for diver will cost you RM1,945 (non-diver: RM1,289) which include one night stay at the standard chalet, round-trip transfer from Tawau Airport (TWU) to Semporna, and subsequently boat transfer from Semporna to Pulau Mabul. Meals are full board (I doubt that you have much choice to eat at other places anyway). There will be 3 dives per day for each night stay, at either Pulau Mabul itself, Pulau Sipadan, or Kapalai.

REVIEWED ON:
January 2005

MY VERDICT:
A great place to stay, especially in those water villas!

MY RATING:

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