Mabul Water Bungalows

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Mabul Water Bungalows is a new floating resort located on the Coast of Mabul Island, overlooking the infamous Sipadan Island. With some of the world greatest dive sites of Sipadan just a 15 minute boat ride away; Mabul Water Bungalows is ideally situated for people who love to dive.

Mabul Water Bungalows is the sister resort of Sipadan-Mabul Resort, or SMART. The floating dive-resort, which is comparable to the beautiful Atoll resort of Maldives, can be reached with a 15-minute speedboat ride from the famous island of Sipadan.

The amazing paradise of Mabul offers everything for a wonderful and adventurous vacation experiences – alluring beaches, turquoise waves splashing along the shores, fresh sea breezes, breath-taking sceneries, and many fun activities.

The 15 wooden bungalows that make up Mabul Water Bungalows are exquisitely furnished with contemporary furniture and décor. Each bungalow comes equipped with all the usual mod cons including, bathroom with hot/cold water, shower, toilet, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, TV with satellite channels, mini bar, coffee/team maker, hair dryer and your own private balcony offering amazing views of the clear turquoise waters around you.

The bungalows, which are uniquely made of woods and stilts, provide fifteen units for accommodation. Elegantly designed with modern materials, each of the bungalows feature a remote control air-conditioner for comfort, private bathroom with extra-hot and cold showers, toilets, a ceiling fan, in-room safety box, and a satellite TV with different channels to choose from, plus a spacious private balcony where the spectacular sunrise and sunset from the wide horizon of the ocean can be viewed. A mini bar is also available in the place where guests can chill-out and socialize with the other tourists.

When you’re taking a break from diving you won’t find yourselves twiddling your thumbs as Mabul Water Bungalows has many other facilities including a large open air restaurant, souvenir shop, business center with internet service, full dive center, underwater video center, health spa and free WIFI internet access.

We would definitely recommend Mabul Water Bungalows to anyone wanting to dive Sipadan but wouldn’t suggest it if you have non-divers in your group.

Facilities & Services

  • Business Centre
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Fishing
  • Table Tennis
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Ocean Kayaking
  • Spa Treatments
  • PADI Diving Courses
  • Nitrox Diving
  • Swimming Pool
  • Whirlpool Jacuzzi

Sample Itinerary (4D/3N)

Day 1

  • Meet by resort staff representative at Tawau Airport upon arrival
  • Overland transfer to Semporna Jetty for boat departure to Mabul Island at 0930hrs
  • Boat journey will take about 40 minutes
  • Arrived Mabul Island and check in Mabul Water Bungalow
  • Diver will have one orientation dive & one boat dive in the afternoon
  • Lunch, dinner & overnight

Days 2 – 3

  • 3 boat dives daily
  • Unlimited jetty dive with buddy
  • Non Diver will be free at leisure for the whole stay

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Check out from resort via 1430hrs boat transfer
  • Proceed to Tawau Airport for next flight

Prices Include

  • Transfer between: Tawau Semporna Jetty – Mabul Water Bungalows – Tawau by van and speedboat
  • Bungalow type accommodation on twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom and the facilities of hot shower and air-conditioned
  • Provide 3 boat dives daily either on Sipadan, Mabul or Kapalai Island except on arrival and departure days
  • Unlimited dives from Mabul’s House Reef
  • All meals and hot beverage
  • Afternoon snacks served after 3rd dive
  • Tanks, Weight and Belt are provided

Prices Exclude:

  • Sipadan permit
  • Equipment
  • Alcoholic beverage


Shila August 31, 2017

Hi there,
I am interested to go there. Please quote me any resort (kapalai or sipadan) which have swimming pool as the kids has to be entertained during the stay.
There will be 4 adults, 2 children (9 & 11yrs), 2 infant (3yrs and 2 years). Can we snorkel instead of dive? Please quote me both, snorkeling and diving for 3 adults 2 children while the rest is for stay only.


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