Friday, August 17, 2012

Sipadan Water Village Resort

Hi people! Here's the post on my trips to Sipadan.

My first visit was back in 2008 (already 5 years ago!)
Here's my accommodation back then.

This is supposedly the entrance of our backpacker's lodge at Mabul Island. The name of the lodge is called Arung Hayat as written on the wooden door. Hehe..looks terrible, right? It's actually a lot better than what it seems. My friend said that it's looks like a jamban (toilet) more than a lodge. It's super cheap though, it's only RM60/nite which is inclusive of all meals.

Here's a better photo:

In front of our rooms. This looks a lot livable than the previous photo right? There were turtles swimming around from time to time.

I can do this all day, swinging my legs at the porch while facing the sea and  watching passing boats/turtles.

We decided to go for the 2nd trip because AirAsia was having free tickets promo then and the return tickets to Tawau was only RM73 nett! We then book the resort during Matta fair and the diving + accommodation + meal rate was RM2058/pax for 5 days 4 night.

Here's the photos at Sipadan Water Village Resort.

We have arrived! The resort staff warmly greeted us upon arrival and took this photo for us.

Foods are included in the package and it's buffet style. So it's important to know the meal time. ;)

Can't think of a description here.

Facial mask is a must for holiday for some pampering and to battle dehydration from travelling and sun.
I think I would look good if my skin was fairer (see the photo)

Clear water

The holiday makers - Hubby, me, shirley, james (from left to right)

 Private Jacuzzi

The grand deluxe room which we get to stay for a day. 
We were living like a nomad throughout the trip, changing room everyday cause the agent messed up our booking.

The walk from the restaurant back to our room is like 1km away, and I am SERIOUS.
If you are going with the elderly, please request for rooms nearer to the restaurant.

 My dinner
Food was not bad, but not excellent either.

Evening time at the resort

We actually spent majority of our time out at the sea, diving. For some day, we actually had to wake up at 4.30am, no kidding!

This is me after hours of soaking in the sea water.  See that camera I was holding, I lost it while diving and all my precious diving photos were gone. :(
Bye bye G9, you will be missed dearly.

This photo was taken from our room. Nice or not?

Same background, with me.

This photo was taken on our last day with sunkissed skin.
After 5 days of merciless sun bathing, my skin is like 10x darker, it was already dark to begin with.

By the way, if you are interested to book, please stay clear from Oriental Grace Travel because they will mess up your booking and refuse to entertain you afterwards. Can you imagine that we booked and paid for standard room and to our horror, we were given Junior cottage room (the cheapest room) upon check in. 

Bye bye!


  1. How is it look like for the Junior cottage?

    1. Hi Rachel, if I remember correctly, the Junior cottage is facing the kampung areas which is a major turn off. But the advantage is Junior cottage is near to the restaurant.


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