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Borneo - Last Frontier Resort, Borneo Rainforest Lodge, or both?

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I'm continuing to plan our rescheduled trip to Borneo for Spring 2011. We have about 2 weeks on the ground in Malaysia (i.e., excluding travel time from NYC and a necessary Hong Kong stopover), so we have to make some tough choices about where we do. Our budget is probably in the "moderately luxurious" category - we can afford to spend $ on certain hotels/experiences, because our flights to Asia are on miles and our hotel stays in some cities will be booked using points.

In addition to the Borneo part of the trip (described below), we plan on spending a couple of nights either in Penang, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Not included in the 2-week timeframe are a day or two in Hong Kong (we have to connect via HK on our award tickets) and our travel time from North America to Hong Kong to Malaysia. (In other words, the trip is about 3 weeks in total, with about 2 weeks in Malaysia.)

After recovering from jet lag in Kota Kinabalu, our goal is to have two "adventures in nature". One will be a dive trip, and the other will be a visit to a nature lodge of some kind, with an emphasis on viewing animals.

We want to spend 4 nights/5 days at Lankayan Island Resort. (That probably will be 3 dive days, plus a pre-flight non-dive day excursion to the Orangutan center.)

I also had been thinking about spending either 2 nights/3 days (or 3 nights/4 days) at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge. I understand we would fly from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu, with an overland transfer to the lodge. I also have read that we can be driven from the Lodge to Sandakan, from where we could travel on to Lankayan Island.

I also have been reading some good reviews of the Last Frontier Boutique Resort, which is near Sandakan. I was wondering if it might make sense to drop Borneo Rainforest Lodge and instead spend 2 nights/3 days at Last Frontier, since would spend less time in transit since Last Frontier is so much closer to Lankayan Island. Both Last Frontier and BRL offer opportunities to view wildlife but the experiences are different.

I would be interested in feedback on either or both lodges/resorts.

Our itinerary might look something like the following if we went to both lodges:

Day 1 - arrive Kota Kinabalu
Day 2 - sightsee in Kota Kinabalu
Day 3 - early flight and transfer to Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Day 4 - at BRL
Day 5 - transfer to Sandakan; overnight in Sandakan hotel (not sure if it's possible to get to Lankayan Island from BRL in a one-day trip)
Day 6 - transfer to Lankayan Island
Day 7 - Lankayan
Day 8 - Lankayan
Day 9 - Lankayan
Day 10 - transfer to Sandakan and Last Frontier Resort
Day 11 - Last Frontier Resort
Day 12 - travel day (Sandakan-Kota Kinabalu-Penang (or SIN or KUL)
Day 13 - in Penang (or SIN or KUL)
Day 14 - in Penang (or SIN or KUL), late flght to Hong Kong

I don't usually like to bounce around quite as much in my travels, with such short stays in multiple places. And so that's one of the reasons I'm thinking we might want to skip BRL and replace it with Last Frontier (or vice versa). Then we could spend a little longer at the resort/lodge we choose and maybe add a day to Penang (or our Hong Kong stopover).


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