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Sipadan-Mabul Resort

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Sipadan Mabul Resort is a luxury resort located on south-east side of Mabul Island and is overlooking nearby Sipadan island.


Sipadan Mabul Resort is nestled in a coconut grove and offers beautifully designed wooden air-con chalets builts next to a beautiful strech of white sand beach.

The resort has 25 chalets with 22 stand alone chalets and 3 suite chalets. All the chalets are built with native borneo materials, have ensuite bathroom with hot shower, air-con and mosquito screens.

Scuba Diving

Sipadan-Mabul Resort is a PADI Gold Palm Resort.

In addition to daily boat dives, SMART offers unlimited dives in front of the Resort's jetty (inclusive of night dives).

SMART-TEC dive center offers Nitrox Air and Technical International (TDI) Certification Courses.

The TEC center is perfect for Technical Divers diving the waters of Mabul Sipadan and offers full Cave Diver courses and guided dives to Sipadan's famous Turtle Tomb.


A filming and underwater video center can provide underwater videography services and courses.

Sipadan Mabul Resort uses six custom built fiberglass dive boats able to carry 10 divers each and get to any of the island dive sites in about 15 minutes. Each boat goes out 3 times a day.


At SMART Divers Resort, you NEVER carry a heavy tank, not even a few metres.


The restaurant is located under a large open air pavillion and is used for delicious buffet style meals and sometimes shows. A selection of fresh juices, coconut drink, sodas, beer and wine can be purchased at the resort bar and jetty bar.


Buffet breakfast consists of cereal, toast, tea, coffee, fruits, eggs, porridge and asian dishes.

Other facitilies

Other resort facilities includes a swimming pool, a jacuzzi whirlpool spa, the dive centre which provides diving, snorkelling and ocean kayaking equipment for rent, spa and massage services, broadband internet access, a bar, a souvenir shop, video services, 24h staff on call and tour desk.



There are 25 beautifully designed duplex chalets: 22 detached (stand alone) and 3 suite chalets.


All rooms come with air-con, two oversized single beds, ceiling fans, mini-bar, couch, electric point (220V), flyscreened windows, ensuite bathroom with free-flowing hot and cold water, front verandah.


Note: Please book for Sipadan long in advance.


Customer Reviews & Ratings

Star rating based on our guests

"I went to Sipadan to dive and Sipadan-Mabul Resort really delivered. The marine life was just incredible from macro to pelagics. My divemaster was so good that he never missed even the smallest and rarest critter. The beach resort, had excellent services and amenities. What I specially appreciated was that they provided buggies to drive everywhere we wanted." Bennett, London, UK

"We stayed at Sipadan-Mabul Resort and dived at Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai. This was really fantastic experience as there was an abundance of marine creatures from macro in Mabul to the big fishes of Sipadan. I really liked the beach chalets. The room was clean and comfortable and the view was beautiful. Absolutely no complaints about the food also – meals were excellent with plenty of variety." , Paris, France

"I really enjoyed my stay at Sipadan Mabul Resort. I landed in Tawau Airport and from the pick-up to the return, everything was great – the cuisine, the staff, the divemasters, the chalets, etc. I sure will come back here next time." , Perth, Australia

"We were planning to stay at the beach resort which was very nice but after a couple of nights we decided to upgrade for the super luxury over-the-water resort (Mabul Water Bungalows). The whole place is so beautiful that it is a really peaceful experience. We also went to the spa which is overlooking the ocean, it was really magical and relaxing." , Frankfurt, Germany

"We had a perfect holiday at the Sipadan Mabul Resort. I opted for the 6D/5N diving package while my wife preferred the snorkeling package which was also excellent. Our time spent on Mabul island there was really enjoyable. The divemaster was highly experienced and a good spotter. Viz was great in Sipadan which made is an unforgettable scuba diving experience. I have rarely seen so much marine life and pristine coral reefs. The artificial housereef of the resort is also fantastic with a lot of macro marine life. The full-board option was excellent with delicious meals 3 times day." , Hong Kong

"I really liked the overall atmosphere of the place, very relaxing. The beach resort was beautiful with and the service was excellent with friendly and always available and helpful staff. The buffet food was really good with a wide variety of choices." , Zurich, Switzerland

"The transfer from the airport to the resort was smooth and I enjoyed the boad ride from Semporna to Mabul. Food was great and plentiful (mostly asian style). The Divemasters were real pros and with very good eyes which is important. Diving is always my first choice but after going to Sipadan, I can say that snorkeling can be an equally attractive, if not a better option there. The detached beach chalet was really good, clean and comfortable. Wi-Fi was available only in the dining room, but I did not feel that it was too much of an inconvenience. The Sipadan-Mabul Resort, where I stayed, was good but the real luxury is at the stunning nearby Mabul Water Bungalows. If you can afford it, you should treat yourself and choose these over the water bungalows." , Barcelona, Spain

"I spent a week and dived a lot in Sipadan, Mabul, and also at Kapalai. The dive sites are amazing especially Sipadan. Mabul and Kapalai are excellent for macro photography. The divemasters were veterans and really helped to spot the various macro species. In every way, this is a perfect holiday spot for divers!" , Moscow, Russia


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