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Best Kota Kinabalu Beach Hotels

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Pantai Dalit, Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Sabah
The price is AU$234 per night from 13 Nov. to 14 Nov.
4.5/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2020

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Gaya Island Resort
5 out of 5
Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Sabah
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4.4/5Excellent! (424 reviews)
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

Gaya Island Resort
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is AU$209 per night from 30 Oct. to 31 Oct.
4.4/5Excellent! (1,076 reviews)

"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

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Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Sabah
The price is AU$407 per night from 13 Nov. to 14 Nov.
4.3/5Excellent! (132 reviews)

"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
3.5 out of 5
Manukan Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Manukan Island, Sabah
The price is AU$111 per night from 2 Nov. to 3 Nov.
4.3/5Excellent! (68 reviews)

"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
3.5 out of 5
PV 139, Pecinct Dillenia, Nexus Residence, Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu
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The price is AU$83 per night from 6 Nov. to 7 Nov.
4.2/5Excellent! (175 reviews)

"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
5 out of 5
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is AU$222 per night from 11 Nov. to 12 Nov.
4.2/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"Enjoy👍👍👍👍👍 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍👍👍👍👍👍"…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep. 2020

The Magellan Sutera Resort
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is AU$96 per night from 20 Nov. to 21 Nov.
4.1/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"This hotel have beautiful ocean view,is close to shopping center and eateries...Staff are friendly and helpful..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2020

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Langkah Syabas Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Jalan Papar Baru, Kampung Laut Kinarut, Kinarut, Sabah
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The price is AU$84 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.1/5Very Good! (123 reviews)
Nice X'mas holiday

"Good for the price. A little bit old but service amd food is good. Convenience to call a taxi to town."…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec. 2019

Langkah Syabas Beach Resort
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
5 out of 5
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is AU$70 per night from 11 Nov. to 12 Nov.
4.1/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Borneo Beach Villas
4 out of 5
Pool Villa 163, Precinct Dillenia, Jalan Sepanggar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is AU$89 per night from 8 Nov. to 9 Nov.
4/5Very Good! (304 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

Borneo Beach Villas
Beringgis Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
KM26, Jalan Papar, Kampung Beringgis, Papar, Sabah
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3.9/5Good! (47 reviews)
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
4.5 out of 5
Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is AU$188 per night from 31 Oct. to 1 Nov.
3.8/5Good! (749 reviews)

"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
2.5 out of 5
Marina Court Resort Condominium, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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3.8/5Good! (76 reviews)

"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
2.5 out of 5
KM20 Kota Kinabalu-Papar Road, Kampung Laut, Papar, Kinarut, Sabah
The price is AU$64 per night from 6 Nov. to 7 Nov.
3.7/5Good! (26 reviews)

"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
3 out of 5
The Loft, IMAGO Shopping Mall, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is AU$54 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
3.6/5Good! (102 reviews)
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
2 out of 5
23 Jalan Pinang Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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3.4/5 (331 reviews)

"Bathroom not in very good condition"…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov. 2019

The Crown Borneo Hotel
Borneo Golf Resort
3 out of 5
KM69, Papar Beaufort Highway, Locked Bag No. 8, Bongawan, Sabah
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3/5 (8 reviews)

"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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Pocket Guide: Beach Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

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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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