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Borneo family holidays

Wherever you venture in the world there really is nowhere like Borneo. A truly great destination which has something to offer everyone from soft adventures to wildlife safaris. Visit the majestic Mount Kinabalu or the lush green rainforests of Sandakan home to the wild men of Borneo (the orang-utan) or experience the ancient traditions of the Iban tribes deep in the jungle. When you have had your fill of culture and wildlife, just sit back and relax on a beautiful palm fringed beach.

The island of Borneo is a mixture of three countries: It is home to the two East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak as well as the independent kingdom of Brunei. The remainder of the island, Kalimantan, belongs to Indonesia.

In the main towns of Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, the hotels offer excellent international standards. Upcountry, expect things to be a little less pampered and a touch more real! In fact, if you really want to experience the jungle, it is well worth considering opting to stay in a cabin by the river in Sandakan or in a longhouse dormitory in Sarawak. If you prefer your home comforts, though, hotel options are available.


The beaches at the Rasa Ria and Nexus are long, white and sandy and ideal for relaxing after a little soft adventure.


In contrast to the life up country, and for a little relaxation after some unforgettable sightseeing, the Damai Beach Resort is the perfect spot.

A selection of hotels we feature are shown below. We are often able to source hotels that are not displayed on this website, please call for more details.

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  • Damai Beach Resort

    Damai Beach Resort

    Best price per night: From £28 pp
    Hotel Grade: Bronze

    Positioned on a hillside overlooking a broad sandy beach and under the gaze of towering Mount Santubong, the resort is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest.

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  • Shangri-La Tanjung Aru - Beach

    Shangri-Las Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

    Best price per night: From £77 pp
    Hotel Grade: Gold

    A superb resort situated in lush, landscaped gardens overlooking a protected marine national park and only ten minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu city.

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  • Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa - Pool

    Shangri-Las Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

    Best price per night: From £78 pp
    Hotel Grade: Gold

    This secluded resort is set on exquisite Pantai Dalit Beach surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation, including a unique nature reserve where you'll discover a remarkable array of indigenous flora, fauna and wildlife. There are many options for relaxing including the magnificent Rasa Spa.

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