Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

Pulau Manukan Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
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    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island Reviews

    8.4
    Excellent
    /10
    (451 reviews)See what guests said
    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Staffs are exceptionally helpful and polite."

    Marie A.

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    January 13, 2019

    9.1
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 92% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

    • Airport transfer

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Balcony/terrace

    Excellent
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    8.8
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    Excellent location
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Manukan Island160 m
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park930 m
  • Tanjung Aru Beach5.03 km
  • Kinabalu Golf Course5.07 km
  • Sutera Harbour Golf Club5.57 km
  • Wawasan Plaza6.8 km
  • State Mosque6.82 km
  • Warisan Square6.82 km
  • Daihatsu Api-api Centre6.94 km
  • Borneo Trading Post6.95 km
  • Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center12.2 km
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport5.9 km

    Rooms available at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    2 Bedroom Beach Villa
    2 Bedroom Beach Villa
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Suite
    Suite
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    • Room size: 125 m²/1345 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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    Hillside Villa
    Hillside Villa
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    • Room size: 267 m²/2874 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 double bed
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    Manukan Villa (Two-Bedrooms)
    Manukan Villa (Two-Bedrooms)
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    • Room size: 140 m²/1507 ft²
    • 2 bathrooms
    • 4 single beds and 4 double ...
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    Two-Bedroom Beach Villa
    Two-Bedroom Beach Villa
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    • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    One-Bedroom Beach Villa
    One-Bedroom Beach Villa
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Special Offer - One-Bedroom Beach Villa
    Special Offer - One-Bedroom Beach Villa
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    DOUBLE BEACH-VILLA
    DOUBLE BEACH-VILLA
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    • Shower
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    QUADRUPLE BEACH-VILLA
    QUADRUPLE BEACH-VILLA
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    Villa Two Bedrooms with Beach View
    Villa Two Bedrooms with Beach View
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    What people love about Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Very nice and enjoying stay at the lodge with breakfast being provided with excellent service"

      Kunjin

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      December 22, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "It was a really nice experience for staying in there for 2 days ."

      JIEYUN

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      July 31, 2017

    • 6.0
      Review score

      "The staff was very friendly and make you feel welcome."

      Kit

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      July 23, 2018

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    6.0
    Review score

    "Staff were amazing."

    Delesh

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    November 1, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "My time at Sutera was really lovely - the staff are great an..."

    Michelle

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    December 31, 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.

    Reviews of Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (451)Booking.com Reviews (323)
    8.4
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    10
    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities8.2
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service9.1
    Value for money8.0
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Pramaladevi
    Couple
    Suite
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Awesomeness Loaded”

    I am very delighted to have stayed here. The Lodges are superb and spot on all aspects. The staffs were amazing. They assisted all the way. The private beach for the in house guest was very nice. I liked it a lot. We will surely come again for a relaxing stay. The music band playing table to table was very entertaining. The Sand Bar team was good. Able to create an awesome cocktail. The movie by the beach is a great idea. The food at the Perahu Restaurant was nice. Well keep up the great Job..

    Reviewed March 03, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    claude from France
    Solo traveler
    Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    A paradise from 4pm to 9am”

    The island in itself is a remote location with 29 rooms. The personnel is really taking care of guests and we feel at home really quickly. The room are very nice so are the villa. The food at the restaurant is really great especially the special rice. I would recommend without any problem.

    Reviewed February 18, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Krishnan from Malaysia
    Couple
    Suite
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Best customer service and beautiful island”

    I’m very much happy with Sutera team they are wonderful people! Great place, excellent customer service .. value for money ... special thanks to F&B manager Khairul, and his team members Egi and Stella you people are awesome!!!! Humble request to the public, please keep the island clean do not litter .. sad to see rubbish floating around the beach area .. Overall great place and people !!!

    Reviewed January 23, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    luo from Hong Kong
    Family with young children
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Prefect stay !”

    Very lovely stay for our family with 2 little kids! Operation manager Mr Wang show great hospitality and care to my kids, his advices are great , breakfast are great (just a bit many flies). We are stay in hillside villa ,Staff Tommy helped very much taking our luggage ( a long way with steep stairs from lobby) A must to come back in near future!

    Reviewed January 12, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Shafarudin from Singapore
    Couple
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Very good”

    - Excellent service staff - Idyllic setting (if you are booking the hillside villas). You WILL wake up to a surreal scenery and sounds - Cleanliness is above average. - Rustic luxury Caveat emptor - corals in the immediate vicinity are dying, and I feel a sense of dread for the future of marine life around the island - an army of day trippers will descend on the island between 10am to 4pm. Luckily, the resort has a defacto private beach. - scheduled electricity downtime, each lasting about 5 minutes. Rather than being an inconvenience, we just loved the feeling of solitude and serenity in those few moments being engulfed by nature. - Internet connection is slow and unreliable, but I'm guessing you are not coming here to check work emails or host teleconferences, right? :)

    Reviewed December 28, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    NARISA
    Couple
    Suite
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Exceptional”

    Hi, I can't ask more about this place. it's wow me actually, this place like a paradise to me. i love every thing about it. the water is so crystal clear, white sand beach and clean. The staff was very friendly and make you feel welcome. I would definitely come back here again and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed February 14, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    John from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Beachside Luxury on Island”

    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges is a luxurious slice of island life. Facilities are good & the beach is stunning. The hotel has its own private stretch of beach so you dint get overwhelmed by the daytrippers. Onece they leave at about 3pm you have the place to yourself & fellow guests. Excellent snorkelling conditions in the shallows. Dont miss sunset at Sunset point! We were delayed an hour getting to the Island by a problem with the Hotel boat, but on arrival we received a heartfelt apology & were upgraded to a Villa. Great Service.

    Reviewed December 06, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chu
    Couple
    Suite
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Perfect ”

    The employees are friendly. There is so quiet and romantic after 4:00pm because a lot of tourists left. Staying here is the best choice because of the beautiful sunset and peaceful beach. The room is also great! It’s clean, large. The food is delicious. This staying is going to be an unforgettable memory in my life. There is only this hotel in the island ;therefore, it seems like you stay in personal island and beach!

    Reviewed December 06, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    MOHD from Brunei Darussalam
    Couple
    Suite
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    A place to unwind and get appreciate nature ”

    Island is near to the mainland, only 10 minutes travel time by speedboat from Sutera Harbour Marina. The Island is open to public from 8am to 4pm thus you will find the island is crowded between these time especially weekends and public holiday. Lots of amenities for visitors. Food serves are bountful especially the seafood as well as local fruits. Few types of accommodation are provided range from beach villa to hill top villa. These are all luxury air-coned accommodation for visitors who opt to stay overnight. The island provide visitors with strategic location to witness the sunrise & sunset. Lots of water sports are available in the island and island hoppings to the nearest islands can also be arranged. Few good restaurants are operated to caters for the daily visitors and those who stays overnight in the island.

    Reviewed November 26, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Angel from United States
    Couple
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Great experience overall”

    This was a good place to stay for a couple nights. Pros: beautiful beaches and views, superb facilities, really warm staff, good hiking, snorkeling opportunities and cool wildlife Cons: the day tourists can get a little annoying as there are so many, however if you’re staying in the hillside villas there’s a beach that’s relatively private. Also, the restaurant was good with many offerings, but you have to be super specific about your order; I asked for some items that were delivered incorrectly or not at all, although with that said they were very accommodating to fix when I raised it. Finally, the island can be a little pricey, especially for beer - if you have time, stock up on supplies before you head to the island. Overall would definitely come back. Thank you Sutera!

    Reviewed November 18, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    wendy from Singapore
    Group
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Very good”

    Good villa but disappointed with failure of TV connection. No activities during the night time. Great sunset point. Staff very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed March 02, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    mui from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    It's a great place to live in.”

    Room is unexpectedly comfortable, there are many fuses when snorkeling, restaurant is good too. And it's near KK.

    Reviewed February 09, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    Georgy from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Suite
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Great clear water, bad food, good room”

    Water is really awesome! You can see fish and beautiful corals! If you want peace and quiet, visit there not on a holiday like christmas, easter or summer. Its going to be packed with tourists. Speaking of tourists, from 10am to 3pm every day they come to the island so i would recommend swimming either before or after they have their tours. Food is another topic to discuss.. the portions are huge and its kind of bland and tasteless. THEY HAVE REALLY BAD WIFI! Keep that in mind becuase they dont have that many facilities except the beach so it gets boring sometimes. Download your episodes and movies for entertainment when its dark - also to keep the kids from whining.

    Reviewed January 31, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Marie from Singapore
    Couple
    Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Will return to this hotel again. Exceptional staffs. A good place to experience quality island life.”

    Pros: Nice “private” island beach for in house guests before 8:30am and after 4pm. Staffs are exceptionally helpful and polite. The Sunset Point View is wonderful to visit but make sure to spray anti mozzie before going there as there’s lots of mozzies along the way. Also, don’t forget to snorkel and see the corals and fishes, quite a view. The island restaurant serves huge portion of dishes for dinner and quite good taste. Cons: During snorkeling, there’s a lot trash among the corals that can be seen. Sad 😕

    Reviewed January 13, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Erina from Japan
    Couple
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    fluffy lovers! you must come here.”

    big colorful cushions everywhere! in the room, at least ten, three pillows for each. at the restaurant you will see a lot even can find huge cushions (one meter square) . sinking under fluffies.., my childhood dream came true! service, cleaness, view from the room.. perfect! you just need to wish a fine weather.

    Reviewed January 03, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Michelle from Hong Kong
    Group
    Suite
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Great island getaway ”

    My time at Sutera was really lovely - the staff are great and very friendly, the lodgings had a very home-y feel, and the island is beautiful (the sunsets were breathtaking). The only negative things I have to say is that there is basically no wifi (I often couldn't send/receive messages or check my emails) and during the day there are hordes of people that come onto the island for tours (locals and tourists), which I felt really took away from the beauty of the island. I would say 2 nights is a sufficient amount of time here.

    Reviewed December 31, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nurulhuda from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Suite
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Cozy and Clean”

    Spend one night 2 adults, 3 young kids. We had a lot of fun time, the jetty is very close to the room, private beach area and cheap snorkeling rental. in the afternoon, we walked for about 40 minutes to watched amazing sunset and came back to join the lighting up Christmas tree event (specially invited with card sent to the room). Will definitely come back as Manukan Island so close to KK.

    Reviewed December 27, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Han from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Helpful and Thoughtful Staff”

    I book my stay through Agoda but on the day to travel to Manukan Island, my daughter caught fever and need to visit the Dr. We have no choice but to cancelled out trip. As I book the hotel at a special price, it is understand that no refund is allowed and payment is fully paid. I called in just to informed so that the boat will not wait for us.; but to my surprise they together with Agoda helped to arranged to postpone my stay. It is so kind of them to take this extra efforts. Thank you

    Reviewed August 13, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    ADELINE from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    Feedback”

    This is not our first trip to Manukan, me and my family have been there several times from Jesselton Jetty, just for a round trip. But I managed to get the best offer there was through Agoda for an overnight stay at this island. It was surprising because I usually thought islands stays would cost most than RM1K per night, but I booked this immediately when finding out it's only less than 600 bucks per night. I was me and my family first time taking a boat from Sutera Harbour Marina Jetty with a luxury boat (better than the ones we boarded at Jesselton Point), it's not rough or challenging as Jesselton speed boats, it was smooth and only took about 15 minutes to reach Manukan. We love the boat so much. Upon arriving at Resort reception, the welcome was unexpected. The customer service was the most friendly, there were waiting lobby where we wait comfortably and some welcoming drinks and a wet face towel to refresh. We got our villa keys in no time.

    Reviewed June 19, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dr from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Great place and staffs. Wonderful place for relaxing”

    The staffs were very helpful and friendly. Was suprised with the speed boat as we thought it would be normal ferry transfer. They briefed us well. The room was excellent. Superb view. Very relaxing Not much of fish when we went. Food slightly pricy. Would be better if u could bring some food along. Overall the best experience 💖

    Reviewed May 21, 2018
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