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  • Flight Time: 12 Hours
  • Time Zone: UTC +8:00
  • Best Time to Travel: April - September

Sabah’s beauty is quite simply gut-wrenching. This is one of the most physically stunning places on Earth, a land of deep green jungle, craggy mountains and shockingly blue ocean that all seems to collide into one moving, magnificent vista. It is also home to "the old man of the forest" - the magnificent orang-utan which is a must see for any trip.

It’s a land for adventure enthusiasts and yet, we must stress, not only adventure enthusiasts. Many treks around Mt Kinabalu, for example, really consist of vigorous hikes, jaunts you want to be fit to attempt, but don’t need to be in Olympic shape to finish. Similarly, the diving in East Sabah – some of the best in the world – is easily accessible to beginners. And anyone can sit on a boat and appreciate the majesty of spotting clever lizards, prowling civets, doe-eyed loris and great ginger orang-utans in the wild.

In addition, there is a thriving yet laid-back culture here. Sabah’s citizens are wonderful: cosmopolitan, friendly, famously relaxed folks who are quick to laugh and slow to rile. Their good-humoured presence is the perfect accompaniment to the awe-inspiring scenery of their home.

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Resorts & Hotels of Borneo VIEW ALL

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  • Borneo

    Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort

    499 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites. In the Garden Wing, all ground-level rooms have a private lanai accessible through the Garden. The exclusive Ocean Wing offers 173 premier rooms with a private outdoor bathtub and sweeping views of the sea

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  • Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

    Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

    Nexus Resort Karambunai, located 30 km North East of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, nestles on 65 acres of lush landscaped surrounds on the Karambunai Peninsula, upon the fringes of a 6km pristine white sand beach.

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  • Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

    Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

    Located in Sandakan City Center, Four Points By Sheraton Sandakan is a perfect starting point from which to explore Sandakan. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time.

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About Malaysia

Our dedicated Malaysian holiday team are passionate about travel and will help you choose sights, activities and cultural experiences that will enrich your holiday.

One of Malaysia's key attractions is its 'diversity'. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs. Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves. For the perfect holiday full of surprises, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.

  • Travel Guide

    • To experience Malaysia in celebration, annual festivals are Chinese New Year in January or February.
    • Buddhist Vesak festival in May-June and the Hindu Diwali festival of lights in October or November.
    • Malaysia also get many visitors during the school holidays between June and early September.
  • Getting There

    • Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is one of the busiest flight hubs in Asia.
    • Malaysia Airlines is the country's national carrier.
    • Direct flights from London to Kuala Lumpur take approximately 12 hours and 25 minutes.
  • We Recommend

    • Visit Langkawi, a glorious region made up of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea.
    • Visit Taman Negara national park, an emerging eco-tourism hotspot in the centre of the peninsula.
    • Explore Kuala Lumpur's many museums for an introduction to Malaysia's multi-faceted culture.
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Multi Centre Holidays VIEW ALL

Let us sculpt your multi-centre experience, for a holiday that's as unique as you are. See some examples of our hand-crafted multi-centre tours or browse our destinations
  • Idyllic Malaysian Explorer
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    Idyllic Malaysian Explorer

    Take a visit to Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia capital and one of Asia's most modern cities. Then visit Borneo which is a physically stunning place with its deep green jungle and shockingly blue ocean. Then stay in the luxurious Tanjong Jara resort

    3 holiday destinations

    12 nights

  • Discover Malaysia & Hong Kong
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    Discover Malaysia & Hong Kong

    Lose yourself in the busy city of Kuala Lumpur with a sky line you wont forget. Then visit Borneo which is a physically stunning place with its deep green jungle and shockingly blue ocean. Then venture to Hong Kong which remains one of china's mega cities

    3 holiday destinations

    12 nights

  • City & Jungle Malaysian Retreat
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    City & Jungle Malaysian Retreat

    Take a visit to the one of a kind Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia capital and one of Asia's most modern and diverse cities. Then take a trip to the island of Borneo, where the island is home to many unique and endangered species, such as the orang utan.

    2 holiday destinations

    8 nights