Sipadan Mangrove Resort

Sipadan Mangrove Resort

Sg. Burong, Kalumpang, Semporna Suburb, Semporna, Malaysia, 91000
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    7.9
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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Very tranquil."

    Sam

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    October 20, 2018

    10.0
    Exceptional room comfort and quality

    Property highlights

    • Airport transfer

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Balcony/terrace

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    6.5
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    Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center68 KM
    Location rating6.5
    Nearest airportTawau Airport (TWU)
    Distance to airport23.4 km
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    10.0
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Deluxe Room for Single Use
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    • Room size: 53 m²/570 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Room for 3 pax
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    • Room size: 53 m²/570 ft²
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    • Room size: 53 m²/570 ft²
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    • 2 queen beds
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    Single Room with Shared Shower and Toilet
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
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    What people love about the property

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "The food served is generous and delicious."

      Kamelia

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      February 12, 2017

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Room was spacious and nice."

      Kamelia

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      February 12, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The scenery was a great change of pace from Mabul and Semporna."

      Jilan

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      September 9, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The staff here is wonderful."

    Jilan

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    September 9, 2017

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    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent

    "It was a good place to stay."

    Karthik

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    April 3, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

    Airports

    Tawau Airport (TWU)
    23.4 km
    Semporna Airport (SMM)
    32.4 km
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Real reviews from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (172)Booking.com Reviews (2)
    7.9
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    Cleanliness8.2
    Facilities7.6
    Location6.5
    Room comfort and quality10.0
    Service9.0
    Value for money8.0
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Laura from Vietnam
    Couple
    Deluxe Room for Single Use
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    The most amazing time!”
    We stayed for two nights, the fire fly tour was lovely and we also did the snorkelling trip and saw lots of turtles! The staff were very accommodating and saw to every need. Room was clean, beds comfortable and it was very spacious. Location is good If you want a quiet stay, very peaceful and scenic. It would be nice to have a bit more variety on the set food menu but there was lots of food and the staff tried I accommodate as much as possible.
    Reviewed October 18, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Jordan from Thailand
    Couple
    Deluxe Room for 2
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019
    Not what we expected”
    The location is isolated which we did not realize when we made the booking. You have no choice but to take all your meals at their dining room and the quality of the food was poor. The road into the resort, not their fault, but very poor nd took almost an hour from the main road with cars just missing each other as they veer across the center of the road in search for a place in the road that is not rutted.
    Reviewed February 26, 2019
    5.2
    Chiew from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Room for 2
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Too far from the main road and civilization. ”
    The 20Km + road leading to the property is horrendous with many many seriously big muddy potholes , ones needs a 4WD to travel on this road . It would be totally impossible to travel on this road if it rains as the potholes will be filled with water making it impossible to know how deep they are .
    Reviewed December 29, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Sam from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Room for Single Use
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    Peaceful mangrove retreat”
    Very tranquil. Off by itself in the middle of a mangrove sanctuary, this resort is a good hopping off point for island visits, as there is nothing at all around the resort itself except mangroves and palm plamtations.
    Reviewed October 20, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kamelia from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Room for Single Use
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017
    Excellent staffs and location; this place puts the guest in tranquility”
    The food served is generous and delicious. But they forgot to serve our welcome drinks! Room was spacious and nice. The night activities (sunset rivercruise/firefly) can be improved. We were told we will visit fish farm during the rivercruise, however the boat only took us to see the sunset. For fireflies watching, it took us approximately only 20 minutes in boat. I understand it was fullmoon time, but it feels like paying RM50 per person was not worth it. The internet needs to be improved (though the lack of internet connection may be a good thing). Staffs were great especially from the reservation department, Mr.Azree. He accomodated my request very well. Apart of that, restaurant staffs really concerned about my 5 years old son well-being since he was ill and coughing all the time during dinner. I also requested iced milo for him in every meals, and chicken fritters since my son was a very picky eater. The staffs never dissapointed me with these requests.
    Reviewed February 12, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    alice
    Group
    Deluxe Room for 3 pax
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
    Very peaceful place to stay for a rest”
    Staff here are very friendly and very helpful. Foods are ok and almost different dishes everyday. My friend was sick the first day here because of food in another hotel.Staff help to make porridge for us, so sweet. The diving instructors here are also very nice. I went diving for the first time. And my instructor is very cool, skillful and considerate. I think he is the best. I love him,hahah
    Reviewed August 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hannah from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Room for Single Use
    Stayed 5 nights in July 2018
    Incredible slice of paradise ”
    Had an amazing time here, particularly because of all the staff. Everyone was very friendly and did everything they could to make the trip the best it could be . Hidden away in the mangroves, this resort is an amazing place to explore Borneo and the islands nearby. Incredible diving and snorkelling, we saw turtles, dolphins, seahorses, and many more fantastic marine life. The food here is delicious, organic and fresh. Would recommend this place to anyone thinking of exploring Borneo!
    Reviewed July 09, 2018
    4.4
    Daniel from Malaysia
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017
    Not recommended...”
    unless you are just transiting as divers. Definitely not value for money. Nothing much to see or do here except monkeys scattering about the resort. Meals are just very plain and basic, nothing to write home about.
    Reviewed September 24, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    Matthew
    Couple
    Deluxe Room for Single Use
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018
    Pleasant stay amongst the Mangroves”
    Went snorkeling for two days, the cost of a snorkeling trip at the dive shops is about ~250 MYR per person per day and that includes your lunch and gear. The snorkeling was really quite amazing, and the snorkeling guides are really great. James in particular was very helpful. Dive shop is well equipped. There's a night time cruise to see fireflies/crocodiles and watch the stars that's really great. One big thing to be prepared for: the dive shop is cash only, and there are no ATMs on or near the property. I ended up exchanging foreign currency at a ~9% premium, so bring cash with you. The property is rather remote from any of the cities/towns in the area, about a 30-40 minute drive if you want to get to civilization. There are monkeys on the property outside of your rooms during the day time. The meals are served buffet style - there were enough options/variety and the cooking was good. The fish was especially nice.
    Reviewed September 17, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Karthik from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018
    Good Treat”
    It was a good place to stay. Prefer this rather than Semporna because quite place.
    Reviewed April 03, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    KAICHENG from China
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Room 4 Persons
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
    wonderful!”
    We spent three nights here and it was totally AWESOME!!! Best experience ever. The environment here is nice and comfortable, the view is good and the staff are kind and helpful. Everything and everyone here make us feel at home and feel at ease. I almost cry when I leave the resort😭
    Reviewed February 16, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Peter from New Zealand
    Couple
    Deluxe Room for 2
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2017
    Worth considering”
    We we were the only guests in a resort that could accommodate 100 - a bit creepy at first (was like being in a horror movie with staff lurking around every corner). In the end everyone was really friendly and took us on a great day fishing and another snorkeling and diving. Chef cooked the fish we caught and we fed monkeys by hand. Good fun in the end
    Reviewed January 13, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jun from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Room for 2
    Stayed 7 nights in October 2017
    quiet, nice surroundings”
    Surrounded by mangrove trees, the resort is frequented by long-tailed monkeys, which are not aggressive if you keep certain distance. Staff are friendly. Food is so-so, compared to what you can get at Semporna. Wi-fi and mobile signal need to be improved. Certain charges could be more reasonable. For example, round-trip to Semporna costs you RM 150 while airport pickup is only RM 25, although it only takes twice as much time to get to Semporna.
    Reviewed October 23, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Mei from Hong Kong
    Group
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2017
    Rooms a bit far away from the receptions ! ”
    The restaurant in chrage his name Robinoto is very friendly and takecare with us ! The diving team Men and Kim during the diving and snorkeling activity ensure our safety first. I would like recommend when you doing this activity asked them to guide yOu
    Reviewed October 16, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jilan from United States
    Group
    Courtyard Triple
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2017
    Excellent spot to stay after dive trip on Mabul!”
    The staff here is wonderful. We were a group of 3 that stayed here after a dive trip to Mabul. We couldn't fly back right away and chose this place to relax after our dive trip. The scenery was a great change of pace from Mabul and Semporna. The mangroves surrounding the property are beautiful. The resort has lots of activities during downtime as well- we did a sunset boat cruise and a day trip island hopping and snorkeling to Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Bod Gaya, and Sibuan. All the trips were so much fun! The staff was also really helpful and took care of one of us when they caught a virus and were sick. They definitely went above and beyond. Highly recommended!
    Reviewed September 09, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    MOHAMED from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe Room for 2
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
    Nice resort with great staffs!”
    From arranging for airport pick up until drop off at Tawau airport, everything went as planned. We stayed in mangroves chalet type room. The room was massive for couple as they have one queen bed, one single bed and one extra mattress. They even have a separate room for closet complete with iron and ironing board. The toilet not great but was adequate and spacious. The package that we took includes 3 times meals per day. Breakfast was simple and very minimal but lunch and dinner was great (they can think of new menu as it was the same everyday but the meals was delicious). The resort provides packages for snorkeling, diving and other activities like fishing, hiking etc. We took the snorkeling package (cost us MYR200 per person) which they brought us to 3 different locations for snorkeling - mabul, kapalai and one more which i cant remember but not sipadan. Took around 45 min boat ride from the resort to the islands. The package also include tour in mabul village where we get to explore the local village. One thing that we appreciate the most during our stay in the resort was the resort's staff. All of them were friendly, attentive and efficient. We really appreciate their excellent services and felt really welcomed. The resort still undergoing upgrades works but the main area has been completed. Overall do not hesitate to stay in this resort if you would like to opt for not staying in the island resort. Highly recommend!
    Reviewed January 05, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Marilyn from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Room for 2
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2016
    Most Relaxing Vacation”
    Our recent 5 night stay at the Sipadan Mangrove Resort was wonderful and relaxing! We were picked up at the Tawau Airport and drove about 45 minutes to the resort. They are expanding and repairing some of the roads, so it was a little slow and bumpy at times. The resort is a magical hideaway surrounded by oil plantations, fish farms and mangroves and is on the Kalumpang River. We had a large, air conditioned cabin with a king size bed, cathedral ceiling, sitting area, desk, small refrigerator and floor to ceiling windows with sliding doors out to a deck. There was also a separate changing room/closet and plenty of storage. Mei and Azree made all our reservations for activities, took care of all our requests and made us feel right at home. They were so wonderful, and all the people who work there treated us like family! All of your meals are included, so you don't have to think about where to go. Fishing, diving, snorkeling and the river cruise leave right from the resort boat dock, and the prices are very reasonable. The boats are clean, comfortable and well run. Aziz was our boat captain. He's like the fish whisperer! If We didn't catch any fish within ten minutes, we moved to another spot. We had so much fun, we booked a second trip! The resort chef cooked the fresh fish we caught for lunch and dinner combined with fresh vegetables and rice, and all our meals began with a different freshly made cup of soup. He is outstanding at cooking fish, and all the meals were delicious with very generous portions! At night, we would relax by the bar where there is a large, flat screen TV. Every morning and around dinner time the long-tailed Macaques would come out to greet us hoping for food. We got some great photos! We also did a three-tank dive at Mabul and Kapalai. The dive master was patient and wonderful. The resort fixed a yummy lunch for us to eat on the boat before our third dive. It was a great day! My husband also enjoyed a couple of relaxing massages. I can honest
    Reviewed September 26, 2016
    7.2
    Very good
    Chew from Malaysia
    Group
    Courtyard Triple
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018
    Every meal is nice as the cooking material is from their farm/ pond. Definitely organic.”
    The staff is attending. The resort network and wifi is down during our visit, so there was miscommunication and we are unable to go for the mabul island visit. In the end, we managed to go for another package. Better survey and plan the activity beforehand to avoid disappointment, cz there is nothing much activity to do in the resort.
    Reviewed April 30, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    JINGWEN from China
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Room for Single Use
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
    Exceptional”
    Thanks to Dan, Jim and everyone I don’t know your name but warm and nice. Have a good vacation here in Mangrove especially love you guys in dive center. Hope to see you again.
    Reviewed October 06, 2018
    2.4
    Syed from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018
    It’s a verse experianc ”
    We been informed the hotel for late check in and by the time we reach is 920pm and dinner dinning close at 9. Even we informed earlier that will be late a bit the dinner serve is like nothing ! Some noddles which are cold and one glass for green tea. That’s it morning breakfast is also limited choice and lunch as well. Who and where to complain really not value that much money to pay and go to that place. Think thousand times before you go
    Reviewed February 08, 2018
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