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Travel to Sabah

Top hotels in Sabah

Hilton Kota Kinabalu
Hilton Kota Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM204 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar
4.5/5Wonderful! (716 reviews)

"Staffs were so friendly and professional:) especially the staff at restaurants & bar & gym & pool & door man. The room was spacious s and clean. Nice Breakfast. Nice view from swimming pool and the rooftop bar."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Hilton Kota Kinabalu
Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
3 out of 5
No 1 Jalan Taipan 28 Inanam, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM138 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
4.4/5Excellent! (48 reviews)

"nice and good"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
CJ Residence
CJ Residence
2.5 out of 5
#4, 2nd Floor, Block J, Sinsuran Shopping Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is RM83 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)

"I like the massage chair.. Very comfortable place.. Very clean.. Got coffee tea.."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2020

CJ Residence
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Top things to do in Sabah

Sabah Holiday Packages

Discover the delights of Malaysia’s most eastern state, famous for its superb coral reefs, spectacular mountain ranges and exotic wildlife.  Trek through forests where elephants and orangutans run wild or climb to the top of one of Asia’s highest mountains when you visit this appealing region in Malaysia. Situated on Borneo’s northern coast, Sabah is known as ‘The Land Beneath the Wind’ due to its location just below the typhoon zone. In recent years, the state has made a name for itself as an outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise and offers a seemingly endless number of ways to experience the tropical wilderness. 

Many head straight for spectacular Mount Kinabalu, which reaches 13,435 feet (4,095 metres) above sea level. Despite its height, it is a reasonably straightforward climb, but you are required to hire a guide to accompany you. 

If you are a keen diver, explore the spectacular marine life found around the islands of Sipadan and Mabul. Animal lovers will relish the chance of a close-up encounter with an orangutan at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. The centre is located on 16.6 square miles (43 square kilometres) of protected land at the edge of Kabili Sepilok Forest Reserve and is home to up to 80 orangutans roaming free in the reserve. 

Several conservation areas offer more opportunities to enjoy the natural habitat. Take the canopy walk through the trees in the Danum Valley or cruise down the Kinabatangan River and look out for the native proboscis monkeys. 

Reach Sabah by flying into the capital city, Kota Kinabalu. From here, a network of buses connects all of East Malaysia’s major cities. Internal flights are an option too, if you don’t fancy the long drive on less than perfect roads. Make sure you plan ahead before visiting Sabah because they have strict entry requirements. Organise all necessary visas and book your accommodation in advance because this can save you a lot of time. 

Sabah has an equatorial climate, with year-round warm weather. October to February can be slightly wetter, while March and April are the best months to climb Mount Kinabalu and enjoy crystal-clear, panoramic views.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Sabah holiday package cost?
Choose from any combination of car rentals, flights and hotels, and you can be holidaying in Sabah from just . And the more you bundle, the more dollars you save. Your dream escape has never been more affordable.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Sabah holiday package?
You can cancel or amend your booking, but whether you’ll incur a charge will depend on a few things. If you’ve booked a Sabah holiday package in the last 24 hours, you may be able to change your itinerary for free. For later changes, your hotel, airline or car rental company may impose additional charges. Visit our Customer Service Portal for more information.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Sabah?
Find flights that fit in with your schedule, add a hotel to your booking and watch the savings pile up. It’s as easy as that! With a Sabah holiday package, you can save as much as 55% on your next exciting escape. From flights and hotels to activities and rental cars, Expedia makes travelling on a budget easy. And with over 400 air carriers and 321,000 hotel options worldwide to select from, you’ll never be short of choice.
Where should I stay in Sabah?
You’ll simply love Kota Kinabalu. Famous sights, like 1Borneo Hypermall and Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, will keep you entertained in this lively city.
What are the top hotels in Sabah?
When it comes to properties in Kota Kinabalu, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu and Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa are two great options. If you’re also visiting Sandakan, Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan and Sepilok Nature Resort will make you feel right at home.
When is the best time of year to visit Sabah?
There’s no right time or wrong time to take a break in Sabah. But if you’re hoping to save big on your getaway, consider the month of November. Hotel prices and airfares tend to be at their most expensive in August. Sabah can be a busy place in July, June, April, so if you want to avoid the masses, visit in December , October, November.
How far in advance should I book my Sabah holiday?
While prices do change, we generally recommend booking your seats as early as possible. Many international fares are available on Expedia up to a year in advance. If circumstances have left you booking late, you might still get lucky. Cheap journeys to Sabah sometimes emerge in the weeks prior to departure.
What does an Expedia Sabah travel package include?
With Expedia, you can select a combination of hotels, car rentals and flights to build your ideal Sabah package. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add on fun stuff like day tours and activities. Don’t forget — the more you bundle, the more discounts you’ll get!
What should I know before booking a Sabah travel package?
Bundling your bookings into a Sabah holiday package is the easiest way to organise your trip. Not only that, you’ll save when you combine your hotels, flights and car rentals. Once you’ve booked, why not add on a tour or an activity?
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Sabah holiday packages?
Thanks to our partnership with online lender Affirm, people booking via Expedia can now pay for their flights and more in simple installments that won’t drain your wallet. Book Now, Pay Later and begin your dream holiday today!
Can I choose my airline with a Sabah Expedia holiday package?
Expedia offers access to more than 550 partner airlines worldwide, so you sure can! Simply choose your preferred air carrier and put together your ideal Sabah getaway.