Experience Biodiversity at North Borneo Biostation – What’s Cool? What’s Not?

What the experience is all about

The North Borneo Biostation was built with the incredible love of diving and nature in mind. There is no place more perfect for this biostation resort than North Borneo, one of the most biodiverse locations on our planet. There is no better place than mystical Borneo with its tropical rainforest, unexplored coastline and deserted beaches.

The resort is equipped with facilities for research in biology, ecology, hydrophysics and other fields of Earth and Ocean Science – and therefore welcomes not just tourists, but scientists from all over the world.

Built on 7 acres of secluded seafront land close to the northern tip of Borneo, the area surrounding the resort is beautiful, facing the Sulu Sea and surrounded by palm trees and tropical forest. You will be surrounded by kilometers of beautiful secluded beaches with white sand and intriguing rock formations. The warm waters of the Sulu Sea allow hours of swimming and snorkeling.

There isn’t a more perfect place to unwind and escape.

Beach at North Borneo Biostation
Beach near North Borneo Biostation [Source: North Borneo Biostation]

What You Get

Available lodging options: 20 Comfortable chalets for the guests (air-conditioned, with safe, kettle, and mini fridge)

Chalets at North Borneo Biostation
Chalets at North Borneo Biostation [Source: North Borneo Biostation]

Bathroom options: All options come with attached open-air bathrooms equipped with hot showers

Cheapest option: RM260 per night/chalet (2 pax) inclusive of breakfast for two persons during low season

Most expensive option: RM290 per night/chalet (2 pax) inclusive of breakfast for two persons during high season

Meal arrangements:  All options come with breakfast for two persons. There is a restaurant (local, western and vegetarian menus) with spectacular sea view and a cosy bar.

Day trips available: No

What can we do there? Tailored boat trips to islands for diving, snorkeling, beautiful caves visiting, etc, cycling, kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, river tours, fishing. Price list for activities here.

Diving at North Borneo Biostation
Diving at North Borneo Biostation [Source: North Borneo Biostation]

Reviews

What people love: Great and knowledgeable dive instructor, excellent diving and snorkeling experiences, diverse marine life, relaxing, clean, spacious and comfortable chalets, good and affordable food, accommodating and friendly staff, beautiful place to just walk around, green tropical surroundings, perfect getaway from city, friendly and well kept pet dogs, vegetarian menu option

What people wish were different: Could have better coffee, limited choices for breakfast, no public transportation around, mosquitoes

Experience levels if you go for the most basic option shown in table below:

Adventure LevelMedium
Nature ImmersionMaximum
Cultural ImmersionMinimum
Relaxation LevelMedium
Roughing itMinimum
Suitable for young children?Yes, absolutely!
Mobile connectivityNone – You’ll actually have to *gasp*…talk

Location & Contact

Location: Mile 7, Jln Bak Bak, 89050 Kudat, Sabah

URL: www.borneobiostation.com

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