A new resort is planned by Club Med close to Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia’s Sabah state in late 2022.

The all-inclusive development on Borneo’s north coast will be located between rainforest and beach at Kuala Penyu, 90-minutes’ drive from Kota Kinabalu international airport.

Club Med is collaborating with owners Golden Sands Beach Resort City to create the brand’s first large-scale sustainably-built beach resort in the Asia-Pacific region.

The property will have 400 rooms, including 40 luxury suites, Travel Weekly Asia reported.

Company president Henri Giscard d’Estaing said: “The Club Med spirit has always been to create new resorts that seamlessly blend into naturally beautiful locations and become discoverable bucket list destinations in their own right.

“Opening in Kuala Penyu allows us to showcase Sabah’s beautiful surroundings in a relatively undiscovered part of the world.

“This will be our second resort in Malaysia in a destination that is seeing increased airlift and interest from travellers across the globe including China, Korea, South-East Asia and Australia.”