The lodge is a c2hr drive form Sandakan, and a 5 min boat trip.
The rooms are built on stilts, none with river facing views. They are fairly basic, but there are showers, aircon and you need to remember that you are in a tropical rainforest and all supplies have to be brought in by boat.
The days centre around the early morning (6.30) and afternoon (4.30) boat trips which each last c2hours. we spent 2 nights there and our pckage gave 2 evening and 1 morning trip, all of which went to differing parts of the river. The evening trips focussed upon the mammals, Orangutangs, various monkeys, whereas the morning gave an opportunity to see lots of birds, The lodge guide who escort you are very informative.
During the day it's sitting by your room relaxing.
The buffet food is reasonable for the location, but don't expect a la care options, and the small bar is very limited, a couple of wines and some beer and soft drinks.
Overall a great place to see the wildlife, but don't expect 5 star rooms.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Bilit Rainforest Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Bilit Rainforest Hotel Sabah