Destination guide

The charming area of Kota Kinabalu awaits your stay

The island views and parks create a pretty picture of Kota Kinabalu. Travellers to this romantic city praise the boating, diving and snorkelling. Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium are just a couple of the must-see attractions. A holiday 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 cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Kota Kinabalu a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 centre.

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

How many holiday rentals are available around Kota Kinabalu?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 119 holiday lettings around Kota Kinabalu. From 87 flats & apartments to 18 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kota Kinabalu? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Kota Kinabalu. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Filipino Market: 118 holiday lettings
  • Mari Mari Cultural Village: 116 holiday lettings
  • Borneo Marine Research Institute: 116 holiday lettings
  • Petagas War Memorial: 116 holiday lettings
  • 1 Borneo Hypermall: 116 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Flats in Kota Kinabalu?

Yes, of course. offers 87 Flats in Kota Kinabalu. Our other popular types of Kota Kinabalu holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 18 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 2 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kota Kinabalu?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 59 holiday homes with pool available in Kota Kinabalu. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.