Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge
Each "Sulap" (hut or
cabin in the native Kadazandusun language) is equipped with lighting and
socket points, and wall fan. Guests are provided with mattress on the
floor, blanket and a pillow each.
You are reminded to
bring along personal toiletries and towel though some basic items may be
purchased at our Manta Shop. You are in the natural surroundings of the
island so please bring along insect repellent. Stay away from wet areas
when mosquitoes are most active. The most active times are at dusk and
dawn, so it’s best to stay out of dense, humid, and wet areas.
Mosquitoes net may be provided upon request.
For huts with
attached bathroom, hot water shower is available during the island's
regular electricity supply time, i.e. 6.00PM to 6.00AM. Common bathrooms
are not equipped with hot water shower.
Meals are available
for purchase at the Lodge's Mari-Mari Cafe. Opening hours as below :
Breakfast (7am to 10am), Lunch (11am - 2pm), Snacks (4pm – 5pm), Dinner
(6pm – 8pm)
For your convenience, we recommend that you pre-order your meals before
the tours. Kindly refer to the attached menu for selection. Or maybe
bring along some food with you in case it is not sufficient for you.
Snacks, beverages are also available for purchase at the Lodge’s Manta
Shop. The surroundings of the island are covered with a stretch of
beach. You may enjoy walking
supply is only available from 6.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. daily. Electricity
supply voltage is 240v, 50-cycle system. You will need a 3 square pin
contact plug. Shopping options is almost non-existent. Anything remotely
unusual is best brought with you from the city.
reception is not available on the island. The Lodge is nevertheless
connected to the outside world by telephone and internet through
satellite link (you can make calls - chargeable). Wi-Fi internet
connection is available for rental when electricity supply is on.
The best time to
visit is from April to September. Please note that outside of this
period you might need flexibility to travel to Mantanani Island as the
sea state can be too rough to cross to the island and we do cancel trips
if the weather is bad. Towel is Not Provided. All chalets are on stilts
and have teak wood floors. Below each chalet is a deck area furnished
with hammock between the stilts. All mattresses are on the floor. This
is a very simple wooden village type house. There is a staircase to
climb around 2 meters high to go to your room.