The Last Frontier Boutique Resort
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The Last Frontier Boutique Resort

River, Kampung Bilit, Kinabatangan, Sabah, 90000, Malaysia
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With a stay at The Last Frontier Boutique Resort in Kota Kinabatangan, you'll be 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary and 14.1 mi (22.6 km) from Gomantong Caves. This lodge is 16.7 mi (26.9 km) from Batu Tulug and 16.7 mi (26.9 km) from Bukit Belanda.Show More
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4.8/5Amazing·Cleanliness: 4.8
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HikingPrivate ParkingFreeAirport Pick-up ServiceAirport Shuttle ServiceBarRestaurantLuggage Storage24-Hour Front Desk
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Airport: Sandakan Airport
(116.1 km)
Landmarks: Swamp Forest-Oxbow Lake
(5.2 km)
Landmarks: Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary
(5.8 km)


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Services & Amenities

Twin Room

Twin Room

2 Single bed
Private Bath
Electric Fan
Bedding: Blanket Or Quilt
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Double Room

Double Room

1 Double bed
Private Bath
Electric Fan
Bedding: Blanket Or Quilt
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Guest Reviews(31)

Verified Reviews
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Amenities4.8
  • Location4.8
  • Service4.8
February 26, 2024
This isn’t just a place to stay, it’s an exceptional experience. Hosted superbly by Jason and the team, we enjoyed the 2N,3D package which was packed with highlights and adventures. A big shout out to Ryan and his xray vision which spotted the very best wildlife the area has to offer plus the pure treat watching an elephant swim across the river infront of our boat and wild orangutans swinging in the forest (and yes, one eyeballed me!). We loved the food, the steps, the views, the vibes and the attention to detail - all of which delivered a very special experience for us all. Thank you!
Guest User
March 16, 2024
It’s difficult to write a review for The Last Frontier Lodge that will do it justice. From the time you are picked up to the time you depart you can expect to be treated with genuine kindness and caring. The meals are beautifully presented, fresh and flavourful. The rooms clean, roomy and comfortable. The hikes and river cruises interesting and timely giving you an agenda that keeps you occupied but also gives you time to explore on your own or relax. My husband and I are avid travellers and rate The Last Frontier 10 out of 10 however it is for people who enjoy the outdoors with a bit of adventure in an intimate setting. If you want 5 star and luxury this may not be suitable for you.
Guest User
March 15, 2024
What an amazing place - wonderful staff, stunning setting surrounded by sounds and sights of the rainforest, intimate setting just 4 rooms and a max of 8 guests, fantastic food. Great AM and PM river trips with Ryan where we spotted Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, Crocodiles, Hornbills and much more.
Guest User
March 5, 2024
What an amazing place! Yes, you need a level of fitness that will get you up and down 600 stairs multiple times but it's worth it. Only 4 rooms, so it's private. Rooms are functional, thoughful and clean. Food was fantastic (the reviews about the amazing banana pancakes are correct). Opt to do the additional morning boat ride if you can, it's totally worth it and beautiful on the river in the mornings. Since there are a maximum of 8 guests, the boat is a lot roomier than the other boats you see from larger lodges. Each trip is 2 hours (walk from the lodge to the boat about 12 mins each way). If you can't live without the internet, get a local eSIM before you come. You get signal in the dining area. Ryan was a great guide. We saw an orangutan as we arrived at the lodge, lots of proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, macaques (pigtail and long tail) along the river. Heaps of birdlife. I can't say enough about Jason. He started the lodge from nothing over 20 years ago. His passion for the area is inspiring. We had some great conversations during the transfer and at the lodge. I required urgent medical attention at the end of our stay and Jason was outsanding in his care for me. He is one of a kind and enough of a reason to stay here.
Guest User
April 11, 2023
My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful stay at the Last Frontier. Every aspect of the stay far exceeded any expectations we had. Right from the initial contact with Gert and Jason (N.B. You're better off booking direct with them via their website), we could tell they are fantastic hosts, and chatting to them in the car to the rest was a brilliant introduction to life in and around the Kinabatangan River, and in Sabah generally, and by the end you feel very relaxed with them, like old friends. The quality of the rooms is beyond belief in such a remote and isolated place. Everything was spotlessly clean and of very high quality. Bed was comfy. Shower was warm (not that I wanted it warm) and had very good pressure. The food was great. The team are happy to adapt to dietary requirements and every meal we had was delicious and satisfying after a day out on the water or hiking through the jungle. Rodel, the guide we had was great. Friendly and great at spotting interesting wildlife with a great knowledge of the wildlife along the Kinabatangan River. Thanks to his expert eyes we spotted so much, including several species of hornbills, Crocodiles, Proboscis monkeys and a 10 strong heard of Pygmy elephants that included 2 babies. Obviously one can't go out expecting to spot anything, they're wild animals after all and rarely stick to a timetable, but with Rodel you stand the best possible chance. He didn't quit when we were back at the resort either, as he came running to get us when he spotted a juvenile orang utan climbing up the hill, high in the trees. In the end we were lucky enough to have two sightings; the second being as we ate breakfast the next day (though same caviat as above applies). But I would highly recommend the last frontier resort to anyone visiting sabah with an interest in wildlife. They really are amazing and clearly genuinely care about it, or they wouldn't do what they do. It's a great place and I hope to return again one day.
Guest User
May 24, 2023
This place is really amazing. We searched a lot to choose the right package for Kinabatangan River and this was really the best choice. Such friendly and helpful staff, we felt so welcome. There are only a few rooms, no big tourism and that's why you feel so comfortable here. (Don't be put off by the stairs, they are easy to climb). Every dish was delicious (even vegetarian at my special request) and the banana pancakes with caramel sauce? OMG the best pancakes we've ever had! The river cruises were very relaxing and we saw all the animals (monkeys, crocodiles, hornbills, elephants). We even had an orangutan outside our room visible from our window! We had an unforgettable experience here. Thank you very much Gert and the team, you are doing an excellent job.
October 2, 2023
The most amazing stay. The kitchen excelled with all our food allergies and nothing was too much trouble for them. We saw wild Orangutans near the lodge. Only 4 rooms, so quiet and less mosquitoes than those places on the river. I loved my stay and highly recommend to others.
Guest User
September 6, 2023
Our family thoroughly enjoyed the 2D2N package at the Last Frontier in Bilit. It is such a special place, with just 4 bedrooms, set up high on a hill overlooking the Kintabagan river. We were able to watch a family of 3 orangutans in trees just beside the steps leading up to the lodge, and saw hornbills, monitor lizard and squirrels from the the eating area. We enjoyed 2 boat rides with Ryan as part of our trip and saw different types of monkeys including proboscis, countless birds including hornbills and a crocodile. We also enjoyed a guided walk along the ridge with far reaching views over the palm oil plantations which are encroaching on the land all around this area. We really enjoyed talking to our hosts Gert and Jason about Sabah and found Jason's food to be very tasty, and some of the best of our trip - we particularly loved his beef curry and breakfast pancakes. We left the bulk of our luggage in lockers at the bottom to make it easier to walk up the steps - we only ended up walking up 3 times during the trip and found this to be part of the experience! A torch was helpful for walking up at dusk after the boat trip. Rooms were simple, but comfortable with hot showers. Highly recommended!
Guest User
September 1, 2023
We loved this place! Everything about our stay was perfect, starting off with the pick-up during which we got so much information and tips for the rest of our trip in Malaysia. The hosts are so nice and ready to help with anything. The location was even more beautiful than expected and we could’ve just sat by our room or in the eating area for hours being entertained by the amazing views and wildlife. The highlight of our stay were the river cruises, we saw so much wildlife on the first day alone and Ryan was an amazing spotter. Even the moments we didn’t see any wildlife were so memorable because of the amazing views of the rainforest. Finally, in addition to kind staff, unique views and lots of wildlife the food here was delicious. They also have very nice vegetarian dishes which was highly appreciated. Would definitely come here again and I recommend this place to everyone!

Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: 12:00–15:00
Check-out: 07:00–08:00

Front desk hours: 24/7

Child Policies
Children aged 6 and above are welcome at this hotel.
Additional fees may be charged for children using existing beds. Add the number of children to get a more accurate price.

Cribs and Extra Beds
Please contact the hotel for details about crib and extra bed policies.

TypeContinental, Vegetarian
StyleBoxed/packaged food
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Additional breakfast fees are not included in the total and need to be paid at the property.

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Property Description

  • Number of Rooms: 4
With a stay at The Last Frontier Boutique Resort in Kota Kinabatangan, you'll be 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary and 14.1 mi (22.6 km) from Gomantong Caves. This lodge is 16.7 mi (26.9 km) from Batu Tulug and 16.7 mi (26.9 km) from Bukit Belanda.

Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as a picnic area.

Enjoy a satisfying meal at The Monkey Cup serving guests of The Last Frontier Boutique Resort . Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary local cuisine breakfast is served daily.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and a library. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.

Make yourself at home in one of the 4 guestrooms. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans, and housekeeping is provided on request.

Services & Amenities

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at The Last Frontier Boutique Resort?

Prices at The Last Frontier Boutique Resort are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.

What is the closest airport to The Last Frontier Boutique Resort?

The closest airport is Sandakan Airport. It is 116.1 km from the hotel and approximately a 121minutes journey by taxi.

What are the check-in and check-out times at The Last Frontier Boutique Resort?

The check-in time is after 12:00 and the check-out time is before 08:00.

Does The Last Frontier Boutique Resort provide airport transfer services?

Yes, The Last Frontier Boutique Resort provides airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does The Last Frontier Boutique Resort have?

The Last Frontier Boutique Resort has the following amenities and services: Hiking, Parking, Airport Pick-up Service.

Does The Last Frontier Boutique Resort have a swimming pool?

No, The Last Frontier Boutique Resort doesn't have a pool.

Does The Last Frontier Boutique Resort have fitness amenities?

No, The Last Frontier Boutique Resort doesn't have fitness amenities.

Does The Last Frontier Boutique Resort provide Wi-Fi?

Please view the amenity list on the hotel page.

Does The Last Frontier Boutique Resort have non-smoking rooms?

Yes, The Last Frontier Boutique Resort has non-smoking rooms. Please view the hotel listing for details.

Does The Last Frontier Boutique Resort provide breakfast?

Yes, The Last Frontier Boutique Resort provides breakfast.

About This Property

Nearest AirportSandakan Airport
Distance to Airport116.12KM
Hotel Star Rating3