Borneo Honeymoons

Seeing endangered orang-utans in their natural habitat is a rare and true joy, but you’ll probably know that if you’re considering a honeymoon in Malay Borneo!

You don’t need to be a nature lover to appreciate the spectacular wildlife that roams free in this country, and it’s no surprise that Borneo is one of the world’s most beautiful eco-tourism hotspots. In recent years there’s been a real boom in places to stay, too, with some excellent hotels that will appeal to newlyweds looking for a little luxury during their stay.

Country-wide the infrastructure is excellent, with good road and air links as well a a high standard of vehicle and boats used in the wildlife hotspots such as Danum Valley and on the Kinabatangan River. Whilst there are a number of surrounding islands that are currently unadvisable to visit, there is still a selection of truly world-class beach resorts that are very much ON the map!


Why choose Borneo?

  • Borneo offers many truly unique experiences that will ensure your once-in-a-lifetime holiday is exactly that, from a stay in a tribal longhouse to an impromptu bat show at the spectacular Mulu caves, which began to form 5 million years ago.
  • Just in case you were wondering, there are wonderful, brilliant white-sand beaches, too, for that all-important post-wedding relaxation.
  • Many honeymooners want a bit of beach time at both the beginning and the end of their holiday. The best sands are, undoubtedly, in Sabah – start on the idyllic Gaya Island with its choice of three world class resorts. 
  • Head in to the interior, perhaps to explore the Kinabatangan River basin, with its wealth of primates and birdlife, or to stay at the luxurious Borneo Rainforest Lodge for some great trekking.
  • You can spend a few days with the Iban people in Batang Ai or explore the Mulu caves, plus there are plenty more trekking options, a multitude of wildlife and several islands to consider, depending on how energetic you’re feeling. And let’s not forget, of course, a visit to an orang-utan sanctuary.
  • To finish your honeymoon in style, there are water bungalows on the dive island of Mabul for scuba divers, while beach lovers will prefer one of the two superb Shangri-La hotels, close to Kota Kinabalu.

Creating your perfect honeymoon?

Discuss your plans with our Borneo honeymoon experts.

Our Destination Specialists travel extensively throughout Asia, and every honeymoon they create is tailored to unique requirements. They're on hand to assist you at any stage of the planning.

01273 670 001

Leave it to us!

Whether it's private sunset dining at the Rasa Ria or a private snorkelling excurion in the Tunku Abdul Marine National Park, just let us know what will make your Borneo honeymoon perfect, and we'll arrange everything...

Capital: Kuching & Kota Kinabalu
flight time
Flight time from UK: 13-15 hrs
Currency: Ringgit

Citizens of the UK, most EU countries, Australia, New Zealand, Canada & the US do not require a visa to visit Malaysia read more

Malay Borneo combines very well with Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand & Indonesia.

Can we do it again?

'Our honeymoon in Borneo & Singapore was everything we could have hoped for and more. The highlights too many to count but undoubtedly the Borneo Rainforest Lodge was on top of the pile!' - Rosie & Vincent

Find out a little more about Malay Borneo

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Borneo on our blog

From record-breaking caves where you could hide a jumbo jet, to the best places to spot Borneo's wildlife and meet its famous tribespeople, our Borneo blog shares real life experiences of this sought-after island...

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In focus...

Danum Valley

This 438 sq km of protected primary rainforest is one of the most complex eco-systems in the world. Teeming with unique wildlife of all shapes and sizes, it's thought to have the highest concentration of wild orang-utans found anywhere in the world. The region is a lush rainforest paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

As well as orang-utans, this pristine conservation area is home to troops of sociable macaques and athletic gibbons, over 300 species of bird, and an incredible variety of trees and flora. If you’re extremely lucky you may get to spot the rare clouded leopard or Sumatran rhino.  

The night safaris are a highlight for many, and are often one of the best times to see pygmy elephants as they forage about the forest. 

Besides wildlife spotting, enjoy treetop canopy walkways and exhilarating jungle treks. One of our favourite treks is the Coffin Cliff trail, passing an ancient Kadazan Dusun burial site and several waterfalls - ideal for a much-needed cooling off en route!

To make your Danum Valley stay honeymoon-special, stay at the Premium villas at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Bride’s day

Adding a sprinkle of surprise to your honeymoon?

If you're a groom (or bride - it works just as well both ways!) wanting to add an unexpected treat or adventure to the honeymoon, our 'Bride's Day' approach is the answer. Whether it's some surprise pampering, an unexpected day of adventure, or a unique VIP experience for your loved one, our honeymoon specialists will be happy to take care of it - in strict confidence, of course.

It doesn't matter whether you have something specific or quirky in mind, or you need some ideas from someone who's been there before you - just get in touch, let us know what you're thinking, and we'll make sure that your surprise is personal, perfect... and secret!

Did you know?

Borneo is famous for its world-class diving & beautiful tropical islands, as well as its orang-utans & ancient rainforest.

Upgrades &

the full VIP service

As you would expect, many of our preferred hotels offer special honeymoon packages, extras and in some instances discounts.

You don't have to book directly with the hotels to get these benefits and all savings will be passed directly on to you.

What are the benefits of a Selective Asia honeymoon?


Our honeymoon planning service is free.


We can tailor honeymoons to suit every budget, with a range of 2-5* intimate properties.


Every property and experience is regularly inspected by us – we won’t recommend anywhere or anything that we wouldn’t love to stay in or do on our own honeymoon.


All our honeymoon experts have travelled extensively in Asia, have many years of experience of planning tailor-made holidays and honeymoons and they've all said 'I do'!

Gift List

We are delighted to offer a wedding gift list service for couples who'd like to ask friends and family to contribute towards the cost of this very special holiday. In order to keep things as simple as possible for you, Selective Asia will provide you with stylish gift cards to send out with your wedding invitations, explaining how contributions can be made. Read about our gift list service here...