1 independent reviews for Borneo family holiday, wildlife and beaches

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review 15 Aug 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Staying at the Kinabatangan River - the wildlife was amazing and the people were wonderful, so friendly and welcoming. We saw several different types of monkeys and birds, pygmy elephants and crocodiles and the kids loved it.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

I wouldn't necessarily recommend staying in the longhouse at this stage, we didn't feel it was very authentic. We would highly recommend hiring an English speaking guide. It really helped us to identify the different wildlife, he took us to markets and got us to try different foods and he generally just made everything so much easier for us with the children. It really helped us to absorb the experience and he was able to accommodate our wishes for example he organised an excursion to the sandakan war memorial while we ere out there (highly recommend it) and this was not something we had considered in the UK, but after reading about it we though it was important to see. We'd recommend do be adventurous and trust your guide. The Rasa Ria is absolutely lovely but the children and even my comfort loving husband enjoyed got more out of the Kinabatangan. I can't speak highly enough for the Myne resort- what it doesn't have in luxury it makes up for with engaging friendly staff and location.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I'm not sure- I think by using local resorts on our travel we injected money back into the economy more so than we would have done had we stayed solely at the Rasa Ria. We went to local markets etc which I think helps

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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