We are travelling as two couples (in our mid-20's) to Sabah in September, mainly to dive Sipidan with Scuba Junkie - Based out of Mabul Island. We will be diving for 5 days and then have about 10 days to spare in Sabah- and would love some tips on how to fill in our time!
We are not all that interested in "touristy" sites and would much rather take it slow, see and eat how the locals do, snorkel secluded beaches, hike and view unspoilt wildlife. Our vague plan was to go from Mabul to Semporna, then to Danum Valley or Sepilok and possibly across to Lankayan Island. This is purely based on researching through TA and noting the highly rated accommodation options like Sepilok Nature Resort and Lankayan Island Dive resort!
We are happy with any sort of accommodation - budget or basic accommodation does not phase us!
Any tips or help with this itinerary would be greatly appreciated. Bonus points for restaurant/food suggestions as well ;)