Megah D'Aru Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMegah D'Aru Hotel Kota Kinabalu
I chose this hotel since I had an early morning flight out and didn't want to risk getting stuck in traffic if stayed in the city. The hotel is located very close to the airport (5 minutes from Terminal 2 - Air Asia) and 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. The hotel also provides a free shuttle service as well.
The room was basic but comfortable and while the hotel is not located in the city per se, the city center can very easily be reached by taking a taxi for about 15 ringgit. You could also possibly walk into the city if you have time to kill and want to catch some rays.
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We left KK on the 12th and headed to the main body of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. I sense that this will be the last time we will ever visit Borneo.
I remember when we first started traveling together, Borneo was extremely high on my bucket list. Ever since I was a child, I had been fascinated by stories of early man, of where we had come from …
... There were lots of fish and coral so it was quite good floating or swimming around.
Even though there were lots of people, not everyone went out too far, so we had most of the area to ourselves. Alternated between lying in the sun and snorkelling for a few hours. Did buy cold drinks from a shop there.
About 11am we went back to the pier and found our guy, told him we were ready to leave so he put us on the ...
... Pier, the name a relic of the times when KK was under British Imperial control, was eventful in that we first stopped off at Pulau Gaya. Here, amongst the ramshackle village on stilts attached to the island, the boat refuelled at the "local petrol station". Tank now full, we chopped across the water towards Mamutik. To say the island was untouched would be a lie; ...
... sea was equally beautiful and a lovely breeze as we sailed along. Joe left us at 4pm and after saying our goodbyes to him, our gang headed back to our bungalow for showers before a well earned meal. I had to laugh though, Oat had the biggest wash bag of everyone, he had so many creams, moisturisers, gels and "stuff" and he made me use his very expensive snail cream (not sure what it did, but my face smelt nice)! I must admit that he had the most amazing ...
... it was 12 years ago; the jetty is now longer and it is a lot busier and
only one snorkeling and swimming area; the other beach has washed away since
the jetty has been extended. Luckily it was high tide this morning; they
close the snorkeling area at low tide to protect the coral. We had booked on
the 1215 return boat and they were closing the snorkeling at 1300!
The snorkeling was fantastic; more fish and coral reefs than Mamutik. After ...