Lato Lato Resort

Lato Lato Resort

Bum Bum Island, Taman Bandar Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia, 91308
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    6.1
    Good
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "This place was just amazing!"

    Amber

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    March 25, 2018

    Property highlights

    • Private beach

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Balcony/terrace

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    7.7
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    Very good location
    Value for money6.4
    Location rating7.7
    Nearest airportSemporna Airport (SMM)
    Distance to airport16.8 km
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The meals are fresh, delicious and plentiful."

      Amber

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      March 25, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The staff is welcoming and fun, you feel right at home."

      Amber

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      March 25, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Nice scenery."

      Li

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      February 15, 2018

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    4.0
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    "Amazing location which was great to jump in and snorkel."

    Christopher

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    August 29, 2018

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    5.6
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    "The place was in a perfect location with breathtaking views."

    Yogambigai

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    May 21, 2018

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

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    Agoda Reviews (46)
    6.1
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    10
    Cleanliness5.4
    Facilities4.8
    Location7.7
    Service6.0
    Value for money6.4
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    3.2
    Ondrej from Czech Republic
    Group
    Standard 3 Pax
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019
    Avoid this place”
    Don’t go to this resort!!Our experience: When we arrived, we had to wait 30 minutes to check-in, noone speaks really english in there. First they gave us wrong room. The biggest problem was, that for almost 2 days there was no watter, so you cant take a shower for 2 days and the toilet is not flushing. Bathroom was dirty, no sink, when you got watter, you had to take a shower in a bucket! Food was not enough for all people in resort and you cant move from this resort to any shop, anywhere. Arogant staff, they dont care about your problems...Its ovepriced for what they give! Really not recomended...
    Reviewed February 08, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    Arsen from Armenia
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2018
    Very good”
    Have a insects. Very nice view. The staff dont speak english
    Reviewed January 08, 2019
    6.0
    ecan from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018
    Overall good but facilities need to be improved”
    Bathroom wasnt clean enough. A lot of hair at the water hole. Some windows cant be opened. Have problem with door also. The view was amazing. The price worth for once in a lifetime experience.
    Reviewed December 14, 2018
    2.8
    Stephan from Canada
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018
    Never again”
    As a couple, we paid another 240 Ringet to get out there by their boat. Trying to get out of the boat, we touched the resin of the freshly refinished boat they put right in the landing to dry. The staff spoke hardly any English, looked like only wanted the money and left. The snorkelling gear was terrible, the first mask leaked and the fins were broken, one of them was held together by an elastic band tied around your foot, while their own people used the good gear. It was an experience to see how some of the people live on the ocean.
    Reviewed December 03, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Clement from Brunei Darussalam
    Family with young children
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017
    A tiny paradise”
    Lacking all kinds of facilities. BUT you really wont care, for the following reasons - 1) its pretty cheap 2) you will be spending time enjoying the view, the clear blue waters, the corals, the fishes, the breeze, etc etc 3) its an amazing feeling waking up in the middle of the sea with a beautiful sunrise over the horizon Theres no amenities at all, but you will soon realize why you dont need them when you are in the middle of the sea. Every room, you have great view, colorful fishes roam just in your view (sea urchins too). You could even dive straight in just 3 feet away from your room. Free to use snorkeling and life jackets. A hundred meters out and it is still shallow. Ask the staff about surrounding island visits, it will costs about approx USD20 -35 per pax depending on the itinerary. Overall, this place is priced right for a glimpse of paradise if you're not expecting 5 star pampering.
    Reviewed December 02, 2018
    6.0
    Mengying from China
    Solo traveler
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    Scenery is amazing Service is terribly awful ”
    The sea water is clear and clean, you can see through and watch fish swimming as well as Red Sea stars, you’ll be amazed by the view, however the staff and service is the worst that I had ever met and had, no punctuality at all! No patience, not organized. They told us to take their boat at 10am but kept us waiting for1 hour when we need to go to the island and leave for Semporna, which made us nearly missed the flight. No water for showing, there are 7,8 staff but the only English they can speak is “wait” ! Then they forgot about it and no further reply. Moreover, the owner and the staff have absolutely no sense of protecting the environment at all, they simply throw anything into the sea, cigarette, dirty washing water, it is said that carols here were purple 2 years ago, now it’s all died and black.
    Reviewed October 02, 2018
    2.4
    NUR from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
    Must improve the facilities, improve transport incase have emergency like big wave come at the night”
    Must improve all facilities resort, improve transport incase have emergency like at night. Previous i stayed at the resort, 3 am we got a strong winds and big wave with heavy rains, but in my mind i was thinking how to run if dont have any transport there.(At the time malaysia have issue taufan typhoon.) But the view from resort its so nice.
    Reviewed September 18, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Peter from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Standard 4 Pax
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
    Beautiful spot lovely people”
    It's a magical experience waking up in the middle of the sea in a village on stilts with tropical fish swimming under your room. You can literally jump into the water from your balcony and snorkel (as long as the tide is in). Lato Lato is on a shallow shelf a few miles off the coast and surrounded by a beautiful coast with villages built on stilts and locals fishing from small motor boats. Accommodation is basic but tidy the food is fine, standard fare for travellers in this area. The seas around Borneo and in fact the whole of Malaysia are suffering from an onslaught of floating plastic so don't be surprised if you travel through a flotilla of plastic on your journey there but luckily loto lato is far enough out that it didn't suffer from this, just the odd bottle. Let's hope the world manages to stop using and throwing single use plastic in the sea. Communication with lato lato is a bit intermittent so be persistent and clear. They will organise a boat to take you out and back. Enjoy
    Reviewed September 02, 2018
    4.0
    Christopher from Australia
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018
    Acceptable”
    Amazing location which was great to jump in and snorkel. Rooms were exceptionally basic. Single beds and a toilet with a tap/bowl for showering. Windows leaked during a storm and one of the huts collapsed into the water (vacant new build away from the rest) Food was reasonably OK. If you come here, bring snacks, drinks, toiletries, sunscreen and whatever else you think you'll need. Tours need to be arranged the day before too. Limited phone reception. Buy a local sim card. For what we paid it was over priced and lacking in facilities. The accommodation standard really needs to be improved substantially.
    Reviewed August 29, 2018
    4.0
    Ricky from Netherlands
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
    Great location, horrible service”
    The houses on stilts are on a great location on a half hour boat trip from Semporna. What they don't mention is that to reach Lato you have to pay 100 myr per person round trip. The meals are always the same and really basic and so are the rooms, which dont have a flushing toilet or shower. Just a bucket and water tap. The generator was suppose to be on at 7 pm but 2 out of 3 nights we had dinner in the dark and no power untill 11 pm. Service isn't too good either unless you book an extra day trip and they can earn more money. I suggest you only go there if you want to enjoy the unique view and don't care about other stuff.
    Reviewed July 23, 2018
    5.6
    Yogambigai from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    Good location. Amazing view. ”
    The place was in a perfect location with breathtaking views. However, improvements should be made in regards of cleanliness and meals. More options should be provided for vegetarian people. And any broken facilities should be repaired before renting it out, for example malfunctioned toilet flush. Otherwise it was a good place for snorkelling as we saw lots of corals and star fishes. Perfect place for those who need a short break from hectic work life.
    Reviewed May 21, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    Mengyun from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    Very good”
    nice scenery and location, absolutely beautiful. food is alright, facilities are average.
    Reviewed May 19, 2018
    3.2
    Mas from Australia
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
    Bad, totally. Should not booked there.”
    It was the worst resort ever. Eventho it was mention you will be provided with breakfast lunch and dinner but dont get fooled by that because it will not be like you ordinary meal buffet. The room was not cleaned before hands as I can see through messed sheet. When I was checking in, the staff were in the room, taking a rest. IN MY ROOM that I paid. The resort was soooo expensive compare to the service they provide. There’s no electricity from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm everyday. The transportation cost from the jetty to the jetty to the resort were very expensive which were suppose to be provided by the resort but they didnt. The cost for island hopping were also very pricy and there is no official reception nor management that you could refer. There’s no activity scheduled or somebody you could refer. Therefore the cost for island hopping or even the island that they promise to visit could change as they please. Very limited language in english therefore it could be hard for tourist to communicate. Not to mention, there’s no parking if you were driving and plan to leaves you car at the jetty, the resort will highly left you unattended there. The staff was so cold and not friendly at all. Overall, its not good value of money as the service was bad.
    Reviewed April 12, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    maimunah from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018
    Great location for short trip”
    Less then 30minutes boat journey. Suitable for who not to dare on boat ride.
    Reviewed March 29, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Amber from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018
    this is a MUST STAY in Semporna”
    This place was just amazing! Words can not describe how lucky I am to have found Lato Lato. If your a backpacker PLEASE SPLURGE and stay here at least 1 night, you will not be disappointed. There is a phone number on FB if you have any questions. Your trip starts with door service pick up that takes you to the boat jetty to take you to the middle of the ocean at Lato Lato (boat taxi 100RM round trip) once there all meals are included and the most amazing swimming of your life. If you want to island hop, snorkel with guide or dive it can all be arranged for a reasonable price. The meals are fresh, delicious and plentiful. The water is safe, tranquil, full of marine life (please dont touch or eat, just look) and unlike anything Ive ever seen before. The staff is welcoming and fun, you feel right at home. Our room was on the end of the walkway, corner view full of windows (all rooms have spectacular views, your in the middle of an ocean paradise!) waking to the sunrise was breathtaking.
    Reviewed March 25, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Jason from Singapore
    Group
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
    beautiful location ”
    it was a last min trip and we manage to book this resort. it was worth the money, location was beautiful and you can do some snorkelling around the hotel (remember to bring your flipper, sometimes the current can be too strong for beginner). cleanliness is ok but there is a lot of ants roaming around the bed, the staff is very friendly and helpful. the worst encounter is when I confirm a boat with the lady boss for my trip (the night before) to the semporna to do diving, but was delay due to engine failure and I was not informed until I called the lady boss to check on when the boat is coming(I waited for 30min). their facebook reply take 3 days and it very hard to get a reply through msg. you can only call them to confirm the booking and check on other request you have (island hopping & diving). do note that boat trip from semporna to lato lato cost 100rm, on the island boat going to semporna has "fix/rubbering band" timing 5.30am till last boat at 6pm.
    Reviewed March 06, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Li from China
    Solo traveler
    Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
    Strongly recommend”
    Nice scenery. It is located in the sea. Good service and the staff are friendly. In the afternoon, you are provided with tasty doughnuts. However, the dish is just so so ‘cause the housing situation depends.
    Reviewed February 15, 2018
    3.6
    Gabriella from Italy
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
    Posizione molto bella, ma struttyvecchia, sporca e non curata. Bagno fatiscente senza lavandino .”
    Posizione affascinante sperando nel bel tempo. Pesci pochissimi. Struttura non curata. Lavori di ampliamento con rumore costante,, peraltro, in seguito a richiesta, sospeso. Staff svogliato nel compiere il proprio lavoro. Pulizia scarsissima.
    Reviewed September 05, 2018
    5.6
    Theodor from Netherlands
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
    Prachtige ligging mooi snorkelen heerlijk relaxen. Alleen jammer het personeel is verschrikkelijk on”
    Het personeel is verschrikkelijk je wordt niet welkom geheten er wordt een boek op tafel gegooid met de woorden inchecken. Onze wc was kapot er werd niets aangedaan het interesseert ze helemaal niets. Heel heel heel jammer want het is een prachtige plek.
    Reviewed October 30, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    lina from China
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    推荐”
    岛上风景很漂亮。
    Reviewed February 05, 2019
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