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Sepilok Nature Resort

Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo

Sepilok Nature Resort is a simple property in Sabah, Borneo, within walking distance of the famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Only 30 minutes from Sandakan Airport, the resort is in a great location to start off any Borneo itinerary.

At a Glance

  • Sepilok Nature Resort is surrounded by pretty gardens which house a wonderful collection of exotic plants, including 150 species of orchid

  • Within walking distance of the famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center

  • The accommodation is basic, but the rooms do have air-conditioning and overhead fans

  • The main building and restaurant have lovely views towards the rainforest

Adventure, Wildlife, Family, Honeymoon

Insider's View

An encounter with the beautiful Orang Utans or ‘wild men of Borneo’ is an unforgettable experience, they are so bizarrely human and quite adorable!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Head to their upstairs lounge for an early evening drink – lovely atmosphere and views.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Sepilok Nature Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Borneo


Sepilok Nature Resort has 23 timber chalets, set around a natural lake and surrounded by verdant gardens and lush rainforest. The resort's gardens are huge, with an impressive collection of exotic plants, including 150 different species of orchid and lots of fruit varieties.

Like much of the accommodation in Borneo, the rooms at Sepilok Nature Resort are fairly basic. However they do have air-conditioning and overhead fans, as well as en-suite bathrooms and verandas which either look over the lake or into the rainforest. There are two duplex bungalows, which have a downstairs bedroom and upstairs living room, and the design is also a bit more polished versus the standard chalets.     

There is a restaurant in the resort's main building, serving local and international dishes. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, and whilst the resort does not have a swimming pool, there is a deck with some sunbeds.   


Sepilok Nature Resort has 23 chalets, all of which have en-suite bathrooms, overhead fans and air-conditioning, as well as private verandas. There are double and twin beds available. There are two duplex bungalows, which have a slightly more polished design, with a bedroom downstairs and living room upstairs.   


Children are welcome to stay at Sepilok Nature Resort, and they will enjoy visiting the nearby Orangutan Rehabilitation Center and Sunbear Sanctuary. Whilst there are no interconnecting rooms, most can accommodate extra beds. However please note that some of the accommodation can either be on stilts or partially overwater, and the verandas do not have much fencing around them.  


There are not many facilities at Sepilok Nature Resort, however the restaurant offers a pleasant environment, serving local and international cuisine. Guests can sit under a covered terrace or out in the open-air. There is also a deck area with some sunbeds.  


The resort is within walking distance of the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center and Bornean Sunbear Conservaton Center. The resort also offers guided nature walks into the rainforest in the evening, which is a nice introduction to Bornean wildlife.

Location & Directions

Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo

Sepilok Nature Resort is located just 5-minutes walk to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, Sandakan, Borneo.

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.

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