For a unique Honeymoon destination - without forfeiting the chance to enjoy a little pampering - look no further than Malaysian Borneo. With long days of sunshine and minimal rain during the summer months, its weather patterns correlate nicely with peak wedding season, too.

Wildlife lovers will rejoice at all the manner of creatures, great and small, that call Borneo home. From the adorable Orangutan, to the bulbous nosed pot-bellied Proboscis Monkey, along with a wealth of beautifully plumed birds and colourful insects and butterflies.

While the accommodation in some of the rainforest reserves is a little on the simple side (but comfortable enough for a few days), the Borneo Rainforest Lodge is the ideal Honeymoon bolthole. The lodge offers a handful of chalets, some of which boast private outdoor bathtubs overlooking the gurgling Danum River - the ideal spot to unwind and enjoy the evening rainforest chorus with a glass of chilled vino.

After a few days adventure in the rainforest, R&R will most certainly be the order of the day. Beach hotels in Borneo range from the Shangri-La Rasa Ria with its sweeping sand beach, to blissful island retreats including Bunga Raya and the Gaya Island Resort, all of which come with a Spa for obligatory Honeymoon pampering. Spend days lazing on powder soft beaches, snorkelling colourful reefs and indulging in a range of delicious Asian cuisines either with a private beach picnic or a candlelit dinner with your toes in the sand.

Take advantage of our Honeymoon Gift List service! The service allows your loved ones to contribute to your Malaysian honeymoon by giving money towards the overall cost of your honeymoon.


Where to stay

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Borneo Rainforest Lodge is located in the heart of the Danum Valley Conservation Area – a remote 200 square mile area of tropical lowland rainforest in Sabah province.

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Amid lush grounds on the shores of the South China Sea, Bunga Raya Resort & Spa is everything and more when you picture when considering Borneo. Surrounded by nature, this is a jungle-meets-beach retreat.

Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort is a luxury resort on the little known Pulau Gaya, the largest of a cluster of five islands that form the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Gone are the days where visitors to the island had to settle for a rustic beach hut, Gaya Island Resort has set the precedent for hotels in one of Original Travel’s favourite destinations.

Shangri-La Rasa Ria

Shangri-La Rasa Ria

The resort is set beside the beautiful Pantai Dalit beach, north of Kota Kinabalu, and surrounded by lush tropical forest.

Myne River Resort

Myne River Resort

This boutique jungle lodge is made up of rustic chalets dotting the hillside on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. The natural beauty extends to the lodge being backed by a wildlife reserve of Borneo jungle. All the key ingredients to an animal-lover’s paradise really...

Sepilok Nature Resort

Sepilok Nature Resort

Nestled within tropical gardens, the 23 chalets of the Sepilok Nature Resort are the perfect base from which to explore the neighbouring Kabili-Sepilok Rainforest Reserve which is home to all manner of flora and fauna, including those famous orange fellows, the orangutan.

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