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Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

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8.6

Excellent

1,023 reviews

1,023 reviews

Housekeeping29
View26
Beach22
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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Popular landmarks
Manukan Island 750 m
Sapi Island 3.8 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 3.8 km
Night Market 7.1 km
Sabah State Museum 7.3 km
Mamutik Island 7.4 km
Gaya Street Sunday Market 7.7 km
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 7.8 km
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 8.0 km
Poring Hot Springs 21.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Sand Bar 90 m
Manukan Island 750 m
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park 850 m
Sulug Island 2.3 km
Sapi Island 3.8 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 3.8 km
Tanjung Aru Beach 4.5 km
Consulate of Japan 4.6 km
Bukit Gaya 4.8 km
Kinabalu Golf Course 5.1 km

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

Pulau Manukan Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Manukan Island part of Kota Kinabalu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island. Restaurant and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

700 meters to Manukan Island

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Air conditioning

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Important announcement -- "As part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identification, travel itinerary, and other relevant information."

Facilities

Airport transfer

Check-in/out [private]

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Bar

Restaurants

Shops

Coffee shop

Room service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center12.2 km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.5 km

Rooms available at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Manukan Villa
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  • Room size: 140 m²/1507 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Hillside Villa
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  • Room size: 82 m²/883 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Beach Suite
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Beach Suite + Return Boat Transfer
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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SUITE Beach Suite
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    Two-Bedroom Beach Villa
    ...
    • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    One-Bedroom Beach Villa
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Special Offer - One-Bedroom Beach Villa
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Beach Suite 2 (Bed and Breakfast)
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    • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
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    Two Bedroom Manukan Villa
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    • Room size: 67 m²/721 ft²
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    Frequently asked questions

    Does Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island have a hot tub?

    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island does not have a hot tub.

    What time is check-in and check-out at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

    How do I get to Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island?

    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 150 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service.

    Is breakfast offered at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island?

    A selection of food types including western and asian breakfast options is available for guests. There's an additional charge of 45 MYR for adults and 28 MYR for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

    What are my dining options at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island?

    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including western and asian. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

    What is the smoking policy at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island?

    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island?

    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island is located within Manukan Island, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Manukan Island and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

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    What people love about Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

    • 8.4

      Excellent
      Staff 

      "All the staff are very polite and helpful."

      Lionel

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      September 23, 2022

    • 7.6

      Very good
      Staff 

      "The staff is friendly and professional."

      Patrick

      |

      September 18, 2022

    • 9.2

      Exceptional

      "Pretty and cozy villa with patio"

      Nur

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      September 13, 2022

    Property ranking|Compared to 1,523 Kota Kinabalu properties
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    Room comfort score
    8.6/10
    Room size
    88 sqm.
    Service score
    9.2/10
    Couples review score
    8.6/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Kota Kinabalu properties
    Bigger than
    96
    %
    of Kota Kinabalu properties
    Better than
    95
    %
    of Kota Kinabalu properties
    Better than
    93
    %
    of Kota Kinabalu properties
    Overall rating:

    8.6

    Excellent
    1,023 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.8
    Facilities
    8.2
    Location
    9.0
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    What travelers say they love:
    Perfect for a quick getaway from the city
    Arif from Brunei Darussalam
    Couple
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    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

    Put yourself into a special and relaxing space near to Kota Kinabalu city center at the atmospheric Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island. Swim in the ocean or just relax on the sand of Sapi Island, with a stay at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island.
    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the resort can arrange it before your check-in date. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
    Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the resort to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
    Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island include separate living room and balcony or terrace as part of their design layout. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
    The resort also offers a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the resort provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the resort. Regardless of any dietary restrictions you may have, you'll eat well at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island which has a selection of halal options. A night in at the resort's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Don't forget to explore the resort's easily accessible beach. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Skip the dress code and opt for a casual cocktail or beer at the resort's poolside bar.
    Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and motorized water sports. If you like water sports, you'll appreciate the convenience of watersports equipment rentals and boats provided by Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island. Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing hiking trails at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


    Reasons to stay here

    Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 97% of the city's accommodation.
    It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.
    This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 95% of competition within the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.2

    Most talked about facilities

    Beach

    39 mentions

    Food & Dining

    17 mentions

    Breakfast

    12 mentions

    Housekeeping

    9 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Malay

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Boating
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • On-site entertainment
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Tours
    • Watersport equipment rentals
    • Water sports (motorized)
    • Water sports (non-motorized)

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Breakfast takeaway service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Sterilizing equipment
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • Coffee shop
    • Poolside bar
    • Restaurant [halal]
    • Restaurants
    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Concierge
    • Convenience store
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Food delivery
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Shops
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room
    • Kids meal
    • Swimming pool [kids]

    Access

    • Check-in/out [private]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/terrace
    • Bathrobes
    • Closet
    • Clothes rack
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Desk
    • Fan
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Ironing facilities
    • Linens
    • Mini bar
    • Pool facilities
    • Private bathroom
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Seating area
    • Shower
    • Slippers
    • Smoke detector
    • Sofa
    • Telephone
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Trash cans
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Asian
    Restaurants on site

    Arang Restaurant

    • Cuisine: Asian, Local, Seafood
    • Menu: A-la-carte

    Perahu Restaurant

    • Cuisine: Local
    • Menu: A-la-carte
    Location
    Pulau Manukan Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
    Excellent
    Location

    9

    Airports

    • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
      7.5 km
    • Labuan Airport (LBU)
      113.0 km

    Public transportation

    • North Borneo Railway
      6.5 km
    • South Bus Terminal
      6.7 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu
      6.3 km

    Shopping

    • Gaya Street Sunday Market
      7.7 km
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Manukan Island
      750 m
    • Sapi Island
      3.8 km
    • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
      3.8 km
    • Night Market
      7.1 km
    • Sabah State Museum
      7.3 km
    • Mamutik Island
      7.4 km
    • Gaya Street Sunday Market
      7.7 km
    • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
      7.8 km
    • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
      8.0 km
    • Poring Hot Springs
      21.7 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Sand Bar
      90 m
    • Manukan Island
      750 m
    • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
      850 m
    • Sulug Island
      2.3 km
    • Sapi Island
      3.8 km
    • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
      3.8 km
    • Tanjung Aru Beach
      4.5 km
    • Consulate of Japan
      4.6 km
    • Bukit Gaya
      4.8 km
    • Kinabalu Golf Course
      5.1 km
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-3 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 4-11 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • Due to the nature of the area, Wi-Fi/Internet access may be intermittently unstable.
    • To reach the property, a complimentary boat transfer from Sutera Harbour Marina is offered(except for the special promotion). Guests are required to inform the property in advance at least 24 hours of their estimated time of arrival.
    • Sabah parks entrance fee is applied for every guest. The fee for Malaysian and Non-Malaysian guests may vary. Please contact the property for more information.
    • Hotline number : Front Office Manukan Island +60 17 833 5022
    • To schedule a boat transfer at other times, please book at least 48 hours before arrival. The cost is as follows: MYR 500.00 per boat per way between 12:00 AM and 06:00 AM, MYR 250.00 per boat per way between 06:00 AM and 12:00 AM.
    • Baby cot is available at the property and is subject to availability.
    • The departure time of the boat transfer from the property: Kindly make the reservation for the boat out at Front Office upon check-in.
    • Charges apply for the boat transfer. For regularly scheduled boat transfers, the cost is as follow: MYR 75 per adult (12 years old and above) and MYR 37.50 per child (11 years old and below), and free of charge for infants (3 years old and below).
    • The departure time of the boat transfer from Sutera Harbour Marina: 10.30am / 11.30am / 12.30pm / 1.30pm / 3.30pm subject to change/ Front office MIR will contact you at least 1 or 2 days before arrival to confirm the boat timing
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until15:30
    • Check-out from10:00
    • Check-out until12:00
    • Reception open until22:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee150 MYR
    • Distance from city center12.2 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)10

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)45 MYR

    The property

    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 29
    • Most recent renovation2017
    Property announcements

    As part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identification, travel itinerary, and other relevant information.

    Due to COVID-19 circumstances, we request that you check travel restrictions and relevant travel advisories before booking and travelling.

    Reviews of Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island from real guests

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    8.6
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    10
    Cleanliness8.8
    Facilities8.2
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service9.2
    Value for money8.3
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Wilma from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

    Absolutely Perfect”

    Booked a hillside lodge for two nights. Absolutely blown away by this beautiful little Island. From the transfer across in the boat to welcome greeting on the pier we were made to feel like royalty. We travel a lot and stay in wonderful hotels but the villa exceeded our expectations...as did the service we received. Immaculately clean, soft music and candles to greet us when we entered our lodge. The view was spectacular, the bed was so comfy ..not to mention those pillows...where did they find the.! The food in the resteraunt was lovely and the breakfast was wonderful. Lovely private beach and very peaceful, especially in the evening when day trippers have left. We loved this and hope to visit again...and back to Lodge 15. Only thing that would have enhanced our stay would have been massage service to allow indulging a little bit more. Special mention to all the staff on the Island who go out there way to ensure your stay is nothing short of perfection

    Reviewed January 17, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Shahril from Malaysia
    Couple
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Excellent Service from staff and comfy rooms”

    The views was amazing from the rooms but there are a lot of stairs for some people who are scared of heights better get rooms that is not on the hillside. Service was excellent from staff. Our only feedback is based on the fees Sabah park charges they should clean the beach. The beach was very dirty. I see locals collecting rubbish from the beach when its not their job. Kiddos to that visitor. Biggest contributor to rubbish and coral destruction are visitors from China. Should also have more netted rubbish bin similar to Koh Lipe.

    Reviewed August 05, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Krishnan from Malaysia
    Couple
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Best customer service and beautiful island”

    I’m very much happy with Sutera team they are wonderful people! Great place, excellent customer service .. value for money ... special thanks to F&B manager Khairul, and his team members Egi and Stella you people are awesome!!!! Humble request to the public, please keep the island clean do not litter .. sad to see rubbish floating around the beach area .. Overall great place and people !!!

    Reviewed January 23, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    nurul from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

    exceeded expectations!”

    The island and the beach is absolutely stunning. Clear crystal blue sea with schools of fishes, sandy white clean beach. Stayed at beach suite; room was spacious, nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. Both sunset and sunrise is something you should really look forward too, it’s magical. Hotel staff goes above and beyond, helpful and friendly. Food is great and delicious! Got serenade during dinner was cherry on top! Will be coming back for sure.

    Reviewed January 07, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    rupa from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

    Beautiful holiday ”

    I can’t say enough about the place or the staff one of the best holidays we have had so far. Food excellent, staff made our stay so comfortable special mention of Adamz and Ben who went out of their way to make sure we had a great time in the island n also suggested what else we could do beyond Manukan.would definitely recommend others to try this beautiful island, and resort for a wonderful holiday

    Reviewed January 11, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hongbo from China
    Group
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

    Fantastic resort ”

    We are 4 people were staying for 4night at two different villa, rooms are very cleaning ,Stuff are kindly, and We Met the manager who name is Adamz, he is handsome man ,we were had very good conversation at New Years dinner. The rescption can’t pay for the bill after that they sent a stuff came with us for a ATM .took cash pay for it. All good! They are friendly ,next time will go again.

    Reviewed January 08, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Pramaladevi
    Couple
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Awesomeness Loaded”

    I am very delighted to have stayed here. The Lodges are superb and spot on all aspects. The staffs were amazing. They assisted all the way. The private beach for the in house guest was very nice. I liked it a lot. We will surely come again for a relaxing stay. The music band playing table to table was very entertaining. The Sand Bar team was good. Able to create an awesome cocktail. The movie by the beach is a great idea. The food at the Perahu Restaurant was nice. Well keep up the great Job..

    Reviewed March 03, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Li from Malaysia
    Group
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    Nice and pleasant stay!”

    First of all, people from Sabah are so nice and friendly. The staffs are extremely helpful and nice. We stayed one night, so after the activity, we had the seafood steamboat for dinner. The next day morning, we walked around and the view is awesome. Then we had our breakfast and get ready to leave. Some people just came for the island hopping, but if you are not in a rush and would like to stay for a night, this is definitely a nice place to stay. :)

    Reviewed June 13, 2022

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    Thank you for taking the time to highlight your satisfaction during your recent stay. We are continually trying to improve the quality of service to ensure each and every one of our guest leaves with wonderful memories. I find that it's always a breath of fresh air when you can truly immerse yourself with nature and it delights me to know that you have found your sanctuary with us. When you have time to spare; do check out our Facebook and Instagram for updates and promotions that might be of interest to you. My team and I certainly look forward to the pleasant opportunity of accommodating you again at our resort in the not-too-distant future. We wish you a pleasant day! Regards, Kueh Lian See General Manager

    Responded June 29, 2022
    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Siang from Malaysia
    Group
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    The best island getaway from KK”

    Blown away by the service,staff and cleanliness. Can see that a lot of effort has been put to manage and upkeep the place. Kudos to the staff. Love the breakfast! Could have better signage for Sutera Harbour Marina pickup.

    Reviewed June 02, 2022

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    Thank you for taking the time to highlight your satisfaction during your recent stay. We are continually trying to improve the quality of service to ensure each and every one of our guest leaves with wonderful memories. I find that it's always a breath of fresh air when you can truly immerse yourself with nature and it delights me to know that you have found your sanctuary with us. When you have time to spare; do check out our Facebook and Instagram for updates and promotions that might be of interest to you. My team and I certainly look forward to the pleasant opportunity of accommodating you again at our resort in the not-too-distant future. We wish you a pleasant day! Regards, Kueh Lian See General Manager

    Responded June 29, 2022
    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Steve from United States
    Couple
    Manukan Villa
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Excellent Location Friendly Staff”

    A short 20 min boat ride from Jesselton Point. Beautiful resort. Busy during the day with day trippers. But you have the island all by yourself at night. Staff like Azlan, Pang, Redzuan, Eva and Ben are ready to help at the drop of the pin. They are friendly and there to make your stay special. Take a hike to the sunset point within the resort. The views make you feel like you own the heaven and earth. You dont have the crowds in other place.

    Reviewed November 12, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anisa from Malaysia
    Couple
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in September 2020

    Good resort in Manukan Island ”

    Everything about the resort was perfect, from the staff, to the room cleanliness, to facilities. If you are looking for a tranquil getaway from Kota Kinabalu, this is the place to be. The only sad thing about the island is that there seems to be a lot of trash in the sea and all around the beaches.

    Reviewed September 23, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    NARISA
    Couple
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Exceptional”

    Hi, I can't ask more about this place. it's wow me actually, this place like a paradise to me. i love every thing about it. the water is so crystal clear, white sand beach and clean. The staff was very friendly and make you feel welcome. I would definitely come back here again and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed February 14, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nurazlin from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in March 2020

    Best weekend trip just with my mum”

    It was the best trip I had with my mom for the weekend. Had a great bbq dinner cooked in front of us and served personally by the chef. Stayed overnight and I had to say the best activity was trekking to the sunset point, even better than swimming . The view was oh, so stunning ! We were so lucky that we managed to catch sight of sharks around the jetty in the morning.

    Reviewed June 07, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Isstella from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Best island stay-in option”

    Firstly, the staff are very, very helpful. They will assist u from the moment you step on the island until u leave it. They also brief u well about the island facilities, activities. Suite is very clean. Highly suggested if u wish to enjoy the nightly sea breeze.

    Reviewed July 28, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ouzza from Malaysia
    Couple
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in January 2022

    It was a lovely experience”

    We booked for Beach Villa but when we arrived, we were told that our room was not available anymore and they needed to change the room for us. Turns out our room was upgraded to the Hillside Villa which was far better than what we have booked and far more expensive. We had such a great time there. The island was quiet and private at the area where we stayed so it made the experience more personal and fun. The staff were also very helpful and friendly. Thank you.

    Reviewed March 25, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Siti from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 1 night in March 2020

    Great holiday for getaway”

    This is a last minutes plan since we booked an apartment buy get cencelled at very last minutes. We no plan for island holiday. But we glad we did this. Staff is friendly and the villa is big. Nobody at the island since almost covid lockdown. Good for 2 days holidays since nothing much you can do here except dip in the sea and look at the beautiful forest. Great stay!

    Reviewed June 21, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    M from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 1 night in December 2021

    A Heaven on the Earth”

    I have been to Manukan on day tours on several occasions. It was fun-filled day tour only. This time on the eve of the Christmas, the lodge was within my effort (normally it is bit costly). Believe me or not, everyone should try a night stay there. Its outlook is completely different. It was so serene and heavenly I cannot explain in my words. I am planning a 2 nights stay tour in near future (will wait for the price to be within my reach :))

    Reviewed December 25, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    chris from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Hillside Villa
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Awesome trip”

    Pro: friendly and helpful staff, got it from agoda at value price. Hillside villa sea view was absolutely wonderful. The layout was really nice and felt like home. Con: the jacuzzi water pressure was slow. Ceiling fan was quite noisy. So just use the aircon. Restaurant menu is pricy as expected. May skip the Sunset point. One night stay is not enough..will return..

    Reviewed December 23, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Audrey from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

    Snorkel in front of your beach chalet ”

    Our family had a wonderful time ! Situated only 30mins away fm KKIA to the 2nd largest island in the marine park. The beach chalets are well appointed, spacious & comfortable and you can snorkel right in front (weather permitting with lots of fishes and corals) however, do protect yourself from the sand flies on the beach and try to snorkel earlier in the day or late afternoon before/after all the day trippers arrive/leave the island. As the only resort on the island you have only one restaurant on the island for your evening meals. Staff are welcoming. Peaceful and quiet not for the adrenaline junkie looking for noisy beach activities. There was a jungle trek but the trail was closed due to fallen trees.

    Reviewed July 07, 2022

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    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to highlight your satisfaction during your recent stay. We are continually trying to improve the quality of service to ensure each and every one of our guest leaves with wonderful memories. I find that it's always a breath of fresh air when you can truly immerse yourself with nature and it delights me to know that you have found your sanctuary with us. When you have time to spare; do check out our Facebook and Instagram for updates and promotions that might be of interest to you. My team and I certainly look forward to the pleasant opportunity of accommodating you again at our resort in the not-too-distant future. We wish you a pleasant day! Regards, Kueh Lian See General Manager

    Responded August 03, 2022
    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sophie
    Couple
    Beach Suite
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2019

    Wonderful hotel”

    Had a wonderful stay! The staff were incredibly polite and friendly. The restaurant food was very good (particularly the BBQ) and very big portions! Great value for money. The room was lovely and clean and the private beach area was clean and always had sun beds free. There was lots of coral and fish to see when snorkelling. The jungle and sunset walks were also very pleasant with lots of monitor lizards and birds to see. I would recommend this hotel and would return if I am ever back in Kota Kinabalu.

    Reviewed September 07, 2019

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