Destinations

Borneo Honeymoon Safaris

Why book a Borneo Honeymoon...?

We think that a honeymoon should be the most unforgettable, thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime journey and Borneo, with its combination of wildlife and nature, beach resorts and idyllic islands, fits the bill. On your Borneo honeymoon you can come face to face with orang-utans in the wild, trek in steamy jungles, spend time with local people and relax on powder-white sands at stunning beach resorts.

Many couples like to enjoy some beach time at the end of our Borneo holidays. We recommend Kapalai Island, where you can stay in stilted accommodation over the crystal-clear ocean, or Lankayan Island, a rustic beach getaway where you will certainly finish off your honeymoon in style.

Because Borneo is such great value for money, you get that barefoot luxury for a fraction of the price at some other beach destinations. 

The addition of unique wildlife makes for a truly unforgettable experience.

What to expect

In our experience, some honeymoon couples are looking for adventurous trekking through wild jungles, while others just want to lounge on the pristine white sands of a quiet sunny beach. On your Borneo honeymoon you can do both, and spend time with friendly local people, creating memories that will last forever.

Cuisine:

Sabah – the region of Borneo we recommend for honeymoons – has a varied cuisine that features Malaysian curries and local fruits and vegetables that you will find nowhere else on Earth. Don’t be afraid to try something new!

Locals:

The locals in Sabah are friendly and always happy to help and meet travellers. We try to use local guides to guarantee a truly authentic experience for you in Borneo.

Accommodation:

There is a great variety of accommodation in Borneo, from opulent hotels in Kota Kinabalu to authentic rainforest lodges on the Kinabatangan and rustic camps in the foothills of Kinabalu.

In the beach resorts of Lankayan and Mataking, you will find chalets close to the sea, and on Kapalai Island, you stay on accommodation perched directly above the ocean so you can literally dive in from your back garden.

Cost:

Borneo is a good value-for-money destination and can be tailored to meet your budget requirements.

Useful Information

Getting there & around:

We recommend you fly straight into Kota Kinabalu to start your safari. Whilst on the ground, some overland journeys can be quite long. Roads can be a little slow at times and boatmen will often wait for a while after rains before they allow travel again. Travel in Borneo becomes a part of the experience and we recommend you travel with an open mind. Alternatively, you can make use of internal flights, which are obviously much quicker. Either way, you should be prepared to be flexible and enjoy a part of the world that has so far managed to avoid mass tourism.

Climate and when to go:

You can travel to Borneo at any time of year and the temperature stays hot and humid year round averaging at about 27ºC. For honeymoons we would recommend the “dry season” between April and November. This is the best time to see the orang-utans in the wild as they travel lower to the ground in search of fallen fruits. However, do not write off Borneo if your honeymoon is outside of these months as the “wet season”, December to March, can be a lot less crowded and more affordable. As the weather is unpredictable all year round, it is quite possible that you will not be affected at this time by rain or monsoons.

Health Issues:

We always recommend visiting your GP about 8 weeks prior to travel to see what precautionary measures to take in regards to your destination, and to ensure all standard vaccinations are up to date.

We’re aware that the last thing you want is to be sick on your honeymoon, but it’s important to attain Comprehensive Travel Insurance so that in the unfortunate event of illness or injury, you can be transported to an appropriate hospital to receive the best care.

Wildlife in Borneo

Malaysian Borneo is home to some of the planet’s most beautiful and diverse wildlife. Of the 222 species of mammals in Borneo, about 44 are endemic. There are as many as 420 species of birds, 934 fish and 100 amphibians. It is here that endangered species such as the pygmy elephant and Sumatran rhino meet flying squirrels and foxes, where primates have comedic noses and honk through the trees and the underwater biodiversity can rival even some of the best known dive resorts.

The star of the show is undoubtedly the orang-utan, and Borneo is one of just two places where these friendly and peaceful creatures now live in the wild. Borneo is also home to one of the rarest cats in the world, the bay cat.

The heart of Borneo is the best place to find these creatures so keep your eyes peeled in jungle treks and on boat trips down the river. If there are specific Borneo animals that you and your partner would like to encounter one of our specialists will be able to assist in putting you in the right place at the right time to give you the best chance of sightings.

Honeymoon deals in Borneo

We will do our utmost to ensure that your honeymoon is designed specifically for you, making it as special as possible. Whether you want to keep it a surprise from your partner or you are designing your journey together, make sure we know it is for your honeymoon and we can ensure you are placed in the most suitable accommodation and parks. We may also be able to offer you bridal or honeymoon discounts.


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