What better way to round off your Borneo adventure than with time to kick back and relax on a gorgeous beach.
Most of Borneo’s swathes of sand are clustered around Sabah and include the beaches of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Tanjung Aru Beach and Pantai Dalit Beach.
Tunku Abdul Rahman is made up of five islands, including Gaya, where the enticements include idyllic beaches, dive and snorkelling sites amongst sprawling coral reefs, along with the chance to kayak or enjoy some light jungle trekking. Tanjung Aru Beach takes its name from the casuarina or aru trees that fringe the fine sands and is renowned for its amazing sunsets, while exquisite Pantai Dalit offers private expanses of soft white sand stretching almost as far as the eye can see.
On Sarawak, Telok Bandung faces the South China Sea and has a stunning backdrop of majestic Mount Santubong as well as dense tropical rainforest.
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.
7 nights from £1199 pp
GMT + 8 hours
There are no direct flights to Kota Kinabalu from the UK, most travel via either Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Hong Kong, which takes approximately 16 hours.
With an equatorial climate, Borneo enjoys sunshine all year round although rainfall can occur at any time. March to October are considered the best months to travel.