On the return leg of my trip to the Tip of Borneo I turned off the main highway in search of that perfect beach.
After a bumpy ride on a gravel track which tested my rented Honda Jazz I ended up at Tindakon Dazang Beach.
For the adventurous traveller who wants to get away from it all and does not mind roughing it, accommodation is available in a longhouse built by the indigenous Rungus people.
Individual rooms open up into a communal hall running the full length of the longhouse. Toilet and shower facilities are found in a separate concrete block nearby.
This is the entrance to the longhouse with sleeping rooms on the right and the common hall on the left. Room rates and meals are, as you would imagine, very reasonably priced and for large groups they can arrange for traditional music and dancing to be performed by the Rungus tribe.
The resort’s restaurant is built on stilts above a lake.
As for the beach, it is not bad at all. The sand is soft and clean while the sea is thick with vivid green seaweed. This might be off-putting for some but people who pay a fortune for seaweed beauty treatments can come here instead and get the same results for free.
The longhouse has a Facebook page for anybody wishing to make a booking or enquire about rates.