Great support with planning and execution of trip
Malaysia | May 17 - May 26, 2024

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Barb K.
Shelburne, VT | Reviewed on May 27, 2024

Nick was very available and worked hard to ensure a smooth trip. He was knowledgeable and friendly to work with.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Grandis Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu

Great roof top bar and pool. Rooms were clean and generous in size.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kinabalu Pine Resort
Authenticity & Character
Location
Lovely view, but a bit far from activities, not much to walk to or do.
Staff
Food was limited, no alcoholic beverages with dinner.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lovely from porch, no air conditioning, however, the resort was at elevation, so cooler and they had great fans. Very clean.
Sepilok Jungle Resort

Beautiful location in midst of jungle, boardwalks everywhere. Pool was a bit dirty and limited. Rooms fine, clean. Great location next to orangutan and sun Bear sanctuaries.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Not able to do laundry with no place to dry clothing and high humidity
Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

Cool location right on the river.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were small, they needed more hooks and places to hang clothes. However, all was very clean.
Mabul Beach Resort
Mabul Island

Such a cool place! Wonderful staff, ecologically oriented, gives back to the community, minimizes waste.

Authenticity & Character
Authenticity & Character
Dedicated to diving, snorkeling experience, wonderful reefs.
Location
Right on the beach
Location
Right on the beach
Staff
Staff
All so friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and good size rooms, nice bathroom.
Activity Reviews
Coral Island & Snorkeling Excursion
Coral Island & Snorkeling Excursion
Kota Kinabalu

Limited coral reefs, had to wear life preserver when snorkeling, murky waster with floating trash. Lunch was limited.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Kinabalu National Park & Poring Hot Springs
Kinabalu National Park & Poring Hot Springs
Kundasang

Didn’t do the hot spring, too commercial, crowded, not natural seeming

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Sepilok Orangutan Centre & Sunbear Centre
Sepilok Orangutan Centre & Sunbear Centre
Sandakan

Awesome experience!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Afternoon Wildlife River Cruise
Afternoon Wildlife River Cruise
Kinabatangan

Unfortunately, we never saw the Pygmy elephants but saw other animals. Guide was great, but it rained heavily on our first afternoon trip which limited our experience.

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Kinabatangan River Exploration (River Cruises)
Kinabatangan River Exploration (River Cruises)
Kinabatangan

same as above

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Mabul to Tawau Airport Departure
Mabul to Tawau Airport Departure
Mabul Island

Mabul island snorkeling was amazing and resort fabulous, I would definitely recommend this.

Quality of Experience
Great.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Awesome.
Transport
Prompt and friendly only one miss communication, but it was worked out.
Local specialist: Nick Jansen
Nick
Nick Jansen
Local specialist in Malaysia | Replied on May 27, 2024

Hey Barbara,

Thanks for such a wonderful review. I had a great time organising this trip together with you and your friends. I am happy to read you had such a good time in Malaysia.

Kindest Regards,
Nick