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The Last Frontier Boutique Resort

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Kampung Bilit Kinabatangan River, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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#1 of 40 Specialty lodging in Sandakan
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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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Free parking
Free breakfast
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Hiking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Bottled water
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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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Sharanjit K wrote a review Oct 2019
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Gert was wonderful and took good care of us. Food was great, he took great care to ensure I always had a spicy accompaniment. Don't let the steps up scare you, a bit daunting in the dark with a torch but you'll need to burn off the calories somehow! Needless to say the boat rides were terrific, we were very lucky and saw every 'major attraction' among the beautiful creatures of Sandakan - pygmy elephants (one with a baby), orangutans from a distance (both with babies!), countless proboscis monkeys, silver leaf ones and numerous macaques, both long and short tailed varieties....even a Borneo Gibbon from afar! My highlight was a rhinoceros hornbill since I'm a birder, we also saw a black hornbill, oriental darters and numerous eagles and Kingfishers. The Kinabatangan river is a
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Natalie_ellery wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom18 contributions4 helpful votes
Beautiful lodge done to a really high standard. The owner is absolutely lovely and spent loads of time with us educating us about the palm oil plantations. There are NO LEECHES here!!! It is set away from the river where it is drier so there are absolutely no leeches! For anyone worried about staying in the jungle - please stay here! Absolutely no creepy crawlies or leeches in sight! If you are very lucky you might spot their resident orangutan who pops by about once a week or so.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Manddubb wrote a review Oct 2019
Dromana, Australia5 contributions4 helpful votes
We did 3D2N and it was just what we needed at the end of our trip to Borneo. we arrived to a delicious lunch, had time to freshen up in our beautiful rooms then off we went on a river cruise, and we spotted a crocodile, hornbills, macaques, proboscis monkeys and an orangutan. That was just the beginning, it was wonderful . All meals were generous and delicious, all tours were thoughtful and thorough. Jason has great attention to detail and a wealth of knowledge.The stairs up to the resort aren't that bad. A truly wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Ann C wrote a review Sep 2019
157 contributions68 helpful votes
We had a truly fantastic 3 days at the Last Frontier. We were with our 2 children aged 9 and 12 and there was no problem us all sharing a room - plenty of space. We all agreed that the river cruise was the highlight of our entire holiday. Jason, Gert and all the team were very friendly and professional, the food was truly excellent, the locaton is fantastic all in all brilliant! The children didn't mention there being no TV once. Don't be put off by the reviews that mention all the steps, they are not that bad!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Matthew C wrote a review Aug 2019
10 contributions10 helpful votes
We had a brilliant 2 nights at The Last Frontier Resort. The place is in the most gorgeous location, deep in the rainforest. The atmosphere is incredible. The two co-owners, Gert and Jason, are completely charming and incredibly well informed and helpful. The food is delicious. We would return in a heart-beat!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Garethandkaren2003 wrote a review Aug 2019
Giltbrook, United Kingdom129 contributions30 helpful votes
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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
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Storyteller587051 wrote a review Aug 2019
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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
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Castro1977PK wrote a review Aug 2019
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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
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NeedsAVacation26 wrote a review Jul 2019
Los Angeles, California1203 contributions238 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
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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
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PRICE RANGE
US$187 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MalaysiaSabahSandakan DivisionSandakan
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4
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