With a stay at Bigfin Beach Resort in Kota Belud, you'll be 29.4 mi (47.3 km) from Mount Kinabalu National Park and 12.5 mi (20.1 km) from Majlis Daerah Kota Belud. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
Pros: Quite location, friendly staff
Pros: Food was delicious, location amazing, absolute highlight of the borneo, amazing clear blue water, we are not divers but highly recommend paying for snorkelling trip as it was highlight of the trip.
Pros: Amazing views from the rooms.
Cons: Loved it all.
Pros: This place is a true slice of paradise! At 1h30 drive and a short boat ride from Kota Kinabalu, it's well worth the journey to enjoy a few days here. We did several 'Discovery' scuba dives with an excellent instructor and had loads of fun exploring the reefs, that were literally teeming with tropical fish. Afternoons were spent dozing in the hammock, or drinking a beer at the restaurant, or just having a dip in the sea. The bedrooms (we stayed in one of the little bungalows) are fairly basic but nicely decorated and clean. To be honest the surroundings are so beautiful that you don't need 5star accommodation here. The food served at the restaurant morning, noon and evening is really tasty, and the staff very friendly. If you're looking to enjoy some premium Borneo coastline, off the beaten track, and do some diving, this is the place you're looking for :)
Pros: The room was fabulous. The view amazing. Hammock superb. Bonus friendly dog rental. Nice food. Lovely diving. Great dive guide. Loads of huge cuttlefish and baby sharks.
Cons: Slightly grumpy staff. No fruit in the evening.
Pros: Super quiet and amazing location, so peaceful! Lots of insects but it’s the JUNGLE Food from Awi the CHEF was
Cons: Loved everything except the mosquitos
Pros: Really Really nice guys there. Accomondation is really nice and clean. People are extremly helpful/open/nice. Best place to chill and have some nice dives.
Pros: Good value as it includes three meals. Being at the island and sitting in the hammock was very relaxing but not a lot to do so bring a book. The fan was much needed during the evening - worked well and not noisy. We book snorkeling excursion for 3 hours with the staff. Lots of fish at the island. You can also rent kayak to go out to the island. On a clear day you can see Mt. Kinabalu.
Cons: This beach area had lots of seaweed so bit difficult to go swimming during low tide. If you wear beach sandals to walk into the ocean during low tide you can manage. Bit of a steep walk up to the huts so if you have mobility issues this is not the best place to stay.
Truly an off the beaten track resort. Run by a couple in love with the natural beauty Borneo has to offer Mañana Borneo Resort is the only resort on this picture perfect beach providing you the privacy to enjoy amazing corals in their front yard lush greenery in their backyard and perfect sunsets daily. Mañana Borneo Resort hosts only a small group of guests at a time in ensuring a truly unique personalised Borneo experience. Be one with nature here. Facilities include restaurant bar and activities like snorkeling kayaking and fire twirling. Your hosts stay up until the last guest retires for the night