Destination guide

The charming area of Kota Kinabalu awaits your stay

The island views and parks create a pretty picture of Kota Kinabalu. Travelers to this romantic city praise the boating, diving and snorkeling. Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium are just a couple of the must-sees. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Kota Kinabalu

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy Kota Kinabalu for its boating and swimming. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Kota Kinabalu a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Sedco Square (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Water World Theme Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Tuaran Crocodile Farm (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
  • Kipandi Butterfly Farm (14.3 mi / 23 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Kota Kinabalu

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Kota Kinabalu. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • KK Esplanade (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Tanjung Aru Perdana Park (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Mamutik Island (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Kota Kinabalu

Fly into Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.5 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Tanjung Aru Station.

Where to stay around Kota Kinabalu, MY?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 65 vacation rentals near Kota Kinabalu. From 14 Houses to 44 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kota Kinabalu for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Kota Kinabalu?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kota Kinabalu. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sabah State Museum: 64 vacation rentals
  • Borneo Marine Research Institute: 62 vacation rentals
  • Imago Shopping Mall: 64 vacation rentals
  • Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal: 64 vacation rentals
  • 1 Borneo Hypermall: 62 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kota Kinabalu listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kota Kinabalu?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 14 Houses in Kota Kinabalu. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kota Kinabalu include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 44 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kota Kinabalu?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 34 vacation rentals with pool available in Kota Kinabalu. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.