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Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Danum Valley, Sabah

There aren’t many hotels in Borneo, or anywhere, which boast a rainforest canopy walkway amongst their amenities, so you can tell straight away that the Rainforest Lodge is somewhere special. Deep in the Danum Valley Conservation Area, the lodge is surrounded by dense jungle, immersing you in the precious landscape that makes Borneo unique. 

Spend your days in the rainforest keeping an eye out for those elusive orangutans, as well as numerous other species of primates, birds, mammals, butterflies and insects, and head out on night safari drives to discover a different side to the jungle, before returning to your surprisingly chic accommodation to relax in style. Splash out on one of the Premium Villas to enjoy the view from an outdoor tub: a blissful way to round off a day in the wilderness.

Location

Deep in Sabah’s Danum Valley, surrounded on all sides by dense jungle thrumming with Boneo’s extraordinary wildlife, this unique resort is just a 2-hour drive from Lahad Datu.

A little more detail

  • Breathtaking canopy walkway

  • Expert naturalist guides

  • Orangutan habitat

  • Sumptuous spa treatments

From a client…

A truly delightful lodge; surprisingly luxurious accommodation and restaurant in the heart of a primary rainforest.

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Restaurant at night at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Resturant at night
Lobby deck area at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Lobby deck area
Inside of villa at Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Villa
Bedroom overlooking jungle at Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Bedroom overlooking the jungle
Aerial view of Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Aerial view
Front of Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Why we love it

Discover what to expect from staying at Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Total immersion

Borneo’s jungle landscape is one of the world's most extraordinary ecosystems, and experiencing it directly by staying in the middle of the especially extraordinary Danum Valley - an area of million-year-old rainforest - takes it to another level. Walking across the huge canopy walkway, surrounded by dense greenery, with the rainforest wildlife only a few feet away is something you’ll never forget. Wake to the sounds of birds and gibbons calling through the trees, take guided nature walks through the jungle, and drive out on intrepid night safaris. Stand back to let elephants cross your path, discover weird and wonderful creepy crawlies in the undergrowth, and catch sight of the mesmerising orangutans themselves.

View from above of jungle with mist

Comfort in the wilderness

One thing you might not expect from a resort in the middle of a rainforest conservation area is a feeling of luxury, but that’s what you get at the Rainforest Lodge. Don’t get us wrong, this isn’t ultimate opulence - we are in the middle of the jungle, after all! - but there is comfort and a feeling of indulgence which comes as a pleasant surprise. The accommodation is minimally styled and spacious, creating little oases where you can have the sounds of the jungle all to yourself. The spa offers relaxing and restorative treatments to give your stay a pampering cherry on the top. 

Villa with private pool at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge

What can you do there?

Wake to the sounds of the jungle, from gibbon calls to birdsong. Take guided walks through the jungle and along the canopy walkway with expert naturalists, watching and learning how the thousands of plants and animals interact in this unique ecosystem. Take time out at the spa, or in a private pool by your premium villa, enjoy locally-sourced produce combined into delicious meals, and head out on thrilling night safaris to see how the rainforest changes after dark.

Canopy walkways over the jungle

Sustainability & Conservation

Being in such a unique location, amid prehistoric rainforest, the Rainforest Lodge takes its sustainability responsibilities seriously. From waste, water and energy management to composting, plastic reduction and eco-friendly bathroom products, everything is focused on ensuring the delicate ecosystems of the rainforest are protected. Even the noise impact of the resort’s generators is reduced as much as possible with specially designed insulation. The lodge also funds important research into orangutan conservation, and champions the local community through local product sourcing and employment.

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