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 …
In a light drizzle on Wednesday morning we arrived at the shared taxi area of Kota Kinabalu transit centre. Immediately, we were assisted with our luggage and shown to an area of kerbside with a rough hand-painted sign bearing the name Kudat, our destination.
Our unsolicited portering service was provided by the capo di tutti capi of the cabstand, and his consiglieri a moon-faced, simple looking youth whose demeanour was not enhanced by a ...
It wasn't worth it! We woke up at 5 this morning to head to the paddy fields and watch the sunrise, as much as the view was nice, the sunrise was behind the trees and the only wildlife we saw were a few birds and some sort of mouse/vole. After waiting around till 6 we went back to bed to get a couple more hours sleep. I suppose if we hadn't done it we would have wondered what we'd missed out on but in hindsight I'd ...
I slept like a baby last night! Despite the fact the biking almost killed us it meant we got an awesome night sleep, plus I didn't look like I'd been bitten that much more which was a bonus! Again at half 8 Howard came to pick us all up and take us down to the restaurant. I got fried eggs on toast with a coffee as we ate breakfast enjoying the view of the beach. Today we had planned to go surfing in the morning before a fishing trip later on in the afternoon so we hired ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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.