A jungle lodge or a homestay can be the best way to experience the wildlife and culture in the more remote parts of Borneo.
They range in quality from very simple to very comfortable, and we'd be more than happy to talk to you and work out what would be right for you. We usually recommend a night or two, coupled with a luxury hotel to return to. Variety is the spice of life after all, and you really can enjoy experiences that you would miss otherwise.
Without any help, these places are tricky to work into a tour, but our expert consultants have been there and would love to assist you in planning your holiday.
Eco & Unique Hotels in Borneo
Abai Jungle Lodge, Kinabatangan River
A fantastic jungle experience. Stay in wooden chalets on stilts and experience wildlife beside the Kinabatangan River.
Borneo Nature Lodge, Kinabatangan River
On the banks of the Kinabatangan River, the Borneo Nature Lodge offers an eco-friendly base for wildlife viewing.
Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley Conservation Area
Located in one of the country's most biodiverse and unique areas with its own canopy walkway.
Field Centre, Danum Valley Conservation Area
Whilst not a hotel in the conventional sense, this field centre provides an excellent base for exploring this magnificent rainforest.
Gayana Eco Resort, Kinabatangan River
Nature-focussed indulgence on Pulau Gaya Island, just off Kota Kinabalu.
Iban Longhouse, Kuching
A unique experience, staying at an Iban Longhouse is a unique way to get an insight into the lives of the indigenous tribe.
Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, Kinabatangan River
This tranquil off-the-beaten-track resort is wonderful for wildlife spotting and relaxing.
Laban Rata Guest House, Mount Kinabalu
Laban Rata offers lodgings with spectacular views and welcoming warm meals on your way up Mount Kinabalu.
Lemanak Longhouse, Batang Ai National Park
Lemanak River, long-house home-stay experience allows visitors to gain insight into tribal life in rural Borneo.
MY Nature Resort, Sepilok
Eco-chalets set in the oldest tropical rainforest in the world, a 10-minute walk from the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre for orangutans.
Nanga Sumpa Lodge, Batang Ai National Park
A simple lodge where you can experience the culture and lifestyle of the local Iban community.
Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat, Sepilok
Paganakan Dii offers a tranquil escape from bustling cosmopolitan life in Borneo's lush rainforest.
Sepilok Nature Resort, Kabili-Sepilok Forest , Sepilok
In the Kabili-Sepilok Jungle, lodge-style accommodation, good food, and a very special atmosphere.
Tabin Wildlife Resort , Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Come here for clean and basic budget lodge accommodation in Borneo's Tabin Wildlife Reserve.