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Mahe Island, Seychelles
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We just came back from Manukan island resort and we wish we could extend our stay. 😀We stayed in one of the renovated chalet on the Hill top .Our chalet was beautifully furnished and with all the important features of civilization. The funny thing is that when you stay surrounded by nature, you don't want to on your TV or...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We stayed in a hillside villa which had recently been renovated, it was spectacular and huge! We had a slight problem with the aircon (it started leaking) but the maintenance team fixed it immediately. Check-in and check-out were slow but I think we might have got a new staff member learning the ropes. The beach was beautiful and not overcrowded...

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Turku, Finland
Reviewed 13 March 2016

For us Manukan Island Resort was a perfect place to stay! The staff was absolutely superb and recently repaired hillside villa was spacious, beautiful and clean. Our family of four (11- and 13-y boys) stayed on Manukan Island in the Hillside villa #11 for 7 days. Boys slept on good quality extra madrases in the same room with our double...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2016

I was there for 3 days and 2 nights and had experienced some of the friendliest staff on my one month holiday around Asia! It's all about relaxation! It was my birthday the day I left and all their staff surprised me with a birthday cake made by their chef and came in singing birthday song and gave me presents!...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 16 December 2015

A lovely resort; quite magical chalets on stilts. The staff could not be more helpful nor friendly - we were treated like royalty over our 6 nights there. The chalets are modern, but there are snagging issues, however the staff attended to these very quickly. The beach is beautiful, but like all this part, the water can bring in a...

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Miri, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 November 2015

There is only one place to stay on Manukan as the island itself is pretty tiny. The resort is spread out along the beach with two areas of chalets, one on each side of the jetty. One group is known as beach villas and the other are hillside. You can reach the hillside villas by walking uphill from reception/restaurant, or...

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Laos
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful for the 2 nights we stayed here. Island is very busy during the day with day-trippers but from 4pm onwards you have the island to yourself. Snorkelling is possible right of the beach and one of group spotted some reef sharks! Had some service and quality issues with the food on the first night...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed 1 night. Wish we stayed longer! Beautiful natural resort...not too shabby and not too posh. Great pool. Lush natural surroundings and stunning beach. Amazing service, honestly have never been treated so well and we have traveled a lot!! Ben was our concierge and was so helpful and kind. In fact all the staff were exceptional. Went out of their...

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Wow! We stayed here, in the hillside chalets, for 2 nights and were treated from the moment we arrived. The location is perfect, with chalets perched on the edge of the hill and facing the turquoise water. There are well stocked amenities in the chalet and a HUGE bathroom with extra towels (everything is so well thought out). The restaurant...

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Reviewed 24 July 2015

I stayed in one of the beach villas with my friends. We went during the low season, so there wasn't much of a crowd, which was exactly what we wanted. We had the beach all for ourselves, which was fantastic. The buffet breakfast was great and we really enjoyed the free flow of fresh fruit juice with the beach view....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $250 - $401 (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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“Ask for a hillside room, rather than beach front, for a little more privacy and a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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!”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
  • hillside villas
  • sunset point
  • sunset at sunset point
  • balcony view to quieter beach
  • lounge
  • bathroom
 of 5 bubbles eek-i-saw-a-mouse, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose the beach villas for best view on the island.”
 of 5 bubbles merrinr2016, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
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