Kota Kinabalu being a city of majestic islands and beaches is sure to house the luxurious facility of resorts, to capitalize on this naturally strategic location. It can justifiably be called a resort town, providing the tourists with a wide range of resorts to choose from as per their needs and desires. Some would prefer nearness to the town, while others wanting to have the most lavish treatment and some judging the quality on the terms of how expensive it is.
Some resorts take you to a totally different world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in the tranquil and peaceful arms of mother nature.
Best Kota Kinabalu Resorts
Kota Kinabalu resorts provide comfort of home for the tourists by providing state of the art facilities & the ambience close to the nature. Staying in one of the Kota Kinabalu resorts is also among the best things to do in Kota Kinabalu.
We have highlighted some of the best luxury resorts in Kota Kinabalu below.
1. Tanjung Aru Beach Resort & Spa – Heaven on Earth
When planning a trip to Kota Kinabalu, tourists must have definitely kept Tanjung Aru beach in their must-visit Kota Kinabalu beaches list, which automatically follows that Tanjung Aru Beach Resort and Spa, with its ultimate luxury and world class services to cater to your needs for your stay there. Borneo’s rich cultural heritage is the inspiration for the décor of this luxury resort and is an ideal spot to explore the tropical island.
With the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and the scenic town of Kota Belud in close proximity, you are sure to have a lifetime remembering experience. The sunset cruise being the highlight of this Kota Kinabalu resort, while you dine on palatable sea food with the crimson skies behind you, creating a blissful environment. Last but not the least, relaxing your muscles and mind at the spa, will leave you entranced and delighted.
2. Gayana Eco Resort – Luxury Redefined
A remarkable panoramic view of the sea, set exquisitely amongst a green, luxuriant rainforest and a seemingly flawless expanse of blue waters, welcomes you to a quiet and sheltered area in Pulau Gaya, known as the Malohom Bay. If you wish to reach this place from downtown Kota Kinabalu, it won’t take up much of your time. Specifically built wooden boats for this purpose are available.
The view from your airy room balcony in Gayana Eco Resort, will leave you mesmerized along with sophisticated amenities at your doorstep and a nice view of Mount Kinabalu. The beaches will help you reconnect with your inner peace and convenience provided by the resort management to travel to the nearby Hornbill Beach.
This luxury Kota Kinabalu resort is perfect for the couples on honeymoon, anniversary celebration, weekend getaway and whatever you can think of.
3. The Sutera Harbour Resort – 5 Star all the way
Kota Kinabalu’s yet another 5 star resort is The Sutera Harbour Resort, design to provide you with flawless customer service, situated primarily and cozily on the shores of the South China Sea, facing the tropical islands and the magnificent Mount Kota Kinabalu, a sight worth imprinting on your mind. Be it the lavish deluxe suites, the ultimate 27- hole Graham Marsh designed golf course, mesmerizing state-of-the-art marina and other fun-filled frivolous activities. The décor and fine timber furnishings evoke the traditional culture of Sabah.
The unique selling point of this 5-star Kota Kinabalu resort is the in-house facility of hosting business meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions, with such grandeur and protocols that your clients are sure to leave satisfied and impressed. The impeccable and immaculate arrangements leave no stone unturned in providing you with nothing but the best. With all these qualities, The Sutera Harbour Resort is one of the best Kota Kinabalu resorts and highly recommended.
4. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa – Trusted Name
This is the place to be if you want to spend a holiday away from the bustling city and wanting to retreat into your cocoon and give yourself some peace of mind. The Shangri-La’s Rasa Raya Resort & Spa is rated as a 5-start luxury resort and is ranked high when it comes to attention to detail and exclusivity. The reconditioned rooms in this Kota Kinabalu resort as some of the hi-fi, elegant and most pricey suites sought by the elite class, with white sparkling beaches bordering it. The tropical landscape is utilized creatively by transforming it into an 18-hole golf course, with an orangutan reserve nearby. The beach is well-maintained leaving no tourist for complaints.
5. Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai – Something Different
The Nexus Resort & Spa Karumbunai faces the striking and captivating Karumbani Beach, giving the place a graceful and chic feel. Based on the rich Malay-Indonesian cultural heritage this Kota Kinabalu resort is an architectural genius itself. An 18-hole golf course backs the large expense, with the site of the famous Mt Kinabalu adding on to its scenic beauty and charisma. A natural lagoon siding it has made it a prime location for hosting water sports of all kinds. Other outdoor activities include the gym, tennis court and swimming pools under the clear blue skies facing the sea.
The deluxe rooms are fully equipped with whatever you wish to have at an arm’s length, making your stay as luxurious and lavish as possible. An exotic cuisine offering Chinese delicacies, to Italian and Greek are sure to decorate your platter. Pampering yourself at the spa is like the cherry on the cake, pure eternal bliss. The Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is no doubt one of the best luxury Kota Kinabalu resorts.
These are the best Kota Kinabalu resorts, that provide maximum comfort & luxury. If you want to recommend a Kota Kinabalu luxury resort, please do so by adding comments below.