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Chill with fishermen, watch the sunset over the plankboards and set out for some diving adventures with associated Billabong Scuba at this home stay.
The oldest dive centre in the region offers lodging in a horseshoe of semidetached mahogany bungalows with bright-yellow window frames. Open-air pavilions with gauzy netting punctuate the perfectly manicured grounds...
Features a large, wood-planked verandah stretching over the sea. Slightly new, but still shanty-esque. Affiliated with Big John Scuba.
Travellers in Asia tend to love crystal-clear water and temples...
Mataking Island is the only accommodation on little Mataking. This sandy escape has some beautiful diving.
Sipadan Pom Pom Island Resort runs the only operation on the island. Reed-and-thatch bungalows are spacious and offer seaviews from the spacious balconies.
This network of artificial reefs was once the private underwater playground for a wealthy businessman, but today Roach Reefs Resort has opened its doors to tourists.
Jeff is a very friendly dude who maintains this large stilt house in the Malay fishing village...
Basic digs for budget backpackers.
This oil rig (no, really) sits just off Mabul's silky shoreline...
Clean, remodeled rooms and a focus on budget travel make for fun budget diving joint. Staff will help arrange dive trips for you and the owners cook up some mean fish.
Even though the summer-camp styling suits the tropical landscape, the prices here are out of whack. Long-stays get the hard sell...
Outmoded design details (although when were wooden tarantula ornaments ever in style?) quickly set the tone here – this resort-on-stilts doesn't pull off 'graceful elegance' quite like Mabul Water Bungalow next door,...
A Sipadan backpacking stalwart catering to the like-named dive operator, Chang's is a fun, sociable spot that periodically throws kicking little parties...
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