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No pic at the moment -- Sorry!Bilit Village Homestay

Stay with a local family

Kinabatangan River T: (013) 891 3078

Bilit Village Homestay

As an alternative to the touristy jungle lodges, it's possible to stay with a local family in the village of Bilit.

No pic at the moment -- Sorry! Your accommodation will depend on who's willing to take you in, but you can expect a private room with a fan and shared bathrooms. The package price includes morning and afternoon river cruises and a night walk, plus you'll have opportunities to learn some Malay cooking and traditional dance. If you don't mind staying in a village instead of the jungle, it's a great way to support the local community. Additional nights are a bargain 50 ringgit per person and children get a 50% discount. Pick-up from Sandakan can be arranged. (Please note that we did not inspect the homestays ourselves.)

Our rating:

Last updated on 25th February, 2013.

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan share bathroom
310 ringgit
310 ringgit
360 ringgit for two nights
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 310 ringgit, high season 310 ringgit. Notes: 360 ringgit for two nights

Bilit Village Homestay
Kinabatangan River
T: (013) 891 3078

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