Not a place to choose unless coming to view wildlife from the river. Accommodation is in basic cablns with a/c, limited wifi is available in the lobby area but with little to see from the lodge except the occasional monkey.
Food is all served as a buffet, breakfast, lunch and dinner, the quality was mixed but always edible with a good selection of dishes available.
The reason people stay is to view the wild life from boat expeditions on the river, we saw wild Orang-Utans, Proboscis Monkeys, Silver Back Monkeys , Long Tail Macaques , snakes and large crocodiles. Many birds of prey were sighted along with occasional kingfishers. The guides from the lodge were excellent at spotting wildlife and explaining the habitats they lived in.
This is a trip well worth making if you have an interest in wildlife and photography which all makes the basic accommodation acceptable. All the staff at the lodge were really great and helped in every way possible to make it a memorable visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bilit Rainforest Lodge is located beside the Lower Kinabatangan River in the village of Bilit, approximately 2 hours drive from Sandakan. It is a set of amidst lush tropical forest and offers comfort and peaceful relaxation as well as a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and birds at the Kinabatangan region. All chalets and the restaurant are made from local hardwood material and are designed to blend into the nature giving a unique local native ambience. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable with a minimum of 600 sq.ft. for standard chalets and 800 sq. ft. for VIP permier chalets. A boardwalk connects the jetty, restaurant and all the chalets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bilit Rainforest Hotel Sabah