Recimmend to take one of the river trips for animal watching in Bilit Adventure Lodge. Amiable environmeny with fresh food and a pleasent view to the river before and after embarking to an exciting animal watching tour. Proboscis, makaka, and a variety of bird watching adventure a couple of hours from Sandakan.
Went here on a 2N trip, great place! Stayed in the dorm (fan) but was the only one there. Booked through Sandakan Backpackers Hostel (385.00 is the walk in rate they offer) and it included 3cruises, all meals, 2nights and transfers. It was quite hot in the room and the fans are a bit noisy taking away of the silence of nature outside. Comfortable beds, friendly staff, great food (and so much). No signal, totally off the grid so great to just relax! Rivercruises were nice and there's some animals around the lodge as well, night walk was also fun!
We stayed here for a night whilst on a group tour. The lodge is located just a short motor boat ride away from Bilit village. The family who run it are very welcoming and can answer any questions. Bring your insect spray, as it will be needed! I was allocated a private room, which was well-kept. Although I didn’t find the bed comfortable, it was only a personal preference. The meals were good quality and had some variation compared with other local offers. Definitely stay here when in the area.
Set on the banks of the Kinabatangan River surrounded by the rainforest, we had an excellent 2 night stay at the Lodge and wished we'd stayed longer. The restaurant and sundeck overlook the river and are great places to sit and relax. We were fortunate enough to stay in brand new accommodation which was outstanding. Our 3 river cruises yielded plenty of wildlife including a wild orangutan, and we were rewarded with a rare glimse of a clouded leopard in 1 of our 2 night walks. The staff were excellent and the food was really good. Mosquitos are numerous so keep applying insect repellant.
Very excited about this visit, but as we arrived by boat the guide remarked that the rain had caused the river to break its banks. What had been land was covered in water. The walk ways were hazardous as they were wet and slimy and I fell on one occasion and cracked my knee. Others in our group also slipped. One boat trip ended with a torrential downpour and we were all wet to the bone.Most of our night walks were cancelled due to the heavy rain fall and the one walk we did in the ‘jungle’ was a wasted of time. We saw nothing and just walked in mud and bitten by mosquitoes. I would avoid going here in the monsoon season.
What a great place for wildlife lovers. Comfortable accommodation, friendly staff and great experiences everyday. Right in the middle of the jungle. We were lucky enough to see the pygmy elephants on several occasions along with a plethora of other wonderful animals.
Full day tour from Sandakan which we booked through the delightful Myra at the Sheraton Sandakan. Our tour leader Paul was excellent. His knowledge and enthusiasm was a credit to him and his guidance through the cave was brilliant. Captain Sam on the river was diligent in finding wildlife for us to photograph and went beyond our expectations. Would highly recommend this day tour to anyone wishing to see native animals in the wild and have the amazing cave experience.
We stayed two nights we had no electricity for 36 hours not resort’s fault but it did make it very hot in the rooms. The food was great considering no power. We were washed out on both river cruises in the afternoon but still got to see crocs, monkeys, hornbills. We were very lucky to have a flying lemur visit the resort with her baby. Also a group of macaques visited the resort. Please watch the railings as due to termites could and do give way if lent against.
My boyfriend and I visited Bilit Adventure Lodge for 2 nights, given that it was the low season we were the only guests staying on our second night. The staff went to efforts asking what we would like for meals and Leo our guide dis everything to make our stay special. Being big nature enthusiasts we really enjoyed the river trips and spotted a wild orangutan along with Probiscus monkeys and crocs. The night walks are lovely as it's a very peaceful area there isn't much else to do in the evenings, so wandering around spotting the strange local wildlife was great. Overall a highlight for us due to the hospitality and our luck with the animals! Thanks to everyone there.
We had 2 nights here and we loved it. Super friendly staff. Food good (pancakes at breakfast highly recommended!). We did 3 river trips - saw loads of wildlife including various monkeys, Pygmy elephant and crocs. The night trek was amazing (recommend hiring the wellies and leech socks myr10 for both items). Matt was our guide for that plus on the boat trips and it’s incredible how he can spot something! We both planted a tree (myr10 per tree) so feel we’ve contributed something back! The sounds of the jungle are incredible. I highly recommend this place.