Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sipadan Water Village

Intro and Review

One of the resort situated in waters of Semporna is Sipadan Water Village. Actually the resort is not in Sipadan but on the nearby island of Mabul, on the east coast of Sabah. Recently in the year 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.


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.

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