The island of Borneo has long been considered an exotic location by many. Being the third largest island in the world, many are intrigued by what it has to offer. Borneo is split into three parts and each section belongs to Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Sabah Malaysia is located on the northern tip of Borneo and is considered to be a part of South East Asia. Long known as "The Land Below the Wind" Sabah Malaysia beaches offer some of the most idyllic spots to spend your Malaysia holidays. Bordering its Malaysian neighbor Sarawak, the beautiful town of Kota Kinabalu is the capital.
The biggest lure for tourists visiting the island are the stunning Sabah beaches. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is made of five picturesque islands in Malaysia reached by speedboat in less then a half hour. All have stunning white sand beaches and clear, blue waters fill with a kaleidoscope of color. Malaysia diving and snorkeling is incredible and an underwater world full of exotic marine life can all be seen below the surface. Swimming in the azure waters lends a feeling of being in your own slice of paradise.
Tanjung Aru is an oceanside resort which offers Sabah Malaysia hotels in the form of internationally classed hotels and budget bungalows. Jet skiing, diving, parasailing, snorkeling and other watersports can all be enjoyed on these Sabah Malaysia beaches. Savory Malaysian cuisine is available from the many vendors and hawkers that frequent the beaches. Sabah Malaysia beaches are mostly found on the surrounding islands though there are beaches directly on the coast as well. Many on the coast lie mostly in the western area with most found near Tuaran.
From five star resorts to budget accommodation Sabah Malaysia hotels come in a wide assortment. Opt to stay in the rainforest and sleep amidst the sounds of active wildlife or choose one of the fantastic Kota Kinabalu hotels and enjoy your holiday in the capital. Sabah Malaysia hotels can also be found on almost all of the eight islands such as Sipadan, Layang Layang and Gaya Island which are home to many gorgeous Sabah Malaysia beaches. The coastal areas of Tawau, Lahad, Datu, Sandakan, Tuaran and Labuan all have a range of accommodations available. Once you've chosen the areas you'd most like to frequent, determine your budget needs and search for a hotel.
Many head to the area for fantastic Sabah Malaysia fishing during Malaysia vacations and find the conditions more than satisfactory! Sabah Malaysia fishing is both for fun and for the serious anglers. Sport fishing charters can easily be arranged with many of the most competitive rates found in Kota Kinabalu. The Sabah Malaysia Fishing Tournament kicks off each year in September. This events theme is "Save Our Seas" and advocates against illegal fishing practices.
Sabah Malaysia fishing provides a good chance of catching a well-rounded variety of ocean fish such as Barracudas, Groupers, Mackerel, Snappers, Marlin, Amberjacks, Tuna and more. Sabah Malaysia fishing is only second to deep sea fishing in Langkawi and Penang. Fishing charters in Sabah Malaysia are available for a variety of prices and normally include all tackle and bait, rods and reels and the boat trip. Often a delicious lunch is provided.
Sukau Rainforest is another favorite destination for tourists and is laden with lush, tropical growth and tons of exotic wildlife. You'll spot the active proboscis monkey swinging high in the trees. The rainforest also teems with a diverse range of other wildlife including a variety of birds, an assortment of primate species and lots of reptiles such as cobras and vipers. For more things to do in Sabah Malaysia take a boat trip to Selingan Island and discover a third Marine Park which is home to one of the most important turtle breeding areas in South East Asia. From beaches, to rainforests to sights and sounds on land Sabah is a destination that is sure to top your list of warm destinations ideal for a holiday retreat.
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