- 3 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Sleeps 9
Description from the owner
A truly idyllic and luxurious holiday villa nestled amongst a former coconut plantation on the stunning north coast of Sabah, near the famous Tip of Borneo. Sleeping eight persons (6 + 2) in the ultimate luxury and privacy, Hibiscus Villa blends harmoniously into the natural landscape of exotic Malaysian Borneo.
The villa is breathtaking. Built with relaxation in mind, it boasts large open living spaces both inside and out. The focal point of the property is the 18 metre long Infinity pool which extends into the villa, creating a stunning feature.
The property is set in over 2 acres of landscaped tropical gardens, overlooking the azure waters ...Read more
Hibiscus Villa Borneo
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Additional Location Information
Hibiscus Villa is situated in an enviable and secluded position within the Kudat Peninsula in northern Borneo, about 170 kilometres north east of the capital, Kota Kinabalu. It is located amongst a diverse natural environment of undulating hills and valleys lined with lush forests and a pristine, coral-fringed coastline with secluded coves, white sandy beaches and clear azure waters.
The nearest town, Kudat, a commercial fishing port, is a 25 minute drive away. It has a wide range of restaurants, shops and banks, with daily markets, an 18-hole golf course and marina, a fresh fish market and hospital. The villa is a 5 minute drive from Borneo's northern most tip, the famed landmark, Simpang Mengayau, or the Tip of Borneo.
Things To Do
True virgin rainforests with exotic wildlife, fine sandy beaches and colourful coral reefs, the highest mountain in South East Asia and a rich cultural heritage await those who come to Sabah. Hibiscus Villa is perfectly located for the simple pleasures in life - a quiet stroll along the beach, an afternoon snooze by the pool, a sunset cocktail on the balcony.
Within the immediate area of the villa there is lots to do:
Scuba diving the fantastic reefs.
Explore the area's numerous beaches and bays and take a refreshing dip in the sea - Kelambu is noted as being one of the best beaches in Sabah.
Walk to the Tip of Borneo, passing through kampungs and the stunning three kilometre long beach of Pantai Kalampunian.
Try your skill at fishing, a local may even give you some handy tips.
Discover the magnificent underwater life while snorkelling among the many reefs (limited equipment can be supplied on request).
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Hibiscus Villa's garden to the beach gazebo.
Take a challenging trek through the jungle.
The local area
Being in the midst of the world's most diverse setting, if you want to venture away from Hibiscus Villa for the day then there is a wealth of exciting excursions and activities to experience:
Visit even more beaches, just as beautiful and secluded as the ones by Hibiscus Villa.
Give your senses a pleasure by visiting the many local markets in the area and experience the amazing colours and smells of the exotic fruit and spices and the intricate handicraft of the Rungus tribe.
Wander around the bustling fish port in Kudat.
Learn about the area's culture by visiting long houses, temples and the nearby gong village.
Play a round of golf at the Kudat Golf and Country Club, the oldest course in Sabah and once twinned with the world famous St Andrews.
The rest of Sabah
Trek to the 4,095 metre (13,435 feet) summit of Mount Kinabalu and await the magical sunrise or take one of the many less challenging guided trails within the national park.
Play on the many golf courses, from extreme terrain mountain to gentle coastal.
Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment - try the indigenous Borneo approach, which remains mystically unknown to the rest of the world.
Unwind at Poring Hot Springs.
Enjoy a morning with the Orang Utans at the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary.
Take a river cruise down the Kinabatangan River and catch sight of proboscis monkeys, orang utans, pigmy elephants and juvenile crocodiles.
Go on an eco-tour to earth's last pristine virgin forests - the steep canyon slopes of Maliau Basin, known as "The Lost World", the mud volcanoes and salt water springs in Tabin and the primary lowland rainforest of Danum Valley.
Watch the skilled harvesters at the Gomantong Cave, described by the WWF as the "best-managed edible birds' nest cave in the world".
Visit the beautiful gardens of the Kundasang War Memorial, commemorating the brave Australian and British Prisoners of War who died in Sandakan and during the infamous death marches to Ranau during World War II.
There are so many other activities to choose from, including white water rafting, sea kayaking, deep sea fishing, motor biking, horse riding and island hopping.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Car is recommended
Last updated on March 01, 2015
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- Hair dryer
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Towels Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Housekeeping Optional
- A/C or climate control
- High chair
- Linens Provided
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Ocean or water views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no