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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
P7,079
per night
10 Nov - 11 Nov
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,007 reviews)

"It's the little things that make it so special, the cold hand towels passed around, the amazing and friendly staff, we also loved the rooms, food, and so many beautiful sitting areas."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Borneo Beach Villas
4 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P2,861
per night
21 Oct - 22 Oct
4/5Very Good! (235 reviews)

"The beach Is amazing"…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Borneo Beach Villas
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
4.5 out of 5
Free Cancellation
P5,752
per night
17 Nov - 18 Nov
3.8/5Good! (700 reviews)

"Comfortable rooms, friendly and helpful staff. Excellent location next to the sea. Private beach, very clean. Wide choice of good quality food from at least five restaurants with different cuisines. Not too busy, possibly low season. Most other guests were families or couples, majority Chinese with ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
3.5 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P3,042
per night
22 Oct - 23 Oct
4.2/5Excellent! (133 reviews)

"Very confortable and nice scenery"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2019

Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
P5,595
per night
3 Nov - 4 Nov
4.2/5Very Good! (1,519 reviews)

"Excellent stay, would love to come back soon! Recommend any day"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2019

The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
P7,669
per night
11 Nov - 12 Nov
4.4/5Excellent! (1,587 reviews)

"Shangri-la. Wonderful as usual, will be back soon ❤️"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Sabah
P14,609
per night
17 Nov - 18 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (121 reviews)

"Fantastic setting and magnificent beach. Villas beautifully designed and well equipped. Staff extremely attentive and helpful. A great place for a relaxing getaway."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Gaya Island Resort
P10,618
per night
3 Nov - 4 Nov
4.4/5Excellent! (381 reviews)

"Loved the location and experience, although as a single traveller thought there might be s bit more to do especially at night"…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Gaya Island Resort
Langkah Syabas Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P1,817
per night
22 Oct - 23 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (112 reviews)

"nice view, peaceful and clean. no bathroom/toilet water sprayer."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Langkah Syabas Beach Resort
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Free Cancellation
P4,626
per night
3 Nov - 4 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (1,094 reviews)

"Prfet position, amazing staff..didnt enjoy long ques waiting for seats for breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Beringgis Beach Resort & Spa
P6,420
per night
19 Oct - 20 Oct
3.9/5Good! (48 reviews)
Great Resort !

"Great place to rest and relax,,,,away from the busy KK town"…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

Beringgis Beach Resort & Spa
The Magellan Sutera Resort
P7,141
per night
12 Nov - 13 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (975 reviews)

"Very good :)"…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

The Magellan Sutera Resort
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
3.5 out of 5
Manukan Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Manukan Island, Sabah
P6,355
per night
20 Oct - 21 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (52 reviews)

"Very nice place to go for holiday❤️"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2019

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Borneo Golf Resort
P2,319
per night
19 Oct - 20 Oct
3/5 (8 reviews)

"food is too expensive. room okay for me not bad. A lot of adventure can do at that resort"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Borneo Golf Resort
Jack's CondoApartment @ Marina Court Resort Condominium
P2,818
per night
25 Oct - 26 Oct
3.8/5Good! (75 reviews)

"Value for money and IT just in the city nearest to Sabah centre pointers and Five minutes walking to imago."…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Jack's CondoApartment @ Marina Court Resort Condominium
Sunset & Seaview Vacation Condos @ IMAGO Shopping Mall
P2,212
per night
23 Oct - 24 Oct
3.7/5Good! (95 reviews)

"No access to gym, wall outside apt.dirty had to direct staff to clean, shower had some cracked tiles, dirty curtains, sliding door to balcony lock not working- secuity risk, no safe deposit box in suite, no card access to office level on floor 3 had to call & staff not responding to call or text, ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

Sunset & Seaview Vacation Condos @ IMAGO Shopping Mall
Seaside Travellers Inn
P2,087
per night
24 Oct - 25 Oct
3.8/5Good! (20 reviews)
Just beautiful location and friendly place to stay

"We have been going here for 7 years. The pool is fun, the beach is nice; when the tide goes out you can find thousands of starfish. The restaurant is good. They have been in business for a long time, and the place is a little run-down but the people are friendly, the location is spectacular, and ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2019

Seaside Travellers Inn
SKYPOD Hostel
2 out of 5
P707
per night
25 Oct - 26 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (55 reviews)

"its a good place to stay"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

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Beach Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

Known for its amazing swimming spots and snorkeling, Kota Kinabalu has a lot to offer the traveler planning a beach vacation. This romantic destination has 40 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, so it's easy to find one that works for you.

As you browse for a place to stay by the water in Kota Kinabalu, check out these top-rated beach hotels with positive customer reviews.

Borneo Beach Villas - 4-star family-friendly resort on the beach. It features an outdoor pool, free parking, and a café. Activities include horseback riding. Guests love the beach locale and proximity to shopping.

The Magellan Sutera Resort - 5-star luxury hotel on a private beach. Our travelers recommend its walkable location and proximity to shopping. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and 3 restaurants.

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa - 5-star luxury resort on the beach. It offers 2 outdoor pools, free buffet breakfast, and a beach bar. Activities include beach volleyball and kayaking. Guest reviews highlight the beach locale and pool.

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai - 4.5-star luxury resort on a private beach. It features 3 outdoor pools, a beach bar, and 5 restaurants. Activities include hiking trails. Guests love the beach locale and pool.

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu - 5-star luxury hotel near the beach. Our travelers recommend its pool and central location. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and 3 restaurants.

Planning Your Trip to Kota Kinabalu

Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit.

  • Hottest months: April, May, June, and July, with an average temperature of 89°F
  • Coldest months: June, January, July, and February, with an average temperature of 76°F
  • Driest months: February, March, April, and May, with an average rainfall of 0.16 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, July, October, and June, with an average rainfall of 0.43 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Kota Kinabalu

After arriving and checking into your hotel, you'll probably want to explore your surroundings. Beach lovers can spend some quality time by the water at Dalit Beach. Take advantage of the area's snorkeling and swimming, and make time for local attractions like Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to 1 Borneo Hypermall or Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. Visitors also enjoy Kota Kinabalu for its:
  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Marina
  • Parks

Getting Around Kota Kinabalu

To get to Kota Kinabalu, book a flight to Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), the closest major airport, which is located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Tanjung Aru Station. You can find out about your water travel options at the local marina.

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