Discover Borneo at Tampat Do Aman – What’s Cool? What’s Not?

What the experience is all about

Tampat do Aman in Kudat, Sabah
Tampat do Aman in Kudat, Sabah [Source: FB]

In the native Rungus language, Tampat Do Aman means a place of peace, or a place of friends. Recently recognized as the Best Guest House in Sabah, Tampat do Aman is located near the northern-most tip of Sabah in the district of Kudat. It is an intimate nature escape, resting on the only road leading up to the tip of Borneo and its pristine 10 km coastline; a gateway to eight world class beaches.

Sunset at Kosuhui Beach, near Tampat do Aman, Kudat, Sabah
Sunset at Kosuhui Beach, near Tampat do Aman, Kudat, Sabah [Source: FB]

Relax while feasting your eyes on the beautiful calming paddy fields from your room, or visit the wildlife sanctuary and Rungus Museum set up by the owner itself.

The accommodations are not luxurious, but they are rich with culture, built with the vision of preserving the ways of the native Rungus. Experience sleeping in longhouses in the middle of the great jungle, while having beautiful beaches in reach. In keeping with the environmental issues there is no Air-conditioning available, but each room is designed with high ceilings and a fan so that air circulates freely and the rooms are cooled as such.

Tampat do Aman is one of the best ways to experience what Borneo has to offer, and has recently been awarded the title of Best Guest House in Sabah.

What You Get

Available lodging options: From budget rooms in longhouses to family chalets (2 rooms) which fit up to 4 persons

Longhouse Rooms at Tampat do Aman, Kudat, Sabah
Longhouse Rooms at Tampat do Aman, Kudat, Sabah [Source: FB]

Bathroom options: Villas and chalets come with attached bathrooms. The other options come with shared bathrooms.

Cheapest option: RM45 /person /night

Jungle Camp Chalets at Tampat do Aman, Kudat, Sabah
Jungle Camp Longhouse at Tampat do Aman, Kudat, Sabah

Most expensive option: RM100 /person /night

Meal arrangements: No meals are included in all room options. Rungus restaurant available on property.

Day trips available: Yes, you can opt for a Jungle Survival Course for either half a day or full day.

Stargazing at Tampat do Aman, Kudat Sabah
Stargazing at Tampat do Aman, Kudat Sabah [Source: FB]

What can we do there? Snorkeling, surfing, diving, fishing, canoeing and hiking, The Tip of Borneo, Rungus Cultural Museum, jungle activities, star gazing

Tip of Borneo, Kudat, Sabah
Tip of Borneo, Kudat, Sabah


What people love: Great sleep amidst sounds of nature, outdoor showers, compost toilets, view of paddy field, knowledgable and friendly host, reasonably priced, jungly walk, great restaurant at the beach, supporting the local indigenous, beautiful beach, fun beach activities, lovely atmosphere, sunsets

What people wish were different: Mosquitoes

Experience levels if you go for the most basic option shown in table below:

Adventure LevelMedium
Nature ImmersionMaximum
Cultural ImmersionMaximum
Relaxation LevelMedium
Roughing itMedium
Suitable for young children?Yes, absolutely!
Mobile connectivityYes (Free WiFi in public areas)

Location & Contact

Location: Kg Tiga Papan, Peti Surat 115, 89570 Kudat, Malaysia


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