Mabul Water Bungalows

  Celebes Sea near Semporna, Malaysia

Getting Here

The nearest town to this resort is Semporna town, East Coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Depending on where you are coming from, you will likely have to transit at Kota Kinabalu.

From your location, fly to Kota Kinabalu, then fly for 40 minutes to Tawau. From Tawau, the resort will transfer you to Semporna which will take about 90 minutes. From Semporna, you will take the resort speed boat to Mabul Island. The boat ride will take another 45 minutes. Mabul Island will be your gateway to diving around Sipadan Island, Kapalai Island, Si Amil Island and Mabul Island.

If you prefer a leisurely pace, you can spend a night either in Tawau or Semporna. Tawau is the bigger town compared to Semporna. But both offer unique experiences and excellent fresh seafood.

Transfers to Resort

If you are already in Tawau or Semporna, Mabul Water Bungalows has free transfers to Mabul Island. The resort transport pickup schedule is:

Pick up Location Time
Tawau 7:00 a.m.
Semporna 9:00 a.m.

If you are flying in and want to reach Mabul Island as quickly as possible, plan to arrive at Tawau airport by 3:00 p.m. and your resort transport can pick you up at the airport and whisk you away to the island right away. Otherwise you might have to spend a night in Semporna or Tawau.

We recommend the following flights from Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia to go to the resort. Flight times subject to change:

Arrivals

Arrival from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau
Flight № Departure Time Arrival Time Boat Schedule from Semporna
MH 2121
Malaysia Airlines
7:20 a.m. 8:05 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
AK 6268
Air Asia
9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
MH 3051
Malaysia Airlines
10:40 a.m. 11:40 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
MH 2137
Malaysia Airlines
2:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Arrival from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau
Flight № Departure Time Arrival Time Boat Schedule from Semporna
AK 5744
Air Asia
7:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
MH 2660
Malaysia Airlines
7:30 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
AK 5746
Air Asia
10:00 a.m. 12:55 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

The resort also has free transfers out of Mabul Island to Semporna, Tawau or the Tawau Airport. We recommend the following flights for your departure:

Departures

Departure from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu

Plan to take the 10:15 a.m. flight or later out of Tawau so that you don’t have to leave a day earlier.

Flight № Departure Time Arrival Time Boat Schedule from Semporna
AK 6269
Air Asia
10:15 a.m. 11:05 a.m. 6:30 a.m.
MH 3052
Malaysia Airlines
2:25 p.m. 3:25 p.m. 6:30 a.m.
AK 6263
Air Asia
3:05 p.m. 3:55 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
MH 2134
Malaysia Airlines
3:40 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
MH 3974
Malaysia Airlines
5:05 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
MH 3056
Malaysia Airlines
8:50 p.m. 9:50 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
AK 6265
Air Asia
9:50 p.m. 10:40 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Departure from Tawau to Kuala Lumpur

Plan to take the 10:15 a.m. flight or later out of Tawau so that you don’t have to leave a day earlier.

Flight № Departure Time Arrival Time Boat Schedule from Semporna
AK 5745
Air Asia
10:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:30 a.m.
MH 2661
Malaysia Airlines
11:05 a.m. 1:45 p.m. 6:30 a.m.
AK 5747
Air Asia
1:20 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:30 a.m.
AK 5749
Air Asia
3:40 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
MH 2665
Malaysia Airlines
6:20 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
AK 5741
Air Asia
6:50 p.m. 9:35 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
AK 5743
Air Asia
9:15 p.m. 11:55 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

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