Arrive Kuala Lampur. Take your connecting flight to Kota Kinabalu. Check in at your charming hotel The Megellan Sutera, an experience by itself, with a stunning view of the South China Sea. The grand architectural splendor of the hotel is quite breathtaking! Indulge yourself in the luxury of an excellent spa and a wonderful view. Overnight Kota Kinabalu.
After a laid-back breakfast walk to the Kota Kinabalu jetty, a very pleasant walk and board your boat for a twenty minute ride to the beautiful Manukkan or Sapi islands. You are free to laze around the beach, swim or snorkel. There are also trails for short nature walks. Other optional activities are Banana Boat Rides, Para Sailing, Canoeing and Wind Surfing. Enjoy a barbeque lunch. Return Kota Kinabalu. Overnight Kota Kinabalu. The Sutera Harbour also owns/operates the lovely resort on Manukkan - charming log huts with all amenities, perfect for that intimate holiday.
Set out for Kinabalu Park (2 hours by road) after an early breakfast. There are a number of lodges in and around the Kinabalu National Park - from the swank Kinabalu Lodge run by the Sutera Harbour to more modest accommodation. Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in S.E. Asia, is a glorious sight and even if you don't wish to climb the mountain, a night in the the Park is a wonderful getaway. Overnight at your lodge in Kinabalu Park.
After breakfast, drive back to Kota Kinabalu and check into your hotel. KK is a small town and it's a pleasure to walk along the waterfront, enjoy the sights and sounds of the local marketplace and indulge yourself in some truly awesome seafood, though vegetarians can also find enough sustenance. Overnight KK.
Catch your flight to Kuala Lampur. If you wish to extend your stay for two nights in Kuala Lampur or Bangkok, the option is yours. You could also extend your stay by a couple of days to see the awe inspiring ruins of Angkor Wat and take a connecting flight from KL to Siem Reap.
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Sabahís rainforest is estimated to be over 125 million years old making it older than the Amazon rainforests. Half the land is still tropical rainforest teeming with endless diversity of plants and animals. It is virtually a tropical paradise with abundant seafood, warm hospitality, warm seas and great getaways.
Extend your stay for two or three nights and fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan in Borneo about an hourís flight into rainforest territory. Sandakan is also the gateway to the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary. You will be taken to the Sanctuary where you can watch the Orangutan up close in their natural habitat. A broad walk leads you to the viewing gallery where these animals are fed by forest rangers. For the more adventurous there is trekking through the thick rainforest reserve. Stay at the Sabah Hotel perched on top of a hill right in the middle of the rainforest. The hotel itself is a perfect hideaway with a beautiful pool and a spa where you can relax and pamper yourself.
The Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park: in Kota Kinabalu is a top diving site with many offshore islands and coral reef.
Signal Hill: is one of the best places to get a great panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu city and the islands.
Mt. Kinabalu National Park: is a World Heritage Site 138 km away about 2 hrs. from Kota Kinabalu. The drive is very scenic through lush green forests and traditional villages. A great variety of orchids, butterflies and ferns are found at the National Park. There is a natural health spa and Hot Spring within the Park where you can rejuvenate your body and mind in Japanese style baths in the midst of a tropical rainforest.
Mt. Kinabalu: is the highest peak in Borneo rising above 13, 000 feet. Next to it is the Crocker Mountain range which is often shrouded in mist and clouds adding to the mystical beauty of the place.
Atkinson Clock Tower: is an enduring monument in KK built in 1902 as a memorial to Francis George Atkinson the first District Officer of KK. It is the oldest structure in Sabah that survived the air-raids of World War II.
Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary: is located 2 km north-east of the city. It is the only remaining part of a huge mangrove forest and is the feeding ground for a huge variety of birds. It is a bird-watcherís paradise as many species of birds from Northern Asia migrate on these grounds.
Magellan Sutera - Kota Kinabalu
Sabah Hotel - Sabah
The Pacific Sutera - Kota Kinabalu
If you wish to experience the local flavor of the city, visit the Gaya Street Fair which is held every Sunday morning. The locals come to buy their goods here and you can do your own ethnic shopping of local handicrafts, souvenirs and clothes. There are many shopping malls in KK the largest is Centerpoint spread over 4 acres. There is the KK Plaza and the very popular Merdeka Complex.
The cuisine in this area is truly exotic oriental. The variety of sea food can be picked fresh out of the water-tanks and cooked to your taste. Malaysian, Chinese, Vietnamese food is available in all hotels but the best eating joints are the smaller restaurants right on the sea-front. While in Sandakan donít forget to visit the Ocean King Seafood Restaurant jutting out into the ocean with indoor and outdoor seating. You get the feel of sitting on a pier over the water. Just pick your fish and you can even tell the chef how you want it prepared. The crunchy prawns with garlic is a great starter!