Tommy's Place, Tip of Borneo
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When you arrive at a new destination, you subconsciously begin to look for what idiosyncrasies or pleasant surprises this new location has to offer.
For example, you may be greeted in your hotel room by towel arrangements that resemble flowers - with the actual flower incorporated into the design as its bud, or maybe sculpted birds, or …
After seven weeks on the road, changing locations at least once every three or four days and covering a span of three countries, we were more than ready for some extended chill time on a sunny beach. After some research, we discovered the remote and very beautiful Tip of Borneo. I may have mentioned in an earlier blog that we were committed to …
... into 4 star apartment. The complex had a pool which soothed the kids’ bites, as did the trip to PizzaHut for dinner. The bites are slowly healing, but mercifully, no longer irritate.
On arrival to Kudat, we waited at a cafe, as instructed, and were then picked up by Howard, the talismanic owner of Tampat Do Aman (Place of Friends in the local Rungus language), our home in the jungle for the next 8 nights.
After a ...
... was spent playing jenga and a board game called funglish which made for a fun end to the day. All in all we'd had a lovely relaxing day and overall an amazing few days here, we were almost tempted to stay longer! Howard gave us a lift back to the longhouse for the final time and we settled down for a last night in the jungle ready to leave tomorrow....we were just hoping the journey back would be a lot easy than getting ...
... end we spent the rest of the afternoon sunbathing on the beach and playing 'piggy in the middle' before watching the sunset again from the beach. For dinner tonight I tried the beef rendang with rice which like all the other meals here has been lovely. Afterwards we grabbed a beer and like last night, we went down to the beach and listened to music watching the night sky. Instead of getting a lift back tonight with Howard we decided to leave earlier and walk back to see if ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTommy's Place, Tip of Borneo Kudat
Situated fifty feet from a 2 kilometre stretch of white sand beach that had a total of perhaps seven different people on it during the week we stayed here, it is hard to believe this beautiful, white sand based, perfect for swimming beach, and this basic affordable resort, is not fully packed twenty four seven. Which leads me to believe that this remote, quiet gem will not remain so for too much longer.
Accommodation at Tommy's Place is available to suit varying budgets and preferences, from basic budget friendly rooms to much more spacious, luxurious expensive lodges. There are also newer and older rooms available, the oldest being along the (very quiet) road facing the sea, with the newer a little further back with a view of the palm tree landscape. Our room was one of the newer rooms at back, which we would recommend.
There is a restaurant on the premises, which is much better than none, although the offerings are basic and the service casually laid back, but always given with a smile. The owner, Tommy, is also a good guy and very accommodating. But laid back is the predominant feel in this part of the world, which adds to its charm. There are also three or four other restaurants to discover within walking distance, so you do have other choices.
If you are looking for a quiet location which offers stellar beauty, sunsets to die for, and a few - but not hordes - of interesting travellers to mingle with, then Tommy's Place, Tip of Borneo, is perfect.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.