Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa, Gunung Mulu National Park
- Luxury jungle accommodation
- Locally crafted furnishings
- Pampering spa and outdoor pool
If your travels to Borneo take you to the incredible and isolated Gunung Mulu National Park, you might be surprised to discover it has a decadent hotel on its doorstep. The Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is a luxury sanctuary in this remote part of the country, ready to spoil you with top-notch after you’ve spent your days discovering the world-famous caves, waterfalls, canopy walkway and exotic wildlife in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The resort’s accommodation is sympathetically designed in the style of elevated ethnic longhouses, set on 15 foot stilts. Despite being surrounded by every creature comfort and modern technology, you’ll still feel part of the jungle, with each room offering a rainforest or river view from a private balcony. The local hardwood, Belian, is used for the handcrafted furnishings.
The resort is connected by wooden walkways through the jungle. The hotel’s Balinese-style spa offers essential rejuvenation after rainforest hiking. The lovely outdoor pool might have the same relaxing effect on you, but if it’s more adventure you crave, the hotel’s friendly staff are on-hand to supply you with bikes and fly-fishing equipment. Look out for the guided cycling tours and cooking demonstrations that are regularly hosted by the hotel.
Long days burning calories in Gunung Mulu will leave tummies rumbling, so come evening you’ll be glad Mulu Marriott is your jungle home when you’re served with platters of delicious and delicately spiced local cuisine at the hotel’s Marriott Café and River Bar. Of course, if you’re craving a burger, fish and chips or a big bowl of carb-tastic pasta, you’ll not go wanting either.
Experiencing isolated destinations doesn’t always mean skimping on luxury. Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is an extra-pampering treat after back-to-nature explorations of the jungle.