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When you arrive at Mabul Island, you’re stepping into a lush, largely untouched tropical Malaysian paradise.
Located in the clear blue waters of the Celebes Sea, Mabul Island is only accessible via a 45-minute boat ride from mainland Sabul. Thanks to its position near a stunning reef, Mabul Island tours almost always highlight the local sea life, and this gem is the gateway to some of the finest snorkeling and scuba diving in the world. Because of this, Mabul Island sightseeing will, of course, involve a lot of time spent surrounded by water. Whether you just want to float above the reef to study the teeming world below, or you want to get up close and personal with cuttlefish and gobis while submerged in the ocean, the warm sea is the primary draw for tourism.
In addition, Mabul Island is located very close to Sapidan Island, which boasts one of the most extraordinary marine ecosystems in the world. Because Sipidan is so small, though, many visitors prefer to stay on Mabul Island and take a boat out to Sapidan when they’re ready to dive.
While spending time on dry land, relax in one of Mabul Island’s many resorts—or enjoy the novelty of staying on a converted drilling platform just offshore. You can also go mountain biking, play beach volleyball, or just relax amidst the fragrant tropical plants that adorn the island.
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