Luxury Hotels in Kota Kinabalu & Surrounds

From resorts surrounded by white sand beaches and tropical rainforest to secluded island hideaways accessible only by boat, take your pick of luxury hotels with a difference in Kota Kinabalu and its surrounds. 

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Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Location: Kota Kinabalu & Surrounds | Malaysia & Borneo

Accessed only by boat, and woven amongst virgin rainforest on a coral reef island, Bunga Raya offers remote luxury at its very best. As for the villas, they’re some of the most romantic on Gaya Island: each totally unique, and carefully built to preserve the surrounding natural beauty.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Beach

Gaya Island Resort

Location: Kota Kinabalu & Surrounds | Malaysia & Borneo

Accessible only by boat and surrounded by tropical rainforest and mangroves, Gaya Island Resort blends subtly with the natural beauty around it. With a private beach, fantastic dining and friendly service, you can’t get much more idyllic than this.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Hideaway, Eco-tourism

Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu

Location: Kota Kinabalu & Surrounds | Malaysia & Borneo

Beaches of white sand and 400 acres of tropical forest filled with endemic birds, long-tailed macaques and giant water monitor lizards make Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu a nature lover's getaway. Combined with luxurious accommodation, great dining and a host of activities, you really can’t go wrong.

Best for: Beach, Setting & Views, Spa & Wellness, Water activities

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

Location: Kota Kinabalu & Surrounds | Malaysia & Borneo

Most guests use Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu as a jumping-off point before their Borneo adventure: enjoying the luxurious accommodation and impeccable service, indulging in the gorgeous spa, and relaxing on the beautiful white-sand beach.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Beach, Spa & Wellness, Water activities


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