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Featured Kota Kinabalu Beach Hotels

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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5.0 out of 5.0 Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran
4.6/5 (800 reviews)
RM640/ nightfor 2 guests

Perfect weekend getaway to relax and unwind. Rooms are in excellent condition. LOVED the oversized jacuzzi on the balcony. Staff are always in good spirits. I recommend the early morning breakfast in the reserve, definitely worth the 5am wake up call.

Reviewed on 20 Nov,2018
Borneo Beach Villas
Borneo Beach Villas
4.0 out of 5.0 Pool Villa 163, Precinct Dillenia, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellation
3.9/5 (170 reviews)
RM252/ nightfor 2 guests

nice hotel

Reviewed on 10 Dec,2018
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
4.5 out of 5.0 Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu
3.8/5 (627 reviews)
RM504/ nightfor 2 guests

Porter not efficient upon arrival

Reviewed on 4 Dec,2018
Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
3.5 out of 5.0 140, Pecinct Dillenia, Kota Kinabalu
4.2/5 (84 reviews)
RM337/ nightfor 2 guests

Is a nice place for family gathering. Is warm in the afternoon. Need to add additional aircond

Reviewed on 7 Dec,2018
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
5.0 out of 5.0 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu
4.2/5 (1,298 reviews)
RM525/ nightfor 2 guests

Good ambiance

Reviewed on 25 Nov,2018
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5.0 out of 5.0 No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu
4.3/5 (1,137 reviews)
RM795/ nightfor 2 guests

The only issue during our stay was the A/C; it was not so good during the night. I did not report it because we were busy all day and never remembered to do it. Beside of that, great hotel.

Reviewed on 11 Dec,2018
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
5.0 out of 5.0 Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Gaya Island
4.3/5 (112 reviews)
RM1,057/ nightfor 2 guests

Amazing views and beautiful bay and snorkling.

Reviewed on 9 Aug,2018
Gaya Island Resort
Gaya Island Resort
5.0 out of 5.0 Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Gaya Island
4.4/5 (334 reviews)
RM960/ nightfor 2 guests

Nice staying, staff is really kind and helpful always. They have servals actitites to provide to the guests (free or charges) in the island. Good place for relaxing holiday.

Reviewed on 8 Dec,2018
Langkah Syabas Beach Resort
Langkah Syabas Beach Resort
3.0 out of 5.0 Jalan Papar Baru, Kampung Laut Kinarut, Kinarut
4.2/5 (91 reviews)
RM211/ nightfor 2 guests

nice hotel

Reviewed on 28 Nov,2018

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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.