A haven for wildlife, surely Borneo’s most coveted attraction is its unspoilt rainforests. The island’s Orang-utans are its most famous inhabitant, but its rich cultural tapestry and fascinating history are also key incentives for travellers.
Where the jungle meets the coast you’ll discover pristine beaches and coral reefs, a paradise retreat in a natural, exotic location. This ‘off the beaten track’ island awaits your discovery.
When to go to Malaysian Borneo
Travelling outside of the months of November to February is generally recommended. You’re more likely to see orang-utans from April and you can well expect humidity and some rain throughout the year; hence why the rainforests are so lush.
Where to stay in Malaysian Borneo
Combining your visit to the region with a stay at the Gaya Island Resort will enhance the luxe-factor no end. Accessible only by boat, the resort lies within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park off the coast of Kota Kinabalu on the beautiful island of Pulau Gaya. Blending seamlessly with the environment, this is an idyllic place to retreat to after seeing the wonders of the Borneo wildlife, with the Spa Village creating an unforgettable experience. For a somewhat authentic stay within the rainforest itself, we can arrange accommodation for you at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Sepilok Nature Reserve or Borneo Nature Lodge.
What to do in Malaysian Borneo
A haven for wildlife, surely Borneo’s most coveted attraction is its unspoilt rainforests. The island’s orangutans are its most famous inhabitant, but you’ll also discover pristine beaches and coral reefs, as well as plenty more unusual wildlife, like the cheeky Proboscis monkeys.
Malaysian Borneo Holidays Fact File
HIGH SEASON March - October
FLIGHT DURATION 12 hours 25 minutes
UK AIRPORT OPTIONS Malaysia Airlines flies direct from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur and onwards throughout Malaysia. Singapore Airlines flies from London Heathrow and Manchester with onward connections throughout Malaysia via Singapore
DIRECT FLIGHTS Yes
COUNTRY COMBINATIONS Singapore, Bali, Hong Kong, Thailand
CURRENCY Malaysian ringgit
TIME DIFFERENCE + 8 hours
LANGUAGE Malay and Malaysian
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