I stayed just 1 nite at tea garden for my borneo retreat holidays.it took me 2.5 hrs to get there by car from Kota Kinabalu, however i was delighted with the great experience there.
The cottages are simple and comfortable with beautiful natural surrounding, where it facing the mountain kota kinabalu.
When staying day, you must visit the natural fish spa at the river. There are lots of fishes where they actually swim around your legs and feets and 'kissing' them when you put your legs into the river, it provides kind of massage feeling. To me it was a bit tickling and some of the big fishes could actually made you feel like they are 'soft biting' you. I was there only for 3 min as it was not comfortable for me but it was definitely worth trying for once:). Near the river there is also a small canopy walk which is just an easy walk where you could enjoy the river view from the top.
The tea garden view is not as great as Cameron Highland, another famous tea plantation in Malaysia, buy its uniqueness is they are sitting among the mountain of Kota Kinabalu.
Do not expect that the temperature will be so much coolung even it is 2272 feets above sea level, it might be just 1-2 celcius degree differences compare to the ground.
I enjoyed my stay there overall.
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