Hibiscus Beach Retreat is a great place to stay if you just want to get away from it all and spend a few quiet days in paradise. James really went out of his way to help organize our trip and accommodate our specific travel itinerary. His on-site staff is very friendly and helpful. The chalet features all amenities one could ever wish for (well-stocked fridge, AC, fan, hot water, TV, music player, books...) and the beach is amazing. Perfect place to spend a few quiet days with your loved ones. The online pictures, beautiful as they are, don't do the place justice.
Fantastic accommodation and location. We were really taken care of for our stay at this remote hideaway. We appreciated the eco-friendly approach to tiffin take away boxes (delivered from local restaurants) and a large water dispensers than single use plastic bottles. The local staff were friendly and extremely helpful.
The accommodation was great with beautiful sunsets, an idyllic sandy beach with great snorkelling.
Highly recommended! We enjoyed it so much we returned at the end of our holiday for another few nights.
The clifftop beach retreat is located right on the edge of the beach, beautiful sunsets and really well set up. We only could stay here for one night as it was booked up and I can see why.
Awesome clifftop chalet with beautiful beach right at your doorstep. Perfect off-grid stay for romantic getaway. We had the entire beach for ourselves. Amazing sunset. The caretakers are super thoughtful and friendly. My wife and I had a wonderful time there and will definitely recommend friends to come.
Everything that was said here is true. It is indeed a paradise on earth. We fell in love with the place the very moment we arrived. The seclusion, the quietness, the sound of the wave, the starry sky, the white sandy beach ... The chalet is not exactly luxurious but who needs it when you have the best of the nature? Anyway, we were well taken care of too. We'll be back.
We were staying 7 nights in the clifftop and three nights in the treetops chalet, and we had a wonderful time! The secluded beach, clear water, riff just a couple of meters away from shore and the splendid view on the sea and sunset are unique! We have seen many nice places all aroun the world but this was something special. We also liked the chalets: rustic but comfy, we found everything we needed there. Jetol, the general manager, went out of his way to make us feel at home. He is a very gentle and kind guy and beside a top service, he gave us some quite interesting information about the area, culture, Rungus tribe, etc.
When returning to Borneo, we will definitively consider a trip to Hibiscus in the future and can highly recommend it!
We had a one night stay in Treetops as a family of four. It was the most beautiful jungle setting with sea views and sounds. No wifi is a blessing and meant we could really relax. Board games, books and plenty of films are provided. Treetops is not designed to be child friendly but we managed with our four and two year old for one night. The accommodation comes with a small bathroom (shower only) and a small kitchen. A breakfast of cereal, fruit, toast and jams is provided which was delicious and such a treat to be able to eat it on the balcony amongst the trees and the roar of the sea as our background music. This is a very special place and we would love to explore this area more and make the most of the kayaks, paddleboards and mountain bikes that are available to hire - next time!
Perched directly above the beach with some 100m of jungle between it and the nearest road, staying at the Hibiscus Beach Retreat feels like you're on your own private island. In this part of Sabah the sea is pristine and warm, and we spent the days alternating between the water and the deck chairs at the cabin, allowing relaxation to take precedence over the more energetic kayaking and longboarding that the Beach Retreat offers.
"Luxury" is a term used generously in Malaysia, but the Hibiscus Beach Retreat definitely deserves this adjective. The comfort and cleanliness of the bed and bathroom is better than any 5* hotel in Borneo, and the only neighbours are the retreat's discreet security guards.
Take meat for a sunset BBQ or order take out from the staff, and you never need to leave the oasis that is the Hibiscus Beach Retreat.