As we bid goodbye to 2017 and say hello to 2018, it’s also a good time to take out your planner an work out your travel plan for next year. What would you like to see and experience in 2018? Whatever it is, Sabah promises a smorgasbord of wonderful sights, sounds and experiences for your to enjoy. Sit tight and let us walk you through our recommended travel wish list!

Sunrise Mount Kinabalu at Summit

Gorgeous sunrise at the Mount Kinabalu summit

  1. Conquer Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu is the very essence of Sabah. It is the iconic massif by which Sabah is known to the whole world as one of the highest peaks in South East Asia. With the introduction of the new Kota Belud Trail in 2016, Mount Kinabalu is back, bigger and better — and it is beckoning climbers to reach its summit once again. If there is only one thing for you to conquer this year, make it Mount Kinabalu. For more information and bookings, check out our Climbing Mount Kinabalu packages here.

Scuba diver diving in Sipadan
Diving with a turtle in the Sipadan waters

  1. Delve into the depths of Sipadan

The world-renowned Sipadan Island is one of the greatest dive sites ever known to men. With rich biodiversity, spectacular marine life and excellent visibility under the azure Celebes Sea, there is no reason not to make a detour down to Sipadan when you’re in Sabah. If you have not become a certified open water scuba diver, make Sipadan the reason to become one. Get in touch with us to book your first diving lesson or your diving excursion in Sipadan.

Mount Kinabalu distanceBeautiful view of Mount Kinabalu from the Mount Trus Madi observation tower

  1. Trek through the wily Trus Madi

Mount Trusmadi is the second highest mountain in Sabah and Malaysia, after Mount Kinabalu. Despite being only 2642.28 meters in height (compared to Mount Kinabalu’s 4095.2 meters height), Trusmadi is known to offer a tougher challenge to trekkers, thanks to its muddy terrain and thickly foliaged surrounding. Nonetheless, a trek to the summit of Mount Trusmadi promises a breathtaking sunrise and a unique view of the majestic Mount Kinabalu! For more information and bookings, check out our Mount Trusmadi tour packages here.

The breathtaking 7-tiered waterfall in the mystical Maliau Basin

  1. Explore the ‘Lost World of Borneo’

For millions of years, a diverse collection of flora and fauna has thrived within the saucer-shaped basin that is hemmed by cliffs, known as the Maliau Basin. A true nature’s paradise, Maliau Basin offers a an encounter with nature that is totally out of this world! Be amazed by the seven-tiered waterfall as well as its vast population of wildlife — including more than 80 species of mammals, 300 species of birds and 35 species of amphibians. Truly astounding! Get in touch with us to arrange your private tour.

Sunset at The Selingan Turtle IslandTurtles coming to the Selingan island beach to lay eggs

  1. Witness turtle egg-laying 0n Selingan Island

The Turtle Island Park on Selingan Island, which was gazetted as a National Park in 1977, is a popular landing spot for the endangered green and hawksbill turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs. During the egg-laying season, somewhere in July to October, you may have a chance to witness turtles coming ashore to lay eggs on the beach. While you’re here, you can learn more about turtle conservation at the park hatchery. You may also witness a proud moment as baby turtles are released back into the sea! For more information and bookings, check out our Turtle & Wildlife package here.

bunga-raya-resort-sabah-splash-poolThe luxurious Bunga Raya Island Resort

  1. Have a luxurious stay at Bunga Raya Island Resort

Tucked away in a cove on the northern shore of Gaya island, hidden from view of Kota Kinabalu, which is just 15 minutes away, lies the 5 star property of Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa. Featuring 48 timbered villas, Bunga Raya Island Resort is nestled on a hill amongst the lush tropical rainforest of Gaya Island. At it’s core Bunga Raya Island Resort is eco-friendly, reflected in their choice of Borneon architecture and construction methods, which involved the cutting down of very few trees. The accommodation ranges from timbered houses mere steps from the beach, to three bedroom village featuring wrap-around balconies and plunge pools. Private balconies look out over the beach below and the calm blue of the seeming endless South China Sea beyond. Get in touch with us to book your stay at Bunga Raya Island Resort!

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