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Arung Hayat Sea Adventures

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 27 September 2013

You get what you paid for. I had read many negative reviews on this resort but nonetheless we decided to give it a try. Food was enough, room were clean (not rat or bugs), snorkeling equipment was provided as well as 3 dives a day. As often with the negative reviews, be aware that it depends a lot of user...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I had a very nice time in Arung Hayat. The staff there do the best for guests, there is a very friendly atmosphere. The rooms are basic but in good condition. The food was great. A very good solution for scuba e snorkeling lovers.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at Arung Hayat because the scuba junkie resort was fully booked (and quite more expensive as well). The staff were nice, the food (all inclusive, just like all places on Mabul) was pretty good and the room in a longhouse on stilts above the sea seemed fairly clean and was spacious enough. However, after dark...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Firstly I booked a long way out because I knew it took time to get Sipidan permits. Sipidan was to ONLY reason I was going. Management repeatedly told me they were working on it and I never got any feedback because they knew I would have cancelled the booking. This is not on. There were plenty of permits available right...

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arung h, Director of Sales at Arung Hayat Sea Adventures, responded to this review

“Thank you for your honest feedback! I’m very sorry to hear you had such a bad experience and will be sure to review your comments with my staff in an effort to improve the experiences for our future customers.”

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Reviewed 24 April 2013

I have to say, Arung Hayat is awesome! I stayed 6 days there taking OW &AOW course, and travel alone. The instructor/DM are experienced, the staffs are very friendly, always gave me big warm smiles and chat with me, make delicious seafood for us, playing guitar, singing, swiming, diving together... which make me feel like I am part of the...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2013

I stayed at Arung Hayat for 4 nights - as it was the only accommodation i could find available (i arranged the trip at the last minute). It turned out to be a lucky last-minute trip for me - as i found a great place to stay and i got a permit for Sipidan diving which was basically a miracle......

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Carcassonne, France
Reviewed 28 March 2013

Arung Hayat is a well run adventure dive centre on Mabul island.With twin privates or 4/6bed dorms,its 1 of the more reasonably priced resorts on this tiny"dive island".I had already booked a room elsewhere but changed as they offered room only. As i was freediving i did not need normal dive packages.Well run with a friendly proprietor,it was great not...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2013

I stayed here for two nights. The problem with accomodation on Mabul is that you buy before you see and you commit to all meals at the place. The positives - friendly, fair staff. Good fresh food. Staying in buildings on wooden stilts above the seq. Beautiful sunsets. Sociable in the evenings. The negatives - we had a rat in...

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arung h, Director of Sales at Arung Hayat Sea Adventures, responded to this review

“Thank you for your honest feedback! I’m very sorry to hear you had such a bad experience and will be sure to review your comments with my staff in an effort to improve the experiences for our future customers.”

Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 5 February 2013

They welcome us at the deck, as we arrived with a warm smile. Room is basic, with 2 twin bed and shower but it was comfortable and clean. Food served was generously in huge portion and tasty fresh. Fresh fish everyday. We even had crab soup with corn that is unbelievably delicious. The staff helped us to buy the seafood...

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Bandar Seri Begawan, null, Brunei
Reviewed 15 January 2013

if you are a budget traveller, i would say this is a good place for you. Friendly and helpful staffs in Arung Hayat. Good and affordable place for backpackers. The view from the balcony is awesome. they can arrange from airport transfer so more easier + save your time. the price also can be negotiable. 1st holiday i have without...

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Live like a locals with Arung Hayat Homestay!! Located just above the sea water, our guesthouse provide clean, nice and comfortable place for you to stay. The beautiful scenery of pulau mabul with its clear blue sea water will surely amaze you. Since its early years as a guesthouse, Arung Hayat has undergone major renovations and improvement. It begins with a single house with 5 rooms but as our guest increased we extended into 10 rooms but over the years our guest keep knocking at our door hence we decided to built more rooms so today we have total 31 rooms already. (Meals are served 3 times a day with unlimited hot drinks). The long houses are built on stilts overlooking the turquoise waters of the Celebes Sea with a splendid sun set view. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom with 3 types selections either fan, Air-conditioned and VIP room. Electricity runs from 6pm to 6am, like in most places on the island. ... more   less 

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Address: 245 Jalan Pinggir Bakau, Pulau Mabul 91308, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Price Range: $29 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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“The VIP rooms cost more, but are more spacious and provide better views of the sea”
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