Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you’re probably planning your dates as we speak. With so many places in Sabah to consider, it can be difficult to choose, especially if you’re looking to impress. Here are some of the locations you can consider spending your Valentine’s Day with your loved one!
The Instagram Couples: North Borneo Sunset Cruises
If you’re thinking on spending Valentine’s Day in luxury, then we recommend the North Borneo Cruises! Think amazing food, great live entertainment, the most beautiful sunset in the world and scenic views of Mount Kinabalu on a clear day! Get your phones on the ready and be prepared to take some Instagram-worthy pictures with your beau. We guarantee you lovebirds a good time and a few envious likes!
The Eat & Stay Couples: Hyatt Centric, Kota Kinabalu
Treat your taste buds and your love to a luxurious Valentine's Day at Hyatt Centric, Kota Kinabalu! Start your day with a light meal or snack at The Lounge, dine at the ON22 Restaurant, where you can choose from an array of delicious dishes. As the night falls, head to the ON23 Rooftop Bar for a romantic evening under the stars, where you can enjoy a selection of signature cocktails and drinks while taking in the breathtaking views of the city or the sea. And at the end of the night, retreat to your comfortable and spacious room, for the next day! Make sure to catch a good view of Mount Kinabalu as you start your day.
The Outdoorsy Lovers: Floating Coral Bar
If you’re a pair that loves island hopping and getting a nice tropical glow, then we recommend the newly opened Floating Coral Bar in Pitas! Picture a narrow strip of white sand, surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters and sitting under the shade with your loved one, sipping on juice from freshly picked coconut. You’re both marvelling at the beautiful ocean view and as the tide rises, the cool sea water touches your feet and relieves the tropical heat. It might even prompt you both into picking up a paddle to go kayaking or paddle boarding together! Besides, it’s an island made of coral fragments and stranded in the middle of the South China Sea. With so little people around, spending quality time together with your loved one just got better.
The Chill Buddies: 3D2N Danum Valley's Borneo Rainforest Lodge
For the chill couple who just wants to relax and spend quality time together, look no further than a 3D2N stay at Danum Valley: Borneo Rainforest Lodge! Surrounded by the lush rainforest, this lodge offers the perfect setting for a peaceful and intimate Valentine's Day. Spend your days lounging in the comfort of your private cabin, taking in the stunning scenery, and enjoying the sounds of the surrounding nature. And at night, snuggle up together and watch the stars twinkle above.
The Family Travellers: Bongawan River Cruise & Sky Mirror Beach
If you want to spend Valentine’s Day with the family this year, then the Bongawan River Cruise & Sky Mirror Beach could be perfect! Because Valentine’s Day is more than just romantic dates for two. Sometimes, it’s about cherishing the people you love and making great memories meant to last a lifetime. Go back to nature and go on a family day trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Start with the Bongawan River Cruise, which will take you through pretty villages and lush mangrove forests in search of endemic wildlife. After some lucky sightings, end the day with a stunning view of the sun setting at Sky Mirror Beach. With the beach reflecting the sunset’s various hues of pink, purple and orange, it’s perfect for a family photo!
The Romantics: 2D1N Sutera@Mantanani
For couples who want a romantic and relaxing getaway, you can make this a reality with a 2-day 1-night stay at Sutera@Mantanani! Located only an hour or so away from Kota Kinabalu, Sutera@Mantanani is the epitome of relaxation. Witness gorgeous sunsets setting behind the South China Sea. Explore the village on a guided tour. When darkness descends, walk by the beach together and observe bioluminescent ‘Blue Tears’ lapping against the shore. It truly doesn’t get any more romantic than this.
The Adventurers: 2D1N Maragang Hill
If you’re a couple looking for adventure this Valentine’s Day, then this 2-day 1-night Maragang Hill trip is a sure hit! Hike through towering trees and over twisted roots. Marvel at the amazing view of Mount Kinabalu and verdant valleys all around together with your significant other. Explore the richness of Kinabalu Park’s plant life and take a satisfying dip into the healing, sulphurous hot springs of Poring together. Because nothing is better than exploring Borneo together.
The Explorer Couples: 1 Heart Maze and Café
Spend Valentine's Day with your significant other at Sabah's first and largest love maze, 1 Heart Maze! Immerse yourselves in the fun and challenge of finding your way out of the maze while holding hands. Afterwards, treat yourselves to a delicious meal at the 1 Heart Maze Café, where you can enjoy each other's company and reflect on the memories you've created together. Celebrate your love and make this Valentine's Day an adventure to explore!
The Relax Couples: Ulu Ulu Spa
Treat yourselves and your love - take a break from the daily routine and celebrate love in the most relaxing Valentine's Day celebration at Ulu Ulu Spa! Immerse yourselves in the serene atmosphere, let go of all the stress and tension, and enjoy a couples massage where you'll be treated to the expert touch of the therapists. Recharge your batteries, reconnect with your partner, and leave feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world together.