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Manukan Island Resort

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 11 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 30 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 20 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
Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The villa boasts of wonderful views of the beach and adjacent island. The two storey viila has balconies of both floors. Living room with flat screen tele, bar with refrigerator, jacuzzi and shower complete with amenities. The second floor has the bedroom with a queen size comfortable bed and comfortable chair with footrest. Blinds can be lowered down. Glass sliding...

1Thank Gerardo R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Pros- The Island was beautiful! If you take a day trip to the island, you will not be able to appreciate of the beauty there. We stayed for 2 nights, and therefore we got to experience the true feeling of the island and the beach. We just happened to be 2 of 4 guests staying on the island at the...

2Thank mariama459
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the restaurant twice from another island. The local food is average, cocktails are nice. Our favourite is coconut pudding. We enjoy the most is the atmosphere. Slow island life, sitting in the couch for hours, enjoy the sun or sea breeze. Staff are very friendly.

Thank F_lifejourney
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Manukan Island Resort for 2 nights during our honeymoon to Borneo. The accommodation was superb, with great views and access to the private section of the beach. We had just come from 5 nights of being utterly spoilt on the nearby Gaya Island Island and this was very different - much more rustic and a local...

2Thank Andy B
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Absolute paradise. After 32 hours of travelling we planned Manakun Island resort as our first stop for three nights, in the hope it'd relax, rejuvenate and show us what Borneo has to offer and it didn't disappoint. For an honest review from an English female travelling as part of a couple please continue to read. An easy easy boat ride...

6Thank Princessslugslime221

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
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  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
  • 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: ₹ 12,256 - ₹ 19,648 (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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Manukan Island Resort Kota Kinabalu District
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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”
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 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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