This was my second to stay at this place, the first time was nov 2012. I would not recommend this place if you are looking for a place that offer 5 star services and facilities. The lodge was small with limited rooms, i love this since less people, less crowd and headache. Everbody know each other that stay there, we become like small family.
They provide 24/7 electricty & fresh water from the mainland, why I say this because like other places, the electricity is only from 7pm until 8am next morning which is troublesome when your toys like ipad, laptop or hp need to charged, and wifi also 24/7 available.
The way the lodge is design make it very unique with their new sundeck that you can relax in the hammocks and lazy chairs, did I mentioned that it's always wind to cool the place even in the noon. The lodge pool and aquarium also very interesting with so many variety of fishes and others like sea horses, crabs, horse shoes crabs that you can see and explore when you do night dive.
If you are divers, they provide services to dive at very amazing dive sites at Sipadan, Mantabuan, Mabul, Kapalai, Bohey Dulang, Sibuan, Timba2 just to mention some of the places that I have dive.
Would i come again? Definately....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Leave the comfort of a Hotel and Resort behind! Welcome to Monkey Dives Lodge Borneo – A local experience like no other.Monkey Dives Lodge Borneo is a 7-room FLOATING wooden lodge about 20-minute boat ride from the little town of Semporna, Sabah. Ideally located in Borneo, we provide full board stay for adventurous (or not) and simple travelers, divers and snorkelers. All year round, we offer packages for all diving and snorkelling aficionados in several wonderful islands to choose from. Let your imagination and travel desire make the decision for you. In addition, we offer various PADI dive courses to accommodate different scuba diving levels. We make sure you get to experience some of the best diving in Celebes Sea, Sulu Sea and our macro heaven, Semporna Channel. Let Monkey Dives take you on a tour to experience Bajau Laut's (also known as the Sea Gypsy) unique country-style of living, that will totally leave a mark on your travel experiences. Visit the local fishing village or the seaweed farm and learn about ocean agriculture business. Add a little romance by enjoying the beautiful pink/orange sunrise and breathtaking sunset (remember to have your camera all the time) from the Monkey deck. And if you are lucky, you will get to see some turtles hanging loose and swimming in the channel.Here at Monkey Dives Lodge Borneo, we continuously demonstrates our commitment to the environment. We promote and teach eco-diving, run our lodge in an environmentally friendly and clean manner, as well as, collaborate with few NGO to assist in research on current environmental issues and marine life preservation. We would like to invite you to join Monkey Dives Lodge in Semporna and look forward to serving you in the near future! Cheers! ... more less