Mid-range hotels

The following mid-range Mabul hotels provide decent accommodation at reasonable prices.

All mid-range hotels/resorts in Mabul offer:


Mid-range Mabul hotels (with Sipadan Permits)

Borneo Divers1. Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort (14 Permits) (link)

30 tropical-themed chalets. Popular rooms include the ethnic-inspired Runggus Twin and luxurious Runggus Double featuring traditional platform beds.

Stay 4 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort on Dive The World (4D3N packages from RM2162 (US$490) per non-diver)

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Seaventures Dive Rig2. Seaventures Dive Rig Resort (11 Permits) (link)

Stay on and dive below an oil rig.

Stay 3 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Seaventures Dive Rig Resort on Dive The World (4D3N packages from RM2586 (US$574) per non-diver)

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Smart Divers Resort3. Sipadan-Mabul Resort (SMART) (14 Permits)

40 wooden chalets nestled in a coconut grove towards the southeastern side of Mabul. Sister resort of the luxurious Mabul Water Bungalows (link).

Stay 5 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Check pricing for Sipadan-Mabul Resort (SMART) on Dive The World (4D3N packages from RM2168 (US$506) per non-diver)

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4. MV Celebes Explorer – 13 Permits

The only liveaboard serving Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan. This boat with 8 cabins is an excellent choice if diving in Sipadan is your priority. Compared to land-based resorts, this liveaboard allows you to dive in Sipadan every day of your stay.

Stay 3 nights for 9 diving sessions in Sipadan.

Check pricing for MV Celebes Explorer on Dive The World (4D3N packages from US$943 for 9 dives)


Scuba Junkie5. Scuba Junkie/Mabul Beach Resort (7 Permits)

This Mabul resort consists of 24 new ensuite rooms situated on the beach front. Scuba Junkie also operates Scuba Junkie Backpackers (link) based in Semporna.

Stay 3 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan.

Read about Scuba Junkie/Mabul Beach Resort on TripAdvisor


Mid-range Semporna hotels (with Sipadan Permits)

1. Sipadan Scuba (7 Permits)

Dive operator in Semporna with an attached hotel (Holiday Dive Inn – link) and daily trips to Sipadan.

Stay 2 nights for 1 day diving in Sipadan. Divers: RM1000, Non-divers: RM950.

Read about Sipadan Scuba on TripAdvisor


Mid-range Pom Pom Island hotels

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Pom Pom Island1. Pom Pom Island Resort (link)

Exclusive resort in Pom Pom Island offering day trips to Mabul and other islands. Mid-range to luxury options available. Located very close to Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Read about Pom Pom Island Resort on TripAdvisor

Check pricing for Pom Pom Island Resort on: Agoda.com


Celebes Beach Resort2. Celebes Beach Resort (link)

Located near an idyllic and secluded stretch of sandy beach with coconut palms lining its fringe, this is a newly revamped resort with diving facilities.

Unlimited jetty/house reef diving

Read about Celebes Beach Resort on TripAdvisor

Check pricing for Celebes Beach Resort on: Agoda.com