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Sipadan Mabul Resort

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 December 2013

I have spent 5 nights at SMART for he primary reason of diving Sipadan Island. The resort is located on Mabul Island and operates a number of speedboats to get you to and from mainland as well as all the dive sites. The accommodation is to a very high standard even in the standard bungalows. Not sure whether it is...

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6Thank Stefan G
Hong Kong
Reviewed 23 December 2013

First thing first, SMART is the short form for Sipadan MAbul ResorT. Have been there once at 2002. Now back to visit again and found very good and on-going improvment. Please be noted that this Resort have two area, the expensive side is water bungalow. SMART is relative cheaper. The water for drink is OK but for shower is a...

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1Thank Homer_Chau
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 21 December 2013

My husband and i spent 5 days in this resort and we where blown away by everything. It was quite an awesome Island experience. The locals where very friendly, our room was neat and tidy, and food was delish. On top of it management was well organised. will do it again.

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2Thank Naa S
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 16 December 2013

The resort exceeded our expectations. The rooms were perfect and the dive trips were very well organised. Highly recommended for people who want to experience professional and serious diving. The water life is beautiful. Also its was not to crowded when we went in July and so it was perfect for us to unwind as well. Highly recommend going to...

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1Thank Butterflytravels
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

My wife and I spent 5 days on the Sipadan Mabul Water Bungalows diving with the SMART divers. We gained our PADI Advanced Open Water and Nitrix certification as well as 1 dsy diving Sipadan Island. The rest if the days were spent diving Kapilai and Mabul Islands. All dive instructors and dive masters were absolutely superb. Most dives on...

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3Thank GTeatdrinkandscuba
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 November 2013

There are a lot of things,especially the management arm of SMART needs to improve on as we experienced some hick-ups during our patronage there. We stayed there on the 2/11 until 5/11 whereby my group consists of 9 adults and 3 children under the age of 3. Earlier, we made our bookings during the dive expo in Malaysia (MIDE) with...

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3Thank jasmine_KL
Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 13 October 2013

My week at SMART can be summed up in the title to this review. SMART is the Four Seasons of Dive Resorts. I don’t have one complaint about the resort, its staff, the accommodations, the food, the boats, the dive equipment…anything. First and foremost, the resort does not book directly. You have to contact the resort and they will then...

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6Thank WeHeartTravel_143
Skierniewice, Poland
Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

Great place for divers. We've stayed 3 nights and have diving at Sipadan (full day- 3 dives) which costs 350 RM per person + 40 RM permition. It is not included in diver's packedge at the resort. In general, it is expensive stay but the resort is very nice and friendly. Rooms are clean and convenient. Try to have a...

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1Thank Kasia G
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 6 July 2013

This is my first diving trip after my certification. We booked 7 days with 1 day guarantee at Sipadan, however, we were lucky to get 2 days permits. Sipadan has very rich natures and we were so impressed. I am very new diver so I am not sure what should you expect, although I think this is one of the...

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2Thank thisisfriday22
Frankfurt
Reviewed 28 June 2013

First of all I like to say that my Family had a great vacation at Mabul Resort. Its a great Resort which fulfil all your needs and is even Family friendly. From the booking to the Airport pickup, transfer via Speedboat to the Resort, check in and the diving everything was well organized and there are no hidden surprises. The...

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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sipadan Mabul Resort

Address: P O Box 15571 Kota Kinabalu, Pulau Mabul 88865, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Number of rooms: 42
Also Known As:
Sipadan Mabul Hotel Pulau Mabul
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“Subject to availability, sea view bungalows are allocated automatically.”
dlucky1, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Go for either the standalone bungalows or water bungalows.”
the_urbanurchin, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Accommodation overall good but no working wifi in the rooms and even lobby was down often.”
Nina_Petri, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“go for water bungalows for sure”
HK-Jet-Setter-4, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms on the jetty to Mabul Island”
gesands, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
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