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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Manukan Island resort on our Anniversary trip to Sabah. Ben, the manager and the team were so welcoming and ensured we were given a cold drink and towel even although we arrived early. We were able to relax on the beach till our villa was ready. It was stunning with an amazing view to the...

1Thank TracyandNeil
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed on Manukan Island for 3 days/2 nights during a recent trip to Borneo and would recommend this for anyone wanting a clean, comfortable, but simple style of accommodation in a beautiful setting. Our room (4a) was recently renovated and very modern and clean, with direct access to the beach. The bed was very comfortable and our bathroom clean...

Thank ShaneAndRobbie
Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked for one night as a last minute treat during our stay in Borneo. We were overwhelmed by what we got. We originally booked the cheapest double room, but when we arrived and was shown to our room, even though we were before the check in time, we were flabbergasted that we were given a beach villa over looking...

Thank Jayne C
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 3 days, 2 nights here. Started with a lovely greeting by very friendly staff. Great room with water views. Large room, good bathroom and nice verandah to sit on and watch the world go by. Try the walk up to sunset point - was cloudy when I went, but still nice. Food in restaurant is nice, dearer than mainland...

Thank Sue H
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After exploring Sabah, we wanted a couple of days of relaxation at a beach resort. We looked at island options close to Kota Kinabalu and this resort was more reasonably priced than others. We got a boat to the island and received a very warm welcome from the staff once we arrived. We were shown to our villa and given...

Thank Jules91177
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here for a 4 night short holiday at the end of our main holiday in Malaysia. We were very impressed with all the staff at the resort. They excel in customer service and really do go out of there way to make your stay enjoyable. We made some comments about the breakfast ( not covered / few flies...

Thank Cornflakerb
New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This property is absolutely beautiful and it's the only property on Manukan Island. There's a private beach area for guests and a public beach area for day guests. Once I stepped off of the ferry and walked along the boardwalk towards reception, I immediately felt at ease. I spent a lot of time at the reception area because it was...

Thank Daisy J
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I have never before, and will probably never again, stay in such a beautiful resort. The rooms were worth 10 stars, as was the location. Yes, there are many tourists during the day, but they did not bother us in the slightest. The serenity of the island after the tourists leave is amazing - very romantic and beautiful. The breakfast,...

3Thank AmyLouise2014
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The Manukan Island resort was one of the highlights of our trip. We stayed there for four nights with the stay and dive of Divedown below and really loved our stay there. The staff is one of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Especially the restaurant staff does anything to make you feel comfortable. We had the pleasure to...

2Thank Ly M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had a blissful stay on the island and would return in a moment. The villa was sensational and incredibly spacious. The facilities were new and kept spotlessly clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. I had a broken leg and there were plenty of stairs to navigate but everyone was very helpful and caring to assist with my disability. The...

1Thank NadinedB

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Manukan Island Resort is located just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and provides an island getaway with luxurious accommodation options. A mere 10 minutes by boat from the city of Kota Kinabalu, Manukan island is the second largest island of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park and provides an idyllic option for island accommodation in Malaysia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manukan Island Resort

Address: Lot G15, Wisma Sabah Ground Floor, Manukan Island 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Manukan Island
Price Range: $201 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manukan Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Our villa was number 17 with a direct unspoilt view to the beach”
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TracyandNeil, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a hillside room, rather than beach front, for a little more privacy and a better view.”
AmyLouise2014, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose the hillside view, they are further away from the day trippers and a few metres from the private beach.”
190lym, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Hill side chalet- best location- best view!!!! Don't book beachview room- there is no beach view! only day-trippers view!”
mariama459, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The hillside rooms are in a far superior location to the beachside. Rooms 11-15 have a lot less steps than 16-20”
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eek-i-saw-a-mouse, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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