Kampong Karambunai Travel Guide

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Kampong Karambunai Things to Do

  • A relaxing afternoon

    But it doesn't always have to be stormy weather in the afternoon, it can be beautiful and calm too, like I had on this day. It is wonderful to just walk around and find the perfect bench close to the beach and see the sun LAZZZZILY go down.... it won't be long before the sun will set.

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  • Fun in the sea

    When you go a little further into the sea you will hit the waves, and they can at times be quite high, hahaha, really fun to play with. Especially the last day we had quite some high waves. No time to be LAZZZZY here, you have to pay attention all the time. I forgot a few times and got a full load of water in my face.... oops.... so lots of...

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  • The trip continues....

    So off we are to our next destination.... The trip continues.... I can't be LAZZZZZY all the time :-))Well I guess this has been a very LAZZZZY page, hahaha, I wonder how many times I have written this word down. But I think I most have broken some kind of record, LOL :-)) If anyone has counted them, please let me know, hahaha, I am toooo LAZZZZY...

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  • Escape the LAZZZZINES?

    If you want to escape the LAZZZZINES of the resort, you can make a choice of lots of excursions. There is a little shop where you can book all kinds of daytrips, two-days, a week, or whatever you feel like. There are unlimited possibilities. So you don't need to worry that you are 'locked up' in the resort if that is not your kind of thing. To give...

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  • A nice drink to top off the evening

    How about an after dinner drink? After such a LAZZZZY day and LAZZZZY evening, I think we should end it in a appropriate way. In the lobby lounge 'The Horizon' they have a nice seating area, with lots of LAZZZZY chairs where you can sit down and relax. Just order a drink and listen to the life band. The band called Take 3' plays on most evenings...

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  • Dessert Monster

    Okay..... back to reality.... confession time. Yes, you read the title right.... it's me.... I am a dessert monster! :-)) Hahaha, I just loooove desserts! And they had a really good dessert buffet here. This is not the place for LAZZZZY dessert people, only for the real dessert fans, hahaha, like me :-) So no need to say that I had to give lots of...

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  • Playing our song....

    LAZZZZZY and relaxed after dinner, the band came to our table to play our song...... Such a romantic moment......

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  • A wonderful dinner together

    Another evening, another restaurant. After another of those LAZZZZZY days we had a wonderful dinner. I think my smile says it all, we had a wonderful time :-)

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  • Italian Restaurant

    Time for dinner! There are several restaurants at the resorts that you can choose from, so plenty of choices of what and where to eat. The LAZZZZY people might not want to walk that far and take the first restaurant they meet: The Italian restaurant. And well, that is not a bad choice at all! For me it has been the best one I tried on the resort. I...

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  • The pool area in the evening

    The swimming pool area is beautifully lit up. No one is swimming though, hahaha, LAZZZY people ;-)It is nice to walk around the resort in the evening though. I especially enjoyed it after dinner. Stretching my legs a bit, strolling around in the wonderful tropical warmth and enjoying how picturesque everything looks in the 'evening light'.

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  • It never gets dark at Nexus

    The day never ends at Nexus. The sun might have gone done, but there is light everywhere. Even the palm trees get an extra bit of attention. So forget about being LAZZZZY in your room, it is time to see the resort in a total 'new' sort of light :-)

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  • The sunset

    The sky turns orange, my camera clicks, a sigh, life is wonderful. Amazingly there is hardly anyone on the beach (just like during the day actually). Just wonderful. Listening to the waves, sand creeping between my tows while I LAZZZZILY stroll around, the wonderful colours of the sky..... do I need to say more? No, I don't think so... just look at...

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  • The sunset

    I was so happy to see the sunset. Many of you might know that the sunset is my favourite moment of the day and I love to take photos of it. But on this trip I was a bit out of luck and this was my first chance to enjoy the sunset. And what a wonderful place to do so! Sitting quiet and LAZZZZY on the beach, just waiting for the sky to turn in all...

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  • Not always THAT good weather

    Karambunai looks so idyllic, but it is not always so. The weather can change quickly here, and that is something you have to keep in mind. So when you are sitting LAZZZZZZILY on the beach and you see that beautiful blue sky turn into dark blue on the other side of the mountain, you know bad weather is on its way! And soon! So take your towel and...

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  • Ducks have the right of way! LOL

    Just a funny picture here :-) I had to laugh so much when we walked around at the golf course. This group of ducks clearly decided that THEY had the right of way, hahaha, and they made a lot of noise to make clear that WE had to wait... kwak, kwaak, kwak, kwaaak :-)So we waited, patiently and with a big smile, while they LAZZZZILY crossed the...

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  • Only allowed with golf buggy!

    Worried that your being-LAZZZZY image might be damaged by playing golf? Well, don't worry too much. You can always explain to everyone that you raced around the golf course in a golf buggy. So the real 'physical' element of walking around several kilometres has been cut down to a minimum. Hahaha, so that makes it a rather LAZZZZY sport, doesn't it?...

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  • A round of golf maybe?

    Something I really wanted to do, but never got to do, as I was tooo busy being LAZZZZZY, was playing a round of golf. I did take a quick look at the golfcourse though and it looked great. Now I am home I regret not haven given it a try. Oh well, maybe a next time :-))A round of golf (18 holes) will cost you 300RM, which is about 65 euro or 80 USD....

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  • The gardens and the beautiful flowers

    The day is coming to an end, it is getting a bit cooler outside, and so the perfect time to go for a LAZZZY stroll through the gardens. It is amazing to see some of the flowers, so beautiful! This one I know, hahaha, but only in a much smaller version though and only as an indoor plant.

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  • Happy Hour!

    Happy Hour! Two drinks for the price of one! :-)) I was feeling so LAZZZZY and relaxed, it was the end of a wonderful day, sipping on a nice Singapore Sling at the pool area, the sun in my face. Mmmmm, it can't get any better... and more LAZZZZY, LOL..... than this :-)

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  • The pool area

    So what shall we do this afternoon..... mmm, let me think..... how about some LAZZZZY time at the pool? Yep, that sounds good to me! There are lots of LAZZZZY chairs at the pool area, which was perfect, and there is a counter where you can pick up free towels. There are several pools, so you can choose. And of course one of them has a pool-bar :-)...

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  • Keropok and beer

    Everything at the resort is rather expensive. We thought it was similar to Swedish prices, so the same as home, but much much more expensive than anywhere else on Sabah. So a great thing to do is to shop outside the resort and have some snacks waiting for you in the room. Just imagine this..... sitting LAZZZZZY on the balcony, sipping on a beer and...

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  • Snack time!

    Time to get a nice afternoon snack after all this walking and having fun in the sea. Let's be really LAZZZZZY and order some room service! Thr room service was really perfect. It is not cheap, but than again it was only a little more than the restaurant prices, so not that bad either. And mmmmmm, who can't resist some delicious satay! Together with...

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  • Take nothing but photos....

    Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints....Well, I guess I took that expression at heart! Here is one LAZZZZZY footstep :-))

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  • Crab art

    One thing you should never do is leave me alone on a huge empty beach with only a digital camera in my hand. Why? Well, I have one problem..... I am not used to this LAZZZZZY-concept thingy. When I travel I mostly do a lot, and being LAZZZZZY is not one of them. I REALLY tried to be LAZZZZZY at the resort.... but.... but....Okay I admit it, I...

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  • Long walk on the beach

    The beach is beautiful, a stretch of 6 kilometres with sand, sand and more lovely sand. So what better to do here than to take a long LAZZZZY walk on the beach. It wasn't crowded at all, in fact I was alone on most parts of the beach. Wonderful to have the place to myself, dip my feet in the sea and feel the sand under my feet. Yes, I do love those...

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  • Perfect for a swim

    This is the perfect place to go for a swim. The beach slopes LAZZZZZILY down into the sea, making it nice and easy for a swim or just to splash around in the water. The sea is crystal clear, the water is lovely and warm, and the bottom is nice and sandy. Just perfect :-)

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  • Blue sky.... blue sea....

    The hotel is located at the beach, so it is only a LAZZZZZY walk to get there. The sea is beautiful, crystal clear and blue. Together with the beautiful blue sunny sky above is this THE place to be for a couple of hours.

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  • The main obstacle ;-)

    The main obstacle before getting to the beach are these 'Morning Glory' flowers. Oh well, I guess I have to be a little less LAZZZZZY and lift up my feet a few centimetres more ;-))

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  • Beautiful weather!

    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!!!

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  • So why I am here? Honeymoon!

    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 ;-)

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  • View from the balcony

    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...

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  • The Room

    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...

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  • Nexus Resort

    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...

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Kampong Karambunai What to Pack

  • SLR Camera

    I had my SLR camera with me at Nexus Resort, but I preferred to use my digital in this case. I always make a choice between my digital camera and SLR depending on the place I visit, things to see, situation and light. Pro's for the digital: it is quicker to grab, cheaper in use as I don't need to develop the film, endless memory space so I can...

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  • Electrical appliances

    With all this digital equipment it is important to have fully charged batteries all the time! And I have to say that went perfectly during my trip. In Malaysia they use 240 volts and 50 Hz. It is a rectangular blade plug (see picture)Beware : an adapter by itself will not change the electrical voltage. You must be sure that your appliance can...

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  • Digital camera + portable hard disk

    Two things that are a must in my travel bag and that is my digital camera and my new 'toy' the X's-Drive Pro (a portable hard disk)This has been the first trip I took the X's Drive Pro with me and I am amazed by it! I don't think I want to travel ever again without it, LOL :-))This little gadget is a portable hard drive where I can store all my...

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