Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Barefoot Luxury: the Best Hotels in Borneo


The third largest island in the world, Borneo is also one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet; a place where you can experience luxury and nature beyond your wildest dreams. With true adventure on your doorstep, Borneo offers bright-white beaches juxtaposed with lush jungle that’s just begging to be explored.

Having spent three months on this beautiful island, Flight Centre First and Business’s Kat Townsend can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s got incredibly friendly locals, unique wildlife, awe-inspiring scenery and of course, lavish, charming and eco-friendly hotels.

These hand-picked gems are four of the best hotels in Borneo – no doubt they’ll have you itching to pick up the phone and get booking your next luxury adventure.

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Located just 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah state’s capital city, Shangri-la's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa provides an idyllic setting for a tropical getaway.

With lavishly decorated suites inspired by Borneo’s rich cultural heritage, coupled with naturally beautiful surroundings, you will soon wish you could stay there forever. The hotel boasts seven restaurants and bars, an atmospheric Sunset Bar and beach-side cabanas.

It has all you need for a hefty dose of pure luxury and, if you need more of a reason to be tempted, there’s also abundant pampering to be had at the CHI Spa.

Gaya Island Resort

Dubbed one of Borneo’s most luxurious hotels, Gaya Island Resort boasts 120 modern villas set amongst spectacular wildlife-spotting scenery.

Expert guides are on hand if you fancy getting out of the hotel and into true Bornean wilderness, hoping to spot the elusive, endemic proboscis monkey.

For some relaxation, head for the Spa Village, set in an authentic environment of intertwined mangroves. This resort is where jungle canopies effortlessly give way to the pure, white sand of the beaches.

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