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 air-con, a hot shower and WiFi. The private rooms have TV and some on the second floor have balconies with a sea view. The dorm is solid value but there's a surcharge if you're the only person in it. The staff are helpful and can book you a seat in a shared minivan to Tawau Airport. The real reason to stay here is the associated Sipadan Scuba dive centre, which offers a full range of PADI courses plus National Geographic specialty courses like underwater photography.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dorm air-con, low season: 25 ringgit, high season 25 ringgit. Notes: Minimum two people
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 86 ringgit, high season 86 ringgit. Notes: 96 ringgit with a balcony
Room: Triple air-con private bathroom, low season: 145 ringgit, high season 145 ringgit. Notes: