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Sepilok Nature Resort Review in Sabah

 Sabah Sepilok Nature Resort

Sepilok Nature Resort in Sabah is one of the premium hotels to stay at while visiting this Eco-friendly place out of Sandakan.

The resort is located just nearby the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center and doubles as an orchid lovers paradise.

This is my review of the Sepilok Nature Resort, which is done for anyone who plans to come here and stay for their nature adventure.

Sepilok Nature Resort Review

On my arrival at the Sepilok Nature Resort, I was thrilled to find a very unique collection of rare Borneo Orchids growing throughout the resort. And this is a bonus for anyone who loves flowers or flora.

The rooms are well spread throughout the resort grounds, while a portion of the resort sits over a pond.

Along the walkways to the chalets, there were many species I had not seen before, so it was a great stay for me.

Sepilok Nature Resort Sabah
The entrance of Sepilok Nature Resort

As the Sepilok Nature Resort was a quick drive to the Orang Utan Sanctuary, my guide picked us up in the morning, and I recall it being only a five-minute drive there.

So if you are seeking somewhere central to be based while exploring the many Eco places around Sandakan, this would be a good recommendation. 

Sepilok Nature Resort

The picture above shows the main building of the Sepilok Nature Resort. Excellent use of natural resources to build the structure was one of the things that impressed me on my visit here. 

The entire resort used natural wood, and all the chalets units were 85% built from wood to provide a rustic ambience for guests.

Photos of Sepilok Nature Resort

The main entrance to the resort
Resort at night. Restaurant area over the pond. 
The main restaurant area of the resort
 Outdoor lounge area by the pond
 Eco-Tour rates offered by the resort
List of birds Sepilok
Sepilok Wildlife and Bird Watching List
 Gecko was spotted outside the chalet.
Chalet room, very spacious
Bathroom inside the main chalet
 View of the bathroom in the chalet
 Continental breakfast served
 Staghorn Fern at Sepilok, Sabah
Overall I would highly recommend staying here as the service was great, the food was delicious, and the resort was perfect.

I would also like to thank Sabah Tourism for organizing this trip and one of the most senior and experienced nature guides - Old Man Ben.

His vast knowledge about Sepilok and its surroundings were awe-inspiring throughout our trip here.

For more information about the resort, you can visit the official site, which caters to a one-stop package for Diving in Lankayan Island, Eco-Tourism in Sandakan, Kinabatangan Packages and anything nature related. 

Address for Sepilok Nature Resort Sabah;
Pulau Sipadan Resort and Tours Sdn Bhd.
Block C, Ground Floor, Lot 38 & 39, Mile 6,
Bandar Tyng, 90000 Sandakan,
Sabah, Malaysia.
Telephone: (6089) 673999 / 674999 / 675999
Website: Sepilok Nature Resort

Sabah SNR
Sepilok Nature Resort is also known as SNR.

For those who appreciate real rainforest nature and Eco-Tourism, Sandakan in Sabah is one of the premier places offering you the best of Borneo.

Sandakan is also a laid back town, so do not expect modern shopping malls or what you usually see in the big cities. 

During my two days of stay here, I also found the time and visited the Rainforest Discovery Center (RDC), a beautiful place for nature lovers. The best time to visit this place is either in the early mornings or late evenings.

And a must not miss place is also the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, which is a stone's throw from the RDC. Both of these places are rated as must-visit spots in Sandakan.

Rare Orchid Sabah
Some of the beautiful orchids found around the resort


For anyone looking for more activities to do around this part of Sabah, here is a list of 10 things to do in Sandakan compiled by me during my many trips here.

Overall, this nature city will suit any nature lover who wants to explore this part of Borneo, a total change from Kota Kinabalu on the west coast.

This is a perfect nature-loving place that also practices responsible tourism. The resort is not budget styled and is the best in its class here, so you would enjoy your stay here at the Sepilok Nature Resort in Sabah.

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Unknown said…
great place. hope can be there one day
Malaysia Asia said…
Thanks E.d.Y. It's a fun place only if you love nature. Plus, bring that 300-500mm lens if you're into photography.

CathJ said…
Great... love the room size... huge!!
Traveling Ted said…
Nice picture of the gecko.
Laurel said…
I really, really, want to go to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center as I almost did a Master's degree studying primates. Love that the resort is eco-friendly as well. I'm very jealous.
The Dropout said…
Sepilok Nature Resort is definitely on my list. Thanks for this info.
Malaysia Asia said…
Thanks everyone for the comments. To book for this place, you can simply email them for information.

I tried dining by the pond and it was really romantic with the night jungle insect sounds.

Ted, waiting for you to visit here!

Malaysia Asia said…
Desiree, thank you so much for the kind words. Indeed Malaysia is one of a kind provided you have the luxury of time to explore the many places and cultures offered throughout East and West Malaysia.