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From orangutan nature reserves to luxury beachfront resorts; discover the best Borneo hotels with Kuoni

All our fabulous Borneo resorts, including Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, are located in the northern state of Sabah, within an easy distance of the capital Kota Kinabalu. Affectionately known as KK, the city acts as a gateway to the region’s magnificent scenery and is a foodie’s paradise boasting a seemingly endless choice of restaurants and hawker stalls. The paradisiacal islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, including Palau Gaya which is home to our luxury beachfront property Gaya Island Resort, can be reached from the city in just 20 minutes via a speedboat transfer. Borneo is of course also home to one of the world's most beloved wildlife species – the orangutan. The best chance to spot these majestic creatures is at one of the rehabilitation centres where they live in a semi-wild state. Guests at Shangri La’s Rasa Ria Resort can explore the resort’s own nature reserve home to rehabilitated orangutans.

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Gaya Island Resort

5

Combining comfort, style and wilderness, this island resort is integrated into the natural environment.

In the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, lies the island of Pulau Gaya. Covered in dense tropical forest, this pict...

Rooms: 121
Transfers: Approx. 1 hour's group transfer from Kota Kinabalu airport, followed by a 10-minute speedboat ride
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From £1,319 Save up to £130

6 nights, Bed and Breakfast, 05 Jan '21

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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

5

Set in tropical grounds along a vast white-sand bay with a beautiful nature reserve in the grounds.

With a spectacular spa and fantastic facilities, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a unique retreat for nature lovers and a luxurious haven for re...

Rooms: 499
Transfers: Approx. 40 minutes' private transfer from Kota Kinabalu airport
For Families
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From £1,276 Save up to £163

6 nights, Bed and Breakfast, 04 Jan '21

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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

5

This stylish resort has excellent facilities including one of Borneo’s finest spas and fun water play areas.

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is one of the region’s most popular luxury hotels. It sits on the shores of the stunning South China Sea, just m...

Rooms: 492
Transfers: Approx. 10 minutes' private transfer from Kota Kinabalu airport
For Families
Spa
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From £1,212 Save up to £151

6 nights, Bed and Breakfast, 01 Sep '20

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