The lands of Borneo are a rich repository of rainforests, mighty rivers and beautiful seas. This makes Borneo the perfect eco-destination for nature-lovers and thrill-seekers, especially in Sarawak. On top of that, the magical islands off Sabah are perfect for underwater exploration activities, such as scuba-diving and snorkelling. Those after conventional recreation can golf in modern resorts scattered around Borneo.
Borneo has the whole range of eco-adventures and daredevil thrills to enjoy. Choose from caving in the deep reaches of the Mulu Caves or bike across dirt tracks in the Danum Valley. You can also climb the highest peak in Southeast Asia, the Kinabalu Mountain or even take a cruise along Sarawak’s longest river, the Rajang. Those who love trekking, bird-watching and spotting wildlife will adore the many national parks found in Borneo such as Bako and Niah which are areas rich in flora and fauna. For example, the Sepilok Orang-Utan Sanctuary is a place where you can see these gentle primates feed and play during a lazy afternoon.
Borneo Diving & Snorkelling
The islands around Sabah are home to several world-class diving sites. Choose from Pulau Tiga, where the first ‘Survivor’ Television Series was shot to the underwater caverns of Sipadan. The rich coral beds and marvellous aquatic life around these areas will provide some great adventures underwater. Whether you’re diving or snorkelling, you will be fascinated by the variety of corals on the seabed and the numerous fish that come to feed from your hand!
The beauty of Borneo’s landscape, from its towering mountains, peaceful valleys and calm seas provide an excellent backdrop as you tee off in some of Borneo’s best golf courses, often attached to world-class resorts.
Borneo Water Sports
Beaches such as Damai in Sarawak and Tanjung Aru in Sabah are the perfect places to have a fun-filled soaking time. Resorts and operators in these places offer the whole range of sporting activities such as sailing, jet skiing and surfing. You can also relax and unwind on the sandy beaches while taking in the cooling breeze from the sea.
The seas off Sabah are a haven for pelagic fish such as Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, Amberjack and Dorado. You can also fish in deep waters or near reef areas where delicious table fish like cod, grouper and snappers reside. Avid anglers can charter boats from the beaches or islands to fish in promising areas.