Its not 5 star, but had everything we needed. The food was great, buffet style, always plenty of it. Rooms were clean and cool, lovely outdoor shower. Nice to have a pool for after diving. Nicer, I think, than the water bungalows, because you could wander around a bit. Diving equipment was in good condition, guides were excellent, we particularly liked Sam. And we got to dive Sipidan twice!!!! This is one place I think we'll go back to. For those concerned about security in this part of the country, Sabah has made a big effort in this area with loads more policing and curfews etc. There was a large police prescence that made itself felt. We felt perfectly safe.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Sipadan Mabul Hotel Pulau Mabul