Welcome To Sutera Sanctuary Lodges

Set in the stunning natural locations and Malaysia’s first World Heritage national parks site by UNESCO within Sabah state, Malaysia, There’s something for every holiday. From mountain climbing, exploring nature’s valley, and diving into the marine world, these are all the sites that you can explore when you stay with us. Also sail out to sea to enjoy magnificent sunsets from our catamaran, Amazing Love, or perhaps a tailor-made dive charter to dive and marvel at the wealth of Sabah’s tropical sea life.

Your serendipitous adventure starts now!

Experience climbing Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia's highest mountain protected by UNESCO as it carries the world's most important biological sites.

Mount Kinabalu also known as “Aki-nabalu” given by the local Kadazandusuns is Malaysia’s highest mountain standing mightily at 4,095 meters above sea level. It is protected by UNESCO for its surrounding the world’s most important biological sites. There are between 5000 to 6000 species of plants, 326 species of birds and more than 100 mammalian species identified along climbing the mountain in different altitude. Climbing Mount Kinabalu can be achieved as long you have the good physical condition and guided by accredited guides at all times due to Sabah Park’s regulations and may experience altitude sickness, especially those who have not conquered any mountain. 

To know more about our Laban Rata Resthouse, please head to our Laban Rata Page. 

Our Lodges

Stay in our unique lodges where we bring you luxury and comfort.

Amazing Love Fleet

Taking you on a Sea Adventure with a lifetime experience.

Themed Events

Making a lifetime event into reality.

What our guests say :

  • star rating  Mount Kinabalu Climb 9-10 July 2022 - Our group of five climbers had a pleasant stay in a 6-bed bedroom at Laban Rata Reshouse. Overall the staff gave excellent service and they went the extra mile to... read more

    July 11, 2022
  • star rating  Lodge is clean, comfortable and their staff are warm and friendly. Highly recommended! - Stayed at the lodge for 1 night after reaching Laban Rata. Treated to a wide selection of freshly cooked buffet meals on arrival! My room had a twin bed with... read more

    July 12, 2022
  • star rating  We stayed here before climbing to the summit of Mt Kinabalu.

    The six-bed dorm we were allocated was basic and the gap between top bunk / ceiling minimal. That... read more

    January 9, 2020
  • star rating  October 2022 was my 7th time to climb Mt. Kinabalu (since 1995) and my 7th time to stay in Labanrata Resthouse. I'm finding with the now ridiculous prices that Sutera... read more

    avatar thumb GenkiSudo1
    December 6, 2022
  • star rating  What do you expect at 10,000 feet?! - After a challenging 6-hour climb from the park headquarters to Laban Rata in the cold and rain, it's nice to change into dry clothes and relax. We stayed in the... read more

    August 29, 2023


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Our Core Values


Tripadvisor - Travellers Choice Award 2023

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges @ Kinabalu Park

The BrandLaureate SMEs BestBrands Awards 2023

Holiday Travel Destination

The Bizz Awards 2023

Business Excellence Awards

Sabah Parks Award 2023

Best Innovative Nature Tourism

Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2023

Best Luxury Mountain Lodge

Kayak - Best hotel

Manukan Island

Kayak - Best hotel

Kinabalu Park

Haute Grandeur Global Awards 2023

Best Lodge in Malaysia

HAPA Awards 2023

Agoda Customer Review Awards 2023

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park

Agoda Customer Review Awards 2023

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island

World Luxury Hotel Awards 2022

Luxury Mountain Lodge - Global


Manukan Island

The Bizz awards 2022

Business Excellence Certificate awarded to
Sutera Sancturary Lodges

The bizz awards 2022

Business Excellence Certificate awarded to
General Manager


Manukan Island


Kinabalu Park

World Luxury Hotel Awards 2021

Luxury Mountain Lodge - Global

Travel & Hospitality Award 2021

The Award for Excellence in Service

Malaysia Prestige Awards 2020/2021

Nature Resort of the Year - Malaysia

WorlD Luxury hotel award 2020

Best General Manager - Asia

International Hotel Award 2020

Asia Pacific Hotel Awards in association with VitrA High Commended Small Hotel Malaysia


Asia Pacific Hotel Awards in association with VitrA High Commended Hotel Website Malaysia


Manukan Island


Manukan Island

World Luxury Hotel Award 2019

Luxury Mountain Lodge

World Luxury Hotel Award 2018

Luxury Mountain Lodge

Hapa Award 2018 – 2020

HAPA Boutique/ Concept Hotel/Resort

Hapa Award 2018 – 2020

HAPA Service Excellence Hotel Resort

Asian Lifestyle Tourism Award 2017

Best Eco-Tourism Destination in South East Asia

Asian Lifestyle Tourism Award 2017

Outstanding General Manager in Malaysia (Top 10) - Ravindran Kathiravelu

Agoda Gold Circle Award 2016

31st Aseanta Award For Excellence 2016

Best Asean Travel Article

Hapa Award 2013 – 2015

Hapa Best Lifestyle Living Experience

The World Best Brands Award 2013 – 2014

The Country Branding Award