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Arung Hayat Sea Adventures

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Mix feeling staying in Arung Hayat. First of all, I know it's really budgeted stay compared to all the other stays on Mabul. Good:- The staff is friendly and the sunset view really spectacular (see my photos). There is a high wooden bridge which is our best spot to see the stars during night, playing guitar and sing with the...

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed there for a couple of days, actually longer than I wanted, because I loved the atmosphere and the people there! Beautiful scenery and authentic at the same time (people living on their boats in the sea next to the place, kids coming around in their boats, ...). The room itself was simple but good value for money considering...

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Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 28 December 2015

I travelled to Arung Hayat on 23rd December 2015, solo. Arung Hayat is a homestay, they sell basic rooms, island village HOMESTAY style. This type of room style is suitable for backpackers, experience traveler/divers who are OK with basic rooms, dorm rooms. Or suitable to those who don't mind to return to basic to experience living village lifestyle. This is...

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Reviewed 25 September 2015

we really shocked to see the condition of the room(AC standard room) .A dirty toilet with hanging door( pls get a carpenter to fix those doors) .At night we got a surprise visitors at our room "A RAT" and some cockroaches . A sleepless night we had. At morning served with decent breakfast and we had snorkeling session at near...

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“Thank you for your honest feedback! I’m very sorry to hear you had such a bad experience and will be sure to review your comments with my staff in an effort to improve the experiences for our future customers.”

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Basic accommodation, heartwarming service. Not to mention u can get a Superb sunset view from AH. Great diving experiences, and acoustics guitar jamming at night . Plus point , the instructor is superb patient, I took my refresher course with AH back in 2014,November, because of them, they are bringing back my passion about diving ! im definitely will be...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Overall are basic. Just nice stay for backpackers style. Nice location which near to villagers. The sunset view is awesome from here. One thing that need to be improved, the local staff at this resort have to more sensitive and alert with basic thing like well prepared of the room when the time of guest arrival, on time of dinner...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place to enjoy our stay and join the life of the people who live their lives here even for a short time. Our guide even told us their story of how they make their living. They even cook us a nice food for dinner and breakfast. Our friendly tour guide also took us to many islands around the area,...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 15 August 2015

This home stay is on the other side of the island compared to the resorts like Scuba Junkie. It's a 5 minutes walk through the village where the locals live. It's in no way as nice as the resorts, and I ended up going there to use their bar and their diving/snorkeling offers. The day I didn't join an activity,...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 July 2015

My friend had been to this place and recommended it so we went together. The experience she had with us was very different. From the start the management was unreliable and didn't answer our questions and wanted to over charge us on accommodation and transport (don't book transport with them it's way more expensive). The whole of Mabul island is...

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Reviewed 20 April 2015

My stay at Arung Hayat was super nice. Booking through Agoda was quite fast. Mr Suffian the executive officer was quite fast in giving response to my inquiry. Confirmation on my stay was neat and very flexible as long as we negotiate with good manner. I had read some negative review from other guest but I found out that all...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Live like a locals with Arung Hayat Homestay!! Located just above the sea water, our guesthouse provide clean, nice and comfortable place for you to stay. The beautiful scenery of pulau mabul with its clear blue sea water will surely amaze you. Since its early years as a guesthouse, Arung Hayat has undergone major renovations and improvement. It begins with a single house with 5 rooms but as our guest increased we extended into 10 rooms but over the years our guest keep knocking at our door hence we decided to built more rooms so today we have total 31 rooms already. (Meals are served 3 times a day with unlimited hot drinks). The long houses are built on stilts overlooking the turquoise waters of the Celebes Sea with a splendid sun set view. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom with 3 types selections either fan, Air-conditioned and VIP room. Electricity runs from 6pm to 6am, like in most places on the island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arung Hayat Sea Adventures

Address: 245 Jalan Pinggir Bakau, Pulau Mabul 91308, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Price Range: RM95 - RM134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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Arung Hayat Sea Adventures Pulau Mabul, Sabah
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“The ocean view room is the best!”
Tultsi85, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose somewhere else, it couldn't be worse”
Dominic-ch, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“every room is the same, just make yourself out from the room during sunset time.”
jenndeomo, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“room no 1 is spacious for two people.”
epetra, 19 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The VIP rooms cost more, but are more spacious and provide better views of the sea”
Vicente5715, 9 Oct 2014 | Read review
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