Tanjung Aru Resort
Conveniently located near Kota Kinabalu airport but enjoying a quiet position by the sea overlooking the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, the resort has a small white sand beach and excellent facilities including a large swimming pool, tennis courts and spa.
There are 492 luxurious rooms and suites, all designed to showcase the traditional colours and décor of Borneo while maintaining a high international level of comfort and modern bathrooms.
The rooms are divided into 2 separate wings; those in the Tanjung wing overlook the South China Sea whilst the Kinabalu sea view rooms give wonderful views of both the sea and iconic Mount Kinabalu.
All rooms have en suite bathrooms and most have private balconies too. Amenities in the rooms include flat-screen cable TV with movie channels, direct-dial telephone, tea- and coffee-making facilities, safety deposit box, free Wi-Fi, mini-bar and complimentary toiletries.
Guests can enjoy a choice of restaurants for meals at the hotel including Café Tatu, serving buffet breakfasts and dinners, and Coco-Joe’s Bar and Grill where typical Bornean cuisine is available. The Peppino is one of the best restaurants in the area and serves Italian dishes and the Shang Palace has delicious Chinese dishes. There is also a pleasant sunset bar perched next to the sea, ideal for a relaxing drink while watching the sunset over the sea.
Restaurants, bars, spa, tennis court, golf course, games room, water sports, large swimming pool, satellite TV, air-conditioning, mini-bar, direct-dial telephone, room safe, free Wi-Fi, laundry service, currency exchange and room service.
The resort has many on-site amenities such as a golf course and spa, and offers activities such as bird watching, yoga, tai-chi and cookery classes.
Take the local ferry to the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. It’s only 15 minutes away but offers some good snorkelling and rainforest walks. Keep your eye on the cheeky monkeys though – they’ll be after your lunch.
If you have any questions regarding our Borneo tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
Very helpful – we went to all the right places, well-designed tour. [Wildlife highlights included:] Orang-utans, gibbons, seeing wildlife unit filming, 5m reticulated python, storm stalks, hornbills, kingfishers, green turtles egg-laying, birdsnest soup caves (but not the cockroaches!), monitor lizards, leopard cats, slow loris, binturong, mouse deer + other deer, fruit bats, black squirrels, some pretty nasty other snakes, flying fish, Borneo pigmy elephants, proboscis monkeys, macaques, otter etc.