Kota Kinabalu Holiday Deals

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Kota Kinabalu Holiday Package Deals

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Holidays in Kota Kinabalu

We don’t know about you, but we believe if we were supposed to stay in one spot we’d have roots instead of feet. So why not take advantage of your sweet, sweet freedom and explore the awesomeness of Kota Kinabalu?

As you explore the city streets, you'll be rubbing shoulders with roughly 460,000 proud residents.

It lies 1,600 kilometres away from Kuala Lumpur, the nation's capital, and 4 kilometres away from Kampong Gaya.

Great family attractions such as the Kipandi Butterfly Farm, Water World Theme Park and the Tuaran Crocodile Farm are sure to get the little ones excited. And you never know, the adults might just have a ball as well!

The oceans are heaving with all sorts of amazing aquatic species. At Green Connection, you have the chance to inspect some of these magical critters up close.

You don't have to be a youngster to enjoy a trip to the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park! Both young and old will have plenty of opportunities to marvel at its awesome animals through a variety of well-thought-out exhibits.

From kicking a ball around to simply sprawling out on the grass, there are plenty of reasons to head to an urban oasis like KK Esplanade or Mount Kinabalu National Park. If you're after more options, stake out the best spot and let the afternoon drift idly by at Tanjung Aru Perdana Park or Mount Kinabalu Park Entrance.

The rippling waters of Kiansom Waterfall make a great background for a holiday snap, so take some time to discover the best vantage points.

If you want to recharge your batteries, you'll uncover plenty of nature reserves to explore. Ease into it with a deep breath of fresh air among the plants and animals at Sutera Harbour or Crocker Range National Park. Two more areas to have a look at are Poring Hot Spring and Mountain Garden.

A significant area of marine conservation, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is a thriving hotspot of unique underwater creatures.

Museum of Islamic Civilisation is where you can view some amazing displays and exhibits. Move around at your own pace or ask if there's a tour happening.

Explore the rich past of this city through the range of fascinating displays and relics at the Sabah State Museum.

Take a step back in time by exploring the Atkinson Clock Tower and the Petagas War Memorial. They're terrific places to fully immerse yourself in Kota Kinabalu's history. If you have time up your sleeve, the Monsopiad Cultural Village and the Kundasang War Memorial are a couple more must-sees.

Whether you're spiritual or simply looking for a little serenity, the Sabah State Mosque and All Saint's Cathedral are sure to add some deeper meaning to your visit. The City Mosque and St. Michael Church Penampang are some other historically significant houses of worship to explore.

There's often something happening at Sedco Square, making it a superb space to mingle with the local people.

There are a fair few well-loved landmarks around here, so make sure your memory card is empty before you leave the hotel. First on the itinerary is more often than not Signal Hill Observatory Platform. Once you've captured the perfect shot there, make your way to Upside Down House and Rumah Terbalik.

The symbolic structure of Keningau Oath Stone offers a calm, contemplative space for the locals to cast their minds back to important people and events from their city's history.

If you have a love for education, why not stop by the University of Malaysia Sabah, one of the area's key tertiary institutions? Remember to find out about guided tours before you leave.

If there was ever a shopping wonderland, Kota Kinabalu would make the cut. With a diverse range of shopping plazas to consider, we recommend you begin with 1 Borneo Hypermall and Centre Point. If you can work your way through all of that without burning too many holes through your pocket, also visit City Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central Market.

It's much better to look back on your past and say, 'Can you believe I did that?' rather than, 'I wish I had done that.' So, while you're here you should also see some of the more unknown attractions, such as the Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre and the Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club. And there is also Tamparuli Suspension Bridge and Majlis Daerah Kota Belud.

Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

That perfect Kota Kinabalu hotel awaits on lastminute.com.au. Presently, there are 144 places to choose from.

No matter how you like to roll, there's a room for you in Kota Kinabalu. For accommodation that won't burn a hole in your wallet, check out the D'Beach Street Lodge (Lot 48, Ground Floor & 1st Floor) or the Le Hotel Kota Kinabalu (Lots 15 - 16, 3rd Floor, Block B). But if you'd rather live like a king or queen while you're here, the Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa or the Gayana Marine Resort may be more up your alley. Just sit back, unwind and let the expert staff do what they do best.

Top hotels for your Kota Kinabalu holiday

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88100
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$219 per night from 30 Aug. to 31 Aug.
Located in Kota Kinabalu (Tanjung Aru), Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu is within a 15-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque and Anjung Samudera.
"Very nice hotel , excellent staffs, spacious rooms, I enjoyed my stay . Thanks to all"

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2022

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
The Magellan Sutera Resort

The Magellan Sutera Resort

5 out of 5
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88100
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$164 per night from 9 Sep. to 10 Sep.
Located in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), The Magellan Sutera Resort is within a 5-minute drive of Sutera Harbour and Sapi Island.
Excellent Stay
"It was just one night but it was excellent from the moment we check in to the time we checked out. Staff were friendly, great location, clean and breakfast spread was superb too!"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2022

The Magellan Sutera Resort
OYO 564 Y Hotel

OYO 564 Y Hotel

2 out of 5
2, Lorong Hiburan Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88300
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$23 per night from 17 Aug. to 18 Aug.
When you stay at OYO 564 Y Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Local Fruits Market and Kota Kinabalu Central Market.
Nice but a bit Noisy
"It's a very nice budget hotel with on-site parking lots and the room together with the attached bathroom is also well-maintained and very clean, which is commendable. But our only gripe is that since the hotel and a gym fitness center also sharing the same building but the flooring and the wall isn't ..."

Reviewed on 7 Nov. 2021

OYO 564 Y Hotel
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