Borneo is known for its nature and wildlife, but it also has some very nice beaches to relax on. A popular destination for soft sand and warm seas is Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park off the cost of Kota Kinabalu! It’s National Park Status protects it from over development, but not from big crowds, so make sure to go for a nice walk on the islands to find your own private beach!
Read my Guide to Kota Kinabalu to plan your own Borneo wildlife & beach getaway!
The Kota Kinabalu Marriott is a new hotel on the city’s waterfront, with contemporary rooms, a very good executive lounge and a nice infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Marriott Rewards high-level elites receive great treatment and the hotel is good value on points. Some service issues left me with mixed feelings about the hotel, so read my detailed review to … Continue reading
If you want to explore rare wildlife in remote valleys, hike sacred mountains, go island hopping and relax on a beach, all on one trip, than Kota Kinabalu in Northern Borneo is a great base to explore all that Sabah has to offer! You can see orang utans in the wild, hike Mount Kinabalu and explore the remote Danum Valley, … Continue reading
One of my favorite things to do in Ubud is to hike along the many trails through the rice paddies. It takes only a few minutes walk to escape the crowds in Ubud and you are walking among the rice fields and forests, with few people around. A few small restaurants cater to visitors, so you can have a cold … Continue reading
You are planning a romantic getaway and are looking for an exotic destination and a luxurious treat? Bali in Indonesia offers a unique combination of miles of sandy, white beaches and remote rainforests and rice fields, offering you two very different, relaxing experiences in one trip. And Bali knows how to pamper you in luxury without breaking the bank! This … Continue reading
There are a lot of choices for Italian food on Bali and, at least according to former US President Obama, the best pizza can be found at Colosseum in Seminyak, Bali. I tend to agree, the pizza is very good – add friendly service and reasonable prices and you have the makings of a star worthy of presidential praise! … Continue reading
The Pullman Kuching offers large rooms and full amenities including a pool, professional gym, spa, bar and restaurant, all at a very low price. You also get a great location and friendly service, making it to see the sights of Sarawak, Borneo. The Executive Lounge is the icing on the cake with nice happy hour and breakfast for a very … Continue reading
The Destiny Boutique Hotel in Seminyak, Bali, is only a few minutes walk from the beach in my favorite neighborhood and offers modern rooms and friendly service. You get a nice pool and great views from the rooftop, all at a bargain price, making this good value for a beach vacation on Bali! It’s worth a look, if you are … Continue reading
Sweet Orange WarungTrail near Ubud
Your first impression of Ubud is likely to be traffic gridlock and tourist crowds. But what brings most return visitors back to Ubud is the beautiful nature that’s just a short walk away, the serene environment and the calming influence it has no you!
To avoid the crowds and plan your own relaxing getaway, read my Destination Guide Ubud!
The Element by Westin Bali Ubud offers a Heavenly bed, some of the fastest internet on Bali and the opportunity to earn or redeem Marriott Rewards points. The service is friendly and professional, the restaurants serves a nice breakfast and you have a pool, spa and even yoga classes to stay active. The location outside town at a major road … Continue reading