Island Hopping In Sabah, Borneo

Sabah Sapi

After spending our second month in Bali, it was time to do another ‘visa run.’ We found super cheap flights to Sabah, the Malaysian part of Borneo, though we’d never heard of this place before. After a bit of research we got very excited to visit these pristine islands off the coast of Borneo.

Sabah Sapi

We used AirBnB to book a week’s accommodation in the city of KK (Kota Kinabalu), the capital of Sabah, within walking distance to everything. {Use this link to get $70 off your first AirBnB booking}

Besides our encounter with native proboscis monkeys and wild fireflies on a river cruise through the jungles of Northern Sabah, the absolute highlight of our trip was, you guessed it, island hopping!

Tip: Jessleton Point is where you can buy tickets for all the excursions Sabah has to offer including island hopping tours.

We made our way to the harbour of Jessleton Point to start our epic day of island hopping.

Sabah Jessleton Point

Its fair to say that the Islands of Sabah are one of the most exotic places I’ve ever visited so far during my travels.

Sabah amazing

Sabah couple

We spent our time snorkelling in the clear reef at the islands of Sapi, Manukhan and Mamotek…

Sabah girl
(Wearing Lilac/Mint Reversible Bikini from Trifena Belle Swimwear:

…checking out all the different types of exotic fish…

Sabah fish snorkel

Sabah fish

Sabah cool fish

…who were all up for a selfie…

Sabah selfie

…except this shy little fella.

I even found a mermaid…

Sabah mermaid

…and tried a bit of free-diving to see the coral.

Sabah diving

We admired the truly exotic scenery we were in…

Sabah beach

Sabah Islands

…wondering what it would actually be like to forever be a pair of island hopping beach bums.

Sabah beach bums

Have you been Island hopping in Sabah? What was your favourite Island? Leave us a comment…

If you’d like to use any of these photos for marketing purposes, please get in touch.

Pin this post on Pinterest for later:


6 thoughts on “Island Hopping In Sabah, Borneo

  1. I went island hopping in Borneo and LOVED snorkeling. We swam next to a turtle and it was magical. 🙂

  2. I absolutely loved Malaysian Borneo when I was there (almost 5 years ago now! Goes too fast!) and would actually like to get back! I never did the island hopping but I did go scuba dive at Sipadan. Loved seeing all your great underwater photos – the snorkeling there is just incredible! 🙂

  3. That looks awesome! I haven’t been to Borneo unfortunately but I would love to go there. We will head to Malaysia later this year so maybe! It looks great.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.