Club Med has this morning unveiled plans to open its first resort near Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state, in the northern part of Borneo in late 2022.
The 400-room resort will be set on Kuala Penyu Beach (90-minutes’ drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport) where the jungle meets powdery white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.
Club Med Borneo Kota Kinabalu’s design will be inspired by numerous traditional Borneo ethnic cultures while seamlessly integrating with the surrounding rainforest.
It will feature 360 spacious rooms across various categories for Club Med Premium Resort and 40 luxury suites for the Club Med Exclusive Collection space (5 Tridents Space).
Located next to a mangrove reserve it will offer a plethora of activities that encourage guests to preserve the location’s natural beauty and discover local gems.
This includes island hopping to the beautiful Pulau Tiga, a river ride that showcases Sabah’s diverse wildlife and ecosystem as well as an adrenaline-pumping white-water river rafting adventure.
Guests can also immerse themselves in Borneo’s heritage through activities like evening dance shows, traditional rug and jewellery making, and interactive culinary classes and coffee tastings.
Guests can expect an all-day buffet restaurant serving international cuisines as well a “Gourmet Lounge”, an a la cart speciality restaurant that is included in Club Med’s all-inclusive offer.
A Free-flow bar will showcase Club Med’s signature circus and musical shows as well as a pool bar dedicated to the Exclusive Collection Space.
Children’s Club facilities and dedicated services for kids of all ages (from 4 months to 17 years old).
President of Club Med Henri Giscard d’Estaing said “the Club Med spirit has always been to create new resorts that seamlessly blend into naturally beautiful locations and become discoverable bucket list destinations in their own right.”
“Opening in Kuala Penyu allows us to showcase Sabah’s beautiful surroundings in a relatively undiscovered part of the world.”
The resort will Club Med’s second in Malaysia, after Club Med Cherating Beach, an eco-nature getaway located in Pahang.
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