Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
The award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge lies on the banks of Sabah’s longest river, The Kinabatangan in Borneo. Built by local artisans in harmony with the natural surroundings, this enchanting, luxury eco-lodge is the ideal base from which to explore Borneo’s pristine tropical rainforest and wetlands, and get up close to its rare and magnificent wildlife. Sukau Rainforest Lodge has recently been designated one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World.
Offering warm hospitality, a laid-back atmosphere and a host of facilities including a restaurant, lounge, bar, pool and small spa, Sukau Rainforest Lodge will appeal to couples and families seeking a tranquil and unforgettable wildlife adventure.
Sukau Rainforest Lodge provides 20 newly refurbished rooms situated in semi-detached bungalows perched on stilts and connected by wooden walkways. Each is simply decorated in a rustic style with teak wood furnishings, walls adorned with local wood carvings and Verandah overlooking the jungle.
When it comes to activities, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Take a guided walk through the rainforest, glide down the river in search of the seven species of primates including the unique proboscis monkeys and Orang-utans, rare birds such as hornbills and herds of Borneo Pygmy Elephant, or explore historic limestone caves. The night river cruise is not to be missed. Or simply cool off in the pool or sip a cocktail as you relax on the sundeck and enjoy listening to the sounds of the jungle.
Sukau Rainforest Lodge Information
- Location & Getting There:
The lodge is located in Sabah, Borneo in Malaysia. It can be accessed via a 45-minute flight from Kota Kinabalu or 2 hour 45-minute flight from Kuala Lumpur into Sandakan Airport. From here there is a 15-minute transfer to Sandakan Yacht Club followed by 2.5-hour boat ride. Or you can go by road, which takes 2 hours to Sukau followed by a 5-minute boat ride to the lodge.
The lodge comprises 20 25-sqm rooms with twin- or queen-size beds, a sunroom and tea lounge overlooking the lush gardens, en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning units.
There are plenty of unique activities on offer including early morning and afternoon river cruises, night safaris, jungle walks, nature lectures, batik painting, learning how to play traditional games and relaxing foot spa treatments. You can also take a boat ride to nearby villages to learn about rural life.
Children are welcome at the lodge but facilities for them are limited. Given its remote location and tranquil atmosphere, it is recommended for older children.