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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I come here a few of years ago, so this is not a review from a recent visit. Since then we have been to the Maldives and Caribeans, the Red Sea, although you can't compare like for like of the trips, we still talk about the stay at Mabul Water Bungalows as our favourite island/diving experience. The...

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manchester
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Arrived at Tawau airport and was greeted by our transport only to be told we had to wait 35 minutes for another flight to land for additional passengers. Perfectly acceptable as we were aware it was not a private transfer. However as the next plane landed the driver said he was now ready to go, no explanation as to why...

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6Thank willtt
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We spend 3 night in this beautiful place. This resort is built on stilts and at low tide the water is only a few inches deep, at high tide it is a few feet deep. From our terrace we could observe schools of fish, and the daily migration of star fish (a ton of them). Our room had a large...

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1Thank Philippe J
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

This was the best choice in island, we has been in 2008 of july, good divemaster, great food and one of the best Borneo's hospitality. Have to try the massage service (not me, but my wife loved). Just take your time to walk around island.

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Alberta
Reviewed 10 January 2016

It’s quite the journey to get here; about 1.5 hr car ride from Tawau Airport, and another 45 min boat ride. Upon our arrival, my husband explained to me that this was “the best that I could do.” While the surroundings are beautiful, the resort itself left a little to be desired. As soon as we entered our room, we...

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5Thank GroovieGurlie
Essex
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We recently stayed at Mabul Water Bungalows off the coast of Malaysia so that we could SCUBA dive in the area. What an amazing place it is. After a 40 minute boat transfer from Semporna out to tiny Mabul Island we were given a warm welcome with a drink and scented face cloths to freshen up with while we had...

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6Thank Rebecca2222
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife spent 5 days at Mataking and 6 days at Mabul water bungalows which is clearly much better than the former. It doesn't quite live up to a 5 star resort, but is great value for money given the cost hence I give it 5 stars without hesitation. Nice resort, Nice staff, good diving, not a lot...

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1Thank Johan776
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Just got back from a fantastic scuba vacation at Mabul Water Bungalows. While not exactly cheap, it was a great trip that delivered on a lot of levels. The resort is literally a 10 minute walk away from "Sipadan Mabul Resort". This place didnt look bad, however the water bungalows are much nicer, more quiet, more private, and have easier...

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5Thank Wrstling1
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 18 August 2015

A very pretty property with beautiful rooms and balconies , breathtaking views of lagoons all around. essentially a hotel keeping divers and snorkelers in mind, no room service but coffee and all amenities are available all day as a part of package. Very hospitable staff polite and hard working, Eva the manager is omni present taking care and planning. you...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 8 August 2015

I stayed for 4 nights there last week and it was a pleasant stay. The resort was effective in getting me dives to Sipadan, which I went in 3 out of 4 days. The diving was magnificient, and the crew friendly. Divemasters Dania, Yousef and Ronnie were super pleasant, though a guide King was a bit nonchalant. The Spanish manager...

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MABUL WATER BUNGALOW completed in 2005, is a new floating dive resort wholly owned by Sipadan-Mabul Resort (Sabah) Sdn. Bhd. (SMART). It's situated at Mabul Island overlooking the world-known Sipadan Island which is 15-minutes away by speedboat. These wooden-type bungalows are made up of 16 units and 5 exclusive units of suite type villas, entirely built over water with stilts offering sheer comfort, which can accommodate up to 42 guests at any one time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mabul Water Bungalows

Address: Pulau Mabul, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Price Range: €33 - €63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mabul Water Bungalows 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Mabul Water Bungalows Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Mabul Water Hotel
Mabul Water Resort
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