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The Magellan Sutera Resort
The Magellan Sutera Resort
8.6 Excellent
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1.0 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 1,143 reviews
8.6

Boasting a lap pool and a private beach, The Magellan Sutera is a deluxe place to stay in Kota Kinabalu. Guests also have exclusive access to the Mandara Spa and Fitness centre.

Gaya Centre Hotel
Gaya Centre Hotel
8.0 Excellent
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, PO Box 13751, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.9 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 424 reviews
8.0

Gaya Centre Hotel is situated in the city's famous tourism and shopping area. Just 10 minutes' stroll from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, the hotel provides guests with an ideal base when in Kota Kinabalu.

Borneo Beach Villas
Borneo Beach Villas
7.8 Good
Pool Villa 161, Borneo Beach Villas, Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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10.9 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
GoodBased on 1,245 reviews
7.8

Borneo Beach Villas offers 4-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. Guests also have exclusive access to the on-site Spa and wellness centre and Swimming Pool.

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
7.3 Good
Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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9.9 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
GoodBased on 73 reviews
7.3

Boasting an outdoor pool, a private beach and outdoor tennis courts, Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is situated in Kota Kinabalu and offers peaceful accommodation. It provides free Wi-Fi, a sauna and a Jacuzzi.

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
8.2 Excellent
No 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Api-Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 1,779 reviews
8.2

This modern hotel in Kota Kinabalu provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and an executive floor. There is also a fitness centre with cardiovascular equipment, free weights and a swimming pool.

Promenade Service Apartments
Promenade Service Apartments
7.7 Good
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.2 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
GoodBased on 1,626 reviews
7.7

Featuring views of the city, Promenade Service Apartment offers 2-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. The numerous amenities this modern property has to offer include luggage storage, meeting rooms and a 24-hour reception.

Horizon Hotel
Horizon Hotel
8.5 Excellent
Jalan Pantai, Locked Bag 2084, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.6 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 1,120 reviews
8.5

Located in Kota Kinabalu, the hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Kota Kinabalu International Airport and offers an infinity pool and a Jacuzzi. Guests also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

Kinabalu Daya Hotel
Kinabalu Daya Hotel
7.5 Good
Lot 3 & 4 Block 9 Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.8 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
GoodBased on 798 reviews
7.5

Featuring a popular location, Kinabalu Daya Hotel has views of Kota Kinabalu, and is moments from Kota Kinabalu Central Market. It provides free Wi-Fi, a bar and is close to Gaya Street Sunday Market.

Ming Garden Hotel & Residences
Ming Garden Hotel & Residences
8.0 Excellent
Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 160 reviews
8.0

This modern hotel in Kota Kinabalu provides free Wi-Fi, as well as a free shuttle service and an outdoor pool. There is also a fitness centre with a cross trainer, a swimming pool and cardiovascular equipment.

Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
8.9 Excellent
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.4 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 1,015 reviews
8.9

Set in Kota Kinabalu, Le Meridien Kota is a five-minute walk from Kota Kinabalu Central Market and features a sauna, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Cheapest month:April
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Kota Kinabalu:$69/night
Cheapest price found:$7/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Monday
$28 - $133
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$25 - $54
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Top Rated Kota Kinabalu hotels

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Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
9.0 Excellent
Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5.1 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Featuring stylish rooms complete with luxury linen and luxury toiletries, this deluxe resort features a sauna and a swimming pool. There is also a gym with an infinity pool.

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Horizon Hotel
Horizon Hotel
8.5 Excellent
Jalan Pantai, Locked Bag 2084, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.6 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Located in Kota Kinabalu, the hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Kota Kinabalu International Airport and offers an infinity pool and a Jacuzzi. Guests also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

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Hotel Gaia 95
Hotel Gaia 95
8.8 Excellent
Lot 95, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.7 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Hotel Gaia 95 is situated in Kota Kinabalu and features free wireless internet. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

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KK Times Square Hotel
KK Times Square Hotel
8.0 Excellent
C-16-G, Signature Office, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.6 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Situated within walking distance of Secretariat Railway Station, KK Times Square Hotel provides guests with a convenient base while in Kota Kinabalu. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

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The Klagan Hotel
The Klagan Hotel
8.4 Excellent
Unit 25-28, Ground Floor, Block D, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

The Klagan Hotel is located in Kota Kinabalu and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

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The Magellan Sutera Resort
The Magellan Sutera Resort
8.6 Excellent
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1.0 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Boasting a lap pool and a private beach, The Magellan Sutera is a deluxe place to stay in Kota Kinabalu. Guests also have exclusive access to the Mandara Spa and Fitness centre.

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Hilton Kota Kinabalu
Hilton Kota Kinabalu
8.9 Excellent
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City 3, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.1 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Located in Kota Kinabalu, the hotel is an easy drive from the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Those staying at the property have access to an outdoor pool and a sauna.

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Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
8.2 Excellent
5, Jalan Padang, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu provides comfortable 3.5-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout their stay.

Cheapest hotels in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Space Capsule Hotel
Space Capsule Hotel
8.2 Excellent
Warisan Square, Block C, Lot 1 And 2, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Space Cap Hotel is set in Kota Kinabalu and is within a short walk of local attractions, such as Kota Kinabalu Central Market. It is ideally located for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

$8
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Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air
Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air
5.9 Okay
Lot 12 Lorong Perpaduan, Kg. Air, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air is located in Kota Kinabalu and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

$10
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Homy Seafront Hostel
Homy Seafront Hostel
9.2 Excellent
A-G-18 Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Homy Seafront Hostel is situated in Kota Kinabalu and is close to the area's well-known attractions. Guests can also make use of complimentary wireless internet.

$10
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Step-In Lodge
Step-In Lodge
8.3 Excellent
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Step-in Lodge offers a comfortable setting when in Kota Kinabalu. Only a short walk from Kota Kinabalu Central Market, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with wireless internet access.

$11
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Goldenhill Hotel
Goldenhill Hotel
7.1 Good
Lot 10, Pekan Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1.9 mi from city centre,  

Providing a shuttle to Kota Kinabalu International Airport, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, Goldenhill Hotel is a convenient base in Kota Kinabalu. It also provides luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$12
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Aristo Hotel @ Putatan
Aristo Hotel @ Putatan
7.9 Good
Mile 6, Jalan Putatan, Papar, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3.0 mi from city centre,  

Aristo Hotel @ Putatan is located in Kota Kinabalu and offers free Wi-Fi. It also features a 24-hour reception, laundry facilities and massage services.

$13
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Lavender Lodge
Lavender Lodge
8.1 Excellent
No 6, Jalan Laiman Diki, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable hostel in Kota Kinabalu offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and luggage storage. It is ideally located for guests wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

$13
Avg. per night
Iskandar Sinsuran Guesthouse
Iskandar Sinsuran Guesthouse
7.2 Good
Lot 4, 2nd Floor, Block M, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Situated a short walk from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Iskandar Sinsuran Guesthouse offers guests a convenient base while visiting Kota Kinabalu. Guests can also enjoy free internet access throughout the property.

$14
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Hotel prices in Kota Kinabalu

2 stars and under
KK Times Square Hotel
#1 Most popular

KK Times Square Hotel

C-16-G, Signature Office, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

8.0 Excellent
$24

Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

Kk Suites Hotel

98-100 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

7.9 Good
$34

Avg. per night

Aston Boutec Hotel
Best value

Aston Boutec Hotel

Lot 230 250 Lorong Lintas Plaza3 Lintas Plaza Jal, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

7.9 Good
$20

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3 stars
Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
#1 Most popular

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu

N0.1,Jalan Singgah Mata1,Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

7.8 Good
$21

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Kinabalu Daya Hotel
#2 Most popular

Kinabalu Daya Hotel

Lot 3 & 4 Block 9 Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

7.5 Good
$22

Avg. per night

Gaya Centre Hotel
Best value

Gaya Centre Hotel

Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, PO Box 13751, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

8.0 Excellent
$19

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4 stars +
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
#1 Most popular

The Pacific Sutera Hotel

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

8.3 Excellent
$48

Avg. per night

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
#2 Most popular

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

8.8 Excellent
$131

Avg. per night

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Best value

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

8.4 Excellent
$43

Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

About Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu continues to find new ways to lure you with its friendly locals, fiery sunsets and natural wonders. Rugged mountain terrain interspersed with secluded beaches meets a charming old-world vibe and thriving music scene.

Things to do

Most travellers visit Kota Kinabalu for Shangri-La’s Orangutan Care Project, where you can meet orangutans up close. The nature care project raises awareness for endangered species, taking visitors on an excursion through 25 hectares of wild terrain. For an exciting wildlife experience, walk along the hanging canopy bridge and watch as orangutans eat fruit and move from one tree to another.

Spend your evenings sampling delicious Malay fare in the Night Market, dining on fresh seafood at Sedco Square and indulging in local delicacies in Chinatown. Climb Signal Hill Observatory Platform, the highest point in the city, where you can relax on an airy deck with coastal vistas.

Go island hopping in the unspoilt Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park to see beautiful coastal landscapes only 30 minutes away via speedboat. Hike the scenic trails of Gaya, snorkel the clear waters of Sapi and escape the tourist crowds on Mamutik Island.

Adventurous travellers can test their endurance with an excursion to the top of Mount Kinabalu, where they’ll be rewarded with mountain and valley vistas. There are also smaller trails around Kinabalu National Park that reveal scenic viewpoints and exotic wildlife. You can also take a river cruise in the Klias Wetlands reserve to see lush mangrove areas and possibly spot an elusive Proboscis monkey.

Getting Around

Most of Kota Kinabalu’s major attractions are near the city centre, so it’s easily navigated on foot. Minivans and buses are ideal for getting to the airport, while hired drivers are recommended for farther destinations. You can also catch a ferry or cruise to visit islands and nature reserves.

Kota Kinabalu travel FAQs

Kota Kinabalu continues to find new ways to lure you with its friendly locals, fiery sunsets and natural wonders. Rugged mountain terrain interspersed with secluded beaches meets a charming old-world vibe and thriving music scene.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Most travellers visit Kota Kinabalu for Shangri-La’s Orangutan Care Project, where you can meet orangutans up close. The nature care project raises awareness for endangered species, taking visitors on an excursion through 25 hectares of wild terrain. For an exciting wildlife experience, walk along the hanging canopy bridge and watch as orangutans eat fruit and move from one tree to another.

Spend your evenings sampling delicious Malay fare in the Night Market, dining on fresh seafood at Sedco Square and indulging in local delicacies in Chinatown. Climb Signal Hill Observatory Platform, the highest point in the city, where you can relax on an airy deck with coastal vistas.

Go island hopping in the unspoilt Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park to see beautiful coastal landscapes only 30 minutes away via speedboat. Hike the scenic trails of Gaya, snorkel the clear waters of Sapi and escape the tourist crowds on Mamutik Island.

Adventurous travellers can test their endurance with an excursion to the top of Mount Kinabalu, where they’ll be rewarded with mountain and valley vistas. There are also smaller trails around Kinabalu National Park that reveal scenic viewpoints and exotic wildlife. You can also take a river cruise in the Klias Wetlands reserve to see lush mangrove areas and possibly spot an elusive Proboscis monkey.

Getting Around

Most of Kota Kinabalu’s major attractions are near the city centre, so it’s easily navigated on foot. Minivans and buses are ideal for getting to the airport, while hired drivers are recommended for farther destinations. You can also catch a ferry or cruise to visit islands and nature reserves.

  • What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

    Kota Kinabalu is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is The Magellan Sutera Resort, which has a current rating of 8.6. For other potential stays, consider Gaya Centre Hotel and Borneo Beach Villas, which can also be great places to stay in Kota Kinabalu.

  • What is a good hotel near Centre Point Sabah?

    The Magellan Sutera Resort is a popular hotel near Centre Point Sabah that is highly recommended, with a score of 8.6 across 1,142 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Kota Kinabalu near 1Borneo Hypermall?

    Grand Borneo Hotel is rated 7.5 from 45 reviews and is close to 1Borneo Hypermall.

  • Is there a good hotel near Sutera Harbour?

    If you’re looking for good hotels near Sutera Harbour, consider The Magellan Sutera Resort (rated 8.6 over 1,142 reviews).

  • How much do hotels in Kota Kinabalu cost?

    Hotels in Kota Kinabalu cost an average of $52/night according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours. A 4- or 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu had higher average prices of $59/night and $141/night respectively.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

    Over the last 3 days, Kota Kinabalu hotels have been found for as cheap as $6/night in searches by HotelsCombined users. Prices for this weekend in Kota Kinabalu start from $8 per night when checking in on May 20 and out on May 22.

  • How much is a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight?

    Users have found prices for hotels in Kota Kinabalu tonight starting as low as $6, rising to an average cost of $56, based on searches in the last 72 hours. Prices start from $22 for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu for tonight.

  • What is the best place in Kota Kinabalu for bars and restaurants?

    Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah province, located on the island of Borneo, Malaysia. The epicentre of food and drink in the city can be found on Jalan Coastal Road, which offers multiple streets filled with restaurants and bars, with a very modern boardwalk along the ocean side. There are several hotels in Kota Kinabalu available here, like the Promenade Hotel, which will offer travellers a few nights of pub crawls. Stick with the centre of the city for easier access to local bars and restaurants. You'll find a range of Kota Kinabalu accommodation here, including Hotel Deleeton, Monaco Boutique Hotel Kampung, De Galleria Hotel and Hotel Traveller. All of these places are within walking distance of a range of bars on the same street.

  • What is the best place for a family holiday in Kota Kinabalu?

    A good place to have a family holiday in Kota Kinabalu depends on what your family enjoys doing. On one side of the city, there are lakes and jungles and mountains, and on the other side, there are beaches and the ocean. So if your family is adventurous and outgoing, then perhaps camping, hiking or fishing would be suitable for you, but if your family needs to rest and relax, then the beaches in Kota Kinabalu are some of the most pristine in all of Borneo. If you're keen on being beachside, Kota Kinabalu hotels around Tanjung Aru Beach, like Hin Loi Guesthouse or Megah D'Aru Hotel are quality family-friendly options.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Kota Kinabalu?

    There are two things that are very unique that draw travellers to Kota Kinabalu: the beaches and the rainforest. With the city locked between these two biomes, travellers mainly want accommodation that is surrounded by either thick rainforest with hiking trails, rivers and rock pools or long, white beaches with boardwalks and pools. The island of Borneo is also the home island of the orangutan, and there are many orangutan sanctuaries located around the island. The city has many great hiking trails available along thick-jungle walkways around Mount Kinabalu. There is also a large island off the coast of the city, Gaya Island, which has many popular beach resorts and bars.

  • Where are the best places to stay for surfing in Kota Kinabalu?

    Good places to stay in Kota Kinabalu if you're looking to surf would be along the coast of the city. There is minimal surf between the island and the coast of the city, but if you travel further down the city’s coast or to the opposite side of Gaya Island, then you will find a few great beaches to catch some waves. One of the most notable beaches on the mainland is Tanjung Aru Beach, where you'll find accommodation like C'Haya Hotels. Some popular surf spots on Gaya Island are Bungaraya Island Resort and Gaya Island Beach. Although there isn't accommodation on Gaya Island, you'll find a variety of options close to the pier where you'd catch the ferry, like Gaya Centre Hotel, Grandis Hotel and Hotel 7 Suria.