Accommodation, Sabah

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.

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Tanjung Aru Resort 5.955809, 116.041280 Tanjung Aru ResortView


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.

Optional Activities

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.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Borneo tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

We had a brilliant trip to Borneo and (apart from Clouded Leopard) we saw everything we anticipated and more.  If we were doing it again we would probably add another night or two to Deramakot and leave rest the same.  Deramakot is a fantastic location, so remote and peaceful. Accommodation is basic but adequate considering the location. We were actually the only guests there most of the time.

Borneo Rainforest Lodge – fantastic location, enhanced by our upgrade to a deluxe chalet with a view across the river. We woke at 5am on the first morning and watched a male Orangutan vacate his nest in the tree right above us and climb down nearer to us and start finding his breakfast while we were in the outside bath!  Amazing.

Mrs ML - Wrestlingworth