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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 May 2009

We went SWV for a short trip. Stayed 3 days 2 nights there. Their room was nice, windly and clean. Service also good enough. This resort was mainly to relax, you might feel boring as you got nothing to do at night. Water was clear and clean. You just feel you were in a middle of big sea. This was...

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Selangor
Reviewed 29 April 2009

The first time that I had visited Mabul was 2years ago but was staying at another resort, that was when I saw SWV and I had recommend this resort to my families members. On year 2008 they had booked and stayed at SWV and was really impressed with all their service and snorkeling trips especially to Sipadan Island. So we...

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Port Dickson
Reviewed 28 April 2009

Our group of 18, booked 3d2n trip to Sipadan with SWV 1 year ago, so disappointed to hear that we have been got not promit to visit Sipadan island when we arrive the resort. Terrible rude staff will just push away thier responsibility and they keep recomment thier guess to visit to surrounding so so diving site which is not...

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7Thank cfpaulll
UK
Reviewed 18 April 2009

fantastic location to stay with good food and comfortable rooms. Divers location only, well run and very very helpful. Local diving excellent for small stuff, perfect macro photo, subjects galore, overall local uw site impession is quite disappointing, with dead coral and bland, but good for macro criters as said!!. Sipidan excellent if you can get a permit for more...

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Sydney
Reviewed 15 April 2009

Why practice diving in a pool when you can experience reef-life swim past you while acquiring important skills. We were warned that starting our lifelong diving adventure here may spoil us for future excursions - perhaps this is true. After a somewhat bumpy boat ride to the island, smiling staff greeted us with mocktails, briefed us on the island and...

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1Thank KWY16
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 24 March 2009

I have never been to any beach resort as great as this place. The services were excellent. We were warmly greeted when we arrived and departed. It is situated about 45 minutes from the mainland and 15 minutes from Sipadan. We managed to snorkel at Kapalai, Mabul and Sipadan! Yes, in snorkeled Sipadan! One word to describe Sipadan.... AWESOME! Next...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2009

We stayed at SWV for 5 nights over Christmas 2008. The setting is spectacular, and the resort has everything you need, but there are a few major drawbacks - the settlement on Mabul island seem to use the beach as a rubbish bin - the accommodation feels a bit tired and could do with a refurb - the service felt...

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2Thank Lodges_9
Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 26 November 2008

Sipadan Water Village,always knowned as SWV. I went to stay there with a group of friends in June. I had a great time, and think this is one of the best resorts on Mabul Island. Mabul Island is a 20 min boat ride to Sipadan. The dive centre was nice, and well organised, everyone had a locker to keep their...

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2Thank Liralovestotravel
uk
Reviewed 10 November 2008

stayed here in May this year, decided to upgrade to the delux suites with a a jacuzzi - well worth it imo - huge apartment and great sitting in a Jacuzzi at night - there is little else to do here apart from dive and read....and all the other relaxing stuff. Though they did a very good job of stiffing...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 July 2008

Ever imagined holidaying on a fish tank......This is what this unique resort offers. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel like royalty. Upon arrival each guest receive a personalised greeting from the staff on the deck, where you are lead to the main lounge area and served an amazing fruit coctail. The check-in was super efficient, informative...

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Sipadan Water Village is a resort built entirely over the water on stilts. In its design, Sipadan Water Village has achieved near utopia in its layout, splendid water cottage accommodations with flowered sidewalks, wonderfully prepared Asian and Continental cuisine, and impeccable and personable service! The dive program is comparable to none as everyone at Sipadan Water Village has an attitude and passion for what the sea has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sipadan Water Village

Address: Tawau, Pulau Sipadan 91031, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Price Range: $500 - $693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 276
Also Known As:
Sipadan Water Village Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Sipadan Water Village Pulau
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“The room no. Mabul 101- Mablu 110 is very close to dive center.”
jsaleesung, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The air is damp, Ask for the aircon.”
stefanoe166, 21 Jan 2015 | Read review
“If you are like me and can't stay without an AC room, be sure to inform the staff about the same or you will melt in the heat! Also, there is no in-room wifi but you can get you daily dose of internet at the free reception wifi”
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maverick_vacationist, 22 Dec 2014 | Read review
“If you travelling with friends and family that require 2 rooms side by side, kindly request for M101 & M102. They have shared balcony ^_^”
DayerqHidayu, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
“A room near the restaurant is ideal”
misterBigP, 4 Aug 2014 | Read review
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