The Kudat Peninsula is around 190 kilometers up the coast from Kota Kinabalu, and extends all the way to the northern tip of Borneo. It’s the heartland and cultural hub of the Rungus people, and is a treasure trove of quaint fishing villages and quiet white-sand beaches. Spend your days lounging on the beach and exploring seaside trails on rented bicycles, or check out a local honeybee farm and a gong-making village. Kudat exudes the kind of seaside sleepiness that will leave you lingering for more.