Sitting on the edge of Sepilok’s rainforest wilderness, the MY Nature Resort offers the chance to stay within one of the planet’s most extraordinary habitats. Simplicity is the name of the game; there’s no pretence of uber-luxury and the accommodation feels minimalist to say the least, but it does exactly what it sets out to do in focusing your attention beyond the resort’s boundaries and into the jungle. Nearby, the famous Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary awaits, and you can see their dedicated conservation work first-hand.
At the resort, green light floods into wood-lined chalets through wide expanses of glass, instantly immersing you in your rainforest surroundings. A wooden boardwalk leads irresistibly into the dense trees; wander amid the greenery keeping your senses alert for glimpses of wildlife through the dappled leaves. Sheltered balconies provide space to sit and soak it all in at your leisure, while the (rather rare) outdoor pool is a great place to cool off after a day in the jungle.
On the edges of the Sepilok Protected Forest Reserve, the resort is just 2km from the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and within walking distance of the Rainforest Discovery Centre.
1,000 ft rainforest boardwalk
Shuttle to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
Near to Rainforest Discovery Centre
Balconies with forest views
Being so close to the rainforest felt extraordinary. We loved the night walks along the boardwalk and listening to the sounds of the wildlife each morning.
Discover what to expect from staying at MY Nature Resort
As soon as you arrive in this unique rainforest, you’ll probably be eager to get out into it. Luckily, at this resort, that can be pretty much straight away! Head out onto the boardwalk at your leisure, and join guided night walks after sundown. As your guide leads you deeper into the trees, watch the shadows for glimmers of movement and pause to see colourful birds at the special birdwatching view point. If you’re lucky, you might also see a green viper curling between the tree trunks, a characterful slow loris hiding amid the leaves, or even, perhaps, an orangutan.
The MY Nature Resort Sepilok may be quite basic, but what it has is very well thought through. Each of the semi-detached chalet spaces has a secluded private balcony facing into the trees where you can sit in calm privacy and contemplate your extraordinary surroundings. The chalets themselves are all air-conditioned, providing another layer of comfort from the humid jungle heat, and paving the way to more restful sleep. The refreshing outdoor pool - a relative rarity this far into the rainforest - is the cherry on this basic comfort cake.
Wander along the 1,000 ft boardwalk into the jungle, keeping an eye out for rainforest wildlife within breathtakingly close range. Join a guided night walk to see the rainforest from a different angle as it comes alive with nocturnal creatures. Head out to the nearby Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and Sun Bear Sanctuary to see dedicated conservation in action, and learn more at the Rainforest Discovery Centre. Cool off in the pool, relax on the terrace or on your private balcony, and enjoy well-prepared international dishes at the onsite restaurant.
Being situated so close to a protected reserve means that the resort has a strong eye on conservation and sustainability. Water is heated by solar panels, and biodegradable bathroom products are supplied in the chalets. It’s a great choice for families looking for a taste of rainforest adventure too, with larger family-rooms available offering extra space and privacy.