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Roundtrip Borneo, June 2004

Karambunai

 
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Lazy on the balcony
Lazy on the balcony

Good morning everyone! I think this is going to be one of the most LAZZZZZY pages here on my website. Hahaha, or at least I will give that a try :-))) Why? Well, that is all what this resort is about, Luxury, LAZZZZZY and being away from it all :-)

So please join me on the balcony, have a nice cup of tea, relax and lets wake up slooooowly, hahaha, no hurry today! We got the whole PAGE long to do nothing :-)))

Mmmm, so good to make such a LAZZZZZY start to the day ;-)

Where is Karambunai

Map Sabah
Map Sabah

But before we are going to do anything, let me show you where Karambunai is on the map.

Karambunai is located on the west side of the State of Sabah (Borneo, Malaysia). Nexus Resort at Karambunai is not that far from the city of Kota Kinabalu; the capital of Sabah. It only takes a LAZZZZY drive of 30 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu to the North East to get to Karambunai.

Breakfast

Time for breakfast
Time for breakfast

Okay, we can't be LAZZZZZY all the time, I think it is time to get some breakfast. Nooo, take it easy! We are not THAT much in a hurry! The breakfast buffet is open until 10:30 in the morning, so we've still got plenty of time to get some food :-)

There are two places where you can get breakfast: the 'Penyu' and the 'Kingfisher'. The choice of restaurant isn't so difficult. It is more the location that you prefer than anything else, as the buffet is exactly the same at both places. You can get anything you like here, plenty of choices! Coffee, tea, juices, fresh fruits, breakfast serials, eggs in all kinds of ways, toast, rice dishes, meats and fish, and so on, and so on.

The buffet opens I think at 6:30, hahaha, for the 'non-LAZZZZZY- ones' among us. Hmmm, that sounds impossible here! Aaah, of course, it must be for the ones that need to get up that early to catch the plane home. Vacations can't last forever!

The hotel

Nexus Resort Karambunai
Nexus Resort Karambunai

So while we LAZZZZZILY enjoy our breakfast, let me tell you a bit more about this place.

Nexus Resort Karambunai is a huge 5-star resort located quite isolated along the coast on the Karambunai Peninsula, 30 kilometres northeast of Kota Kinabalu. The Resort is 3,335 acres big, edged on the one side with a 6 kilometre long beach and on the other side with a lagoon. The hotel has everything you can think of and more. For golf enthusiasts the 18 hole championship golf course might be the main attraction. But maybe some of you rather like to relax in the luxurious spa. I would have loved to play a round of golf here, hahaha, but I guess I was just too LAZZZZZY to do that while I was here ;-)

Our room

Nexus Resort Karambunai
Nexus Resort Karambunai

And here is the room. Nice and big, plenty of space, nothing to complain about! In the room there was a little sitting area with a nice LAZZZZY sofa and table, a desk to sit at.... uhhh, make that two desks, LOL, one to write at and another one where you can just look into a big mirror and pretend you look beautiful ;-) There was lots of space to hang up your clothing, a television, mini-fridge, and a nice big modern luxury bathroom. Room service came around twice a day to make sure the room is in tip-top order and if you need, give you more towels.

View from the room

View from the room
View from the room

The room was great, but the best thing for me was the nice little balcony. I just loved hanging LAZZZZZZILY over the railing and enjoying the views... or, of course, sit on one of the chairs, have a nice drink beside me, have my feet up against the railing and doing nothing besides listening to the sound of the sea, the wind waving thought the trees and the never ending noises of the cicadas. Life can be sooooo good :-))

In the picture you can see the view from the room towards the pool area. And straight in front of me I could see the sea, the beach and part of the hotel garden.

So why am I here? Honeymoon!

Congratulations cake
Congratulations cake

So why am I here? I am on honeymoon! After a wonderful roundtrip on Sabah it was great to have some LAZZZZY days at the Nexus Resort. And... they had a nice surprise for us! When we entered the room this delicious 'congratulations' cake was waiting for us :-)) Yummie! Hahaha, but how did they know I loooooove cake??? LOL ;-)

Beautiful weather

Weather forecast
Weather forecast

It is beautiful weather outside,
sun is shining,
26 to 33 degrees,
not too high waves in the sea......

Okay.... no time to be LAZZZZY.....

It is time for the beach!!!

Read more on page 2 about Karambunai....

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