Tandem Paragliding in Ranau

February 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Sabah

Ranau is a district in Sabah, located 108km east of Kota Kinabalu. The town is famous for its hilly geographical structure. After all, that is where our country’s highest peak, Mount Kinabalu, is located at. Ranau is about 2 hours’ drive from Kota Kinabalu.

Tandem paragliding is a way to enjoy paragliding experience without having to learn how to launch and control the paraglider yourself. Your expert paraglider pilot will take care of everything for you. The tandem paraglide is designed for flying with up to 200 kg of load. Of course, if you have experience in paragliding, you can take the challenge yourself.

 

Tandem paragliding Ranau

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Ranau had been a gathering spot for paraglide enthusiasts for quite some time but had just gaining popularity these few years. Lohan, a location between Ranau town and Poring, is one of the paragliding spot in Sabah due to its mountainous region.

The paragliding site had beautiful scenery for paragliding. The greenery, along with the nearby village, makes it resistible for people who wanted to challenge themselves flying with the aid of paragliding gear and a pilot.

 

Tandem paragliding Ranau

Image credit to BorneoParagliders.com

 

To join this tandem paragliding activity, you need to book in advance. The best time to paraglide is during weekends. The passenger needs to weight between 30 to 90 kg, for participants aged 17 years and below, they need to be accompanied by parent or guardian.

The takeoff point is located about 7 km from Ranau. In order to enjoy the activity, you need to keep your whole day free because flight is subject to ideal weather condition.

 

Tandem paragliding Ranau

Image credit to BorneoParagliders.com

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Review of Beringgis Beach Resort & Spa, Papar, Sabah

May 26, 2015 by  
Filed under Hotel Reviews, Sabah

Beringgis Beach Resort, located at Jalan Papar, Kampung Beringgis, Papar Sabah, is perfectly situated by the beach facing South China Sea. They have several types of rooms such as Deluxe Garden View, Deluxe Pool View, Duplex Room, Dinawan Wing and Family Villa.

Beringgis Beach Resort main building

Beringgis Beach Resort main building

Deluxe Garden View rooms are located near to the main building. The guests can choose either king sized or two single beds. The same goes with Deluxe Pool View rooms. The only difference between both types of rooms is the view. As the name suggest, Deluxe Garden View rooms face the garden, while Deluxe Pool View rooms face the pool. The rooms are equipped with air-condition, ceiling fan, LCD TV with satellite channels, telephone, fridge, writing table, hair dryer, safe deposit box, coffee & tea making facilities and attached bathroom.


Deluxe Twin Room

Deluxe Twin Room

Deluxe King Room

Deluxe King Room


Duplex Rooms are located near Cabana Restaurant, and the guests are treated with the view of the garden. Each one of it is a 2 storey unit. The first floor is accessible through a sliding door at the ground floor. At the ground floor, there are two single beds with attached bathroom, while on the first floor, it has one King sized bed, also with attached bathroom. This duplex room is perfect for families.

Duplex Room

Duplex Room


If you larger family or wanted to have a better stay at the resort, you can choose their family villa. It is located near the pool. Each villa have a living room, complete with sofa, LCD TV with satellite channels, air-condition and fridge. The master bedroom has a King size bed, while the second bedroom has two single beds. Both rooms have connecting bathroom.

Family Villa

Family Villa


The next type of room is Dinawan Wing rooms. These rooms are bigger than their deluxe rooms and guests can choose whether to have a king sized bed or two single beds. The rooms have garden views and located just about 100 meters from the beach.

Dinawan Wing Room

Dinawan Wing Room


Moreover, you can visit their spa at The Tamarind Spa. After the long hours of jungle trekking, you would love to be pampered at their spa. Let them work their magic on you by enjoying their Balinese massage. Using a dynamic combination of acupressure, reflexology, stretching, deep tissue massage and fragrant essential oils, you will definitely enjoy their services.


The Tamarind Spa

The Tamarind Spa

The Tamarind Spa

The Tamarind Spa

The Tamarind Spa

The Tamarind Spa


Besides that, there is an open-air Restaurant & Bar with Sea View at the resort. There are function halls available for rental if you have meetings or wedding to be held. There are Woodpecker Hall, Beringgis Hall, Melinsung Room and Kingfisher Hall & Patio.

Cabana Cafe

Cabana Cafe


This resort is also perfect for honeymooners. The quiet and serene atmosphere at the resort is ideal for relaxing with your loved one. The resort will even decorate a room in Dinawan Wing for you. You can also have your dinner by the beach at their gazebo, creating another memory during your romantic getaway.

So far, Beringgis Beach Resort has great reviews from the guest. The complaint that they received were basically about the location, which is about 30 minutes’ drive from the city. Some of the guests were complaining about the poor maintenance of the room, but that was before the renovation.

Beach at Beringgis Beach Resort

Beach at Beringgis Beach Resort

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Lounge chairs at the beach

Lounge chairs at the beach

Regardless of the complaints, the resort is still a great weekend retreat from the bustling city. Why don’t you try to stay there for a night and experience the relaxing stay on your own?

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