My second day was spent at Myne Resort, Kampung Bilit located at Kinabatangan, 122km from Sandakan town. It was about 2 hours drive from Sandakan town to Kampung Bilit. If you love wild life, nature and adventure, this is a place for you.
Get a review from Tripadvisor about Myne Resort, they have high ratings and many good feedbacks from the tourists and travellers. One of the guests called it as "a real adventure resort"! Well, what adventure one can do at this resort? Stay tune for my next post!
Simple hearty lunch
My room for the night was spacious with a queen sized bed and a single bed. The wooden floor and the wooden wall makes one feel like getting back to nature. My complains about the chalet were the many staircases to climb up to my room and the annoying mosquitoes in my room even though I already switched on the air-conditioner. Basic amenity like water heater is available.
The balcony at my room
One of the must visit place at Myne Resort is the Merbau tree which aged more than 100 years old.
It is a gigantic tree when I stand beside it.
There is a hole under the big tree and the hollow tree can fit around 10 people in one time. A local tales said that it was a hideout place from Japanese soldiers for the villagers to hide their daughter during the Japanese era. The hole to entry is only enough to fit one person at a time.
Our photo together at the Merbau Tree :D
We went off for sunset river cruising at Kinabatangan river where the departure is just in front of the resort. I will share more about the activities at Myne Resort in next post :D
Our sumptuous dinner with their freshly caught big sized prawns from the river. We were pampered and treated like VIP here :D
My plate was filled with pasta, vegetables and grilled prawns.
Uncle Kelvin who was with me during the tour was feeling guilty after overeating that night ;P Obviously, it was hard to control your diet when you were served with the tantalizing seafood.
Another surprise of that night was Tommy's birthday celebration at the resort after the dinner. The organizer kept it so secretively as I only knew 5 minutes before they brought out the cake and sang the birthday song.
The place is surrounded with thick jungle and the air is so fresh in the morning. It is truly back to nature trip. My room mate went out for morning jungle trekking and she discovered some interesting insects along the trail.
The morning view at Myne Resort is breathtaking!
For every trip I went, I brought along the swim suit in my baggage so that I could jump into the pool to have some fun during my spare time. Nevertheless, during my Sandakan trip, I never have a chance to put it up as the 2 hotels I stayed were not came with such facility ;X We could not compare the accommodation at Sandakan with KL as Sandakan still not so developed. Yet this is a good reason for travellers to pay a visit to Sandakan as this is where you can truly embrace the nature :D
Views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely by the author. - See more at: http://www.luxuryhaven.co/2015/11/hairy-crab-at-home-delivers-right-to-your-doorstep.html#sthash.aWm1zokx.dpufDo contact any of the 6 travel agencies below if you wish to find a tour package which allows you to discover Sandakan more with hassle free:
1. Borneo Sandakan Tours Sdn Bhd
2. Green Holiday Sdn Bhd
3. Home Away From Home Sdn Bhd
4. Myne Travel Sdn Bhd
5. Sensational Holidays (Borneo) Sdn Bhd
6. Totally Borneo Holidays Sdn Bhd
p/s: Views and opinions expressed here are merely author's thought at that point of time.
Views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely by the author. - See more at: http://www.luxuryhaven.co/2015/11/hairy-crab-at-home-delivers-right-to-your-doorstep.html#sthash.aWm1zokx.dpuf