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Kota Kinabalu Vacations

Pack those stellar shades. We have Kota Kinabalu vacation deals for you!

If there’s one thing you should spend in this busy world, it’s your vacation days. We know it’s easy to hang onto them, but Hotwire votes for putting them to use. It’s time to let an adventure lead you away from the daily grind. Stock up on what really matters on your trip to Kota Kinabalu – great memories and a tall tale or two.

Hotwire can help you find your travel bliss with Kota Kinabalu vacation packages. Bundling your hotel, car and flight means more unexpected fun with the money you saved. We’ll cover the bases; now it’s time for you to get up and go!

Pack everything you want – then take half of it out

We mean it. It’s far too easy to over-pack. We recommend picking your essentials and washing them along the way. Then you’ll have room for that goofy souvenir you know you want – or for some new outfits from that cute boutique you discover.

Bring comfortable walking shoes on your trip to Kota Kinabalu

No one should have to endure walking tours in dress shoes or high heels. No one.

Bring photocopies of your passport or license

You flew home from a great Kota Kinabalu vacation but your most important documents stayed behind. We’ve heard that story before and recommend keeping an extra copy on hand – just in case. Hey, at least it wasn’t a family member.

Don’t underestimate the power of earplugs

Among crying babies, rowdy crowds and honking horns, take our word for it. One pair can save you from the zombie-like state of a sleepless night.

Always carry some cash

You’ll be ready for anything from an evil ATM to lost credit cards. Holding a little extra cash in your wallet and carry-on means you can breathe easy if anything unexpected pops up.

Explore like a local

Guidebooks and maps are great for getting an overview of the place, but to really dig in, go where the locals go. Pick up a newspaper or city magazine to see what restaurants and neighborhoods are hot. Check events listings and go see a band or attend a street festival. Or ask your friends for recommendations. You’d be surprised who in your circle knows Kota Kinabalu well.

Top Hotel Deals

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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Located on the Pantai Dalit Beach on Borneo's northern tip, the resort is 12 km (7 mi) from Tuaran Tamu, 30 km (17 mi) from the center of Kota Kinabalu, and ...

    Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa$175

    Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa$175
    The Pacific Sutera Hotel

    The Pacific Sutera Hotel

    1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kota Kinabalu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sutera Harbour and Sabah State Mosque. Plaza Wawasan and Imago Shopping Mall ...

      The Pacific Sutera Hotel$133

      The Pacific Sutera Hotel$133
      Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

      Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

      5, Jalan Padang, Kota Kinabalu
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Sedco Square and Wisma Merdeka ...

        Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

        Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

        No 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Kota Kinabalu
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Warisan Square and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Sabah State Mosque. Filipino Market and Imago Shopping ...

          Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu$70

          Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu$70
          The Klagan Hotel

          The Klagan Hotel

          Unit 25-28, Ground Floor, Block D, Kota Kinabalu
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0 mi (0.1 km) from Warisan Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Filipino Market ...

            The Klagan Hotel$44

            The Klagan Hotel$44
            Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

            Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

            No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu
              5.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              This Malaysia beachfront resort on Borneo's northern coast is a 10-minute drive from downtown Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Poring Hot ...

              Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa$198

              Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa$198
              Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

              Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

              Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                This Karambunai resort is on the beach, 1.3 mi (2 km) from Karambunai Peninsula, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Dalit Beach and 1 Borneo Hypermall. University of ...

                Ming Garden Hotel and Residences

                Ming Garden Hotel and Residences

                Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Wawasan and Sabah State Mosque. Likas Stadium is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

                  Ming Garden Hotel and Residences$49

                  Ming Garden Hotel and Residences$49
                  Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

                  Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

                  Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu
                    5.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     

                    Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this luxury hotel is steps from KK Esplanade and Wisma Merdeka. Suria Sabah Shopping Mall is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) away.

                    Hyatt Regency Kinabalu$104

                    Hyatt Regency Kinabalu$104
                    Grand Borneo Hotel

                    Grand Borneo Hotel

                    TA-00-01,1 Borneo Hypermall, Kota Kinabalu
                      3.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       

                      Situated in Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of Malaysia Sabah and 1 Borneo Hypermall. Tun Mustapha Tower and Borneo Marine Research ...

                      Grand Borneo Hotel$40

                      Grand Borneo Hotel$40

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