Friday, 5 February 2016

Borneo: your guide to experiencing an unforgettable family holiday

Let’s face it; planning a family holiday can be a challenge. From tears and tantrums while travelling to poor-quality accommodation and a lack of things to do when you arrive, a whole host of problems can beset these vacations. However, if you’re savvy when you select your holiday destination, you can avoid these troubles and have a family adventure that’s truly unforgettable for all the right reasons. One location that could provide the perfect backdrop to your adventure is Borneo. With its lush jungle and inviting waters, this place has all you need to keep you and your kids busy. Keep reading for some tips on how to make the most of your adventure to this intriguing Asian island. 

Select an action-packed itinerary 

There’s no chance of your brood getting bored if you plan an action-packed itinerary. Close the capital Sabah in the north of the island, you’ll find resorts that are ideal for families and have lots to keep people of all ages entertained. For example, this is the easiest place to see a range of primates, from majestic orangutans and ‘singing’ gibbons to tiny tarsiers. You can also explore the terrain on horseback and spend time relaxing on beautiful beaches. Meanwhile, if your family love being in water, you won’t be disappointed. From white water rafting to swimming with turtles, there are a host of activities to try. Borneo is also the perfect place to scuba dive. Sabah’s Semporna archipelago is renowned for having some of the best diving spots in the world. The warm waters are home to a variety of sea creatures, including hammerhead sharks, sea turtles and water monitor lizards.

Trying to coordinate a holiday like this when there is so much to do can be difficult. However, by booking luxury holidays to Asia through a bespoke holiday specialist, you can leave the hard work of planning your experience to someone else and know that you won’t miss out on any of the highlights. This approach takes all the stress out of arranging your vacation.   

Factor in some relaxation time 

As well as making sure you take full advantage of the attractions on offer in Borneo, it’s important to factor a little relaxation time into your holiday. If you spend all of your adventure rushing from one activity to the next, you could end up worn out and in need of another break just to recover. By making sure you have some down time to unwind on the beach, by the pool and in your accommodation, you’ll have more energy for the sightseeing and sports, and you’ll fly back home feeling rejuvenated and rested.

Choose a season that suits 

Like many holiday destinations, Borneo is shaped by its seasons. This means you’ll need to decide on the best time for your family to travel there. From January to April, the conditions are typically dry and pleasant, and between March and July, the water is calm and perfect for diving. June to September is the hottest period and it is often rainy at this time of year too. 

As long as you travel at the right time and choose a family-friendly resort, Borneo could make the ideal setting for your next adventure overseas.

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