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Kota Kinabalu Vacation Packages

Sabah’s capital is a laid-back, oceanfront city not far from towering Mount Kinabalu, traditional villages and a spectacular marine park.

Kota Kinabalu, or “KK” as it is affectionately known throughout Asia, is the dynamic gateway to Borneo. The city offers a wealth of cultural sights, from museums and art galleries, to mosques and botanical gardens. The year-round tropical weather is ideal for exploring the nearby beaches, rain forest trails and tropical islands. KK is also a foodie’s paradise, offering a huge range of regional Asian cuisines, including some of the largest barbecued banana prawns you will ever hope to see!

It’s easy to get around KK’s downtown sights on foot or by bus. Spend a day exploring local culture at the Sabah Museum and the nearby Ethnobotanical Gardens, where you’ll find pitcher plants, medicinal flora, rice and herbs.

At the Sabah Art Gallery, within the Sabah Museum complex, enjoy work by local artists both established and upcoming. Visit the Monsopiad Cultural Village for insight into the Kadazandusun indigenous tribes of Sabah. These tribes share their craftwork, architectural practices, cooking and dance with visitors.

Just beyond Kota Kinabalu’s downtown attractions, a world of wilderness and island possibilities await. Pack your snorkeling and fishing gear and island hop around the five islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

Discover Borneo's incredible fauna at the Kota Kinabalu Wetland Center, the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, Green Connection, an aquarium, and the Tuaran Crocodile Farm.

Pull on your hiking boots and experience wild Borneo at the Kinabulu Park, where you’ll find carnivorous pitcher plants, the huge rafflesia flower and four species of primate. Climb to the peak of Mount Kinabalu for an unforgettable sunrise view over northern Borneo and the South China Sea.

Kota Kinabalu is home to Malaysia’s second busiest airport, making it an easily accessible destination.


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Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

No 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Kota Kinabalu
3.6
of 5, from 55 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

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.

£93
The Pacific Sutera Hotel

The Pacific Sutera Hotel

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu
4.1
of 5, from 343 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

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 Imago Shopping Mall are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£142
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu
4.3
of 5, from 298 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

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.

£30
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

5, Jalan Padang, Kota Kinabalu
3.8
of 5, from 300 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

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.

£117
The Magellan Sutera Resort

The Magellan Sutera Resort

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu
4.2
of 5, from 186 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

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 Imago Shopping Mall are also within 2 mi (3 km).

KK Marina Court Resort Vacation Condos

KK Marina Court Resort Vacation Condos

Marina Court Resort Condominiums, Kota Kinabalu
3.5
of 5, from 30 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Warisan Square and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Sabah State Mosque. Filipino Market and Plaza Wawasan are also within 10 minutes.

£18
Promenade Service Apartments

Promenade Service Apartments

3-G-17, Lorong Api-Api 2, Kota Kinabalu
2.5
of 5, from 75 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 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.

£80
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu
4.1
of 5, from 282 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this luxury hotel is steps from KK Esplanade and Wisma Merdeka. Suria Sabah Shopping Mall is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) away.

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