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Manukan Island Resort

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Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The villa boasts of wonderful views of the beach and adjacent island. The two storey viila has balconies of both floors. Living room with flat screen tele, bar with refrigerator, jacuzzi and shower complete with amenities. The second floor has the bedroom with a queen size comfortable bed and comfortable chair with footrest. Blinds can be lowered down. Glass sliding...

Thank Gerardo R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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...

1Thank mariama459
Sydney, Australia
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.

Thank F_lifejourney
London, England, United Kingdom
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...

1Thank Andy B
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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...

4Thank Princessslugslime221
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...

2Thank Daniel Jan B
Frankfurt, Germany
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...

Thank JanetaS
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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,...

1Thank eek-i-saw-a-mouse
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!!

Thank Zoe B
Boston, Massachusetts
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...


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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 

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Address: Lot G15, Wisma Sabah Ground Floor, Manukan Island 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Manukan Island
Price Range: RM796 - RM1,156 (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”
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  • sunset at sunset point
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 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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