Are you looking for things to do in Borneo? Well, you might think of seeing wildlife or being in nature. You should know that Borneo has some of the best beaches in Malaysia and in the fear east. The best beaches in Borneo are found in the eastern state of Sabah. They include:
- Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park’s Beaches
- Tajung Aru Beach
- Shangri La Rasa Ria Beach
In the western state of Sarawak, you can find a rustic Permai Rainforest Resort featuring an amazing private beach. In the far east of Borneo’s coast in Malaysia, you can also enjoy some nice beaches, as well as go to a diving gear store and explore Borneo from under the water. However, in this specific area, you must consider FCO advice. Also, you should confirm whether travel insurance covers your stay in the region as you travel around Borneo.
The Best Beach in Sarawak
1. Permai Private Beach
The beaches found in South Malaysia are very beautiful. The Permai Rainforest Beach is the best example of this. It is located in Sarawak, a Malaysian state to the north west part of Borneo. It is near Bako National Park as well as Mount Santubong. It’s one of the best places to visit in Borneo. The beach comes with a rustic and lovely desert island feeling.
It’s not an ideal place for sunbathers since there are boulders found on the shoreline. However, there are pockets of lovely sand giving sunbathers the best opportunity to lounge in the sun. you can explore the waterfalls found in the nearby rainforest to enjoy the natural rock pool before getting to the beach. Here, you can wash off the sand and salt from the sea comfortably.
The Best Beaches in Sabah
1. Shangri La Rasa Ria Beach
One of the best places to visit in Sabah is the Pantai Dalit Beach. The area is surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation. It’s the best location for anyone who loves nature and the beach. The hotel comes with various amenities and magnificent gardens.
It is found on the private beach so it’s perfect for families visiting the area. You will find many areas for food and drinks in the hotel. The Sampan Bar also offers an unforgettable sunset cocktail.
2. Tanjung Aru Beach
It is located 6km to the south of Kota Kinbalu and near the Shangri La Tanjung Aru. The area is very local with quite a number of tourists. There are many restaurants and food stalls to offer various dining options. Here, you can enjoy some local cuisine such as the fresh seafood and steaming bowls of Roti Chenai and Laksa. If you are looking for a great place in Borneo to visit and enjoy the local life, this is the best choice.
3. Selingan Island (Turtle Island)
It is located in the Sulu Sea and features white sandy beaches with shallow seas. Most people love the turtle rehabilitation centre because it’s the best chance of seeing turtles. Of course, there are no trips to the area because of the concern for the animal welfare.
The area also becomes very busy with more than 40 people gathering to see a turtle. It is located to the border of the FCO warnings so you need to keep this in mind if you find yourself there. All in all it’s a beautiful place to visit in Borneo.