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Semporna And Sipadan Island

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There's a decent selection of budget accommodation in Semporna town. That said, unless you arrive too late to catch the boat to Mabul, there isn't any good reason to stay here.

  • Sipidan Inn

    Sipidan Inn

    Clean with all the creature comforts

    Block D, Lot No. 19-24, Semporna Seafront
    T: (089) 781 766;

    After a few days of island living, a night at the Sipidan Inn feels like luxury. The 32 rooms have all the creature comforts including air-con, hot power shower in an enclosed stall and even a hair ... Read the full review of Sipidan Inn.

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    4.5 stars 60 to 120 ringgit 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Scuba Junkie Dive Lodge

    Scuba Junkie Dive Lodge

    Diving and drinking

    Block B Lot 36, Semporna Seafront
    T: (089) 785 372;

    Scuba Junkie is a backpacker magnet, and not just because the bright blue building is unmissable. The draw is the bargain accommodation, quality dive centre and Semporna's liveliest bar (you won't be ... Read the full review of Scuba Junkie Dive Lodge .

    4 stars 60 to 120 ringgit 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Holiday Dive Inn

    Holiday Dive Inn

    Budget hotel with dorms and dive centre

    Lot: A5-A7, Ground Floor, Semporna Seafront Resort Township
    T: (089) 919 148;

    This budget hotel is slightly cheerier on the inside than the outside and offers dorms too. Rooms are spacious and clean, though minimally furnished, and all guests enjoy creature comforts like ... Read the full review of Holiday Dive Inn.

    3.5 stars 60 to 120 ringgit 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Dragon Inn

    Dragon Inn

    Floating hotel with some major flaws

    Semporna Waterfront, near the jetty
    T: (089) 781 088;

    The notion of a stilt hotel “floating” above the water sounds charming, but the reality of Dragon Inn is quite different. The rooms may be unique, but the windowless design makes them feel gloomy ... Read the full review of Dragon Inn.

    3 stars 60 to 120 ringgit 1 vote Flashpacker

Mabul Island

While Mabul is no paradise, staying on the island means shorter boat rides to dive sites and the ability to snorkel off the beach. All places operate on a full board basis, providing three meals per day and all the filtered water, coffee and tea you can drink.

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