MY Nature Resort
Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo
Basic but comfortable, MY Nature Resort is perfectly located for visiting the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center; often a highlight of any Borneo itinerary. The rainforest setting also provides great opportunities for wildlife spotting.
At a Glance
Great for a one-night stop to visit the Sepilok Organutan Rehabilitation Center and Sun Bear sanctuaries
My Nature Resort is quite basic, but all the rooms have air conditioning and views towards the rainforest
One of the few rainforest properties to have a swimming pool - a welcome relief from the heat!
A 1,000 foot long boardwalk provides a great opportunity for a guided night walk in the rainforest
The resort has a viewing platform where guests can gather to watch out for flying squirrels in the trees
Like much of the accommodation in Borneo, a stay at My Nature Resort is much more about the wildlife experience rather than the hotel's facilities. However, whilst the rooms may be fairly simple, they do have welcome benefits such as air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and TVs. Most of the rooms also have balconies, allowing you to sit out and listen to the sounds of the rainforest. With all of the rooms facing towards the trees, the views are lush and green.
The 24 rooms are spread out across 12 chalets. There are two bedroom options which share a bathroom, making this a good option for families traveling with younger children.
The resort embraces its wonderful natural surroundings, and feels very secluded and peaceful. There is a 1,000 foot long boardwalk around the property that winds into the rainforest. Guests can go on guided night walks along the boardwalk to try and spot wildlife including colorful sleeping birds, bright green vipers and adorable slow lorises. There is also a large viewing platform where guests can gather with drinks and snacks to try and catch site of flying squirrels gliding between the trees.
Another bonus is that MY Nature Resort has a small but pleasant swimming pool, which offers a lovely respite from the day's heat. There is one restaurant which serves simple but hearty cuisine for buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The resort aims to be as eco-friendly as possible, with a solar panel and biodegradable toiletries.
There are 24 rooms at MY Nature Resort, located in 12 chalets. All of the rooms have air-conditioning, fans, en-suite bathrooms and TVs. There are nine double rooms, nine twin rooms and six family rooms. The double and twin rooms have balconies facing the rainforest. The family rooms do not have a balcony, and these consist of two interconnecting rooms with a shared bathroom.
Children are welcome to stay at My Nature Resort, but there are no specific facilities for them.
There is one restaurant, which offers a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a swimming pool to enjoy after a day's adventures. The resort also has a 1,000 ft boardwalk and a separate viewing platform, ideal for wildlife spotting.
The main reason to stay at My Nature Resort is to visit the nearby Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center and Sun Bear Sanctuary. However it is also possible to go on guided nature walks along the resort's boardwalk.
Location & Directions
Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo
Miri Marriott Resort and Spa is situated on twenty acres of landscaped gardens overlooking the South China Sea and backed by gentle hills covered with tropical greenery. The resort is just minutes from Miri city center with diving spots and national parks nearby.
When to go
Like the rest of Malaysia, Sabah’s climate is hot and humid. Expect temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s throughout the lowlands. The state’s rainfall averages about 300cm annually and though it rains throughout the year, the heaviest rainfall generally occurs between October and January. At higher elevations the temperature is refreshingly cool, dropping to colder temperatures at night. Mount Kinabalu has its own climate and, above 3500m, temperatures can drop to freezing.