Travel with kids – Where to stay and what to do in Sabah


Resorts with Kids’ Clubs

Looking for a resort with kid’s club ? Choose from the following resort within Kota Kinabalu city area.

Sutera Harbour Pacific Wing and Sutera Habour Magellan

There is a golf course for father, Mandara Spa for the mother , Kid’s club, and water sports for the kids.

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru

mini golf, swimming pools, regular kid’s activities, water sports.

or if you prefer to be away from the city. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria and Nexus Karambunai resort located at Tuaran, About 45 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu City.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria

There is an Orang Utan infirmary adjacent to the hotel for the families. Dalit golf club for the father, Spa for the mother. Kid’s club, swimming pool and water sports for the kids.

Nexus Karambunai Resort

Kids’ club, horse riding, all water sports, and regular kids’ activities.


Recommended  places for parents traveling with kids


Kota Kinabalu areas. 

1) Rumah Terbalik (Upside Down house)

Read : upside-down-house-and-watermelon-bus-stop 

Have fun at South East Asia first Upside down house. See a traditional Sabah house with everything upside down inside.


2) Island Hopping at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Read : Island Hopping at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 

5 islands Gaya Island, Sapi Island, Manukan Island, Sulug Island and Mamutik Island located about 10 minutes boat rides away from Kota Kinabalu City center. Lots of sea activities and beaches for relax and fun!


3) Water Rafting at Kiulu

Read :Kiulu White Water Rafting 
Rated at grade 1-2, Kiulu is suitable for the family of all age. Enjoy a day away from the city.

4) Borneo Kelly Bays

Read The Eco Dragon Tail – Borneo Kellybays 

7 km long beach and only 40 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu. Experience life in the mangrove forest and river while at the same time enjoy the sea breeze and sunbathe at the beach.

borneo kellybays

5) Visit Kinabalu Park and Kundasang Desa Milk Farm

one of the first national parks of Malaysia, Kinabalu Park covers an area of 754 sq km was gazetted a park in 1964. the Park boasts more than 5,000 vascular plant species and the Park has no shortage of fauna as well. Drop by Kundasang after a trip to Kinabalu park and visit Desa Dairy Farm which is famous for its views and fresh milk. Visitors to the farm can go to the factory area and purchase a fresh cow’s milk. They are also the main manufacturer of fresh milk in Sabah.

kundsang desa milk farm


Sandakan areas

1) Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

Read : Meeting Two Monkeys (Orang Utan and Proboscis) in a Single Day Trip

Visit Sepilok and get the  opportunity to watch the orangutan up close in their natural habitat


2) Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre

Learn about the native plants and animals of Sabah at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre. There is a platform for bird viewing, a learning center for kids and nature for kids to explore.


3) Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC)

Get close to the world’s most smallest bear at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. The Centre is located next to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. a must see for the animal lover.

4) Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

Read : Meeting Two Monkeys (Orang Utan and Proboscis) in a Single Day Trip



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