Ever wanted to truly lose yourself on vacation? In the depths of Borneo’s ancient rainforest it’s easy to leave the rest of the world behind. This lakeside eco resort provides the ideal jungle bolthole to explore Sabah’s natural wonders.
A stunning compound on the fringes of Sabah’s protected rainforests, Sepilok Nature Resort is in a prime spot to access the best of the jungle attractions. Just a 10 minute walk through magnificent lowland tropical forest will take you to the Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre and it also offers access to Sabah’s hottest treks and river cruise destinations.
Mixing traditional style with modern comfort, the resort offers a number of quaint bungalows or timber chalets hidden amongst the tropical trees and blooming orchids (the resort boasts over 150 different species of Asia orchid). Choose between lake or jungle views to enjoy from your private verandah and watch the sun set through the rainforest canopies. As the gateway to the jungle, you can expect to count proboscis monkeys, macaques, tarsiers and hornbills as your neighbors.
Why we like it
Nothing gets our travel bug tingling like boardwalks disappearing into mangrove forests or the chance to see one of the world’s most endearing and endangered creatures in its natural habitat (it’s not uncommon to spot a wild Orang-Utan swinging between the resort’s timber chalets). Arrive at feeding time and the Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre lets you admire these fascinating and gentle animals up-close. This is jungle living at its most enchanting.