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The Last Frontier Boutique Resort

Kampung Bilit Kinabatangan River, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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#1 of 40 Speciality lodging in Sandakan
The Last Frontier Resort is a unique resort in the Kinabatangan area. As the first and only, it's located on top of a 100 meter high hill with a beautiful view over the forest sanctuary and the Kinabatangan River. Our packages include accommodation, 3 meals a day and an evening river cruise. Optional we can provide jungle trekking, night river cruises and night walks in the jungle.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
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Room features
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Dutch, Malay


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Kampung Bilit Kinabatangan River, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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Sandakan Airport48 kmSee all flights
Lahad Datu Airport53 kmSee all flights
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Garethandkaren2003 wrote a review Aug 2019
Giltbrook, United Kingdom127 contributions29 helpful votes
It’s truly difficult to know where to start with our hosts and their accommodation but we’ll give it a go!!! Myself, Wife and Daughter (15) booked to stay 20th and 21st August. The booking process and communication was exceptional from the start! All our questions and concerns were promptly answered and addressed. We had arrived in Sandakan late in the evening of the 19th having stayed at the Four Points Sheraton. The following morning, and as arranged, we were picked up by Gert from reception. During our initial journey Gert proceeded to advise that we would be collecting 3 additional couples and then during the journey also explained, in detail, what events and activities were scheduled for the following 2/3 days! Upon collecting the renaming guests we were introduced to
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Date of stay: August 2019
3 Helpful votes
Storyteller587051 wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We went in July 2019 with 2 adults and 2 teens (16 and 17 years old). Before we went we had discussions at home about the stairs and about the fact that the children wouldn't have wifi these days. But from the beginning everybody loved it! A beautiful location. The stairs were not that high as expected. It is al small resort. Among the other guests there was also a Dutch family with children so the kids walked together, played cards etc. We did see all the animals we wanted. The morning boat trip is beautiful!! Go! You are almost alone on the water. You see all the animals, the damp of the river and the forest. The sun climbing. It was very special. In the afternoon we went to see the little elephants. Than it was more crowded with boats all over. Jason and Gert are good
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Date of stay: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
Castro1977PK wrote a review Aug 2019
17 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderful stay with Jason and his team at their resort nestled high up in the treetops in Bilit overlooking the Kinabatangan River. Jason is a kind, warm, honest person and we all felt completely at ease in his company. He's extremely passionate and knowledgable about the rainforest and the wildlife that live within and was happy to spend his free time engaging in conversation about local politics and the impact of logging and palm oil plantations in the area. I echo what other reviewers said about the food, it's delicious, well presented and packed with flavour. The beef rendang was my favourite. Rodal the tour guide was excellent, he has the ability to spot a needle in a haystack and we ticked off all the animals on our bucket list: Orangutan (they often visit TLFR in
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Date of stay: July 2019
NeedsAVacation26 wrote a review Jul 2019
Los Angeles, California1203 contributions231 helpful votes
We would give ten stars if we could! Jason and Gert maintain a very special place in The Last Frontier Resort. Their four room, 12 person maximum resort is the perfect way to spend time in the secondary rainforest exploring the Kinabatangan River. We stayed for three days and two nights and arranged our transportation with Jason from Sandakan as well. It is apparent that Jason and Gert are passionate about the rainforest and want to provide their guests with an educational, hospitable, once in a lifetime opportunity. Yes, there are 600 steps, no WiFi, and no air conditioning, but we appreciated the rare chance to stay comfortably in the rainforest to view wildlife. We stayed for three days and two nights, which included all of our meals, lodging, two afternoon river cruises,
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Date of stay: July 2019
2 Helpful votes
SONY wrote a review Jul 2019
Bhubaneswar, India84 contributions48 helpful votes
If you want a perfect no hassle Kinabatangan experience,then this is the place to choose.Jason and Gert are extremely professional and will make your holiday truly memorable.The accomodation,sightseeing,transport is well taken care of and the food is divine. We saw the rare pygmy elephants,orangutans, Rhinoceros Hornbills,Langues and many other animals and birds.We also did a trek to the top to see the Kinabatangan river.They work with locals and truly care for the environment and animals there. I will miss Peanut,the super cute kitten,with whom I shared lots of cuddles.I miss him so much.Hope to be back one day.And the stairs are not that difficult to climb. The whole team there is a bunch of super lively and lovely people.Thank you for hosting us. Love Sony,Tapas,Bonny
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Date of stay: July 2019
US$179 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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