Sutera Harbour Resort
Sutera Harbour Resort

We are offering a special rate for a minimum 7 night stay in Borneo at two of Sabah's premier locations - the magnificent Magellan Sutera Resort which is one of Sabah's finest 5 star hotels, and Sukau Rainforest Lodge, located in the jungle of the Kinabatangan River. The offer is for reservations for initial arrival in Kota Kinabalu up to and including 08 July, and 22 August to 30 December, subject to availability (surcharges apply for the period from 20 December to 31 December). Note that airfares from Australia to Kota Kinabalu are not included. The offer is open for reservations made by 17.00 hrs AEST on 04 July.

The price is only:


per person (twin share)

A surcharge applies to single travellers.

Extensions to your stay are also available

The package includes:

  • accommodation for a total of 5 nights in a Deluxe Sea View room (twin or double) at Magellan Sutera Resort,
  • return airport transfers (between 0700 hrs and 2200 hrs) from Kota Kinabalu International Airport to meet your arrival and departure flights,
  • daily buffet breakfasts while staying at Magellan Sutera Resort;
  • a full day excursion to Kinabalu Park and Poring (includes lunch)
  • a 3 day/2 night tour to Sukau Rainforest Lodge, including:
  • return airport transfers from Magellan Sutera Resort,
  • return economy class airfares from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan,
  • a visit to Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre,
  • return boat transfers from Sandakan to Sukau Rainforest Lodge,
  • 3 jungle river tours in search of wildlife,
  • a tour of Sandakan including the Australian War Memorial at the Japanese POW Camp,
  • full board on the Sukau section of the tour,
  • english speaking guides and
  • park entry fees (excludes camera fees).

    Orang-utans on the feeding platform at Sepilok
    orang-utans on the feeding platform at Sepilok

    Note that we are able to offer a special rate for the peak periods as well, however, additional charges will apply.

    Tours can also be arranged to any of the nearby sights in Kota Kinabalu, for example -

  • the nearby islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park - Island Day trip.

    About Sutera Harbour Resort

    Sutera Harbour is located conveniently located mid way between Kota Kinabalu airport and the city centre. It is a majestic 155 hectare landscaped development on the shores of the South China Sea. Adjacent to the Magellan Sutera  and the Pacific Sutera  is the Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club.

    Sutera Harbour Golf Course
    Sutera Harbour Golf Course

    The signature 27 hole championship golf course is a creative masterpiece by the leading golf designer Graham Marsh, who has provided an enjoyable, yet challenging game for top professionals and amateurs alike.

    The club also offers a 41 bay two tier driving range.

    Sutera Harbour is also the harbour for large yachts with 13 berths and 91 fully serviced wet slips. Guests staying at Sutera Harbour Resort enjoy privileged access to both the golf and yacht clubs.

    For the more energetic, there are 5 swimming pools to choose from, 2 fitness centres, a 12 lane tenpin bowling centre and 14 courts for 3 different sports.

    The Magellan Sutera

    Magellan Sutera Resort
    Magellan Sutera Hotel and Spa

    Poolside at the Magellan Sutera Resort
    Poolside at the Magellan Sutera Resort and Spa

    The hotel is named after Ferdinand Magellan, the leader of the first expedition to circumnavigate the world. The Magellan Sutera is a reflection of the nautical life.

    The grand open air lobby is characteristic of the local "longhouse" architecture. The 456 rooms and suites are uniquely designed to harmonise Western tastes with the architectural style and decor of Borneo.

    Room types include Deluxe Garden View, Deluxe Sea View, Club rooms and Suites.

    Magellan Deluxe Garden View Twin room
    Magellan Deluxe Garden View Twin room

    The hotel also boasts local and international cuisine at the many restaurants on offer.

    Sukau Rainforest Lodge

    Courtyard at Sukau Rainforest Lodge
    Courtyard at Sukau Rainforest Lodge

    This 20 room, multi international award winning lodge, is managed by Borneo Eco Tours. It was originally built in 1995 in traditional Malaysian architecture using several Borneo hardwood species. The accommodation at the lodge was completely rebuilt in 2010. In October 2010, the lodge was voted Asia's leading Green Hotel at the 17th World Travel Awards.

    World Travel Award 2010
    World Travel Award 2010

    New Accommodation at Sukau Rainforest Lodge - day room
    New Accommodation at Sukau Rainforest Lodge - day room
    New Accommodation at Sukau Rainforest Lodge
    New Accommodation at Sukau Rainforest Lodge

    It is built on stilts with a lounge, gift shop, education centre, Hornbill Boardwalk with two elephant passes, three open deck for wildlife viewing, an enclosed garden, a riverside Melapi restaurant, open sun-deck, river jetty. Electricity is supplied by acoustic generator, and hot water by solar heaters. All rooms are twin bedded, with ceiling fan, mosquito netting, attached bathroom, hot shower and toilets. River tours are conducted by boats powered by electric motors and four stroke outboard engines.

    Elephants on the river bank near Sukau
    Elephants on the river bank near Sukau

    Birdlife is especially rich here including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers, egrets, darters, owls, kites, eagles, broadbills, doves, storm storks, herons, hawks, ospreys, falcon, pheasants, parakeets, bee eaters, woodpeckers, pittas, bulbuls, forktails, babblers, warblers, flycatchers, orioles, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, among others.

    For reservations, please contact our Queensland office - 07 3221 5777

    or simply email us - travel@borneo.com.au - your details and preferred dates of travel.

    We are also able to arrange your flights from Australia to Borneo. Ask us for a quote.

    Note that if you are interested in either of the other two tours in "Travel Challenge", we are able to assist you in arranging those trips as well - refer to the Pandaw Cruise details on our website, or contact us for details of the Orion Expedition Cruises.

    Photographs on this page are courtesy of Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Penny Favilla and Phil Youdale