The wild and urban attractions of this south-east Asian destination include scuba diving, orangutan spotting, remote island getaways – and a helipad rooftop bar in Kuala Lumpur
Kundasang is a beautiful mountain town in Sabah. I stayed at the Kinabalu Pine Resort, which has a great view of the 4,000-metre Mount Kinabalu. A lovely excursion is to Poring Hot Spring, an hour’s drive away in Ranau. It has many shaded bath tubs but my favourites were the pools with different depths, starting from half a metre with the deepest being about seven metres. The Poring Canopy Walkway, Sabah’s highest, is just next to the hot spring.
• Doubles from £38 B&B, kinabalupineresort.com
Diana Abdul Wahab