Or visit us on the web www.wildlifeworldwide.com105Borneo's Resorts Borneo's coastline offers some of Malaysia's fi nest beaches and excellent opportunities for diving or snorkelling off the offshore reefs. Or, if you wish, an ideal environment for simply relaxing amidst pristine jungle and a tranquil natural paradise.We recommend a few nights after your wildlife journey to experience the ultimate in Asian hospitality and service, by staying in one of our chosen properties and really taking the time to rejuvenate post Borneo explorations. Here is just a selection to tempt you - there are many lovely resorts not far from Kota Kinabalu, making it easy for you to add a stay on to your trip, or you could choose something a little further afi eld, depending on your wishes - just ask us for advice!Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai HIGH Located just 30kms from Kota Kinabalu, Nexus Resort is a haven of tranquillity that makes a perfect and convenient retreat at the end of a wildlife journey. In its 1,530 hectares of natural surroundings, you'll fi nd a spa, golf course, swimming pools, restaurants, bars and myriad activities, just footsteps from the beach.Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa HIGH Named after an exotic hibiscus fl ower, the Bunga Raya Island Resort is set on a coral reef on an island off the coast of Borneo, not far from Kota Kinabalu. Its wonderful timber villas are sandwiched between a white-sand beach and pristine jungle, providing an idyllic hideaway just for you!Gayana Eco Resort HIGH A short ferry ride from Kota Kinabalu, Gayana Eco Resort is, as the name suggests, all about protecting the natural environment and ensuring its vitality. By staying in one of the 44 luxury villas, you'll not only have a wonderful stay at a top-class resort, but be contributing to valuable marine ecology research.Pom Pom HIGH Surrounded by white sands and the turquoise waters of the Celebes Sea, this resort is on a small atoll surrounded by seven islands, which are a shelter for green and hawksbill turtles; most of the year it's hot and sunny with refreshing sea breezes. Built to offer complete luxury, comfort and privacy, the resort is set within lush tropical vegetation offering garden, beachfront and water villas, all of which are air-conditioned and with their own private balcony.Sipadan Mabul HIGH Overlooking nearby Sipadan, the resort is located on the south east side of Mabul Island, an area that's good for green, hawksbill and leatherback turtles (in season). Accommodation is in wooden duplex chalets dotted along the white sandy beach amongst the ubiquitous palm trees. Each room is furnished with twin beds, air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom.ASIA | BORNEO
The AmericasThe Americas are a destination holding some of the best wildlife experiences on the planet. For many, a visit to the Galapagos, made so famous by Darwin many years ago, is an ideal introduction and one Wildlife Worldwide recommends. Our other favourites include bears in Canada and, for the intrepid wildlife enthusiast, Guyana.I'll never stop raving and reminiscing about my Wildlife Worldwide trip to the Galapagos Islands. There was one particular day when we hiked to one of the fi nest viewpoints in the archipelago, then transferred to a nearby beach and snorkelled with some Galapagos penguins before paddling with a friendly group of juvenile white-tipped reef sharks - all before breakfast. It doesn't get much better than that. Mark Carwardine. Author, photographer and BBC zoologist"Worldwidecular whenhipelago,withs hat."