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The notable city of Kota Kinabalu is just 70 miles west of Tantagan.
Make certain your stay is a fascinating one by exploring the nearby nature reserves. Poring Hot Spring, located just 25 miles away, is recommended.
The greater region also has a lot to offer travelers. Kampong Salulong and Kampong Merungin are two attractive destinations that your family will appreciate.
To get to Shangri-la Rasa Ria Nature Reserve, Tamparuli Suspension Bridge and Upside Down House, make your way west from Tantagan for 55 miles to Tamparuli. And if there's still time, some other great places are Rumah Terbalik and Zip Borneo.
If you enjoy it when you head outdoors and just do it, there are some fun activities here. Burn some calories and try mountain biking or mountain climbing.
If you would like to broaden your knowledge of the region, there are a range of interesting tours you can sign up for, such as guided nature walks and wildlife spotting tours.
If you can't get enough of the water, dive in! Swimming is a common pastime, and so is snorkeling.
If the weather isn't looking too good, spend some time in the region's nature museums.
We'd be hard-pressed to think of a nicer way to explore this region than by visiting its open-air markets.
Don't miss the chance to take your taste buds on a tour of the region's cafés and restaurants.
Take a tip from the locals and try pinasakan sada (braised fish with fruit) and hinava (seasoned raw mackerel).
Mindful travelers understand that a good way to make the most out of a vacation is to look up a variety of basic phrases in the local tongue. Semoga hari anda baik sahaja is how you say have a nice day in Malaysian. Semoga berjaya! is also good to know. It translates to good luck.
A national day of celebration, Independence Day is something you'll feel lucky to have been a part of. It all kicks off on the 31st of August.
It's a sad fact of life, but all vacations must eventually come to an end. As the curtain falls on your Tantagan adventure, say "Sampai jumpa lagi", spend the last of your ringgit, and remember all the wonderful adventures you've had.
Kudat Airport is the closest airport at about 60 miles to the north, so just make sure that you leave plenty of time.
Located on the Pantai Dalit Beach on Borneo's northern tip, the resort is 12 km (7 mi) from Tuaran Tamu, 30 km (17 mi) from the center of Kota Kinabalu, and 73 km (45 mi) from the Kinabalu National Park.
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from All Saint's Cathedral and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Kompleks Asia City and Sedco Square are also within 10 minutes.
Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kota Kinabalu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sutera Harbour and Sabah State Mosque. Plaza Wawasan and Downbelow Adventure Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Sedco Square and Wisma Merdeka are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Warisan Square and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Sabah State Mosque. Filipino Market and Imago Shopping Mall are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0 mi (0.1 km) from Warisan Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Filipino Market and Centre Point are also within 10 minutes.
This Malaysia beachfront resort on Borneo's northern coast is a 10-minute drive from downtown Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Poring Hot Springs is 30 minutes away.
Nestled on the beach, this Karambunai resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of 1 Borneo Hypermall, University of Malaysia Sabah, and Borneo Marine Research Institute. Tuaran Crocodile Farm and Tun Mustapha Tower are also within 12 mi (20 km).