Lahad Datu is a region in Sabah rich in cocoa and palm oil plantation. Despite the turmoil that had hit Lahad Datu once upon a time, there are various attractions that still stood firm to attract tourists from all over the country. Attractions include the Piton Wildlife Safari and the Tower of Heaven. There are also a variety of hotels in Lahad Datu to choose from.
The Executive Hotel Lahad Datu, Maya Hotel
Lahad Datu Airport (LDU)
The best cities to visit in Lahad Datu are Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Tawau, Kudat, Papar, Mabul Island, Kinabalu National Park, Interior Division
The most popular hotels booked by tourists are The Executive Hotel Lahad Datu, Maya Hotel, Tabin Wildlife Resort, Silam Dynasty, My Inn Hotel, My Inn Hotel Lahad Datu, OYO 44037 King Park Hotel, Royal Palms Hotel and Spa, Kawag Nature Lodge, QQ Hotel
Currently, there are around 19 hotels that you can book in Lahad Datu
Lahad Datu is a town and district located in Tawau Division in the east of Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. It occupies the peninsula on the north side of Darvel Bay. As of 2010, its population was estimated to be around 199,830. Lahad Datu is surrounded by stretches of cocoa and oil palm plantations and become important timber exporting port. Besides that, the town has an airport for domestic flights, a fish and dry goods markets and attractions such as Tabin Wildlife Park and the Danum Valley. It is also has a port which is strongly supported by the palm oil industry and oleo chemical and biodiesel industry.
There are flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Tawau Airport provided by Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia which takes around 3 hours. Once you reach the airport, you can take a taxi or rent a car to Lahad Datu and the journey takes around 2 hours. There is another option to Lahad datu which is by flying for 2 hours and 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Kota Kinabalu airport and another an hour from airport to Lahad Datu.
Yayasan Sabah Board of Trustess had resolved on November 28, 1980 to leave an area within Yayasan Sabah concession and reserved for purpose of conservation. The area administered informally as Conservation Area in recognition of its outstanding biodiversity value. In 1982, the Interagency Danum Valley Management Committee was established, comprising Yayasan Sabah, the Sabah Forestry Department, the Sabah Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Universiti Malaysia Sabah and several other agencies. The Forest Management Plan of Yayasan Sabah Concession Area was drawn up and approved by the State Cabinet in 1984. In May 1995, the area was declared a Class I (protection) Forest Reserve by the Sabah Legislative Assembly and in 1999, Danum Valley Conservation Area was further gazetted under The Cultural Heritage (Conservation) Enactment 1998, as a Cultural Heritage (Conservation) Area. Now, the Danum Valley Conservation Area (DVCA) is a 438 square kilometres tract and has become a unique area and one of attractions inLahad Datu.
Tabin Wildlife Reserve is a home to various endangered wildlife such as the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Tembadau and exotic birdlife. Besides that, three largest mammals of Sabah which are the Borneo elephant, Bornean rhinoceros and tembadau (Bos javanicus) can also be found within the reserve. The elephant population has been estimated to 120- 300 animals in 1993 and other ungulate species include sambar, muntjac and mouse deer. In addition, seven of Sabah´s eight primate species are also present like orang utan and proboscis monkey. Besides that, this place is covered in euryspecies lowland rainforest and nurtures a number of tropical plants rich in medicinal and therapeutic values. This reserve has attracted wildlife photography and birdwatching enthusiasts as well as wild adventure seeker. The biggest predator in the reserve is the Sunda clouded leopard and there are also several other smaller carnivores in the reserve as well as bird species comprises of 42 families representing 220 species which have been recorded.
Nestled along the stretch of beautiful eastern coast beaches, this hotel offers luxurious accommodations and designed for comfort stay. Guests can visit the golden sandy beach to watch the huge waves inhaling the refreshing aromatic breeze from the azure waters. Felda Residence Sahabat is a perfect destination to relax while enjoying the perfect views within the tranquil setting and also offers rooms with basic amenities and also complimentary toiletries and water bottle. It also provides free parking, WiFi access and laundry and housekeeping services.
The hotel set around 0.1 kilometres from the city centre and provides accessibility as well as offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. The services offered here including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. Besides that, the hotel also provides amazing view from every room and also dining options at and nearby this two -star hotel.