I think we had smiles on our faces from the time we boarded the boat in Bandar to when we got dropped back the next day. Unfortunately we only did 1 night/2 days (700BND for both of us, including all travel, food and accommodation). We'll definitely stay at least 2 nights next time.
The speedboat through the mangroves and nipa palms was cool. The longboat ride from Bangar was even better. Very relaxing and mood-setting trip to the resort. The closest experience I've had to this is cruising up the Sepik River in PNG in a traditional log canoe.
The friendly service from Eddie and Moot helped make the trip even more special. Thanks also to the smiley chef that catered for us two vegetarians well (just let him know you're happy to eat veto versions of local dishes and he'll cater for you no probs).
The activities were perfect. Just the right amount of exercise. The night walk up the little creek to the waterfall was rad. We saw five species of frogs including the too cool Bornean Horned Frog. The tubing and kayaking were also relaxing. But the highlight for us was the pre-dawn longboat and walk to the sound of gibbons calling.
The only minor negatives were the closure of the suspension bridge (storm-damaged a couple of years ago) and the closed cafe nearby (though this didn't bother us at all).
This resort is a must-do on any trip to Brunei. Can't wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ulu Ulu National Park Resort is the only rainforest resort in Brunei Darussalam, situated at the edge of 50,000 hectares of pristine rainforest of the Ulu Temburong National Park. A perfect destination for nature lovers, retreats, rejuvenation, meditation, team-building and personal growth programs, bird watching. The resort does not have mobile or internet reception and is void of these modern gadgets so our guests can have a total peace of mind experience to connect personally with one another. The resort also banned disposable plastic bottles replacing them with the non-profit sale of stainless steel water bottles at the resort, to minimize plastic pollution. The "must do" activities include the Sunrise Canopy Walk, the Waterfall Trek, and Night Frog Trail. Unexpected comfort in the heart of the Rainforest, at the Ulu Ulu National Park Resort, Temburong. ... more less
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