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Kota Kinabalu Holidays

Kota Kinabalu is an ideal destination for anyone who wants to escape the daily grind, spend some time with the kids or simply enjoy a change of scenery.

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Kota Kinabalu Holidays

When in this area of Sabah, you will find yourself in the company of about 460 000 friendly locals.

You will find this location approximately 1 600 kilometres to the east of Kuala Lumpur. It's also around 4 kilometres to the southeast of Kampong Gaya.

When in Kota Kinabalu, you can definitely amuse the young ones with the impressive range of activities for all ages available. The Kipandi Butterfly Farm and Water World Theme Park are a couple of recommended picks that make a good place to begin. Another option worth visiting is the Tuaran Crocodile Farm.

You and your children don't need your swimmers to look at what inhabits in our deep blue oceans. Pass by Green Connection and delight your inner adventurer.

If you're after an educational family-friendly outing, stop at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, a well-regarded zoological park containing a nice range of rare and exotic creatures.

If you've been flat out like a lizard drinking, why not take time out in some of Kota Kinabalu's great parks? Make your way to KK Esplanade or Mount Kinabalu National Park and soak up the relaxing environment. Alternate choices include Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and Mount Kinabalu Park Entrance.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and wander up to Kiansom Waterfall for a memorable experience in the Kota Kinabalu area.

This region has a selection of environmental reserves and parks where you can delight in a relaxing day out in the natural world. Plan a trip to Sutera Harbour or Crocker Range National Park, a couple of highly recommended spots. Staying a day or two extra? Then consider Poring Hot Spring and Mountain Garden too.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is situated in the waters off Kota Kinabalu, and is regarded as the most significant ocean conservation zone on this stretch of shoreline.

Museum of Islamic Civilisation is a good place to give your noggin a bit of a training session. Spend some time perusing the collection and soaking up all of the information on display.

Consider yourself a bit of a history buff? Browse the exhibits and displays at the Sabah State Museum to gain a greater understanding of the area's days of yore

Whether you're a history lover or an architecture nerd, there's plenty of sites to visit when you are visiting the area. Commence your sightseeing at either the Atkinson Clock Tower or the Petagas War Memorial, two of the best attractions here. The Monsopiad Cultural Village and the Kundasang War Memorial are also well worth a look if you have time.

You really don't need to be religious to appreciate the wide array of divine sites throughout this area. The Sabah State Mosque and All Saint's Cathedral are the most frequented of these sacred sites, with the City Mosque and St. Michael Church Penampang following close behind.

If you are the kind of globetrotter that prefers to experience new places by foot, be sure to pass by Sedco Square. This historically rich public area is a nice example of Kota Kinabalu's links with bygone days.

Kota Kinabalu's landmarks are enjoyable spots to make tracks to for those tourists that are looking to to get a broader understanding of the city, its architecture and its local residents. Spend an afternoon at Signal Hill Observatory Platform and Upside Down House, which embody a piece of Kota Kinabalu's spirit. For those tourists that really want to go for gold, Rumah Terbalik is yet another option.

History enthusiasts will value a journey to Keningau Oath Stone, a structure that was assembled as a physical testament to this region's past.

Ready and raring to hit the shops? You will be able to burn some cash at any one of the local retail hubs. For that perfect souvenir, don't look further than 1 Borneo Hypermall. If that isn't enough, Centre Point, City Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central Market are also worthy places.

This destination has other less-known attractions if you and your mates want to get off the beaten track. The Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre and the Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club are a couple of good options. You may also enjoy heading to the Borneo Golf and Country Club and Zip Borneo.

Top Kota Kinabalu Hotels

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.8 out of 5 (5 reviews)

    This Tanjung Aru resort is on the beach, 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Sabah State Mosque, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Imago Shopping Mall and Anjung Samudera. Gaya Street ...

    from NZ$280

    Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

    Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

    Pantai Dalit, Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Sabah
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.5 out of 5 (8 reviews)

      Nestled on the beach, this Tuaran resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dalit Beach, Karambunai Peninsula and Tuaran Crocodile Farm. 1Borneo Hypermall and Upside Down ...

      from NZ$276

      Hilton Kota Kinabalu

      Hilton Kota Kinabalu

      Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
        5.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of All Saint's Cathedral and Centre Point. Anjung Samudera and Gaya Street Sunday ...

        from NZ$142

        Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

        Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

        Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.4 out of 5 (16 reviews)

          This family-friendly Kota Kinabalu hotel is located on the waterfront, just steps away from KK Esplanade and Wisma Merdeka. Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and Gaya ...

          from NZ$129

          The Klagan Hotel

          The Klagan Hotel

          Unit 25-28, Ground Floor, Block D, Warisan Square Jalan Tun Fuad Step, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

            Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is steps away from Local Fruits Market and Anjung Samudera. Centre Point and Kota Kinabalu Central Market are also ...

            from NZ$82

            Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

            Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

            Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
              5.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.7 out of 5 (51 reviews)

              Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Anjung Samudera and Centre Point. Imago Shopping Mall and Jesselton Point Ferry ...

              from NZ$151

              Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

              Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

              No 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Api-Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                3.3 out of 5 (6 reviews)

                Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Warisan Square, Imago Shopping Mall and Anjung Samudera. Centre Point and Kota Kinabalu ...

                from NZ$101

                Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel

                Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel

                Lot G-23A, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                  Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Anjung Samudera and Imago Shopping Mall. KK Esplanade and Atkinson Clock Tower ...

                  from NZ$155

                  Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre

                  Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre

                  41, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                    Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Gaya Street Sunday Market and Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. ...

                    from NZ$90

                    Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu

                    Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu

                    75, Bandaran Berjaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
                      3.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      3.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                      Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Centre Point and Kompleks Asia City. Gaya Street Sunday Market and Jesselton Point ...

                      from NZ$37

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