Hibiscus Villa is situated in an enviable and secluded position at the northernmost Tip of Borneo in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. The capital city, Kota Kinabalu, is about 170 kilometres south. The villa 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 minutes' drive away. It has a wide range of restaurants, shops and banks, with daily markets, fresh fish market, an 18-hole golf course and marina and hospital. The villa is a 5 minutes' drive from Borneo's northern most tip, the famed landmark, Simpang Mengayau, or the Tip of Borneo.
THINGS TO DO
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. But, for the more energetic, within the immediate area of the villa there are lots to do:
Scuba diving the fantastic reefs.
Snorkelling among the many reefs (we supply limited snorkelling equipment).
Exploring the area's beaches and bays. Pantai Kelambu is noted as being one of the best beaches in Sabah.
Guided jungle trekking or walk to the Tip of Borneo, passing through kampungs and the stunning 3km long beach of Pantai Kalampunian.
Fishing trips and mangrove boat tours.
Mountain biking (we have 2 mountain bikes available to rent).
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (we have 2 paddle boards available to rent).
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 are unique excursions and activities to experience:
Visit even more beaches, just as beautiful and secluded as the ones by Hibiscus Villa.
Visit the local markets and experience the amazing colours and smells of the exotic fruit and spices and the intricate handicraft of the local 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.
Explore the rest of Sabah before or after your stay at Hibiscus Villa:
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.
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 while spending time in Sabah, including white water rafting, sea kayaking, deep sea fishing, motor biking, horse riding and island hopping.