Nestled harmoniously within its natural surroundings, we offer a range of comfortable accommodation options from private villas to relaxing suites. This area is teeming with many rare animals and a spectacular assembly off bird life including the majestic Borneo hornbill. Whether it’s bird watching, fishing or camping by the river, come and stay with us for a first-hand experience into what makes this place truly special.
Winner of the Sabah Tourism Best Nature Attraction Award 2003, Balung Eco-Resort is surrounded by virgin rainforests of the breath-taking Tawau Hills Park. Balung Plantation is the first eco-resort set within a tropical plantation, which balances opportunities for learning and understanding of the natural surrounding along with a relaxing, serene escape into the wild. Visitors will ultimately experience a deep appreciation for the rich, local ecology of one of the oldest rainforest in the world. Guests can escape into different areas of the plantation, such as to the Tea Garden where beautiful flowers of the Java blooms, enjoy a dip into the Balung river which runs through the plantation, embark on adventurous scenic hikes, a stroll down to the fishing pond located just beside the resort, have a relaxing drink and snacks at the pool, or indulge yourself at the Markisa Café where you will discover excellent Malaysian food.
Set against the backdrop of an ancient rainforest that dates back over 140 million years, our eco-resort offers visitors the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and escape into a serene hideout amidst our lush, green plantation. We provide all the amenities and comforts you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. From the moment you step onto our plantation, you'll be enveloped in a verdant sea of green. As you stroll through our gardens, you'll be mesmerised by the variety of shapes and sizes of flora. We have a few rare species that may even leave you speechless. But don't just take our word for it - come and see for yourself!
Tranquil surroundings, exotic nature, breathe taking views…