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Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Kinabatangan River, Borneo

Set within tropical rainforest the Sukau Rainforest Lodge is one of the best options on the river, in an idyllic and tranquil setting. Built in 1995 it was the first lodge to be designed based on ecotourism principles. All 20 twin-bedded rooms have solar-powered ceiling fans, mosquito netting and en suite facilities with hot water. Other facilities on offer include an open dining area, library and lounge area with cane and bamboo sofas. There is also a hanging garden facing all the rooms and an open sun-deck which doubles as a candlelit eating area at night.

The lodge has recently been awarded status as a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, one of only 25 in the world, and the only one in Southeast Asia. It is the only lodge that uses electric motors on all river boats, and has a great range of facilities for such a remote area (it is the only lodge with a plunge pool and has relaxing and well-designed communal areas). Aside from the excellent wildlife spotting the resort offers foot massage, nightly wildlife talks by the in-house expert, and has some lovely trails to explore from the lodge.


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Tour ideas in Kinabatangan River

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • The Kinabatangan River
      Proboscis monkey, Malaysian Borneo

      The Kinabatangan River

      The Kinabatangan River

      Guests will journey up one of the smaller tributaries of the Kinabatangan River such as the Menangle River. Wildlife abounds in this part of Borneo, and you may see chattering monkeys and many species of birds.

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    Kinabatangan River and nearby places