It is true what you read about the drive to get there, and the leaches. After those two things, though charming in their own right, there is nothing but a magical experience waiting for you. The food was excellent, and the chef prepared an additional dish for me at every meal just because I don’t eat red meat, as if there wasn’t enough at every spread to keep me going. One of the treats was local fern made with oil and garlic... delicious; and my husband said the lamb was the best he has ever eaten.
The night drive was so-so, but cool to see all the fireflies. The early morning walk was fantastic, seeing the mist rise over the massive trees from the suspension bridge was way better than the screen saver (you know the one I am talking about). The view point/coffin/swimming hole walk, is more of a little hike than a walk and must not be missed- it is the highlight in my opinion.
As for the lodging. We were originally booked into a standard cabin, but when we arrived we asked to see a deluxe and swiftly decided to upgrade. The standard is nice, but the deluxe is really nice. All the standard rooms were built when the lodge opened in 96 and then they added the deluxe cabins more recently and it shows. Also, when booking, we thought it was cool that the deluxe rooms have private jacuzzi’s outside, but why would anyone want to bathe in such heat.? Well, we used the jacuzzi a lot, and it was a truly lovely experience.
If you have ever been to a spa, and they played bird sounds over the speaker.. well, this is the real thing, so bear that in mind if you are thinking about a massage, an outdoor tub, or simply to sit and read your book for the afternoon.
Enjoy your trip!
- Also Known As:
- Borneo Rainforest Hotel Sabah
- Borneo Rainforest Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A low density Jungle Lodge with 31 Twin Sharing Chalets located in the largest Conservation Area in Sabah which is home to 275 species of birds, 110 species of mammals & one of the oldest virgin rainforest in the world. ... more less