Jungle Lodge at Poring Hot Springs
Close to the world famous Poring Hot Springs near Kinabalu National Park, the resort has simple yet pleasant accommodation, a good restaurant and is surrounded by well-preserved rainforest.
The Jungle Lodge units are simple one-bedroom cabins with private bathrooms. They have comfortable beds, a spacious living area with cable TV and attractive parquet flooring. The cabins are located amongst the forest foliage and there are easy trails to explore straight from the resort. There are multiple level pools for guests to bathe in the hot spring waters.
The resort used to be administered by the National Park authorities but was taken over by Sutera Sanctuary Lodges who spruced up the buildings and added units. We normally book the Jungle Lodge units, but there are also the two-bedroom River Lodge units and the Palm Villa, a premier chalet with butler service and a special menu.
Restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, air conditioned lounge, TV, en suite hot water showers, mosquito netted windows, outside seating area, room and laundry service.
Macaques and silvered langurs are frequently spotted and the area is good for sightings of flying lizards and the beautiful wagler’s pit viper. Poring is one of the world’s best places to see the Rafflesia - the world’s largest flower with brightly coloured red and yellow blooms measuring up to 1m in diameter. The blooming of the Rafflesia is very much a chance event, but if any are flowering at the time of your visit you will be given an opportunity to see this natural spectacle (please note that if this occurs outside the park boundary a small charge may be payable to local villagers).
The main attraction is the hot springs and although these are the most popular to bathe in there is also a selection of cool water pools, slides to enjoy. Other attractions include 2 canopy walkways and a butterfly garden. Excursions to look for blooming Rafflesia - the world’s largest flower can be arranged.
This is one of the best places in the world to see Rafflesia. Often these are flowering on private land and you may be charged a small ‘donation’ to see these. This provides some much needed extra income for the local community as well as giving an incentive to keep the forests healthy.
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We had a brilliant trip to Borneo and (apart from Clouded Leopard) we saw everything we anticipated and more. If we were doing it again we would probably add another night or two to Deramakot and leave rest the same. Deramakot is a fantastic location, so remote and peaceful. Accommodation is basic but adequate considering the location. We were actually the only guests there most of the time.
Borneo Rainforest Lodge – fantastic location, enhanced by our upgrade to a deluxe chalet with a view across the river. We woke at 5am on the first morning and watched a male Orangutan vacate his nest in the tree right above us and climb down nearer to us and start finding his breakfast while we were in the outside bath! Amazing.