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Top Kota Kinabalu Beach Resorts

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Great for beach holidays
5 out of 5
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The price is RM374 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, cabanas, beach bar, beach towels
Travellers say...

"Perfect place for family getaway...spectacular view"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
SKYPOD Hostel
2 out of 5
The price is RM32 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
4.4/5Wonderful! (59 reviews)
Amazing value

"A few of the things I liked in the dorm room is each bed has a curtain so you have privacy and the space is really big with lots of storage space right under your bed. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the welcome card is a nice touch too. There’s a nice chill out area with bean bags ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2020

SKYPOD Hostel
Gaya Island Resort
Great for beach holidays
5 out of 5
Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Sabah
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4.4/5Excellent! (424 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, beach bar, outdoor pool
Beautiful Gaya Island Retreat

"My family and I stayed at GIR for 2 nights and had a great time. The rooms were enormous (complete with separate areas for walk in robes, bathtub, shower, toilet). Room amenities were excellent, with bug spray and ointment for insect bites. Our rooms had fantastic views across the sea to Mt Kinabalu, ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2020

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Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Great for beach holidays
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is RM375 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
4.4/5Excellent! (1,053 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, kids' pool, waterslide
Travellers say...

"Love the view from my room and the ambience was relaxing. The Sunset Bar was a winner, just chill while watching the beautiful view of the sunset. Definitely will return."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Great for beach holidays
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM1,234 per night from 10 Dec to 11 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (132 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, cabanas, massages on the beach, beach umbrellas
Travellers say...

"The staff where amazing, so helpful, friendly and happy. The staff we encountered made every possible attempt to accommodate us at every turn, we wanted for nothing at Bunga Raya Resort. The resort was breathtaking, we stayed in a villa with an amazing view overlooking the bay. Our villa was huge, ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Great for beach holidays
3.5 out of 5
Manukan Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Manukan Island, Sabah
The price is RM297 per night from 17 Dec to 18 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (68 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, outdoor pool
Travellers say...

"We had a great stay, the accomodation was very nice and with stunning views!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2020

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
Great for beach holidays
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM225 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec
4.2/5Excellent! (175 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, kids' pool
Travellers say...

"The seaside location, spacious rooms, friendly staff. Although this hotel has just restarted business due to the pandemic, the unit where we stayed in is in good shape. Only thing is, 1 night stay is too short!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2020

Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
The Magellan Sutera Resort
Great for beach holidays
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM302 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec
4.2/5Excellent! (999 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, sunloungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Travellers say...

"Enjoy👍👍👍👍👍 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍👍👍👍👍👍"…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

The Magellan Sutera Resort
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Great for beach holidays
The price is RM270 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, kids' pool
Travellers say...

"Everything is in order. Except for the car park. Best you drive a more expensive vehicle such that you may be treated differently!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Langkah Syabas Beach Resort
Great for beach holidays
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM223 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (124 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, sunloungers, beach towels, kids' pool
Travellers say...

"This is my honest review: Staff = 10/10, Food = 7/10, Homestay = 10/10, Beach = 5/10 The most exciting thing about this place are the view and of course, the swimming pool. Do I recommend this place? Of course, book and stay here, you will not regret."…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2020

Langkah Syabas Beach Resort
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Great for beach holidays
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM204 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (998 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, beach umbrellas, beach towels, kids' pool
Travellers say...

"Breakfast need to be improved....................."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Borneo Beach Villas
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM191 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec
4/5Very Good! (304 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, kids' pool
Travellers say...

"Nice location, next to the beach with water sport equipment for rent"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Borneo Beach Villas
Beringgis Beach Resort & Spa
Great for beach holidays
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3.9/5Good! (47 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, kids' pool
Great Resort !

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

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2018

Beringgis Beach Resort & Spa
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Great for beach holidays
4.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM477 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
3.8/5Good! (749 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, beach bar, massages on the beach, beach umbrellas
Travellers say...

"The room was not ready when we arrived at hotel, towels were not allocated in the room, room service took a long time every time."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Jack's CondoApartment @ Marina Court Resort Condominium
Great for beach holidays
3.8/5Good! (76 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, outdoor pool
Travellers say...

"i have no comment about this room,everything is good"…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2019

Jack's CondoApartment @ Marina Court Resort Condominium
Seaside Travellers Inn
Great for beach holidays
The price is RM280 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
3.7/5Good! (26 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, outdoor pool
Travellers say...

"Just nice....affordable,comfortable & excellent staffs service at the frontdesk. (The sign board at the main gate entrance should be brighten up and please put on more lighting around the properties. Thank u! ....).mainmentrance"…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Seaside Travellers Inn
Sunset & Seaview Vacation Condos @ IMAGO Shopping Mall
Great for beach holidays
The price is RM165 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
3.6/5Good! (102 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, kids' pool
Dirty. Avoid.

"If you want a big room, S&S is a good start. For a fairly small amount of money, the room is spacious. The shopping mall downstairs is ok for lunch and dinner but even Starbucks doesn’t open until 10am. So no breakfast near. That’s all that’s good. Check in: unless you have internet connection, you’re ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2019

Sunset & Seaview Vacation Condos @ IMAGO Shopping Mall
The Crown Borneo Hotel
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3.4/5 (331 reviews)

"Bathroom not in very good condition"…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019

The Crown Borneo Hotel
Raintree Beach & Golf Resort
Great for beach holidays
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3.3/5 (3 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, outdoor pool
Facility and Housekeeping service to be improved.

"It has only swimming pool. No other entertainment facilities. Room was not ready by 2pm. We were there at 1.30pm due to location is quite far from the main road."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2018

Raintree Beach & Golf Resort
Borneo Golf Resort
Great for beach holidays
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3/5 (8 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, kids' pool
Travellers say...

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

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2018

Borneo Golf Resort
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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.

Frequently asked questions

What is Kota Kinabalu like for travellers who love the beach?
Known for its amazing swimming spots and snorkelling, Kota Kinabalu has a lot to offer the traveller planning a beach holiday.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a top 5-star beachfront resort offering 2 outdoor pools and 6 restaurants, located within a short 1-minute walk of Dalit Beach . Other good options for your beach trip include Borneo Beach Villas and Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai.
How many beach hotels will I find in Kota Kinabalu?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 37 hotels in Kota Kinabalu for your beachside break.
When's the best time for a beach holiday in Kota Kinabalu?
You can plan your beach trip with this snapshot of weather throughout the year in Kota Kinabalu: The hottest months are usually April and May, with an average temperature of 28°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 27°C. The rainiest months in Kota Kinabalu are October, June, September and November, with each month seeing an average of 323 inches of rainfall.
What is there to see and do around Kota Kinabalu?
After arriving and checking into your hotel, you’ll probably want to explore your surroundings. Beach lovers can head straight to Dalit Beach or Pantai Pulau Mamutik for some quality time by the water. Take advantage of the area’s snorkelling and swimming, and make time for local attractions such as Imago Shopping Mall and 1Borneo Hypermall. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Mount Kinabalu National Park or Centre Point.
What's the best way to get to my beach hotel in Kota Kinabalu?
This travel information can help you get to and around your beach accommodation in Kota Kinabalu with ease. To get to Kota Kinabalu, you can fly into Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), the closest major airport, which is located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) away. You can learn about water transport options at the marina.

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