• Snorkelling, Borneo

Relax on the beautiful beaches of Borneo...

Relax on the beautiful beaches of Borneo...

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.

Turtle, Borneo

If you are after a real diving Mecca then head to Mataking, an incredible resort with access to the famous Sipadan dive site, one of the top 5 diving destinations in the world! Mataking is great for a family holiday with a white sandy beach and myriad activities on offer. Here you can submerse yourself in a world of parrotfish, barracudas, turtles, manta rays and tuna. The waters here are also home to an underwater "post office" – an artifical reef created to serve as a home for the marine life here.

Kapalai Island Resort, Borneo

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.

Gaya Island Resort, Borneo


Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Borneo. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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