We had a great stay here at the lodge.
The staff and the food were great.
The accommodation is basic but it's what we expected. Your staying on the edge of a rainforest and a river. We weren't expecting a 5 star hotel experience. You go for the wildlife and the boat cruises.
We saw so many birds and monkeys. We had 3 river cruises. We seen the most wildlife on the afternoon trips. But the morning trip was the most enjoyable. Seeing the sun rise over the river and going up a very narrow estuary to a hidden lake. Just unreal. We also managed to spot a huge crocodile on the river bank and we got very close to it.
A great experience for people who are looking for wildlife sightings.
The only downside is that when you have free time. There is very little to do. Other than sit in your lodge or in the communal food area. Make sure you download some movies or TV on your phone to watch as the WiFi connection is poor.
- 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