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Pulau Gaya

Gaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia
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Sunset Cruise along Malohom Bay, Borneo Kota Kinabalu  Malaysia

Sunset Cruise along Malohom Bay, Borneo

As enchanting as sunrises are, sunsets are truly bewitching. That unique moment when the sun disappears below the western horizon is truly exceptional when you share it with someone special. Experiencing the vibrant colours painted across Mother Nature’s canvas with Joseph by my side was so magical and what made it even special was that we were aboard a luxury yacht called the Lumba Lumba at Gaya Island Resort.

The Sunset Cruise by Gaya Island Resort only caters to 12 people or 6 couples at a time and cruising time is decided by the Captain based on the day’s sunset timings.

Lesser Fish Eagles circled the skies and Hornbills squealed from treetops as though heralding the triumph of another day as the sun started its final bow from behind the cloud curtains.

With the majestic expanse of the Crocker Range and Mount Kinabalu in the distance we cruised at a speed of 16 knots, completely mesmerised.

As our aperitifs were served, the Captain started to describe our surroundings. We gazed at the crystalline waters and began to see the appeal of chartering a yacht. The exhilarating feeling you feel on an open sea especially during sunset is an experience that can never be paralleled on land.

Experiencing the sky turn into many shades of orange, violet and magenta in such drama was a highlight of our trip in Borneo. Though it is possible to catch the sun setting anywhere in the world, watching it vanish into the horizon from a yacht is truly captivating.