Malaysia is a tropical country full of rich culture and even richer natural landscapes. If you’re looking for grand adventures in the great outdoors, the best nature retreats in Malaysia await you in Sabah.

If your dream holiday combines orangutan sightings, visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites, getting to know indigenous cultures and diving amongst stunning tropical reefs all at one destination, Sabah has you covered. Secret Retreats has curated a collection of the best boutique hotels in Sabah to help you plan your escape to this far-flung destination.

More than a thousand kilometres away from the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur or the historic streets of Penang, Sabah is a land of unspoilt landscapes and great natural beauty. Situated in Borneo in the South China Sea, Sabah offers embrace spectacular nature in the eastern state of Malaysia.
Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve

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Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve

Kinabalu Park

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Kinabalu Park

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Manukan Island Resort

Manukan Island Resort

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Situated in Borneo in the South China Sea, embrace spectacular nature in the Eastern state of Malaysia. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage site Kinabalu National Park to climb Southeast Asia’s highest mountain, Kota Kinabalu. See the orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and other indigenous wildlife that call the dense rainforest home. Dive or snorkel amid the coral reefs in Tunku Adbul Rahman Marine Park. Witness local traditions and customs at a cultural village. Shop for native handicrafts and taste some delightful local cuisine. A land for curious travellers in search of adventure both at sea and in the jungle—Sabah.