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Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

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8.6

Excellent

1,022 reviews

1,022 reviews

Housekeeping28
View24
Beach22
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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Popular landmarks
Manukan Island 750 m
Sapi Island 3.8 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 3.8 km
Night Market 7.1 km
Sabah State Museum 7.3 km
Mamutik Island 7.4 km
Gaya Street Sunday Market 7.7 km
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 7.8 km
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 8.0 km
Poring Hot Springs 21.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Sand Bar 90 m
Manukan Island 750 m
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park 850 m
Sulug Island 2.3 km
Sapi Island 3.8 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 3.8 km
Tanjung Aru Beach 4.5 km
Consulate of Japan 4.6 km
Bukit Gaya 4.8 km
Kinabalu Golf Course 5.1 km

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

Pulau Manukan Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Manukan Island part of Kota Kinabalu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island. Restaurant and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

700 meters to Manukan Island

Airport transport

Excellent view

A/C

Daily cleaning

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Important announcement -- "As part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identification, travel itinerary, and other relevant information."

Facilities

Transport to airport

Check-in/out [private]

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Bar

Restaurants

Shops

Coffee shop

Room service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center12.2 km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.5 km

Rooms available at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Manukan Villa
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  • Room size: 140 m²/1507 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Hillside Villa
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  • Room size: 82 m²/883 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Beach Suite
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Beach Suite + Return Boat Transfer
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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SUITE Beach Suite
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    Two-Bedroom Beach Villa
    ...
    • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    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
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Beach Suite 2 (Bed and Breakfast)
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    • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
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    Two Bedroom Manukan Villa
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    • Room size: 67 m²/721 ft²
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    Frequently asked questions

    Does Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island have a hot tub?

    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island does not have a hot tub.

    What time is check-in and check-out at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island?

    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.

    How do I get to Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island?

    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island 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 150 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.

    Is breakfast offered at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island?

    A selection of food types including western and asian breakfast options is available for guests. There's an additional charge of 45 MYR for adults and 28 MYR for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

    What are my dining options at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island?

    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including western and asian. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

    What is the smoking policy at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island?

    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island?

    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island is located within Manukan Island, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Manukan Island and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

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    What people love about Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

    • 8

      Very good

      "Very nice view from villas on the private beach."

      Nataliya

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      June 26, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Perfect for a quick getaway from the city"

      Arif

      |

      June 16, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The staffs are extremely helpful and nice."

      Li

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      June 13, 2022

    Property ranking|Compared to 1,368 Kota Kinabalu properties
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    Room comfort score
    8.6/10
    Room size
    88 sqm.
    Service score
    9.2/10
    Location score
    9/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Kota Kinabalu properties
    Bigger than
    96
    %
    of Kota Kinabalu properties
    Better than
    95
    %
    of Kota Kinabalu properties
    Better than
    91
    %
    of Kota Kinabalu properties
    Overall rating:

    8.6

    Excellent
    1,022 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.7
    Facilities
    8.2
    Location
    9.0
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    What travelers say they love:
    Room is very clean, staff are courteous and helpful.
    POH from Malaysia
    Family with older children
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    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

    Put yourself into a special and relaxing space near to Kota Kinabalu city center at the atmospheric Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island. Swim in the ocean or just relax on the sand of Sapi Island, with a stay at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island.
    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the resort can arrange it before your check-in date. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
    Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the resort to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
    Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island include separate living room and balcony or terrace as part of their design layout. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
    The resort also offers a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the resort provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the resort. Regardless of any dietary restrictions you may have, you'll eat well at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island which has a selection of halal options. A night in at the resort's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Don't forget to explore the resort's easily accessible beach. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Skip the dress code and opt for a casual cocktail or beer at the resort's poolside bar.
    Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and motorized water sports. If you like water sports, you'll appreciate the convenience of watersports equipment rentals and boats provided by Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island. Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing hiking trails at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


    Reasons to stay here

    Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 97% of the city's accommodation.
    It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.
    This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 94% of competition within the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.2

    Most talked about facilities

    Beach

    39 mentions

    Food & Dining

    17 mentions

    Breakfast

    12 mentions

    Housekeeping

    9 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Malay

    Internet access

    • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Boating
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • On-site entertainment
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Tours
    • Watersport equipment rentals
    • Water sports (motorized)
    • Water sports (non-motorized)

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Breakfast takeaway service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Sterilizing equipment
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • Coffee shop
    • Poolside bar
    • Restaurant [halal]
    • Restaurants
    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Concierge
    • Convenience store
    • Daily cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Food delivery
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Shops
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room
    • Kids meal
    • Swimming pool [kids]

    Access

    • Check-in/out [private]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms

    Getting around

    • Transport to airport

    Available in all rooms

    • A/C
    • Balcony/terrace
    • Bathrobes
    • Closet
    • Clothes rack
    • Coffee/tea machine
    • Complimentary drinking water
    • Desk
    • Fan
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Linens
    • Mini bar
    • Phone
    • Pool facilities
    • Private bathroom
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Seating area
    • Shower
    • Slippers
    • Smoke alarm
    • Sofa
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Trash cans
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Asian
    Restaurants on site

    Arang Restaurant

    • Cuisine: Asian, Local, Seafood
    • Menu: A-la-carte

    Perahu Restaurant

    • Cuisine: Local
    • Menu: A-la-carte
    Location
    Pulau Manukan Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
    Excellent
    Location

    9

    Airports

    • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
      7.5 km
    • Labuan Airport (LBU)
      113.0 km

    Public transportation

    • North Borneo Railway
      6.5 km
    • South Bus Terminal
      6.7 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu
      6.3 km

    Shopping

    • Gaya Street Sunday Market
      7.7 km
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Manukan Island
      750 m
    • Sapi Island
      3.8 km
    • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
      3.8 km
    • Night Market
      7.1 km
    • Sabah State Museum
      7.3 km
    • Mamutik Island
      7.4 km
    • Gaya Street Sunday Market
      7.7 km
    • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
      7.8 km
    • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
      8.0 km
    • Poring Hot Springs
      21.7 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Sand Bar
      90 m
    • Manukan Island
      750 m
    • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
      850 m
    • Sulug Island
      2.3 km
    • Sapi Island
      3.8 km
    • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
      3.8 km
    • Tanjung Aru Beach
      4.5 km
    • Consulate of Japan
      4.6 km
    • Bukit Gaya
      4.8 km
    • Kinabalu Golf Course
      5.1 km
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for 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
    • Due to the nature of the area, Wi-Fi/Internet access may be intermittently unstable.
    • To reach the property, a complimentary boat transfer from Sutera Harbour Marina is offered(except for the special promotion). Guests are required to inform the property in advance at least 24 hours of their estimated time of arrival.
    • Sabah parks entrance fee is applied for every guest. The fee for Malaysian and Non-Malaysian guests may vary. Please contact the property for more information.
    • Hotline number : Front Office Manukan Island +60 17 833 5022
    • To schedule a boat transfer at other times, please book at least 48 hours before arrival. The cost is as follows: MYR 500.00 per boat per way between 12:00 AM and 06:00 AM, MYR 250.00 per boat per way between 06:00 AM and 12:00 AM.
    • Baby cot is available at the property and is subject to availability.
    • The departure time of the boat transfer from Sutera Harbour Marina: Sunday – Thursday: 10.30AM, 11.30AM Friday – Saturday : 10.30AM, 11.30AM, 12.30PM, 1.30PM subject to change/ Front office MIR will contact you at least 1 or 2 days before arrival to confirm the boat timing
    • The departure time of the boat transfer from the property: Kindly make the reservation for the boat out at Front Office upon check-in.
    • Charges apply for the boat transfer. For regularly scheduled boat transfers, the cost is as follow: MYR 75 per adult (12 years old and above) and MYR 37.50 per child (11 years old and below), and free of charge for infants (3 years old and below).
    • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until15:30
    • Check-out from10:00
    • Check-out until12:00
    • Reception open until22:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee150 MYR
    • Distance from city center12.2 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)10

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)45 MYR

    The property

    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 29
    • Most recent renovation2017
    Property announcements

    As part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identification, travel itinerary, and other relevant information.

    Due to COVID-19 circumstances, we request that you check travel restrictions and relevant travel advisories before booking and travelling.

    Reviews of Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island from real guests

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    8.6
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    10
    Cleanliness8.7
    Facilities8.2
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service9.2
    Value for money8.3
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    7.6
    Very good
    Daryl from Singapore
    Couple
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    6 stars for staff”

    We had a good stay in the hillside villa and it was heavenly. Was a really good stay. The island was deserted after 4pm-9am as the reviews were mentioning so take the chance to enjoy the island then. For this price point it’s really hard to beat. Also the staff were really good and friendly, felt like they went out of their way to make it comfortable for us. We had a heavy luggage and from the boat to the rooms which was a tall climb, they basically helped us with it. Also let us call them when checking out to help us with it. Some suggestions was that maybe after dark they could have activities like live music in their restaurant for guests to sit in. There was a roaming musicians when we were having dinner that went to each table and felt it would be better if they had a stage that people could sit around and hear dedications. Bad point was it felt alittle uncoordinated when trying to get there, we were staying in both sutera sanctuary lodges in kinabalu park and manukan island and there was no way of having someone coordinate this as one booking. In the end we had to book both separately on agoda and arrange the transport like 2 separate bookings. Given these along with poring hot spring are really the nice locations in kk, would think they should link it all together. It was also a little confusing where to go when we reached sutera harbour as we thought maybe they were related entities.

    Reviewed May 05, 2019

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    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

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    8.8
    Excellent
    John from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Beach 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

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rachael from Malaysia
    Group
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Would return if I ever visit Sabah again”

    Room comfort, location, food

    My friends and I spent a night at the Manukan Island Resort during the low season, so we did not encounter any issues with noise from the public visiting Manukan Island. It was as if we had the whole island to ourselves! (which was really great) The room was very spacious, comfortable and just right for the five of us (2 queen size beds with an additional mattress). Food was excellent and we enjoyed the free flow of fresh fruit juice prepared by the staff on the spot for us. We also had an excellent time at the beach and pool reserved for in-house guests. Overall, it was a very excellent stay and I definitely wish to return for another stay if I ever visit Sabah again. The only suggestion for improvement I would give is to upgrade the path leading towards the Sunset Point. Adding more lamp posts would definitely help visitors who are leaving the place late in the evening when it is already dark. The shelter at the Sunset Point also needs some repairing.

    Reviewed June 08, 2015

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Massurianey from Brunei Darussalam
    Family with young children
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    AN EXOTIC GETAWAY”

    It started with a 15 minutes boat ride from Sutera Harbour jetty on a luxurious speedboat as part of the Sutera Sanctuary Lodges room deal. The ride was awesome. We enjoyed the view and weather was good. The rooms are spacious and superb. The beach is clean and we enjoyed the swim along the beaches and snorkeling. However, the restaurant was close during the night because our stay coincided with the impending royal visit from the Sultan of Perak, Malaysia due the next day, so the staff was busy preparing for it. We had to have dinner at the open spaces next to it. The food was mediocre and is not worth the asking price but we had no choice as no other eatery was available that night. Breakfast was mediocre as well with flies everywhere but still tolerable. The ride back to the jetty (KK) was a shared boat ride by another company as the resort's boat were all unavailable due to the royal visit. So we had to make do with a less than impressive boat ride with no life jacket provided.

    Reviewed January 16, 2018

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Ng from Malaysia
    Couple
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in August 2013

    Relaxing and romantic”

    beautiful, relaxing and comfortable

    I went there with my husband and it is the best stay so far. It is beautiful and relaxing. However, we were only told by the hotel that we were supposed to get free boat transport to Manukan Island if we make reservation through Agoda. It shouldn't have happened. The receptionist was helpful enough to get our transport back the next day to Sutera Habour.

    Reviewed August 23, 2013

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Lucy from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

    Soooooooooo chilled!!”

    Very relaxing, gorgeous chalet, just what was needed.

    The hotel is the only one of the small island of Manukan and the guests are treated to the island to themselves before the tourist boats arrive at 9am and leave 4pm. They're wooden chalets either on the beach front or up in to the islands jungle a little. We had a beach one and were quite grateful after a nature walk close to the jungle chalets ill-equipped left us with mosquito bites all over! The generators are quite loud and switch over every 12 hours so you have roughly 5 minutes with no electric. We came to the hotel for an escape so weren't really interested in watching TV anyway, we just planned our showers around the switchover. The nature walks were gorgeous and the beaches were looked after well. The snorkelling is relatively good but you are fighting for space to do so if it's during the day. Guests have their own beach space, dedicated swimming pool and bar a little away from the other tourists. The breakfast is similar to other hotels but limited because of the accessibility. Dinner was very limited for my husband who is allergic to fish but there was a good range for myself. It based the menu on local food sources, which is primarily fish, and was cooked in local recipes. We were unable to dive at the time but had discussed going and it is a fantastic location for KK dive sites. The hotel work with the local PADI site on the main land and would have been able to pick you up early morning on the boat to take you close by. For an escape, this hotel is fantastic, very rustic and we loved it. Wouldn't stay for any longer than a week however as facilities were limited and children would get bored very quickly. Ideal for romantic getaways.

    Reviewed February 21, 2014

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Johanna from China
    Couple
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2019

    Could be a paradise, but... ”

    Sutera Lodges provides beautiful apartments, very kind hospitality and even live music during the dinner. The rooms are really spacious, beautiful and clean. However, on the beach and sea there's trash that tourists have thrown from the boats and on the beach. This is not Sutera's fault, but the trash ruins the natural beauty of the island. During the daytime there are tourist boats that come to the island, but they leave by 4 pm. After that the island is really tranquil and cosy. We enjoyed the great hospitality of the staff and the band in the evenings. However, I still missed massage, which was not available in the island.

    Reviewed May 02, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Michelle from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Group
    Beach 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

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Wilma from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

    Absolutely Perfect”

    Booked a hillside lodge for two nights. Absolutely blown away by this beautiful little Island. From the transfer across in the boat to welcome greeting on the pier we were made to feel like royalty. We travel a lot and stay in wonderful hotels but the villa exceeded our expectations...as did the service we received. Immaculately clean, soft music and candles to greet us when we entered our lodge. The view was spectacular, the bed was so comfy ..not to mention those pillows...where did they find the.! The food in the resteraunt was lovely and the breakfast was wonderful. Lovely private beach and very peaceful, especially in the evening when day trippers have left. We loved this and hope to visit again...and back to Lodge 15. Only thing that would have enhanced our stay would have been massage service to allow indulging a little bit more. Special mention to all the staff on the Island who go out there way to ensure your stay is nothing short of perfection

    Reviewed January 17, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    MOHD from Brunei Darussalam
    Couple
    Beach 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

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Angel from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Couple
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 1 night in November 2015

    Lovely and comfortable resort”

    Large, clean and comfortable

    It is great to stay at Manukan Island Resort, the place is good for honeymoon couple, just 5 mins to the beach, the staffs are friendly, but no free transport from KK to Manukan, need to pay 30rm for a single ride, the last jetty from Jesslton point is 1615 hrs, it is inconvinence if the guest miss the jetty. And wifi only access nearby the reception.

    Reviewed December 01, 2015

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    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

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nurulhuda from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Beach 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

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Alan from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Excellent”

    My reason for scoring cleanliness 3 stars was down to the general beach waste throughout the island. The room and resort facilities I would score 4/5 star. I discussed the beach waste with resort management and suggested they levy a small fee to provide for daily island waste collection. The challenge is beyond Manukan island but I believe as a national island reserve they need to set a good example. The cleanliness would act to attract tourism. I would recommend this island and hope to visit again. We all share the responsibility to keep our seas, beaches and shore waste free.

    Reviewed April 11, 2019

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    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

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anisa from Malaysia
    Couple
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in September 2020

    Good resort in Manukan Island ”

    Everything about the resort was perfect, from the staff, to the room cleanliness, to facilities. If you are looking for a tranquil getaway from Kota Kinabalu, this is the place to be. The only sad thing about the island is that there seems to be a lot of trash in the sea and all around the beaches.

    Reviewed September 23, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Krishnan from Malaysia
    Couple
    Beach 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

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    HUI from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    I give it a 5-star hotel, will be back if I still travel to Manukan island!”

    I stayed in the hillside villa, it’s just worthy and the staffs are so helpful! The hotel managed by sutera sanctuary really has its standard! Couldn’t be more satisfied! Definitely is a must try hotel!

    Reviewed November 30, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sophie
    Couple
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2019

    Wonderful hotel”

    Had a wonderful stay! The staff were incredibly polite and friendly. The restaurant food was very good (particularly the BBQ) and very big portions! Great value for money. The room was lovely and clean and the private beach area was clean and always had sun beds free. There was lots of coral and fish to see when snorkelling. The jungle and sunset walks were also very pleasant with lots of monitor lizards and birds to see. I would recommend this hotel and would return if I am ever back in Kota Kinabalu.

    Reviewed September 07, 2019

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