My husband and I stayed at Barefoot for 4 days recently and we really loved it. The accomodation is basic but the bed and toilet was clean. We had great food every day and our hosts were very laid back and welcoming. We saw wildlife on our first afternoon cruise; proboscis and mecaque monkeys, a snake, and elephants!! On our first cruise! We went on 2-3 cruises each day and saw something each time. When we didnt see something for a while during the 2 hrs cruise we talked to our guide about the wildlife and people and enjoyed the scenery. We really enjoyed taking a night cruise after dinner, like 8pm/20.00 at night the last night because we got to see exotic birds sitting on branches along the river. A beautiful colorful kingfisher and flying foxes and a baby crocodile. We thought our boat was better than others we saw on the river because it had a quiet motor and only 4 benches unlike the others with up to 12 personal seats. We didnt have to lean to see past others. Our guides respected the animals and nature as well. Our stay at the Barefoot was the best decision we made on our trip in Borneo. We recommended the place to a couple we meet later near Sandakan. The called using our phone number info and got a place right away. I hope they had a great time as well. One note: be prepared that its 20-30 min to walk to the village for sweets and snacks and internet and there's not a lot to choose from. We never went hungry though with the great, local, food prepared for us at Barefoot. Others downriver actually came to ours for food because their host's was so bad.. :/ If we return to Borneo I would like to return to Barefoot. The wildlife we witnessed at close range was amazing!!
- Also Known As:
- Barefoot Sukau Hotel Sukau
- Barefoot Sukau Lodge Kinabatangan District