Last Updated : Friday, November 07, 2014 11:39:55 AM

There are 5 resorts on Mabul Island :

1 - Sipadan Water Village Resort (on water)

2 - Sipadan Mabul Resort (on water)

3 - Borneo Diver Resort (on land)

4 - Seaventure Resort (on sea)

5 - Mabul Beach Resort of Scuba Junkie (on land)


and 3 Budget Dive Centre on Mabul Island :

1 - Uncle Chang's Sipadan Mabul Dive Lodge (on water)

2 - Sipadan Dive Centre Mabul (on land)

3 - Mabul Backpackers (on water)


Sipadan Water Village Resort

Diving services covered all the dive sites of Mabul, Kapalai, and Sipadan Island

Despite what the name suggests, Sipadan Water Village is NOT in Sipadan but on the nearby island of Mabul, on the east coast of Sabah. In fact, by the end of 2004, resorts are not allowed operate on Sipadan Island and those who wish to dive there have to find alternative accommodation in the neighboring islands. It is called a "water village" simply because of the fact that the entire resort is built in pilings and connects to the shore by a long pier.

Sipadan Water Village (SWV) is located on the north eastern side of Mabul Island, a mere 20 minute boat ride from the famed Sipadan Island. Built on stilts SWV prides itself on its level of service, dive sites and dedication to the environment. At present, SWV has 45 "Bajau" styled water cottages, built 1m above the sea. These cottages are laid out in a manner which minimizes damage to the existing coral reefs i.e. if there is coral there, they don't build on top of it.


The Chalet

Sipadan Water Village Resort 45 water cottages are beautifully constructed with Bajau architectural designed built to pamper both divers and non-divers alike in all the trappings of luxury on a tropical island. The cottages are generously spacious with wide sliding doors that open to the room's private deck. All room amenities include twin / double or triple beds, private balcony offering sea or island view, tea / coffee maker, private bathroom and toiletries, hair dryer, hot / cold showers, ceiling fan, mini bar, settees, dressing table / chair, wooden wardrobe, electrical light and power point (220-240v). Deluxe Cottages come with one king size bed and private bathtub while the Grand Deluxe Cottages are built complete with private Wilton Residential Spa pool and two queen size beds.

SWV Travels and Tours Sdn Bhd
(Co.No-380790-U) - KKKP 3145

Lot FLT. 05 (land side),  1st Floor, Tawau Airport,
P.O.Box No: 62156, 91031 Tawau,  Sabah, Malaysia.
 Tel: 60-89-950023    Fax:60-89-950023


Home Page :
Japanese Site :
Photos of Sipadan / Mabul by Claire Barnes :

Sipadan Water Village Resort Sdn. Bhd. (280549-M)
P.O. Box No. 62156, 91031 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia.

Sipadan Water Village Resort Office:
TB226, Lot 3,1st Floor, Wisma MAA,  Town Ext.2,Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia.
 Tel: 60-89-752996,  751777,  755011   Fax: 60-89-752997


info@panborneo. corn
swv@ travel-masters. net

Link :

No. of rooms/chalets/suites: 45
Tel: (+6089) 75 2996
Fax: (+6089) 75 2997

Room Facilities
Fan - Hairdryer - Tea, Coffee Making facilities - Private shower with hot and cold water - Mini Bar

Hotel Services
Airport Transfer - Babysitting - Resort Medical Services - Dive Centre - Excursions - Foreign Currency Exchange - Mini-mart

Restaurant & Bar Lounge

Credit Cards Accepted
American Express - MasterCard - Visa

INDEX - Islands of Sabah  November 07, 2014 11:39:55 AM

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