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MABUL ISLAND: SIPADAN WATER VILLAGE RESORT

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Sipadan Water Village Resort

Sipadan Water Village Resort

Sipadan Water Village Resort

Sipadan Water Village Resort

Sipadan Water Village Resort

City/Region: Tawau
Tour Code: ABTW-D02
Duration: From 2D1N
Package: MABUL ISLAND: SIPADAN WATER VILLAGE RESORT
Min Pax: 1
Pricing: Adults: MYR 660; Child: MYR 330
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SIPADAN WATER VILLAGE RESORT
Sipadan Water Village Resort
About the Resort
Sipadan Water Village is a resort beautifully constructed with Bajau architectural design. Part of the Mabul Island is also home to groups of Bajau fishermen who have built their traditional palm thatched houses. The entire resort is built over water on stilts made of Belian Wood commonly called ironwood, laid in certain points so as to minimise damage to the existing reef. In its design, Sipadan Water Village has achieved near utopia in its over-the-water layout, splendid water cottage accommodations with flowered sidewalks, wonderfully prepared Asian and Continental cuisine, and impeccable and personable service. Sipadan Water Village international staffs of dive guides and instructors pride themselves on knowing the intricacies of their reefs and willing to share their macro subject secrets with anyone interested. All Cottages are equipped with ceiling fans and are non air-conditioned. EXCEPT Only 6 Standard Cottages and 2 Deluxe Cottages come with air-conditioner. If guests request for air-conditioned rooms, the surcharge is MYR 30 per night per person.

About the Diving
The Resort has daily boat going to Sipadan Island for those who would like to dive there, which is about 15 minutes away.

The diving at Sipadan Island is limited due to the restriction. Therefore each diver is only allowed to do one or two dives per day (subject to entry permit approval). Dive sites and diving schedule will be arranged at the discretion of the resort management.

The UNLIMITED BEACH DIVING mentioned below are dives from Mabul’s House Reef and includes night diving (without dive master and boat). Tanks, weights and weight belt are provided; all other equipment must be brought by the diver or rented.

How to Get Here
Take a short 45 minutes domestic flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau.
Meet at Tawau Airport and transferred to Semporna Jetty (Harbor) by van. Journey takes approximately 1 hour and 15 min drive. Transfer to Mabul Resort by speedboat. Boat ride takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes depending on sea and weather condition.

Boat Schedule (Fixed Departure Time)
Semporna jetty to Mabul Island : 09:30hrs; 12:00hrs & 14:00hrs
Mabul Island to Semporna Jetty : 06:30hrs; 10:00hrs & 13:00hrs

2014 Pricing

Year 2014 Package Rates Per Adult:

Package Rates Per Adult:
MALAYSIAN MARKET
Valid from Now to 31st December 2014
DIVER PACKAGE
DURATION
Ex-Tawau Airport
JUNIOR COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
STANDARD COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
DELUXE COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
GRAND DELUXE COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
2 DAYS 1 NIGHT MYR 960 MYR 990 MYR 1,070 MYR 1,190
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS
MYR 1,495
MYR 1,545
MYR 1,735
MYR 1,905
4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS
MYR 2,030
MYR 2,100
MYR 2,400
MYR 2,620
5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS
MYR 2,565
MYR 2,655
MYR 3,065
MYR 3,335
EXTRA NIGHT
MYR 535
MYR 555
MYR 665
MYR 715
NON-DIVER PACKAGE
DURATION
Ex-Tawau Airport
JUNIOR COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
STANDARD COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
DELUXE COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
GRAND DELUXE COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
2 DAYS 1 NIGHT MYR 760 MYR 790 MYR 870 MYR 990
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS MYR 1,180
MYR 1,230
MYR 1,420
MYR 1,590
4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS MYR 1,600
MYR 1,670
MYR 1,970
MYR 2,190
5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS MYR 2,020
MYR 2,110
MYR 2,520
MYR 2,790
EXTRA NIGHT MYR 420
MYR 440
MYR 550
MYR 600
Package Rates Per Adult:
INTERNATIONAL MARKET
Valid from Now to 31st December 2014
DIVER PACKAGE
DURATION
Ex-Tawau Airport
JUNIOR COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
STANDARD COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
DELUXE COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
GRAND DELUXE COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
2 DAYS 1 NIGHT MYR 2,558 MYR 2,627 MYR 2,696 MYR 2,818
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS MYR 3,369 MYR 3,506 MYR 3,644 MYR 3,869
4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS MYR 4,179 MYR 4,386 MYR 4,592 MYR 4,921
5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS MYR 4,990 MYR 5,265 MYR 5,540 MYR 5,972
EXTRA NIGHT
MYR 811 MYR 879 MYR 948 MYR 1,051
NON-DIVER PACKAGE
DURATION
Ex-Tawau Airport
JUNIOR COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
STANDARD COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
DELUXE COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
GRAND DELUXE COTTAGES
(Twin/Triple)
2 DAYS 1 NIGHT MYR 2,049 MYR 2,118 MYR 2,187 MYR 2,306
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS MYR 2,462 MYR 2,600 MYR 2,738 MYR 2,959
4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS MYR 2,875 MYR 3,082 MYR 3,288 MYR 3,613
5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS MYR 3,288 MYR 3,564 MYR 3,839 MYR 4,267
EXTRA NIGHT MYR 413 MYR 482 MYR 551 MYR 654

*Note
Rate Per Person based on Twin or Triple sharing basis, valid till 31 Dec 2014.
All rates are nett quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR) and INCLUDED 6% government tax & 10% service charge.
Minimum 2 persons to travel together.
Sipadan Entrance Fee is NOT included in the package and is to be paid by the guests at the resort depending on the number of days they are able to enter Sipadan Island.
Excludes Semporna Jetty Fee of MYR 2/- (Malaysian) or MYR 10/- (International) per person payable to The Municipal Council of Semporna. (Newly implemented in 2012)

Single Traveller:
Not available. Single traveller is available if there are other group departures on the same day.

Single Supplement / Occupancy’s Booking:
Junior Cottages - Additional MYR 210 per room per night
Standard Cottages - Additional MYR 220 per room per night
Deluxe Cottages - Additional MYR 275 per room per night
Grand Deluxe Cottages - Additional MYR 300 per room per night

Group Booking Incentive
1 Person is FREE for every 10 paying Adults (with the same arrival and departure time).
Charges of MYR 350 per person will applies for every FOC.
The FOC only start at SWV Resort covering the accommodation, meal and beverages provided during meal times, diving and snorkeling.
This FOC benefit does not cover Sipadan Entry Fee to Sipadan Island and land transfer charge,carbonated and alcoholic drinks and any other services outside of the package.

Child Rate (Must share or occupy same room with parents)
Child between 04 to 12 Years Old are charged 50% of the applicable Non-Diver rates
Infant below 03 Years Old are charged 10% of the applicable Non-Diver rates provided they do not occupy separate beds.
Any children who are certified divers will have to pay FULL Diver rates regardless of their age & parents are to be held responsible for their child at all times.

Peak Season Surcharge
10% Surcharge from the total package is applicable for peak period like Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year, Golden Week & month of August.
Peak Season dates (both dates inclusive) :
23 Dec 2013 - 03 Jan 2014
27 Jan 2014 - 05 Feb 2014
27 Apr 2014 - 05 May 2014
01 Aug 2014 - 31 Aug 2014

Malaysian Market refers to Malaysian Citizen or expatriates with valid working permit or valid residence permit.
International Market refers to all other countries except Malaysia.

Non-Diver Package Includes

  • Meet and Greet at Tawau Airport Service (0600hrs - 1800hrs)
  • Return Land Transfer between: Tawau Airport – Semporna Jetty – Tawau Airport (around 75 mins)
  • Return Boat Transfer between: Semporna Jetty – Mabul Island – Semporna Jetty (around 45 mins)
  • Twin-sharing water cottage accommodation with sun deck at balcony
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner (Depends on arrival and departure day)
  • Daily 1 boat snokeling with equipment (Kapalai or Sipadan or other part of Mabul Island depending on Dive Center arrangement)
  • Unlimited house reef snorkeling with equipment 0800hrs to 1800 hrs with buddy

*** Package DOES NOT INCLUDE carbonated and alcohol drinks and any other services outside of SWV package***
*** Package CANNOT be converted once the guest has arrived at resort. ***

Note for NON DIVING/SNORKELING Package:
Please take note snorkeling equipment will be provided for guests who wish to snorkel in SWV house reef, Paradise 1 and 2 between 0800hrs to 1800hrs. Package is ONLY inclusive 1 boat snorkeling to Kalapai Island .

Additional boat snorkeling trip (Kapalai or Sipadan or other part of Mabul Island) is chargeable at MYR 50 per person per trip. This includes snorkeling equipment and snorkeling guide.

MYR 115 per dive will be charged for the non-diving package guest with certified diving licence who wish to go for boat dive; diving equipment is not included in the package.

Diver Package Includes

  • Meet and Greet at Tawau Airport Service (0600hrs - 1800hrs)
  • Return Land Transfer between: Tawau Airport – Semporna Jetty – Tawau Airport (around 75 mins)
  • Return Boat Transfer between: Semporna Jetty – Mabul Island – Semporna Jetty (around 45 mins)
  • Twin-sharing water cottage accommodation with sun deck at balcony
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner (Depends on arrival and departure day)
  • 3 boat dives daily (except on arrival and NO DIVES on departure day) covering Mabul Island, Kapalai or Sipadan Island.
  • Unlimited shore diving at Mabul’s House Reef from 06:00 AM to 06:00PM with buddy
  • Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt

*** Package DOES NOT INCLUDE carbonated and alcohol drinks and any other services outside of SWV package***
*** Package CANNOT be converted once the guest has arrived at resort. ***

Note for Divers:
Full set of scuba diving equipment is EXCLUDED in the package. However guest may rent it at the resort's Dive Center. Full set rental is charged at MYR 80 per day, inclusive of BCD, regulator mask, snorkel, fins and booties. The resort scuba tank is K-valve 12L aluminium tanks. NITROX is available at MYR 35 per tank at the Dive Center.

Night Dive:
Dive center also offer guided night dive in SWV house reef (Paradise 1 or 2). Night dive is charged MYR 50 and will be collected in the resort. To participate in the night dive required 50 logged dive with at least one night dive experience for Open Water Diver or Advanced Open Water Diver with certified night dive.
For those do not fulfill the above requirement can sign up for Discover Night Dive for MYR 100 depend on availability of dive instructor.

Sipadan Dive Trip
Important Information About Diving in Sipadan
Entering Sipadan Island, require permit and may not be approved on certain days if the quota is exceeded. Approval is issued by Sabah Park early one day before entering therefore would not be able to tell in advance. Guest can dive in Sipadan will be charged MYR 40 per person per day and that can be paid at the resort. Sipadan at this present moment only allowed 120 persons per day. Amazing Borneo and Sipadan Water Village Resort hold no responsibility for not being able to dive everyday in Sipadan due to conservation done by our Government. The resort only try their best to arrange every of our guests to dive at Sipadan.

What Happens If There Are No Sipadan Permits Available at SWV Resort?
There is NO Guarantee that we can obtain permits due to limited spaces especially if it is a last minute request. In the event that there are no Sipadan permits available during your stay at Sipadan Water Village (SWV), the Resort Management may endeavour to assist you to book permit from other resorts (upon eques). You will therefore have to bear the permit charges from other resorts which the amount will be advised accordingly at the resort itself. This price (varies from MYR 150 to MYR 300 per permit per day) is subject to change and will be updated every now and then. Guest is to pay for the permit and boat fees at the resort according to the current rate. This will be subject to your approval. Please note that Sipadan permit is not guaranteed and there is no first come first serve basis.

More Information About the Resort
FACILITIES
Only 6 Standard Cottages and 2 Deluxe Cottages come with air-conditioner. If guests request for air-conditioned rooms, the surcharge is MYR 30 per night per person.

CHECK IN / CHECK OUT
CHECK IN : 14:00 HRS
06:30AM BOAT – CHECK OUT FROM ROOM AT 6AM
10:00AM BOAT –CHECK OUT FROM ROOM AT 9AM
13:00PM BOAT –CHECK OUT FROM ROOM AT 12NOON
NOTE: For early morning departs at 6.30am, guest is requiring to settle their bill 1 night before at reception counter.
REMARKS: LATE CHECK OUT FROM ROOM WILL HAVE PENALTY APPLY.

TYPES OF ROOMS
The architectural design of the 45 water chalets reflects the incluence of the local Bajau style. The resort is located on a part of the island where it is sheltered from the storm. The floor of the water cottages is less than 1 meter above the high water mark. The chalets are spacious with wide sliding doors that open onto the room's private deck.

Junior Chalets
(
6 units of Semi-Detached, 552 sq.ft)
Rooms amenities include:

  • Two twin beds
  • Balcony offering sea or island view
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Private bathroom and toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot/cold showers
  • Ceiling fans
  • Mini bar (consumption is charged to guest's room account)
  • Settees
  • Dressing table/chair
  • Wooden wardrobe
  • Electrical light and power point (220-240V)

Standard Chalets
(4 units of Semi-Detached + 29 units of Bungalow, 714 sq.ft.)
Rooms amenities include:

  • Twin/double or triple beds
  • Balcony offering sea or island view
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Private bathroom and toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot/cold showers
  • Ceiling fans
  • Mini bar (consumption is charged to guest's room account)
  • Settees
  • Dressing table/chair
  • Wooden wardrobe
  • Electrical light and power point (220-240V)

Deluxe Chalets
(2 units of Bungalow, 1068 sq.ft.)
Rooms amenities include:

  • King size bed
  • Balcony offering sea or island view
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Private bathtub and toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot/cold showers
  • Ceiling fans
  • Mini bar (consumption is charged to guest's room account)
  • Settees
  • Dressing table/chair
  • Wooden wardrobe
  • Electrical light and power point (220-240V)

Grand Deluxe Chalets
(4 units of Bungalow, 1508 sq.ft.)
Rooms amenities include:

  • Two queen size beds
  • Balcony offering sea or island view
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Private bathtub and toiletries
  • WILTON Residential Spa Pool
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot/cold showers
  • Ceiling fans
  • Mini bar (consumption is charged to guest's room account)
  • Settees
  • Dressing table/chair
  • Wooden wardrobe
  • Electrical light and power point (220-240V)

Resort Layout
Below layout gives a good aerial view of the resort and the various rooms and facilities available at the resort.

Housekeeping

Housekeeping service is conducted once daily. Towels are provided in the bathroom for guest personal use in their respective cottage. For scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming and other recreational activities, coloured towels are available at the Diving Centre and Reception at no additional charge. Small coloured towels are also provided in respective rooms for camera/video cleaning.

Dining Hall
The open-air restaurant has a seating capacity of 150 people at one time. Meals time is as follows:
Breakfast 0700hrs to 0900hrs
Lunch 1200hrs to 1400hrs
Dinner 1930hrs to 2100hrs
Meals are served in buffet style featuring a mixture of local and continental cuisine.

Bar Lounge
The bar lounge located in the main building next to the reception counter is open from 0900hrs until midnight.

Mini Mart
Mini Mart is open from 0900hrs to 2100hrs selling various souvenir items ranging from t-shirts, post-cards, caps, towels with Sipadan Water Village logo and many more.

Diving Equipment Rental
Rental Per set

Full Set Diving Equipment MYR 80 per person per day
BCD & Regulator MYR 50 per person per day
Mask & Snorkel MYR 15 per person per day
Fin & Booties MYR 25 per person per day

Rental per Individual Item
BCD MYR 35 per person per day
Regulator MYR 35 per person per day
Mask MYR 10 per person per day
Snorkel MYR 10 per person per day
Fin MYR 10 per person per day
Booties MYR 18 per person per day
Wetsuit MYR 35 per person per day
Dive Light-With Batteries MYR 35 per person per day

*** Subject to availability. Advisable to reserve in advance***

ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE

PADI Discover Scuba Diving
MYR 200 per person

Boat Snorkeling
Boat snorkeling trip (Kapalai or Sipadan or other part of Mabul Island) is chargable at MYR 50 per person per trip. This including snorkeling equipment, a snorkeling guide and the boat trip.

Molokini Transparent Kayak
5 units of this kind of Kayak is available at our Dive Center for rental. 1 hour is chargeable at MYR 30.

Fishing Trip
(a) Reef Fishing - MYR 500
(b) Deep Sea Fishing - MYR 900
** The charges include hand finshing line, bait, guide and cooking service for the caught fishes**

Things To Note:

  • Please take note that it would not be possible for us to do the transfer directly to the resort on the same day if the arrival is late as it would be dark for the boat transfer and is not advisable for safety reason.
  • Please advice to take flight before or at 1400hrs arrival at Tawau Airport for direct transfer to Sipadan Water Village Resort, Mabul.
  • Night transfer charges will apply after 1800hrs for the transfer from Tawau Airport to any respective hotel (either in Tawau or Semporna Hotel).
  • Catching the earliest departure flight from Tawau Airport would also not be possible as the departure from the resort will have to be extremely early and it would be dark and hence not advisable for safety reasons.
  • Amazing Borneo or the resort will not obligate or compensate for waiting too long in the airport or flight delay. However, our side will assist the guests shall they need any assistance from us.

Terms & Conditions

  • All reservation MUST provide the following information: Name as per passport, Passport Number, Nationality, Date of Birth, Gender, Contact Number & Flight details
  • Package Excludes: Diving equipments & gears, beverages, laundry, room service, airfares and item not mentioned or specified in the packages
  • Extension Stay: Extension Night Stay is permitted subject to the accommodation availability
  • After commencement of service, no refund, in part or full, will be given for services included in the package which have not been utilized
  • Weather conditions: We cannot predict the weather conditions these days for scuba diving even for the best season


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