nice lodge and rooms are spacies and kept very clean by the owner. very good food, could be maybe a little bit cheaper, but ........... the matraces are the only problem, because they are really bad.
we stayed there twice within a period of 14 days. first just two nights and than we came back for another week. we didn't go there on a package. go there weekdays, because weekends there are more guests and it gets noisy. traveled sabah with a rented car a had perfect moments in the area around sukau. the river cruises are o.k. but one or two are enough. the offered jungle treck you can do by your own, just pass through the last resort ( B&B ) and after the resort on the right side there is a possibility to open the fence. there is not a lot to see, but we met some angry monkeys and have seen some birds there ( whole track take you maybe one hour return ).
we have even seen orang utan in sukau !!! one guy and one mother with baby. we made great pictures, but we have seen them five kilometer away from the lodge up the river ( where the car ferry stops - on the same side of the river where the lodge is situated - there is also a ferry stop on the other side of the river ). i don't know if the live there all the time or we have been just lucky.
another good spot for getting close to monkeys is the road to the gomantong caves. from the main road to the caves there are around 4 to 5 kilometer jungle. we drove the road up and down maybe five times during the time we stayed in sukau ( even we didn' t visit the cave ) and every time we met monkeys, even mothers with babys and two orang utan in the trees ( buy bananas on the way there - it really helps to get them out of the jungle !! )
evergreen lodge is a good, clean and cheap place to stay in sukau ( 70 RM room, you can ask for a discount ). i wouldn't go there on a package, but with a rented car and explore the area by yourself. in sukau there are no restaurants except expensive one at the resorts, but just a few kilometers outside of sukau you will find restaurants where you can get meals from 5 RM and up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sukau Evergreen Lodge is located in Kg. Sukau, Kinabatangan, Sandakan Sabah, about 134 Kilometers from Sandakan. The house was constructed in 1968 and renovated into tourist accomodation. This lodge which began its operations in February 2012, has 10 fan/air conditioned rooms and a house for backpackers. Sukau Evergreen Lodge also offers rental boat for those who want to watch wildlife such as Proboscis monkey, Orang Utan, Elephant, Hornbill and also who like fishing with affordable price. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sukau Evergreen Lodge Kinabatangan District