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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trip by boat took about 20 minutes from the mainland. Survivor island is like 3 In 1 . Snake island is tiny and although there is a sign to say be careful poisonous snakes I did not see any at all and you could walk around it in less than 5 minutes . The 2nd is now just a...

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Egypt
Reviewed 24 December 2015

We stayed at Survivor Lodge last week and had a really fantastic experience. It was my boyfriends birthday and I really wanted to create a special experience for him which the staff went out of their way to do. The Island is really beautiful but it is definitely the team that make the experience what it is. We went snorkeling,...

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Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Sadly was disappointed in this Resort. Had been trekking for 2 weeks prior to Pulau tiga. The dining area was fairly modern, however our bungalow was tired with badly cracked floor tiles which had been roughly stuck together. Rooms weren't particularly clean, no towels in room and only 6 sheets of toilet paper with no spare roll so had to...

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Thank Fiona B
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

We are studying animal management. We went to survivor island and stayed over night! The food was alright. The rooms wern't great. The beds wern't comfy, bathroom was dirty and water was cold!. I'm only giving this a 4* because of the Volcanic mud bath, the night walk and the lovely beach. Don't leave your lodge doors open because the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 March 2015

It's a long ride (2 hours) from KK and then a half hour boat ride, but is a relaxing place to go. We were interested in birds and Julius was very helpful. We enjoyed a walk down the beach but found the monkeys a bit aggressive. We found all sorts of hermit crabs and they were all living in the...

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3Thank granniesteph
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 September 2014

- about a 2 hours drive from KK City (107 km) to the Kuala Penyu jetty - 20 min boat ride from jetty - currently 2 choices of places to stay : Borneo Survivor Resort & Sabah Park. (2 more properties under construction) - Attractions : Mud Volcano, Trekking, Snorkeling, Diving, Snake Island** and Sand's Pit**) ** (15 min away...

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1Thank cas_lah25
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 June 2014

we went on a day visit and proceeded to book the next night......we had 2 superior rooms which we did not spend much time in......lazing in a hammock swimming in the warm water and some snorkeling. Of course we went up to the mud volcano and did our beauty thing coming back down to wash it all off in the...

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3Thank NikkiSmit
London
Reviewed 29 March 2012

We werethe only 2 people on the island for the first 2 nights..... great you would thik but the staff seemed to take this as no one staying so not working! Resort itself needed updating. Loved the monekys and monitor lizards!

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3Thank LondonSydneygirl
Bologna, Italy
Reviewed 21 December 2008

The place would be not too bad, but the food is terrible, we had rats in the room at night, it was expensive and the personnel was not so nice. Forget to go there, especially with the family, much better the other resort on Pulau Tiga island, we went there by foot and seemed to be a dream as a...

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5Thank Mauri75
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2008

We arrived on Survivor Island (Pulau Tiga) late afternoon, and immediately went for a swim in the warm water of the bay. The beach had full sun at this time of day, but there are many places just off the beach to relax in hammocks etc. in the shade of the trees. I had my camera ready to capture the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are situated in this rustic, nature-based tourism island resort on the island of Pulau Tiga, famous for its unique natural mud volcanic spa therapy and sea snake island features, within the Kuala Penyu district national park, just two hours drive away from the nearest modern city, Kota Kinabalu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Borneo Survivor Resort

Address: Kuala Penyu, Pulau Tiga 88300, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kuala Penyu > Pulau Tiga
Number of rooms: 105
Also Known As:
Borneo Survivor Hotel Kota Kinabalu
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“Take old shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. Ladies no white bikinis”
 of 5 bubbles Livingmydream68, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sadly would not recommend this resort.”
 of 5 bubbles FionaB249, 29 Aug 2015 | Read review
“nice individual chalets. but could use some refurbishment. i give it a 4 mainly due to the dated look of the chalets. but otherwise, the experience is great.”
 of 5 bubbles cas_lah25, 5 Sep 2014 | Read review
“try to get a room close to the main lodge as its dark at night it”
 of 5 bubbles NikkiSmit, 3 Jun 2014 | Read review
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