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Guest Blog: The Brit & The Blonde - Island Hopping in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

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By Will Reading from The Brit & The Blonde


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.
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


It's 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, Manukan and Mamutik…

Sabah girlSandy wearing the Lilac/Mint Reversible Bikini from Trifena Belle Swimwear (Bralette Top & Cheeky Bottom).

…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.

Sabah coral reef

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?

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