Hospitality Asia checked into four eco-lodges in the wilds of Sabah to be pleasantly surprised.
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges Poring Hot Springs
It is a short walk from chalet and dormitory accommodation of this compact lodge to bubbling hot springs. The premium accommodation is the River Lodge of two bedrooms, lounge room, dining area and two bathrooms. Rooms have tasteful contemporary furnishings and sunken shower area.
Superb retreat surrounded by forests with babbling brooks and the Rainforest Restaurant serving enticing local Dusun dishes. www.suterasanctuarylodges.com.my
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges Kinabalu Park
Accommodation ranges from a hostel to two-bedroom lodges. The lodges have a bathroom, fireplace, heated towel rack, and wooden floors, stone and timber, like a true mountain lodge.
Admire the scenic views of Malaysia’s highest mountain while staying in very comfortable lodges with contemporary interiors. www.suterasanctuarylodges.com.my
Tabin Wildlife Resort
Located in eastern Sabah near Lahad Datu, the lodge is in the middle of the 120,000ha Tabin Wildlife Reserve established to protect Sumatran Rhinos, Borneo Pygmy Elephant and 300 bird species. There are ten river and ten hill lodges with ensuite and ceiling fan.
Remote and isolated but with excellent creature comforts for experiencing a wild part of Sabah.
Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Sabah’s longest river, the Kinabatangan flows past Sukau Rainforest Lodge near the riverine settlement of Sukau. While isolated, guests do not go without in this National Geographic recognised ‘Unique Lodges of the World’. Rooms are luxurious retreats surrounded by rainforests teeming with wildlife.
Unparalleled deluxe accommodation with more wildlife than Discovery Channel. www.borneoecotours.com