My fiancée and I have booked (provisionally) 14 nights in the Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu, Borneo for our honeymoon in December. I am kind of having second thoughts about the hotel. From the review sites I have seen it is lovely but my main concern is its remoteness. I was hoping that people that might know the hotel might be able to give me some advice. My concern is its location, how remote is it? We don't have the money to be paying lunch and dinner every day in the resort (we are supposed to stay 14 nights), are there little places/restaurants/towns nearby? I have holidayed a lot in SE Asia in the last 10 years but not this part.
Also, is malaria a concern it this region? My previous experience with anti-malaria drugs was larium 10 years ago in north Thailand, they drove me nuts.
I appreciate any advice people can offer.