Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa
Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo
Tucked away in the rainforest, the Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is a hidden gem in the wilds of Sarawak, Borneo. On the doorstep of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gunung Mulu National Park, the resort is an ideal base for exploring the area's natural wonders.
At a Glance
The Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is one of the more polished Borneo rainforest properties, with some of the best facilities
The resort is only a short drive or boat ride from Gunung Mulu National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
There is an inviting swimming pool, perfect for a refreshing dip after trekking in the rainforest
The resort is in a beautiful setting, perched on the banks of the Melinau River, surrounded by rainforest
The layout of the property is inspired by traditional tribal longhouses, with all the buildings elevated on stilts
Watching the millions of wrinkle-lipped bats fly out of Deer Cave at dusk is an amazing spectacle!Scott Dunn team
My guide Noah was absolutely amazing and so passionate about the wildlife in the Mulu region. He went out of his way to point out and explain absolutely everything to us and his English was incredible too!Victoria Hogg
Following a morning admiring the Wind and Clear Water Cave, ensure you are wearing your swimming costume, as there is a very refreshing part of the river where you can swim, before cooling off for your picnic.Scott Dunn team
The caves are huge, so be prepared to walk reasonably far and to climb lots of steps! But well worth it!Scott Dunn team
Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa or take a look at our itineraries to Borneo
Given its remote location, the level of comfort and high standard of facilities at the Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa are a welcome surprise. Whilst the resort is modern, the design is in keeping with the property's natural surroundings. Located on the scenic banks of the Melinau River, the resort layout is inspired by the area's traditional tribal longhouses, with the buildings raised up on stilts, connected by wooden walkways.
There are 101 rooms and suites, offering plenty of space and contemporary decor. All of the rooms have air-conditioning, private balconies and large en-suite bathrooms with a separate bathtub and shower. The rooms feature lots of Belian, a native dark hardwood, and the furnishings are locally-crafted.
The resort has a nice pool, perfect for a refreshing dip after trekking in the park. There is also a well-equipped gym, and a yoga studio. The Madara Spa is a peaceful haven, offering a range of natural treatments.
There are two restaurants to choose from. The Marriott Café has indoor and outdoor seating by the pool, serving international and local cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The River Bar offers signature cocktails and international dishes for lunch and dinner.
The Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa has 101 rooms and suites, all of which have private balconies facing either the rainforest or the river. The air-conditioned rooms and suites are spacious and have large en-suite bathrooms which feature a separate bathtub and shower. All of the rooms also feature modern amenities such as a LCD TV and minibar. The decor is modern, but features native hardwood and locally-crafted furnishings.
Children are welcome at The Royal Mulu Resort and highchairs, children's menus and babysitting can be provided.
The resort has two restaurants; The Marriott Café and River Bar, both of which serve a range of international and local dishes. There is a nice pool which has sunloungers around the deck, and a relaxing spa which offers a range of natural treatments.
The main purpose of a stay the Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is to explore the awe-inspiring Gunung Mulu National Park, which is reached by only a five-minute drive or short boat ride. Within the park you will find incredible cave networks and dramatic limestone pinnacles. There is also an amazing opportunity to see millions of bats emerging from the caves each evening. When you are not having adventures in the park, the resort also offers bicycle rental, boat trips, night walks, waterfall visits and fly-fishing.
Location & Directions
Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo
Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is located in Mulu in central Borneo, just bordering Brunei. The resort is only a few minutes' drive from the airport.
When to go
Like the rest of Borneo, Mulu'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.