Sepilok Jungle Resort
Jalan Rambutan, Sepilok Mile 14, Sandakan (08 953 3031/www.sepilokjungleresort.com). Sepilok Jungle Resort is ideal for guests who wish to spend a quiet weekend with family and friends. Be awakened by the chirping of birds and the sound of cicadas of an evening. Kids will be delighted to see and hear gibbons, hornbills, fruit bats and butterflies. Recent developments have updated the resort, which now boasts a swimming pool, children’s pool, Jacuzzi, gym, sauna room, steam room and a fully air conditioned pool side Jungle Cafe.
Tabin Wildlife Resort
Lahad Datu (08 826 7266/www.tabinwildlife. com.my). You have to be quite intrepid to bring your gaggle of kids here but you will be rewarded with inspiring scenery and perhaps some exciting wild animal sightings for your young adventurers. With timber jungle lodges overlooking the Lipad River and hillside forest, the Tabin Wildlife Resort makes the most of its spectacular surroundings. Accommodation is rustic but comfortable, and it’s suitable for families. They also arrange a variety of tours and safaris within the Tabin Wildlife Reserve, where elusive hornbills, monkeys and occasional tapir lumber into view.