How to get there
You can fly in from Kuala Lumpur or Penang with Air Asia or transfer in from Brunei as other travellers we met had done. We transferred from Penang airport and it cost just under £50 pp.
Where to stay
The Shangri La Rasa Ria has an on site nature reserve and orangutan rehabilitation centre. It’s probably one of the best hotels in the world due to its super standard rooms and incredibly friendly and professional service.
What to do
This is largely resort based and Borneo itself has lots to offer but for now, see what you can do mainly at the Rasa Ria:
- Play golf – the resort has an 18 hole championship golf course adjoining the hotel
- See the orangutans – when we visited you were able to see the orangutans at the sanctuary attached to the hotel but they have not been there for a few years now. To see them you will need to take a very special and worthwhile trip to Sepilok.
- Go on a ‘jungle trek’ before breakfast
- Take a trip to Mount Kinabalu and take a trek to remember
- See the Fireflies – this is weather dependant and so book early in your stay
Where to eat
There is street food available throughout Borneo and not too far from the hotel but do be careful. If red tide hits when you’re there, we would advise you stick to the hotel restaurants.
To see our photos of the resort click HERE