May weather & where to go
May is the start of Borneo’s peak season and a great time to visit with dry weather to look forward to (mostly!). There are no school holidays at this time, or higher rates. Walking and trekking in Sabah are excellent at this time of year and although there can still be rainfall at any time; it is less likely. The beaches are glorious in May as well, with the coast of Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island and Sipidan being bathed in sunshine and sprinkled with powder-white sands.
Our favourite beach in May has to be Lankayan Island where it is the start of the turtle season.