Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort
Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort
Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort
Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort
Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort
Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort
Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort
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7.8

Very good
/10
(225 reviews)See what guests said
Food & Dining2
View1
Housekeeping1
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6.5

Good

Location rating score

Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Muzium Tun Sakaran 34.1 km
Masjid Pekan Semporna 35.0 km
Sipadan National Park 35.3 km
Pusat Pelancongan Lautan Semporna 35.4 km
Mabul Island 36.6 km
Sipadan Island 43.5 km
Tun Sakaran Marine Park 56.9 km
Bohey Dulang Island 58.3 km
Mataking Island 73.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Tawau Airport 23.3 km
Gunung Conner 29.1 km
Semporna Airport 32.4 km
Muzium Tun Sakaran 34.1 km
Pulau Bakaru 34.3 km
Hospital Semporna 34.5 km
Pulau Bangau Bangau 34.6 km
Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Heritage Site 34.7 km
SOO Clinic 34.8 km
Masjid Pekan Semporna 35.0 km

Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort

Sg. Burong, Kalumpang, Semporna Suburb, Semporna, Malaysia, 91000 - See map
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Spa
Eco & Adventure
Canoeing
  • Airport transfer

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Bar

Value for money8.0
Distance to city center68 KM
Location rating6.5
Nearest airportTawau Airport (TWU)
Distance to airport23.3 km

Rooms available at Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
10.0
Deluxe Room for Single Use
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  • Room size: 53 m²/570 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Courtyard Triple
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 4 single beds or 2 single b...
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Deluxe Room for 2
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  • Room size: 53 m²/570 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 2 queen beds or 1 king bed ...
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Deluxe Triple Room
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  • Room size: 53 m²/570 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Courtyard
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 3 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Courtyard Room(4 Adults)
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 4 single beds or 2 single b...
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Lake Villa
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  • Room size: 53 m²/570 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 queen beds or 1 king bed
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Courtyard Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 4 single beds
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MANGROVE VILLA
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Courtyard Single Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort?

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What time is check-in and check-out at Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort?

Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 26.50 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort.

What are my dining options at Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort?

Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort?

Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort?

Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort’s neighborhood is Semporna Suburb which includes popular restaurants such as Restoran bismillah.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort?

Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort’s nearby natural sights include Gunung Conner located in the same Semporna Suburb area.

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What people love about Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "The ideal use of this resort is for relaxation."

    NARMATHA

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    March 10, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "The food was the best I'd had in Borneo so far."

    Ella

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    February 4, 2020

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "The resort staffs are so helpful and friendly."

    NARMATHA

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    March 10, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 118 Semporna properties
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Room comfort score
10/10
Room size
41 sqm.
Service score
8.9/10
Cleanliness score
8.1/10
Better than
99
%
of Semporna properties
Bigger than
93
%
of Semporna properties
Better than
84
%
of Semporna properties
Better than
72
%
of Semporna properties
Overall rating:

7.8

Very good
225 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
7.5
Location
6.5
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What travelers say they love:
Room was clean, beds comfortable and it was very spacious.
Laura from Vietnam
Couple
More about Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort

More about Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort

If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Semporna, look no further than Sipadan Mangrove Resort. Set 68 KM from the excitement of the city, this 3-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Sipadan Mangrove Resort also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Semporna. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including boats, snorkeling, diving, fishing, spa, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Sipadan Mangrove Resort is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Semporna.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.5

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

5 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi [portable rental]

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Table tennis
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Free bottled water
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
Location
Sg. Burong, Kalumpang, Semporna Suburb, Semporna, Malaysia, 91000
Good
Location

6.5

Airports

  • Tawau Airport (TWU)
    23.3 km
  • Semporna Airport (SMM)
    32.4 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Muzium Tun Sakaran
    34.1 km
  • Masjid Pekan Semporna
    35.0 km
  • Sipadan National Park
    35.3 km
  • Pusat Pelancongan Lautan Semporna
    35.4 km
  • Mabul Island
    36.6 km
  • Sipadan Island
    43.5 km
  • Tun Sakaran Marine Park
    56.9 km
  • Bohey Dulang Island
    58.3 km
  • Mataking Island
    73.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Tawau Airport
    23.3 km
  • Gunung Conner
    29.1 km
  • Semporna Airport
    32.4 km
  • Muzium Tun Sakaran
    34.1 km
  • Pulau Bakaru
    34.3 km
  • Hospital Semporna
    34.5 km
  • Pulau Bangau Bangau
    34.6 km
  • Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Heritage Site
    34.7 km
  • SOO Clinic
    34.8 km
  • Masjid Pekan Semporna
    35.0 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee26.50 MYR
  • Distance from city center68 KM
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 72
  • Room voltage240
Property announcements

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.

Reviews of Sipadan Mangrove Sanctuary Resort from real guests

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7.8
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10
Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.5
Location6.5
Room comfort and quality10.0
Service8.9
Value for money8.0
High score for Semporna
Rating
9+ Exceptional (48)
8-9 Excellent (28)
7-8 Very Good (28)
6-7 Good (15)
<6 Below Expectation (24)
Time of the year
Mar - May (28)
Jun - Aug (31)
Sep - Nov (28)
Dec - Feb (56)
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8.8
Excellent
NARMATHA from Malaysia
Group
Deluxe Room for Single Use
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Sipadan Mangrove Resort NOT at Semporna ”

Me and my friend recently travelled to Tawau. Both of us searched for hotels at Semporna and this resort option came out. The address also mention it at Semporna. However, we only got to know that the resort is located 2 hours from Semporna. The two hours is doesn’t matter but the entire road is extremely bumpy. Advisable to drive with four wheel drive. The ideal use of this resort is for relaxation. The resort is surrounded by coconut plantations, Mangrove Trees, rivers and other flora. The resort is very close to airport and 40 minutes to Tawau Town. The resort fully made out of wood. Their rooms are huge and spacious. Whoever staying here, can get packages from the resort itself which range from RM200 onwards for the beautiful islands like Kapalai, Mabul and others. They also have packages like Kayaking and River Cruise to see the fireflies and crocodiles. Buying packages from them will be convenient even though a bit expensive. The resort has a spa too. The foods are delicious. The resort staffs are so helpful and friendly. Overall, we had best experience. It’s a perfect place for relaxation.

Reviewed March 10, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Marilyn from United States
Couple
Deluxe Room for 2
Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

Most Relaxing Vacation”

Our recent 5 night stay at the Sipadan Mangrove Resort was wonderful and relaxing! We were picked up at the Tawau Airport and drove about 45 minutes to the resort. They are expanding and repairing some of the roads, so it was a little slow and bumpy at times. The resort is a magical hideaway surrounded by oil plantations, fish farms and mangroves and is on the Kalumpang River. We had a large, air conditioned cabin with a king size bed, cathedral ceiling, sitting area, desk, small refrigerator and floor to ceiling windows with sliding doors out to a deck. There was also a separate changing room/closet and plenty of storage. Mei and Azree made all our reservations for activities, took care of all our requests and made us feel right at home. They were so wonderful, and all the people who work there treated us like family! All of your meals are included, so you don't have to think about where to go. Fishing, diving, snorkeling and the river cruise leave right from the resort boat dock, and the prices are very reasonable. The boats are clean, comfortable and well run. Aziz was our boat captain. He's like the fish whisperer! If We didn't catch any fish within ten minutes, we moved to another spot. We had so much fun, we booked a second trip! The resort chef cooked the fresh fish we caught for lunch and dinner combined with fresh vegetables and rice, and all our meals began with a different freshly made cup of soup. He is outstanding at cooking fish, and all the meals were delicious with very generous portions! At night, we would relax by the bar where there is a large, flat screen TV. Every morning and around dinner time the long-tailed Macaques would come out to greet us hoping for food. We got some great photos! We also did a three-tank dive at Mabul and Kapalai. The dive master was patient and wonderful. The resort fixed a yummy lunch for us to eat on the boat before our third dive. It was a great day! My husband also enjoyed a couple of relaxing massages. I can honest

Reviewed September 26, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Jilan from United States
Group
Courtyard Triple
Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

Excellent spot to stay after dive trip on Mabul!”

The staff here is wonderful. We were a group of 3 that stayed here after a dive trip to Mabul. We couldn't fly back right away and chose this place to relax after our dive trip. The scenery was a great change of pace from Mabul and Semporna. The mangroves surrounding the property are beautiful. The resort has lots of activities during downtime as well- we did a sunset boat cruise and a day trip island hopping and snorkeling to Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Bod Gaya, and Sibuan. All the trips were so much fun! The staff was also really helpful and took care of one of us when they caught a virus and were sick. They definitely went above and beyond. Highly recommended!

Reviewed September 09, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Jun from United States
Couple
Deluxe Room for 2
Stayed 7 nights in October 2017

quiet, nice surroundings”

Surrounded by mangrove trees, the resort is frequented by long-tailed monkeys, which are not aggressive if you keep certain distance. Staff are friendly. Food is so-so, compared to what you can get at Semporna. Wi-fi and mobile signal need to be improved. Certain charges could be more reasonable. For example, round-trip to Semporna costs you RM 150 while airport pickup is only RM 25, although it only takes twice as much time to get to Semporna.

Reviewed October 23, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
MOHAMED from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Room for 2
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Nice resort with great staffs!”

From arranging for airport pick up until drop off at Tawau airport, everything went as planned. We stayed in mangroves chalet type room. The room was massive for couple as they have one queen bed, one single bed and one extra mattress. They even have a separate room for closet complete with iron and ironing board. The toilet not great but was adequate and spacious. The package that we took includes 3 times meals per day. Breakfast was simple and very minimal but lunch and dinner was great (they can think of new menu as it was the same everyday but the meals was delicious). The resort provides packages for snorkeling, diving and other activities like fishing, hiking etc. We took the snorkeling package (cost us MYR200 per person) which they brought us to 3 different locations for snorkeling - mabul, kapalai and one more which i cant remember but not sipadan. Took around 45 min boat ride from the resort to the islands. The package also include tour in mabul village where we get to explore the local village. One thing that we appreciate the most during our stay in the resort was the resort's staff. All of them were friendly, attentive and efficient. We really appreciate their excellent services and felt really welcomed. The resort still undergoing upgrades works but the main area has been completed. Overall do not hesitate to stay in this resort if you would like to opt for not staying in the island resort. Highly recommend!

Reviewed January 05, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Sam from United States
Couple
Deluxe Room for Single Use
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Peaceful mangrove retreat”

Very tranquil. Off by itself in the middle of a mangrove sanctuary, this resort is a good hopping off point for island visits, as there is nothing at all around the resort itself except mangroves and palm plamtations.

Reviewed October 20, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Siow from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room for 2
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

pro & con, beautiful mangroves resort with uncountable mosquitoes ”

main road to the resort about 20km+, 30-40% jungle rugged road. Best to book hotel transport for in and out. room are spacious, terrible mosquitoes in the room at night, better get well prepare for that. saw wild crocodile far at the mangroves from restaurant, group of monkeys around 4pm+, have to well keep your belonging... beautiful butterflies, squirrels, etc... all meals included with drinks, not bad but personally think too many seasoning... too salty staff are nice and helpful. maxis and digi no service at all and their wifi are down, not contactable nor connectable

Reviewed April 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Hannah from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room for Single Use
Stayed 5 nights in July 2018

Incredible slice of paradise ”

Had an amazing time here, particularly because of all the staff. Everyone was very friendly and did everything they could to make the trip the best it could be . Hidden away in the mangroves, this resort is an amazing place to explore Borneo and the islands nearby. Incredible diving and snorkelling, we saw turtles, dolphins, seahorses, and many more fantastic marine life. The food here is delicious, organic and fresh. Would recommend this place to anyone thinking of exploring Borneo!

Reviewed July 09, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Karthik from Malaysia
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Good Treat”

It was a good place to stay. Prefer this rather than Semporna because quite place.

Reviewed April 03, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
JINGWEN from China
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room for Single Use
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

Exceptional”

Thanks to Dan, Jim and everyone I don’t know your name but warm and nice. Have a good vacation here in Mangrove especially love you guys in dive center. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed October 06, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
xiaojun from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

vvvvvvip service , nice staffs”

vvvvvvip service , nice staffs

everything prepared very well,email me ,cfm me abt the room i chosed,when i arrived,the wlcm juice was so surprised me, the staff there help me quite a lot ,will be back to the resort again~

Reviewed October 19, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
KAICHENG from China
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

wonderful!”

We spent three nights here and it was totally AWESOME!!! Best experience ever. The environment here is nice and comfortable, the view is good and the staff are kind and helpful. Everything and everyone here make us feel at home and feel at ease. I almost cry when I leave the resort😭

Reviewed February 16, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Kamelia from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Room for Single Use
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Excellent staffs and location; this place puts the guest in tranquility”

The food served is generous and delicious. But they forgot to serve our welcome drinks! Room was spacious and nice. The night activities (sunset rivercruise/firefly) can be improved. We were told we will visit fish farm during the rivercruise, however the boat only took us to see the sunset. For fireflies watching, it took us approximately only 20 minutes in boat. I understand it was fullmoon time, but it feels like paying RM50 per person was not worth it. The internet needs to be improved (though the lack of internet connection may be a good thing). Staffs were great especially from the reservation department, Mr.Azree. He accomodated my request very well. Apart of that, restaurant staffs really concerned about my 5 years old son well-being since he was ill and coughing all the time during dinner. I also requested iced milo for him in every meals, and chicken fritters since my son was a very picky eater. The staffs never dissapointed me with these requests.

Reviewed February 12, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Peter from New Zealand
Couple
Deluxe Room for 2
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

Worth considering”

We we were the only guests in a resort that could accommodate 100 - a bit creepy at first (was like being in a horror movie with staff lurking around every corner). In the end everyone was really friendly and took us on a great day fishing and another snorkeling and diving. Chef cooked the fish we caught and we fed monkeys by hand. Good fun in the end

Reviewed January 13, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Laura from Vietnam
Couple
Deluxe Room for Single Use
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

The most amazing time!”

We stayed for two nights, the fire fly tour was lovely and we also did the snorkelling trip and saw lots of turtles! The staff were very accommodating and saw to every need. Room was clean, beds comfortable and it was very spacious. Location is good If you want a quiet stay, very peaceful and scenic. It would be nice to have a bit more variety on the set food menu but there was lots of food and the staff tried I accommodate as much as possible.

Reviewed October 18, 2018

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7.2
Very good
Chew from Malaysia
Group
Courtyard Triple
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Every meal is nice as the cooking material is from their farm/ pond. Definitely organic.”

The staff is attending. The resort network and wifi is down during our visit, so there was miscommunication and we are unable to go for the mabul island visit. In the end, we managed to go for another package. Better survey and plan the activity beforehand to avoid disappointment, cz there is nothing much activity to do in the resort.

Reviewed April 30, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Ella from France
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room for Single Use
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Beautiful place, great facilities and staff”

Had a lovely time here. The ensuite room was the size of a small house with a beautiful veranda on the lake. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the firefly and crocodile river cruise was lovely. Max and his crew were awesome. The food was the best I'd had in Borneo so far. If I'm ever back that way, I would 100% come back.

Reviewed February 04, 2020

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6.8
Good
Jordan from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Room for 2
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Not what we expected”

The location is isolated which we did not realize when we made the booking. You have no choice but to take all your meals at their dining room and the quality of the food was poor. The road into the resort, not their fault, but very poor nd took almost an hour from the main road with cars just missing each other as they veer across the center of the road in search for a place in the road that is not rutted.

Reviewed February 26, 2019

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6.8
Good
Vladimira from Canada
Couple
Deluxe Room for 2
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

This is a tough one to review.”

Definitely not what we expected even after reading tons of reviews. It has good bones, but feels unfinished. I understand that it is east side of Borneo and not westernized, but they could do much better. So much potential, staff is so nice and friendly, so few reasonable places to stay around the area, but even so they have lost most of their western clientele and I am not surprised. The managment needs to step up.

Reviewed March 26, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
alice
Group
Deluxe Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

Very peaceful place to stay for a rest”

Staff here are very friendly and very helpful. Foods are ok and almost different dishes everyday. My friend was sick the first day here because of food in another hotel.Staff help to make porridge for us, so sweet. The diving instructors here are also very nice. I went diving for the first time. And my instructor is very cool, skillful and considerate. I think he is the best. I love him,hahah

Reviewed August 05, 2018

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