Kota Kinabalu Holidays

Sabah's state capital, Kota Kinabalu, is a coastal city located on the west coast partly surrounded by rainforest. It's known for its bustling markets, modern boardwalk, beaches and waterfront Kota Kinabalu City Mosque.

Wherever you venture in the world there really is nowhere like Borneo. A truly great destination which has something to offer everyone from soft adventures to wildlife encounters.

Straddling the equator and dominated by luxuriant rainforest, Borneo is a unique destination that provides a visual feast at every turn. The Malaysian portion is an exotic paradise comprised of two states, Sabah and Sarawak, boasting extraordinary landscapes, ancient tribes and astonishing wildlife.

Sabah may be the smaller of the two states but has a wealth of natural riches to explore. One of its greatest attractions is Mount Kinabalu National Park, a significant natural environment  dominated by Mount Kinabalu. The dazzling abundance of flora and fauna are worth the visit alone, but for those who like a challenge, joining an escorted tour to the summit of majestic Mount Kinabalu will live long in the memory.

Why visit Kota Kinabalu?
  • Bustling city
  • Friendly people
  • Gateway to Kota Kinabalu
  • Easy access to Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Essential facts about Kota Kinabalu
Local Time

GMT +8 hours


Malaysian Ringgit

Travel information

There are no direct flights from the UK to Kota Kinabalu and most travel via either Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Hong Kong, which takes approximately 16 hours.

Best time to go

With an equatorial climate, the city has high levels of humidity and rainfall. The two main wet seasons last from November to March and then again from May to September. January to March tends to be cool and dry.