A Borneo honeymoon may not be every newlywed’s first thought for a romantic honeymoon but the country offers great potential for a wildlife adventure and a luxury break designed around you. From the remote jungle lodges and wildlife river cruises to the pristine white sand beaches offering snorkelling, diving, turtles and more, the island is a perfect honeymoon destination.
For those with a penchant for trekking, head to the remote Borneo Rainforest Lodge, a luxury jungle lodge located in Danum Valley Conservation Area. Trek the jungle trails with your guide and explore the country’s best treetop canopy walkway: watch as the native hornbills glide by at eye level. Return to the lodge and enjoy an afternoon cocktail – we suggest opting for a deluxe riverview room which comes complete with oversize outdoor bathtub, the perfect place to sit and sip and watch the macaques playing in the trees.
Others of you may prefer for somebody else to do the work while still enjoying the wildlife. In this case, head to the Kinabatangan River and stay at the Abai Jungle Lodge. Explore this remote areas riverside ‘wildlife corridor’ using small boats manned by expert wildlife boatmen who will point out the proboscis monkeys, grey leaf monkeys, macaques and pygmy elephants as well as the more shy bird and insect life.
Finally, no Borneo honeymoon would be complete without an island or two – and what a choice there is! Visit Selingan Island and enjoy an encounter with the green and hawksbill turtles who come ashore nightly to lay or head to nearby Lankayan Island with its white-sand beach and excellent diving and snorkelling - whale sharks can sometimes be seen off-shore. But if you’re looking for true luxury to end your trip of a lifetime then head to Gaya Island and a choice of excellent resorts including five-star Gaya Island Resort or the quiet five kilometre stretch of Tuaran Beach and the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort. Enjoy a private gazebo dinner on the beach for the ultimate end to a wonderful Borneo honeymoon.
Why not take advantage of our 'Honeymiles' free gift list service when booking this holiday. This personalised service allows your guests to contribute towards the cost of your holiday of a lifetime.