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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
4.5/5 (835 reviews)
RM657/ night for 2 guests

This is an amazing resort. It has everything you need. The restaurants are great the pools are awesome. The grounds are well keep. The staff are so friendly. So many activities. Just the perfect place to go and relax.

Reviewed on 8 Feb,2019
Borneo Beach Villas
Borneo Beach Villas
4.0 out of 5.0 Pool Villa 163, Precinct Dillenia, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellation
3.9/5 (183 reviews)
RM259/ night for 2 guests

Love the location, beach, breakfast buffet and swimming. Had a steam bath in the room. Some of the buildings and facilities need some TLC.

Reviewed on 1 Feb,2019
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
4.5 out of 5.0 Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu
3.8/5 (644 reviews)
RM504/ night for 2 guests

Great beach. The food was good. I liked the gym. Good resort!

Reviewed on 1 Jan,2019
Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
3.5 out of 5.0 140, Pecinct Dillenia, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellation
4.2/5 (91 reviews)
RM250/ night for 2 guests

The entire villa is beautifully designed. Like it near beach but my villa was not directly in front of the beach. Has got a small pool but pool not so clean to swim in.

Reviewed on 26 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 (1,364 reviews)
RM525/ night for 2 guests

Clear waters around d resort but not meant for swimming though. Convenient transfer to the nearby islands.

Reviewed on 30 Jan,2019
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 (1,214 reviews)
RM744/ night for 2 guests

Unfortunately I could not enjoy the beach due to jellyfish....

Reviewed on 7 Jan,2019
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 (113 reviews)
RM1,189/ night for 2 guests

The resort is perfect if you want to relax. It was very quiet, even at CNY, we practically had the place to ourselves. The staff were so friendly and helpful, and the setting is beautiful.

Reviewed on 10 Feb,2019
Gaya Island Resort
Gaya Island Resort
5.0 out of 5.0 Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Gaya Island
4.4/5 (346 reviews)
RM1,080/ night for 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
Free cancellation
4.1/5 (94 reviews)
RM180/ night for 2 guests

Good place for relaxing and for family with small childrens. Swimming pool and beach at one place.

Reviewed on 2 Feb,2019
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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.