We went here Sunday morning after we did some shopping at the Gaya Street Sunday morning market in Kota Kinabalu city. It was a very uncomfortably humid day but a fab find - a beaded football coin purse cheered me up.
As an alternate, you can also ride a plane from Kota Kinabalu via Air Asia which will only take you about 45 minutes. Of course, it costs more.
The bus ride was uneventful. We passed by a highway with mountains on both sides and several times during that ride, I had to remind myself that I was not in the Philippines. With the exception of signboards in Bahasa and vehicles moving forward on the left side of the highway, everything felt like home.
Several minutes after we checked in, Mao tried the jacuzzi and paid 8MYR for it. To his disappointment, it never heated like a real jacuzzi should.
The resort is also 10 minutes away from the Orangutan Rehabilitation center, where you can view the feeding of Orangutans.
That evening we had dinner at the resort's refreshing dining area. They served affordable, tasty food. Around here, your 10MYR - roughly less than 140 pesos, can buy you a good dinner which includes drinks and taxes. We also bonded with Nick – one of the jovial Malaysian staff who is a Liverpool fan.
Orangutan Rehabilitation Center:
Entrance : 30MYR for Non-Malaysians
*30 minutes of viewing the feeding of the orangutans. Recommended if you want to see the monkeys but there isn't a lot of them. We only saw 3. The path to the orangutans is nice if you're into nature. You get to walk in wooden planks situated in the middle of a forest. They have accomodations here as well.