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Miri, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 November 2015

There is only one place to stay on Manukan as the island itself is pretty tiny. The resort is spread out along the beach with two areas of chalets, one on each side of the jetty. One group is known as beach villas and the other are hillside. You can reach the hillside villas by walking uphill from reception/restaurant, or...

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Laos
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful for the 2 nights we stayed here. Island is very busy during the day with day-trippers but from 4pm onwards you have the island to yourself. Snorkelling is possible right of the beach and one of group spotted some reef sharks! Had some service and quality issues with the food on the first night...

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1Thank Lee S
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed 1 night. Wish we stayed longer! Beautiful natural resort...not too shabby and not too posh. Great pool. Lush natural surroundings and stunning beach. Amazing service, honestly have never been treated so well and we have traveled a lot!! Ben was our concierge and was so helpful and kind. In fact all the staff were exceptional. Went out of their...

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1Thank Angela K
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Wow! We stayed here, in the hillside chalets, for 2 nights and were treated from the moment we arrived. The location is perfect, with chalets perched on the edge of the hill and facing the turquoise water. There are well stocked amenities in the chalet and a HUGE bathroom with extra towels (everything is so well thought out). The restaurant...

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Reviewed 24 July 2015

I stayed in one of the beach villas with my friends. We went during the low season, so there wasn't much of a crowd, which was exactly what we wanted. We had the beach all for ourselves, which was fantastic. The buffet breakfast was great and we really enjoyed the free flow of fresh fruit juice with the beach view....

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3Thank rachaelwsz
Reviewed 28 June 2015

The service staff was helpful and attentive. They upgraded us to the hillside chalet which overlooks the sea. You can do water activities there but to dive to have to go to a nearby isaland. The room is clean and spacious. Beautiful! Do bring an insect repellent along though.

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1Thank Patricia L
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Stayed 2 nights in June 2015, travelled as a group of 4 ladies. The best part about the islands in the marine park is that they are very accessible. That is also the worst part about the islands. It took us all of 15 minutes to get to the island. During the day, the island is full of day trippers...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Amazing staff, really looked after us very well. Its a beautiful location and the rooms were perfect. Lots of good snorkeling, safe private beach for residents that is never crowded. It is the staff who make this location a no 1 for me.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 June 2015

After descending from Mt Kinabalu, my friends and I stayed here for a night and we were all satisfied with everything. We've booked 2 villas (2 bedroom beach villa) and to our surprise we were given a free upgrade to double-hillside villa which is so beautiful, spacious and nearly perfect! From the furnitures, interior, cleanliness and the amazing view of...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 April 2015

We stayed for two nights in one of the two-story chalets and loved it. It was spacious and comfortable with strong AC and the location is gorgeous. Best of all the resort has a private beach, so you can get away from all the day trippers that come out, and staying overnight means that you can enjoy the sunset and...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
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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: RM796 - RM1,147 (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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