Located on the small island of Pulau Gaya off the western coast of Sabah, this stunning resort is set on the beachfront, surrounded by rainforest and mangroves. Its 120 villas and two-bedroom suites, while spacious and elegantly furnished, retain their local character and blend into the surrounding environment. Fine regional cuisine and fresh sea food can be enjoyed at the restaurant overlooking the sea, while a swimming pool, a spa and a library are available for relaxation. The resort is accessible by boat from Kota Kinabalu.
You can see orangutans in several national parks in Borneo, so you can avoid the crowds at Sepilok orangutan Sanctuary.