Stone town is an amazing UNESCO world heritage site, steeped in history. The alleyways that snake through the middle of the town form a maze of wonders. We spent most of our time here just wandering through the streets, marvelling at the beautiful African cultural shops and cafes. There is no way you can enter
Virgin Cocoa – TROPICAL HIDEAWAY ISLAND
During our stay at Nunukan island we had unlimited access to the Virgin Cocoa island via this insanely long jetty… The island is stunning, full of palm trees and cute little log cabins. It has a lovely beach side restaurant and swimming pool. Unfortunately for us, the pool was for exclusive assess to those staying
Nunukan island resort
After one of the most traumatic journeys, where at times, I didn’t think we would make it after being marooned on Maratua island, we finally made it! Island hosts, Suzanne and Beat met us with a friendly smile and some dragon fruit, which made everything seem a lot less stressful! It’s safe to say, our
Stranded in “paradise” on Maratua island!
When we were meticulously planning our travels around Borneo, I never imagined I’d end up writing a post about the time we were marooned on an island for the day! I think I now know where the saying “only in Indonesia” comes from… It all started at the end of our scuba diving trip. We
Scuba diving on Derawan, Kakaban and Sangalaki islands.
We spent 4 days diving with Scuba Junkie Sangalaki on Indonesian Borneo’s “Derawan islands” and I can’t even begin to express how special this area is. I love following their story on social media as they are always posting about new wildlife they have encountered; from hammerheads and oceanic mantas, to dugongs and pygmy seahorses.
That time when we stayed in an over-the-water bungalow for less than $100 per night!
My Mum and Dad have recently booked a holiday to the Maldives (so jealous!) and whilst we were admiring, and looking gob-smacked, at the outrageous prices of the over-the-water bungalows, it reminded me just how lucky we were on our recent trip to Borneo. I still can’t quite believe that we were treated to world-class,
Welcome to the jungle! Kinabatangan River cruise: Borneo.
Our journey down the Kinabatangan river was definitely a highlight of our travels in Borneo – the river cruise is basically a safari but on the water! There is an abundance of incredible wildlife hanging out along the riverbanks of the Kinabatangan; from tiny humming birds to monitor lizards, snakes, orang-utans and of course the famous
Sun bears in Sepilok
I have to admit the main thing that drew us to Sepilok was the Orang-utan conservation – you can’t come to Borneo without doing something to try and help these endangered species. It was only after further research that we even realised the amazing work done for the sun bears here too! The sun bear
Hanging out with the orang-utans in Sepilok
Borneo is one of the only places left on Earth where orang-utans exist in the wild. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, they are now only found in Borneo and Sumatra. It was amazing to visit the conservation centre in Sepilok to see the work they are doing to help support the survival of these endangered
Why planning a trip to Borneo has been our biggest challenge to date.
After much deliberation, we have finally booked our summer holiday to Borneo! Despite looking pretty small on the world map, Borneo is actually the 3rd largest island in the world, so travelling around it is not quite as easy as we’d anticipated. The island is split into Malaysian Borneo and Indonesian Borneo which makes travelling