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BABYMOON PACKAGES IN BORNEO

WHAT IS A BABYMOON

Wikipedia (www.wikpedia.org) defines a Babymoon as a vacation taken by a couple which is expecting a baby, in order to allow the couple to enjoy a final trip together before the many sleepless nights that usually accompany a newborn baby. Babymoons often take place at a resort which offers appropriate services such as massage.

The term Babymoon can also be used to describe a trip taken by a couple even before they get pregnant. As long as the trip is intended to be a final romantic fling before venturing into parenthood, the term "Babymoon" can be applied.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Borneo Tour Specialists is cognisant of the fact that once a baby arrives, life for the parents changes somewhat. There is a lot going on, and you just don't have the time for each other which you might have had prior to the arrival of the newborn. A babymoon is the opportunity to have that last romantic "hurrah" as a couple before things get really hectic.

We have put a few packages together which we think you will enjoy. Each is a little different to the other, but they all offer that little bit of indulgence which will give you great memories while you contend with dirty nappies and midnight feeds, or on those nights when you trying to get the baby to sleep, or the days when you have difficulty finding the energy to do all the things which need to be done.

Run your eyes over the following suggestions - these are not the only tours which we are able to offer - if you would like something a little more active, or less active, for that matter, let our enthusiastic staff know (many of them mothers themselves), and they will come up with some other ideas to fit the bill.

BABYMOON PACKAGES

Note that these offers are available for anyone - not just those resident in Australia. If flying to Borneo from other than Australia, we are able to arrange your flights to Kota Kinabalu from KL, Singapore, Brunei, or other Asian gateways. Please contact us for details.

Package No.1

MAGELLAN SUTERA RESORT, SUKAU RAINFOREST LODGE AND GAYANA ECO RESORT

Tour Code: BM1
Duration - 11 days/10 nights
Sutera Harbour Resort
Sutera Harbour Resort

We are offering a special rate for a minimum 10 night stay in Borneo at three of Sabah's premier locations - the magnificent Magellan Sutera Resort which is one of Sabah's finest 5 star hotels, Sukau Rainforest Lodge, located in the jungle of the Kinabatangan River, and Gayana Eco Resort, a luxury resort located on one of the islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.


Aerial view of Gayana Eco Resort
Aerial view of Gayana Eco Resort

These offers are available for anyone - not just those resident in Australia. If flying to Borneo from other than Australia, we are able to arrange your flights to Kota Kinabalu from KL, Singapore, Brunei, or other Asian gateways. Please contact us for details.


A surcharge applies to single travellers.

Upgrades to Deluxe Seaview rooms at Magellan Sutera Resort are possible - additional charges apply.

Upgrades to Bayu Villas (Ocean view) at Gayana Eco Resort are possible - additional charges apply.

Extensions to your stay are also available

The package includes:

  • accommodation for a total of 4 nights in a Deluxe Garden View room (twin or double) at Magellan Sutera Resort,
  • return boat transfers to Gayana Eco Resort from Kota Kinabalu,
  • accommodation for a total of 4 nights in a Bakau Villa (Mangrove View) room (twin or double) at Gayana Eco Resort,
  • 60 minute his and her massage treatment at Solace Spa @ Gayana Eco Resort,
  • return airport transfers (between 0700 hrs and 2200 hrs) from Kota Kinabalu International Airport to meet your arrival and departure flights,
  • daily buffet breakfasts while staying at Magellan Sutera Resort and Gayana Eco Resort,
  • a full day excursion to Kinabalu Park and Poring (includes lunch) while staying at Magellan Sutera Resort,
  • a 3 day/2 night tour to Sukau Rainforest Lodge, including:
    • early morning transfer from Magellan Sutera Resort to airport,
    • return economy class airfares from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan,
    • a visit to Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre,
    • return transfers by boat from Sandakan to Sukau Rainforest Lodge,
    • 3 jungle river tours in search of wildlife,
    • a tour of Sandakan including the Australian War Memorial at the Japanese POW Camp,
    • full board on the Sukau section of the tour,
    • transfer from airport to the Jesselton Jetty for transfer to Gayana Eco Resort,
    • english speaking guides and
    • park entry fees (excludes camera fees).

Orang-utans on the feeding platform at Sepilok
orang-utans on the feeding platform at Sepilok


Note that we are able to offer a special rate for the peak periods as well, however, additional charges will apply.

We are also able to arrange any other tours in the region which might interest you, for example -

or any of the other fascinating destinations in Borneo and Peninsula Malaysia.

About Sutera Harbour Resort

Sutera Harbour is located conveniently located mid-way between Kota Kinabalu airport and the city centre. It is a majestic 155 hectare landscaped development on the shores of the South China Sea. Adjacent to the Magellan Sutera and the Pacific Sutera is the Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club.

Sutera Harbour Golf Course
Sutera Harbour Golf Course

The signature 27 hole championship golf course is a creative masterpiece by the leading golf designer Graham Marsh, who has provided an enjoyable, yet challenging game for top professionals and amateurs alike.

The club also offers a 41 bay two tier driving range.

Sutera Harbour is also the harbour for large yachts with 13 berths and 91 fully serviced wet slips. Guests staying at Sutera Harbour Resort enjoy privileged access to both the golf and yacht clubs.

For the more energetic, there are 5 swimming pools to choose from, 2 fitness centres, a 12 lane tenpin bowling centre and 14 courts for 3 different sports.

The Magellan Sutera

Magellan Sutera Resort
Magellan Sutera Hotel and Spa

The hotel is named after Ferdinand Magellan, the leader of the first expedition to circumnavigate the world. The Magellan Sutera is a reflection of the nautical life.

The grand open air lobby is characteristic of the local "longhouse" architecture. The 456 rooms and suites are uniquely designed to harmonise Western tastes with the architectural style and decor of Borneo.

Room types include Deluxe Garden View, Deluxe Sea View, Club rooms and Suites.

Poolside at the Magellan Sutera Resort
Poolside at the Magellan Sutera Resort and Spa

The hotel is named after Ferdinand Magellan, the leader of the first expedition to circumnavigate the world. The Magellan Sutera is a reflection of the nautical life.

The grand open air lobby is characteristic of the local "longhouse" architecture. The 456 rooms and suites are uniquely designed to harmonise Western tastes with the architectural style and decor of Borneo.

Room types include Deluxe Garden View, Deluxe Sea View, Club rooms and Suites.


Magellan Deluxe Garden View Twin room
Magellan Deluxe Garden View Twin room

The hotel also boasts local and international cuisine at the many restaurants on offer.


Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Courtyard at Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Courtyard at Sukau Rainforest Lodge

This 20 room, multi-international award winning lodge, is managed by Borneo Eco Tours. It was originally built in 1995 in traditional Malaysian architecture using several Borneo hardwood species. The accommodation at the lodge was completely rebuilt in 2010. In October 2010, the lodge was voted Asia's leading Green Hotel at the 17th World Travel Awards.

World Travel Award 2010
World Travel Award 2010








New Accommodation at Sukau Rainforest Lodge - day room
New Accommodation at Sukau Rainforest Lodge - day room
New Accommodation at Sukau Rainforest Lodge
New Accommodation at Sukau Rainforest Lodge


It is built on stilts with a lounge, gift shop, education centre, Hornbill Boardwalk with two elephant passes, three open deck for wildlife viewing, an enclosed garden, a riverside Melapi restaurant, open sun-deck, river jetty. Electricity is supplied by acoustic generator, and hot water by solar heaters. All rooms are twin bedded, with ceiling fan, mosquito netting, attached bathroom, hot shower and toilets. River tours are conducted by boats powered by electric motors and four stroke outboard engines.

Elephants on the river bank near Sukau
Elephants on the river bank near Sukau


Birdlife is especially rich here including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers, egrets, darters, owls, kites, eagles, broadbills, doves, storm storks, herons, hawks, ospreys, falcon, pheasants, parakeets, bee eaters, woodpeckers, pittas, bulbuls, forktails, babblers, warblers, flycatchers, orioles, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, among others.

About Gayana Eco Resort

Gayana Eco Resort comprises 44 over water, tropical villas which have been architecturally designed to enhance the soothing sounds of the surf below while capturing the enduring vistas of Mt. Kinabalu on the distant horizon.

At its heart, the resort is about protecting and re‐generating the precious Marine Ecology, and the only such property to feature its own, on‐site Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC) passionately propagating endangered Giant Clams and restoring natural coral reefs; While staying at the resort, guests of all ages are encouraged to actively participate in restoring vibrant life back to once damaged ocean floors.

Striking the perfect balance of forward thinking ecology and indulgent luxury, Gayana Eco Resort pampers both the body and the enlightened soul.

Rimba Villas at Gayana Eco Resort
Rimba Villas at Gayana Eco Resort


16 RIMBA VILLAS (Jungle View) presents you with a beautiful views of the lush tropical jungle and hills. You are invited to rest your head as the cool jungle breeze envelopes your private suite. Extend your window a little wider and allow the gentle lullaby of the cicadas to lull you to sleep.

Pantai Villas at Gayana Eco Resort
Pantai Villas at Gayana Eco Resort


6 PANTAI VILLAS (Lagoon View) flaunt a cozy terrace, take in the view of our beautiful resort living in its splendour. At night, watch it light up to serene beauty as its friendly huts rest in unison. Feel at one in this sociable yet personal terrain, capturing the enduring vistas of Mt. Kinabalu on the distant horizon.

Bakau Villas at Gayana Eco Resort
Bakau Villas at Gayana Eco Resort


Bakau Villa

(Mangrove View) provides a wonderful view from your balcony across the water to the island's rich tropical mangroves, home to several species of unique creatures. The Bakau Villa makes an ideal dwelling for the more romantic or thoughtful traveller, as the villa's vantage and serene surroundings present the perfect opportunity for restful meditation. Enjoy brief but delightful sightings of island life such as hornbills or sea eagles as you observe the ocean, the island and all its glorious sights and sounds. Steps lead into the ocean as the sea opens up to airy space, find solace as you gaze into natures structural art.
Bakau Villa Interior at Gayana Eco Resort
Bakau Villa Interior at Gayana Eco Resort


Each Bakau Villa offers the following amenities:

  • 67 square metres of accommodation space
  • Balcony with Stairs into the Sea, Sun Beds
  • 81 cm. LCD  Satellite  TV and   DVD  Player,  complimentary WiFi,  Minibar,  Coffee and Tea  Making  Facilities
  • Large Showers with Luxury Amenities
  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioner
Bayu Villas at Gayana Eco Resort
Bauu Villas at Gayana Eco Resort


18 BAYU VILLAS (Ocean View) the resort's finest accommodations; as its name indicates a truly sensory experience as a constant breeze carries freshness in the air accompanying your perfect view of an endless sea. The idyllic backyard of coral reef and crystal clear waters cascading on your steps makes this suite a class above the rest.

Resort Leisure Facilities

  • Infinity Edge Pool
  • Infinity Edge pool at Gayana Eco Resort
    Infinity Edge Poolat Gayana Eco Resort


  • Solace Spa
  • Solace Spa @ Gayana Eco Resort
    Solace Spa @  Gayana Eco Resort


  • PADI Dive Centre, Snorkelling, On Site Wreck Sites, Coral Reefs
  • Conference Facilities for up to 40
  • Jungle Trekking, Kayaking, Paddle Boards, Pedal Boats

Consider extending your trip with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur on your way home!


Package No.2

KOTA KINABALU, SUKAU, GAYA ISLAND AND KUALA LUMPUR

Tour Code: BM2
Duration - 12 days/11 nights

A package to give you a taste of Sabah in Borneo, an island stay in the South China Sea, and finish with a shopping spree in Kuala Lumpur

The package includes:

  • accommodation for a total of 3 nights in a Tanjung Sea View room at Tanjung Aru Resort on the edge of Kota Kinabalu,
  • return boat transfers to Gaya Island Resort from Kota Kinabalu,
  • accommodation for a total of 4 nights in a Kinabalu Villa room at Gaya Island Resort,
  • 60 minute his and her massage treatment at Spa Village Gaya Island,
  • accommodation for a total of 2 nights in an East Wing Superior room at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel,
  • return airport transfers (between 0700 hrs and 2200 hrs) from Kota Kinabalu International Airport to meet your arrival flight, and departure flights to KL,
  • return airport transfers in KL (between 0700 hrs and 2300 hrs)
  • daily buffet breakfasts while staying at Tanjung Aru Resort, Gaya Island Resort, and the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel,
  • a full day excursion to Kinabalu Park and Poring (includes lunch) while staying at Tanjung Aru Resort,
  • a 3 day/2 night tour to Sukau Rainforest Lodge, including:
    • early morning transfer from Tanjung Aru Resort to airport,
    • return economy class airfares from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan,
    • a visit to Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre,
    • return transfers by boat from Sandakan to Sukau Rainforest Lodge,
    • 3 jungle river tours in search of wildlife,
    • a tour of Sandakan including the Australian War Memorial at the Japanese POW Camp,
    • full board on the Sukau section of the tour,
    • transfer from airport to the Sutera Harbour Jetty for transfer to Gaya Island Resort.
    • english speaking guides and
    • park entry fees (excludes camera fees).

Contact us for further details

Package No.3

KOTA KINABALU, SUKAU, LANGKAWI AND KUALA LUMPUR

Tour Code: BM3
Duration - 9 days/8 nights

A package to give you a taste of Sabah in Borneo, a fabulous island stay on the South-Eastern edge of the Andaman Sea, and finish with a shopping spree in Kuala Lumpur

Contact us for further details

Package No.4

KUCHING, MULU AND KUALA LUMPUR

Tour Code: BM4
Duration - 7 days/6 nights

A package to give you a taste of Sarawak in Borneo, a visit to the World Heritage listed Mulu National Park and finish with a shopping spree in Kuala Lumpur

Contact us for further details

Consider extending your trip with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur on your way home!


For reservations, please contact our office on +61 (0)7 3221 5777 - and quote BABYMOON and the package number.

or simply email us - travel@borneo.com.au - your details and preferred dates of travel.

We are also able to arrange your flights from Australia to Borneo. Ask us for a quote.

Photographs on this page are courtesy of Sutera Harbour Resort, Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Gayana Eco Resort, Penny Favilla and Phil Youdale

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