Gaya Island, in the Tunku Rahman Marine Park, is topped with lush green forests to explore on foot and surrounded by colourful coral gardens to float above bedecked with snorkel. A great place for families or for a honeymoon, the still shallow water here is a first time divers playground, as clown fish, frog fish, turtles and rays frolic in this protected oasis only 15 minutes from Sabah’s capital of Kota Kinabalu.
With such attention grabbing jungles and wildlife, Borneo's beaches aren’t the first thing that come to mind to those planning a Borneo holiday, but with it’s gorgeous gently curving bays backed by lush rainforest, and some of the best diving opportunities in the world, it’s hard to think of a more perfect beach destination.
For a magical mix of exotic marine life and flawless stretches of sand we just love Borneo Eagle Resort, nestled on the private island of Pulau Tiga off the western coast of Sabah. The surrounding waters are part of a marine reserve, which has ensured the safety of the native biodiversity.