Is Borneo a good holiday destination?

Is Borneo a good holiday destination?

Borneo boasts beautiful islands and thriving cities, but most travelers are drawn here for its jungles and rare animals. From what to expect on your wildlife excursions to the one thing you shouldn’t leave home without—here’s what you need to know before going to the jungles of Borneo.

Does Borneo have nice beaches?

However, Borneo is home to some of the best beaches in Malaysia – if not, the best beaches in the far east. Borneo beaches are mainly in the eastern state of Sabah including Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park’s beaches, Tanjung Aru Beach and Shangri La Rasa Ria Beach near the major city of Kota Kinabalu.

Do I need malaria tablets Borneo?

Whilst cases of malaria do occur in rural and undeveloped areas of Borneo, risk of malaria is LOW in towns, cities and touristy areas. Nonetheless, it is advisable to have anti-malarial medication.

Is there a rainforest in Borneo?

The biodiversity of Borneo’s rainforests is among the richest in the world, rivalling forests of New Guinea and the Amazon. Over 15,000 plant species are known from Borneo— more than that from the whole continent of Africa.

Can you fly to Borneo?

Borneo flight facts The most popular route to Malaysian Borneo is via Kuala Lumpur. Fly with British Airways to the Malaysian capital in just under 13 hours. From here fly on to Borneo with one of our partner airlines in under three hours.

Can you wear shorts in Borneo?

Top style tips for Borneo Our advice when deciding what to wear in Borneo is to Dress modestly; this means avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless t-shirts. Our advice for men and women alike would be to concentrate on trekking/outdoor clothing. As you can imagine, the humidity is very high here, so be prepared.

Is Borneo hot?

Borneo has a tropical rain forest or equatorial climate with high humidity, hot temperatures and rainfall throughout the year. Temperatures during our adventure generally average between 86°F and 95°F during the day and 79°F to 84°F at night.

Do I need a visa for Borneo?

Do I need a visa to visit Borneo? Free ninety day visas are granted on arrival to citizens from fifty-eight countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, EU states, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, UK and the USA.

Can you drink in Borneo?

Alcohol is more prevalent on the island of Borneo than it is on the mainland, however do be conservative with how much you drink. There are a few local drinks worth noting. One is Tuak. Tuak is arguably the most prevalent native drink.

What is the best time of year to visit Borneo?

The best time to visit Borneo is between March and October, when the island is hot, humid, and at its driest. This makes it one of Southeast Asia’s few summer destinations. It is also the best time to see orangutans in the wild, while turtles can be seen on Lankayan Island between June and September.

Is Borneo cheap to travel?

One of the best things about visiting Borneo, apart from the amazing nature and wildlife of course, has to be the fact that it’s surprisingly cheap. Even tours are relatively inexpensive compared to many other popular tourist spots we’ve visited on our travels in Asia, making it easy to travel in Borneo on a budget.

Can you drink the water in Borneo?

How safe is the tap water? All tap water in towns in Sarawak & Sabah is treated. It complies with Malaysia’s National Standard for Drinking Water Quality which is based on WHO guidelines. In theory tap water is safe to drink but most Malaysians will filter or boil tap water before drinking.