If you’re looking for accommodation in Borneo, you’re in for a happy surprise. Most people assume that the region houses a collection of characterless rumah tumpangan (guesthouses) and backpacker hostels but in reality, the planet’s third largest island plays host to a wide variety of lodgings. Needless to say, there’s a healthy backpacker scene, especially in major cities like Kota Kinabalu, Labuan, Kuching, Miri and Bandar Seri Begawan but charming mid-range establishments are also plentiful.
Yet luxury ventures in beautiful Borneo deserve special mention – there’s an assortment of them that offer cut-price deals on jaw droppingly gorgeous resorts in stunning locations. Noteworthy is Sabah’s Gayana Eco Resort, Sarawak’s Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort, Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam and Gardenia Resort & Spa in Kalimantan.