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Kota Kinabalu overview

Visitors to Kota Kinabalu who are hunting for the perfect souvenir may want to head to 1 Borneo Hypermall to shop. Make time to see other popular sights such as Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Kota Kinabalu is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Kota Kinabalu has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Kota Kinabalu with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Kota Kinabalu hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Kota Kinabalu hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Kota Kinabalu

Fly in to Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), 4 mi (6.5 km) from downtown Kota Kinabalu. Tanjung Aru Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Kota Kinabalu

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Likas Stadium
  • • Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal
  • • Sutera Harbour
Recognized for its natural setting with these places to visit:
  • • KK Esplanade
  • • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
  • • Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre
  • • Tanjung Aru Perdana Park
  • • Kiansom Waterfall
Some popular places include:
  • • Sabah State Mosque
  • • 1 Borneo Hypermall

When to visit Kota Kinabalu

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 87°F day, 76°F night
  • • April-June: 89°F day, 76°F night
  • • July-September: 88°F day, 76°F night
  • • October-December: 87°F day, 76°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.47 inches
  • • April-June: 0.79 inches
  • • July-September: 1.14 inches
  • • October-December: 1.26 inches