Kota Kinabalu (KK) is a beautiful city filled with tons of attractions for all visitors of all kinds, so whether you’re planning a vacation or thinking of going on one, you won’t go wrong with Kota Kinabalu.


To help you along, here are my top picks for places to visit in Kota Kinabalu!


1) Palau Sapi


While Tanjung Aru Beach is known for its white sands and breathtaking sunsets, Palau Sapi is matchless in the authentic beach and island experience it provides.


To get there, you need to take a ferry from Jesselton Point Waterfront. The terminal fee is 7.63 RM (1.89 USD) for adults and 3.82 RM (0.95 USD) for children under 11. Upon arrival, Malaysian visitors must pay an additional 3 RM, while foreigners pay 10 RM (2.50 USD).


2) Kota Kinabalu Wetlands


Here you can enjoy a pleasant stroll along a wooden path as you take in the sights and sounds of the resident and migratory birds. Entrance fee is 15 RM (3.72 USD) for adults and 10 RM (2.48 USD) for children 7 years old and above. For children 6 years old and below, admission is free.


3) Mari Mari Cultural Village


In Mari Mari Cultural Village, you get to visit five villages for the price of one. Adults pay 170 (42.17 USD) RM for the regular tour, while children pay 150 RM (37.21 USD). (Transportation included!) Because of its size, it is located far from the city center, so be sure to allot a day for the experience!


No trip is complete without a place to stay. The following hotels are great for the budget conscious.


3) Tune Hotel


This budget hotel in Kota Kinabalu is centrally located and is only a short distance from all the main attractions. For a wallet-friendly rate, you get the best budget experience there is, from hot showers to soft linens and in-room beverage facilities.


With rates starting from RM80 and a brand that is trusted by all, this is your best pick for a comfortable and worry-free stay in KK.


1) Hotel Eden54


Hotel Eden54 is one of the best budget hotel in Kota Kinabalu. Aside from the convenience of its location, Eden54 provides guests with a lounge and common room with free wireless internet. There is a so a computer for the guests to use.


Prices for single rooms amount to 99 RM (24.62 USD) per night, while family rooms cost 239 RM (59.42 USD) per night.


2) Hotel Sixty3


Hotel Sixty3 lies a couple of buildings down from Eden54 on the same street, so it is also in the vicinity of several major tourist and entertainment spots.


A night in a single room costs 228 RM (56.68 USD), and a family room costs 358 RM (89.03 USD). Prices exclude breakfast.


Regardless of where you choose to go and stay, one thing is clear: from accommodations to attractions, KK is the place for visitors of all ages! So what are you waiting for? KK awaits!