Places Visited: Sandakan, Lankayan Island, Sukau, Danum Valley, Gaya Island
Sabah, in the far north of Borneo, ticks all the boxes when it comes to romantic holidays: tropical islands with secluded coral-sand beaches, wildlife-rich jungles and remote eco-lodges in pristine rainforests. This trip includes plenty of all three, and some unexpected treats.
It starts with a short stay in Sabah’s capital, Sandankan, proceeding to idyllic Lankayan Island, where you’ll spend three days relaxing on a dreamy beach ahead of your visit to the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary. A stay in the remote Danum Valley brings the interlude in the wilds of the far north to an end, ahead of a blissful stay at an ocean resort in Kota Kinabalu, from where you can explore the dramatic, unspoilt shoreline of the Tunka Abdul Rahman National Park.