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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed in bungalow 211, which was outward facing with partial island and ocean view. We highly recommend 211 or 213 for privacy and if you can afford it, the Bougain Villa Bungalow which is in between 211 and 213, and is a lot more luxurious. We stayed 7 nights with 1 guaranteed Sipadan permit. Mr Ben (resort manager) was... More 

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This is my second diving trip at Sipadan . Mabul water Bungalows makes my trip more wonderful. Even June is not d best time for diving. Water not so clear. But still worth to go. Lovely room on water. Spectacular view every moments. Nice staffs. I'm sure will be back again.

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2 Thank Tiffany F
McAllen, Texas
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

The bungalows on the water are spacious, clean and a retreat from civilization (except there is electricity, satellite tv, hot showers......) The staff could not be nicer. Be careful getting a dive master intune with you. The Sipidan diving is amazing. The snorkeling around the resort amazing. You will use and reuse the word amazing. Everyone is tired by night,... More 

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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Stunning place. The most crystal clear water you can imagine and beautiful marine life to view whether you dive or just snorkel. Staff are very friendly and the buffet food is delicious. Drinks are expensive but not overly so. We stayed in one of the honeymoon villas which was simply breath taking. A glass bottomed living room to view the... More 

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Reviewed 7 June 2016

We stayed from 29 May to 3 June 2016 and we took one diving package and non-diver package. On our day of arrival we were picked up from the Airport together with another couple and heeded straight to the Jetty, the combi van ride was about 90mins. Upon arriving at the Jetty we greeted by another staff to board the... More 

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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Spent 5 nights in Mabul water bunglows for diving in May16. Sadly, the visibility under water was not great and the health of underwater world was getting worse. Corals and fishes were far less than what we saw few years ago.The worst part was the noisy groups from China, they shouted from one room to another. When snorkeling, they tended... More 

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

After visiting the rainforest we wanted to spend time in a nice resort for my wife to enjoy the resort and the snorkelling and for me to go diving. Should have paid more attention to the other reviews. In the end to is all about expectation and value for money. the latter lacking totally. Resort: beautiful setting, but feels very... More 

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Sydney
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

Water bungalows were great, I stayed in 209 with my bother and it was spacious and well appointed. Out side deck is a good space, storage is good, Wifi is a bit hit and miss and there could be a few more channels on the satellite TV but thats about it really. There is a mini bar with a few... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Our time at Mabul Water Bungalows has now become our favourite vacation to date. The scenery is just like a postcard, the service is incredibly good with all the staff prepared to go the extra mile for you, the food was great and plentiful and the diving was world class. Just google this place to see what you're in for... More 

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Reviewed 24 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... More 

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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 

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Address: Pulau Mabul, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Price Range: ₹ 2,386 - ₹ 5,864 (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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“Bungalow 211, 213 or Bougain Villa for pricacy”
 of 5 bubbles SharonL360, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“wi fi is WEAK”
 of 5 bubbles Dkazooman, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Water bungalow is better that the beach bungalow. More expensive but worthy”
 of 5 bubbles 964jessien, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All the water bungalows are in a an excellent location.”
 of 5 bubbles shylowinspear1, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Rm212 and all rooms on that side looked onto the sea.Careful of right next to the resort toilets-it smelled bad.”
 of 5 bubbles thebluetyphoon, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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