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Borneo Survivor Resort

Pulau Tiga, Kota Kinabalu 88300 , Malaysia
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Ranked #50 of 97 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

It's a long ride (2 hours) from KK and then a half hour boat ride, but is a relaxing place to go. We were interested in birds and Julius was very helpful. We enjoyed a walk down the beach but found the monkeys a bit aggressive. We found all sorts of hermit crabs and they were all living in the... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

- about a 2 hours drive from KK City (107 km) to the Kuala Penyu jetty - 20 min boat ride from jetty - currently 2 choices of places to stay : Borneo Survivor Resort & Sabah Park. (2 more properties under construction) - Attractions : Mud Volcano, Trekking, Snorkeling, Diving, Snake Island** and Sand's Pit**) ** (15 min away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

we went on a day visit and proceeded to book the next night......we had 2 superior rooms which we did not spend much time in......lazing in a hammock swimming in the warm water and some snorkeling. Of course we went up to the mud volcano and did our beauty thing coming back down to wash it all off in the... More 

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London
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We werethe only 2 people on the island for the first 2 nights..... great you would thik but the staff seemed to take this as no one staying so not working! Resort itself needed updating. Loved the monekys and monitor lizards!

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Bologna, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2008

The place would be not too bad, but the food is terrible, we had rats in the room at night, it was expensive and the personnel was not so nice. Forget to go there, especially with the family, much better the other resort on Pulau Tiga island, we went there by foot and seemed to be a dream as a... More 

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

We arrived on Survivor Island (Pulau Tiga) late afternoon, and immediately went for a swim in the warm water of the bay. The beach had full sun at this time of day, but there are many places just off the beach to relax in hammocks etc. in the shade of the trees. I had my camera ready to capture the... More 

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Wien
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2008

I spent 4 days at Borneo Survivor Resort with my boyfriend and I have to say I have expected much more! Of course, the island is very beautiful: it is covered by rainforest and monitor-lizards and makaques show up every time you leave your room. The beach is not so nice and the sea seems to be pretty cloudy all... More 

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Sarawak
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2008

We stayed here with our family a few times since we live in Malaysia. We think it is a beautifull place with an amazing beach and snorkeling. However it did go down hill in the last few years. The beach was not as clean (found a number of fresh looking condoms) and the reef was not as good anymore. The... More 

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Negeri Sembilan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2008

We spent two days on Pulau Tiga, staying in the Borneo Survivor Resort, and had the most unique and enjoyable experience in our lives! We had been doubtful at first about staying in a less well-known resort compared to another established one on the other side of the island, but after all the adventures there, we've promised each other we'll... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2008

I thought I would write a quick review on this resort since it has been over one year since it has been reviewed. To begin with, it did not seem like much has changed in the year since the last review was written. Like a previous reviewer, we were the only ones at the resort the day we were there.... More 

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