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Nexus Resort Karambunai sits on 1350ha of natural and landscaped surroundings on the magnificent Karambunai Peninsula. The tranquil resort has six kilometres of pristine white sandy beach and a million-year-old tropical rainforest acts as a backdrop.
Always in the background is Mt Kinabalu, at 4000m only half the size of Mt Everest, but by Australian standards, a monster of a mountain.
Kinabalu Park is Malaysia's first World Heritage designated area. It was recognised for its outstanding universal values and as one of the world's most important biological sites.
Borneo Villa is a cluster of seven two-storey buildings making up 235 rooms, all amid tropical gardens. Each has a balcony or terrace with golf course, garden or sea views. Decor is a blend of solid wood and restful earth tones.
The five-storey Ocean Villa offers stylish accommodation, with each guestroom having private balcony with views of white sand and cobalt sea.
Six Royal and Presidential villas with private pools and garden offer the ultimate in luxury accommodation.
Renowned golf course architect, Ronald Fream, designed the par 72, 18-hole championship course in the classic and strategic style. It has undulating terrain and tricky greens, and at 1800 metres above sea level has views which make it difficult to concentrate on the ball! The Golfers' Lounge overlooking the course serves delicious meals.
If you fancy heading to the course in the ultimate of style, there is a helicopter for your convenience. It carries three players and their clubs, and views of the mountain, sometimes encased by clouds, and Borneo's rich vegetation are magnificent. If the weather should close in, ground transportation is available for the return journey.
Lagoon Park is a water sports enthusiast's dream come true. There are water and jet skiing, kayaking and windsurfing, river cruises, sport fishing and all equipment is available at the park.
Borneo Spa is one of the resort's most outstanding features. It offers treatments to stimulate the five senses of the body in a serene and relaxing environment. Trained staff operate in the twelve massage rooms and two treatment rooms and they ensure you float back to your room after being in their caring hands.
The resort has a good choice of fine dining locations. Horizon Lobby Lounge serves drinks, cocktails and snacks and from 8pm you are entertained by the resort's duo.
Penyu Coffee Shop offers all-day dining with a wide buffet selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as an a la carte menu service featuring local and international delights.
The Kingfisher Asian Seafood Restaurant serves fresh tropical ingredients and seafood and a delicious selection of deserts.
Olives Mediterranean Restaurant has a choice of set menus with your choice of an aperitif, wine or sparkling wine and Grappa.
Noble House Chinese Restaurant has everything from dim sum to an a la carte menu in the Cantonese style.
Darlin' Darlin' Entertainment Club is a good venue for meeting people over a drink. They have a live band, DJ, karaoke rooms and pool tables.
At Splashes Pool Bar you can enjoy cool drinks, ice cream and hearty snacks at comfortable tables and chairs under shady, white umbrellas.
North-east of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysian Borneo
Australian Airlines flies twice a week to Sabah.
Qantas Holidays has seven-night packages, including return economy airfares, twin share accommodation at Nexus Resort, breakfast each day and transfers starting at $1460 from Sydney, $1499 from Brisbane, $1505 from Melbourne and $1510 from Adelaide, per person.
Sabah Air transfers to Mt Kinabalu Golf Course costs around $760 an hour for up to three people.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.
Off Jalan Sepangar Bay
88450 Menggatal Sabah
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