Mabul Water Bungalows, Pulau Sipadan, Semporna Archipelago Borneo, Borneo (Sabah)
Located an easy boat transfer from Tawau and its airport, Mabul Water Bungalows is a great place to enjoy the incredible diving and snorkelling on offer off Sabah’s east coast, in fact it has gained recognition as one of the best diving sites in the world.
The nearby diving opportunities are certainly the main draw card but the resort itself which is entirely built on stilts rising out of the shallow lagoon, offers great accommodation. On site there is a spa, an open air restaurant serving Malay and international fare, and for those keen to explore the rich underwater world without diving, the snorkelling here is excellent. The resort is just a 15 minute boat ride from the famous dive sites of Sipadan, allowing easy exploration of the richest marine habitat in the world.
The 15 over-water bungalows are bright and airy, with large rooms and private balconies making the most of the panoramic ocean vistas, whilst the air conditioning and spa ensure you can rest well after a long day in the water.
Certainly one of the best options off Sabah’s east coast, Mabul Water Bungalows offer simple yet stylish comfort just a stone’s throw from some of the best diving in the world.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
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We all remarked on how well tourism blended in to the local community in a positive way. At no point did we ever feel exploited or taken advantage of. We felt privileged to visit the Penan tribe in Mulu and enjoyed the market there without any pressure to spend money. Visiting Abai village and planting the trees was also a great experience for all ages of our party. Again, a privilege.