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Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is a tough review. For what you get, Mantanani Island is perhaps not a great value in SE Asia. We paid $60 per person per night for a 3 night stay (most people stay for 1 night). We snorkeled, didn't dive (it is not really known for diving here). The snorkeling is pretty good--lots of nice coral, but not...

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Did dive trip for 3d2n with 2 extra dives. Staff not so friendly and helpful. Never keep guest up to date on events or any changes in plans. With regards to our dive they did not discuss or brief us before each dives properly. Did not provide with choice on where we can dive,more to their convenience as they were...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 May 2014

It took us approximately 20 minutes on the speedboat from the main land of Sabah. Very well organised and kind young guider. It understandable the electricity supply is limited due to far from the mainland. Highly recommended if you are looking for a peaceful and relax place.

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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Sabah society trip on 30.3.14 We were very very disappointed with services at Bembaran beach resort. Married couple forced to share with stranger in one double bed and a single bed in one room. This arrangement of sleeping is unacceptable in any society. Our group have no choice but to accept such sleeping arrangement. There were bed bugs and cockroach...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 28 March 2014

I am satisfied with their service and people were nice and friendly overthere, this including the staff and the dive master and others at the dive centres. They were very helpful. I am very happy with them. The room was so clean although very basic. Overall, maybe they just need to improve the food service and food overall (portion/serving size/variety)....

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Went there as a group of 3. The island is stunningly beautiful. The boat trip from the mainland is quite rocky (wavy) but I guess it's seasonal. The beach, room and the dining lounge is nice. There is no electricity on daytime. Wifi only available at the dining lounge. It is not an issue anyway because you will be outside...

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kota kinabalu
Reviewed 4 June 2013

basic facilities are offered with functioning air conditioner rooms, comfortable bed and homely malaysian cuisines served for breakfast,lunch and dinner. The staff here are friendly and makes the atmosphere in this resort really calming and makes you feels like in your own hometown. Diving here is no paradise but heyyy the visibility of the waters are really great and few...

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 12 February 2013

You must first love nature to be here. Place is rather spartan. Our family and friends spent two night here for a diving trip. The place was pretty basic but again it is a place for divers and watersport activities. It ain't Club Med! But most divers wouldn't mind. Aside from the beautiful beach, the water and corals were pretty...

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ZamzaniPamin, Manager at Bembaran Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bembaran Beach Dive Lodge offers guests with basic facilities. We have 4 "Kampung" chalet room and 2 Long House room furnish with lighting, socket points, ceiling/wall fan, air-con & attach bathroom. Every room is furnish with a dressing table and cupboard to put belongings. Currently, there are 6 rooms with the capacity of 20 people on the lodge. This year...

London
Reviewed 3 November 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms are basic but comfortable, with fan and fully functioning traditional mandi (bucket shower). The staff were very friendly especially as I was the only English speaking tourist - most tourists are from China. The food was ok but they were seriously lacking in drinks. I did have to keep asking the kitchen...

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ZamzaniPamin, Manager at Bembaran Beach Resort, responded to this review

Coral reefs are the foundation of the economy on the Mantanani islands, mainly for the growing tourism industry. However, fish bombing is known to be a major problem in the area. In 1997, a study recorded an average of 2.5 explosions per hour in Mantanani (Pilcher & Oakley), and fish bombing continues today, with significant impacts on the islands’ reefs....

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2012

Stayed for 1N2D (wouldn't recommend for any longer). Basic lodgings on a beautiful island. AC doesnt really work and the shower is a bucket. There is electricity from 5pm until 8 am which is great and there is good wifi and there is a plasma TV (no English channels-but who needs TV on such a beautiful island). The activities include:...

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ZamzaniPamin, Manager at Bembaran Beach Resort, responded to this review

We are grateful for the valuable feedback. As we have just been operating for only 2 years now plus construction, we will work on the feed backs to well improve ourselves for the future.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bembaran Beach Resort is a charming beach dive lodge located on Mantanani Island of the coastal area of Kota Belud. Kota Belud is well known for its beauty and concentration of cultures.DescriptionThe long term goal of the dive lodge is to become the best choice in Mantanani Island, Kota Belud for beach lodging by creating a differentiated experience capitalizing on low budget rates and its unique location in one of the most attractive parts of Sabah West Coast. BBR plan to be more than a great beach lodge. We plan to create an atmosphere that surpasses the standard fare for Kota Belud. Expanding our exposure via the Internet and introducing Kota Belud to people those have not yet discovered this year-round paradise will allow us to maintain an average occupancy rate and average profits.Creating an “Eco friendly Dive Lodge” which is often more beautiful and palatial than where they are traveling from will ensure many return guests. The riches of Kota Belud have always drawn a significant number of tourists to the West Coast area. BBR has two distinct competitive edges that differentiate it from the competition. The first is the low budget rates. Despite this, we recognizes that their mission is to ensure that their guests have a comfortable stay with them. BBR second competitive edge is the location where we are secluded at the Southern Point of the island.The facility is so wonderful in part because of the traditional style chalet which is a memorable place to stay. It is also unique because of the location, overlooking the ocean, a beautiful area surrounded by our own beach front and our second beach (dugong beach, Mantanani Paradise) which is a 8 minute walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bembaran Beach Resort

Address: Pantai Dugong | Mantanani Besar Island, Kota Belud, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kota Belud District > Kota Belud
Price Range: ₹ 7,354 - ₹ 46,129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Bembaran Beach Resort Kota Belud, Sabah
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“Be aware that the weather conditions effect the trips and ours was initially cancelled (not ideal when organising a holiday). Apparently this is quite common.”
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