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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros- The Island was beautiful! If you take a day trip to the island, you will not be able to appreciate of the beauty there. We stayed for 2 nights, and therefore we got to experience the true feeling of the island and the beach. We just happened to be 2 of 4 guests staying on the island at the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the restaurant twice from another island. The local food is average, cocktails are nice. Our favourite is coconut pudding. We enjoy the most is the atmosphere. Slow island life, sitting in the couch for hours, enjoy the sun or sea breeze. Staff are very friendly.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Manukan Island Resort for 2 nights during our honeymoon to Borneo. The accommodation was superb, with great views and access to the private section of the beach. We had just come from 5 nights of being utterly spoilt on the nearby Gaya Island Island and this was very different - much more rustic and a local... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Absolute paradise. After 32 hours of travelling we planned Manakun Island resort as our first stop for three nights, in the hope it'd relax, rejuvenate and show us what Borneo has to offer and it didn't disappoint. For an honest review from an English female travelling as part of a couple please continue to read. An easy easy boat ride... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Superb staff here upon arrival they are there on the jetty pier to escort you and help with luggage. At reception wet cold towels welcome drink and explanation of the island plus map etc. The villa we had was one of the hillside villas at 20 the last one perfect location bit hard to reach but worth it. Villa itself... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Manukan Island was the last point of our Borneo tour and what a wonderful way to end it! The resort is the only place to stay on the island. It consists of beautiful, spacious, comfortable, air-conditioned villas with verandas and all amenities. The restaurant is nice, a bit on the expensive side but the food is really good. The beach... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Manukan Island is beautiful - but there is no getting away from the fact that during the day it is completely packed with tourists (mostly Chinese) in large groups that arrive in a constant stream of boats and fill the main beach and all the covered seating areas. After about 4pm they all leave and the Island becomes a peaceful,... More 

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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful accomodaation. Very clean, and beautifully designed. Excellent service and facilities. Even had a turndown service and left chocolates for us in the evening! And they left our aircon running for us so our room was cool when we returned in the evening! Thank you!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

We are a family of four (two little kids) who stayed here for several days in April. The setting is simply beautiful and so is the beach. The hillside villas are fabulous. It is a shame that we were outdoors all the time :) . We spent all our days on the beach and snorkeling. The staff at the hotel... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for one night while we were staying in KK and I would recommend it to anyone. The staff are very friendly and the rooms are amazing. They truly blew my breath away. Once all the island visitors go home about 4pm you literally have the island to yourself. You have access to your own... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Manukan Island Resort is located just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and provides an island getaway with luxurious accommodation options. A mere 10 minutes by boat from the city of Kota Kinabalu, Manukan island is the second largest island of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park and provides an idyllic option for island accommodation in Malaysia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manukan Island Resort

Address: Lot G15, Wisma Sabah Ground Floor, Manukan Island 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Manukan Island
Price Range: RM804 - RM1,166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manukan Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Hill side chalet- best location- best view!!!! Don't book beachview room- there is no beach view! only day-trippers view!”
 of 5 bubbles mariama459, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The hillside rooms are in a far superior location to the beachside. Rooms 11-15 have a lot less steps than 16-20”
  • hillside villas
  • sunset point
  • sunset at sunset point
  • balcony view to quieter beach
  • lounge
  • bathroom
 of 5 bubbles eek-i-saw-a-mouse, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose the beach villas for best view on the island.”
 of 5 bubbles merrinr2016, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The newer hillside rooms seem to be a much better bet than the older beach-fronting rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles lachesis018, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The recently rebuild hill-side villas are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Petri2013, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
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