Want to get the best view of Mount Kinabalu and the view of Sunset together? Why not head to Kokol Hill for panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu on west and the magnificent Mount Kinabalu on the east. Kokol Hill sits on the Crocker Range. It is just located only 1 hour drive away from Kota Kinabalu City. Take the first junction on the right after Menggatal town if you are coming from Inanam direction. Turn into Kokol Poring Poring Road, drive for 30 minutes and you will soon reach the Kampung Kokol. The long winding uphill road offers you a panaromic view of Kota Kinabalu city and the islands beyond the city.
There are a few homestay and resort at Kokol Hill. We pass by a freshly painted Kokol homestay on the right and we stop over to take a look. The caretaker is more than happy to show us the rooms.
The room rates start from RM100 for a double bed room. The room is spacious. Room 8 – 11 offer a magnificent sea view of Kota Kinabalu from the room itself. Too bad there is no balcony to enjoy the view. Kokol farmstay is perfect for school or society as the rates are negotiable. The kitchen is still under construction so you need to bring your own food.
The biggest room offers both sea view and mount Kinabalu view.
The most famous resort in Kokol hill is Kasih Sayang Resort. Room rates start from RM153 nett for weekday and price go up to over RM200 for weekend.
The view is blocked on the right by a hill, but the view is still magnificent nonetheless.
A villager’s house with great view.
The latest resort at Kokol Hill, Kokol Haven Resort has the best unblocked view of Kota Kinabalu city and surrounding area. Only few rooms available at the cheapest room start from RM500 per night.
Panorama view of Kota Kinabalu city to Sepanggar Bay area. Feel like on top of the world.
Balcony at Kokol Haven’s room come with amazing view of Kota Kinabalu
More information of Kokol Haven Resort : Click Here
A perfect relaxing evening with sunset view over Kota Kinabalu city. Kokol hill is truly a great place for quick getaway from Kota Kinabalu. The potential for resort and tourism is enormous. Kokol hill is famous for retreat for churches around Sabah and the peoples here are very friendly. The view alone make the trip up the hill worthwhile.
Going There : From Kota Kinabalu direction, drive pass Inanam Town and Menggatal Town along Jalan Tuaran. Turn right at the first junction after passed Menggatal Town. You will see a road sign “Jalan Kokol Poring Poring Menggatal”
GPS Location: 6.004167N 116.2053108E