Mabul Island: Sipadan Water Village Resort


TOUR INFORMATION

TOUR CODE: ABTW-D02
DESCRIPTION: MABUL ISLAND: SIPADAN WATER VILLAGE RESORT
REGION: Tawau / Mabul Island
DURATION: From 2 Days 1 Night
MINIMUM: 1 Pax
AVAILABILITY: Pre-Book Required
PICK UP POINT: Your Hotel in Tawau City / Tawau Airport
PICK UP TIME: Depends on Which Boat Schedule Selected
DROP OFF POINT: Your Hotel in Tawau City / Tawau Airport
DROP OFF TIME: Depends on Which Boat Schedule Selected
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

HOW TO GET HERE

  1. Take a short 45 minutes domestic flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau.
  2. Meet at Tawau Airport and transferred to Semporna Jetty (Harbor) by van.
    • Journey takes approximately 1 hour and 15 min drive.
  3. Transfer to Mabul Resort by speedboat.
    • Boat ride takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes depending on sea and weather condition.

TYPES OF ROOMS & RESORT LAYOUT

  • The architectural design of the 45 water chalets reflects the incluence of the local Bajau style. The resort is located on a part of the island where it is sheltered from the storm. The floor of the water cottages is less than 1 meter above the high water mark. The chalets are spacious with wide sliding doors that open onto the room's private deck. 
  • For More information about Rooms, refer to "TYPES OF ROOMS" below dropdown bar.
Room Types Structure Size in sq ft No. of Rooms
Grand Deluxe Bungalow 1508 4 units
Deluxe Chalets Bungalow 1068 2 units
Standard Chalets Bungalow 714 29 units
Standard Chalets Semi-detached 714 4 units
Junior Chalets Semi-detached 552 6 units

Rooms Amenities

Junior Chalets  Standard Chalets  Deluxe Chalets  Grand Deluxe Chalets
  • Two twin beds (3rd pax not allowed due to small room size)
  • Balcony offering sea or island view
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Private bathroom and toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot/cold showers
  • Ceiling fans
  • Mini bar (consumption is charged to guest's room account)
  • Settees
  • Dressing table/chair
  • Wooden wardrobe
  • Electrical light and power point (220-240V)
  • Twin/double or triple beds
  • Balcony offering sea or island view
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Private bathroom and toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot/cold showers
  • Ceiling fans
  • Mini bar (consumption is charged to guest's room account)
  • Settees
  • Dressing table/chair
  • Wooden wardrobe
  • Electrical light and power point (220-240V)
  • King size bed
  • Balcony offering sea or island view
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Private bathtub and toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot/cold showers
  • Ceiling fans
  • Mini bar (consumption is charged to guest's room account)
  • Settees
  • Dressing table/chair
  • Wooden wardrobe
  • Electrical light and power point (220-240V)
  • Two queen size beds
  • Balcony offering sea or island view
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Private bathtub and toiletries
  • WILTON Residential Spa Pool
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot/cold showers
  • Ceiling fans
  • Mini bar (consumption is charged to guest's room account)
  • Settees
  • Dressing table/chair
  • Wooden wardrobe
  • Electrical light and power point (220-240V)

 

Resort Layout
Below layout gives a good aerial view of the resort and the various rooms and facilities available at the resort.

Housekeeping 

  • Housekeeping service is conducted once daily.
  • Towels are provided in the bathroom for guest personal use in their respective cottage.
  • For scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming and other recreational activities, coloured towels are available at the Diving Centre and Reception at no additional charge.
  • Small coloured towels are also provided in respective rooms for camera/video cleaning. 
  • Important Information About Diving in Sipadan
    Entering Sipadan Island, require permit and may not be approved on certain days if the quota is exceeded. Approval is issued by Sabah Park early one day before entering therefore would not be able to tell in advance. Guest can dive in Sipadan will be charged MYR 50 per person per day and that can be paid at the resort. Sipadan at this present moment only allowed 176 persons per day. Amazing Borneo and Sipadan Water Village Resort hold no responsibility for not being able to dive everyday in Sipadan due to conservation done by our Government. The resort only try their best to arrange every of our guests to dive at Sipadan.
  • What Happens If There Are No Sipadan Permits Available at SWV Resort?
    There is NO Guarantee that we can obtain permits due to limited spaces especially if it is a last minute request. In the event that there are no Sipadan permits available during your stay at Sipadan Water Village (SWV), the Resort Management may endeavour to assist you to book permit from other resorts (upon request). You will therefore have to bear the permit charges from other resorts which the amount will be advised accordingly at the resort itself. This price varies from MYR 150 to MYR 300 per permit per day is subject to change and will be updated every now and then. Guest is to pay for the permit and boat fees at the resort according to the current rate. This will be subject to your approval. Please note that Sipadan permit is not guaranteed and there is no first come first serve basis.
  • Please take note that it would not be possible for us to do the transfer directly to the resort on the same day if the arrival is late as it would be dark for the boat transfer and is not advisable for safety reason. Please advice to take flight before or at 1400hrs arrival at Tawau Airport for direct transfer to Sipadan Water Village Resort, Mabul.
  • Night transfer charges will apply after 1800hrs for the transfer from Tawau Airport to any respective hotel (either in Tawau or Semporna Hotel).
  • Catching the earliest departure flight from Tawau Airport would also not be possible as the departure from the resort will have to be extremely early and it would be dark and hence not advisable for safety reasons.
  • Amazing Borneo and Sipadan Water Village Resort will not obligate or compensate for waiting too long in the airport or flight delay. However, we will assist the guests should they require any assistance from us.
  • All reservation MUST provide the following information at least 30 days before the trip dates: Name as per passport, NRIC (for Malaysians), Passport Number, Nationality, Date of Birth, Gender, Contact Number & Flight details
  • Package Excludes: Diving equipments & gears, beverages, laundry, room service, airfares and item not mentioned or specified in the packages
  • Extension Stay: Extension Night Stay is permitted subject to the accommodation availability
  • Boat journey to the Island may not be suitable for individuals who have any of the following conditions but not limited to: heart or lung conditions, recent surgery, back or spinal surgery, back problems/injury/fracture, arthritis, osteoporosis or other similar spinal/pelvic diseases. Pregnant women are also not recommended as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition. If you are having similar issues as above, kindly consult your physician before you enrol in this activity.
  • If full payment is not received by the due date, your reservation will be cancelled and full deposit will be retained by the Resort. 
  • The resort accepts notes like USD, YEN and EURO. Please take note all notes have to be in good condition. If there is any damages or grafitti on the notes, they will not be accepted.
  • After commencement of service, no refund, in part or full, will be given for services included in the package which have not been utilized
  • In case of cancellation, any payment made would not be refundable but is transferrable to other dates within a year from the cancellation with written email. All items in the package are non-refundable or transferable.
  • Weather conditions: We cannot predict the weather conditions these days for scuba diving even for the best season
  • Guest is required to go for medical check to ensure your health is in good condition.
  • We strongly recommend that all guests take up adequate travel insurance that covers accident, loss caused by cancellations, loss of baggage, personal property, medical expenses, medical evacuation and weather disruption that caused any acitivity cancellations. Guests intending on participating in diving activities must ensure their insurance covers them for SCUBA related activities and has appropriate 'depth' coverage.
  • Please check you have the required travel documents before booking your dive trip. Ensure that your passport has at least 6 months validity from your time of entry into Malaysia.
  • Last but not least, tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.