Be spoiled by the unpolluted air and cool climate of the Kinabalu Park. Designated as Malaysia’s first World Heritage by UNESCO in the year 2000, for its “Outstanding Universal Values” and its role as one of the world’s most substantial biological sites. Located 1,585 metres above sea level, Kinabalu Park showcases an amazing ecological system unrivalled anywhere else in the world. It carries lowland, montane, and alpine vegetation on a scale that is not found between the Himalayas and New Guinea. The main attraction at the park is none other than the majestic Mount Kinabalu, one of the highest peaks in Southeast Asia standing at 4095 metres. A true luxury getaway with 5-star service, a spectacular view of Mount Kinabalu and a literal breath of fresh air.
Manukan Island is located just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah. It is the second largest island of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and offers extensive water activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing and other various water sports activities for those water sports enthusiasts. It also offers one of the best spots to catch Borneo’s famed sunset at the tip of the island called Sunset Point. Immerse yourself in a serene retreat as all premium villas and suites overlook the azure waters of the South China Sea.
Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve
Experience a tranquil retreat surrounded by the natural wonders of Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve. About 3-hour drive from city centre or 45 minutes away from Kinabalu Park, it is situated in the lowlands and is a part of Malaysia’s First UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its main attraction is the natural hot spring sulphuric water that pours into an open-air Japanese-style bath, known for its skin-curative property and is perfect to soothe tired and aching muscles after the long climb up Mount Kinabalu. The nature reserve offer botanical attractions such as orchids, rare butterflies and the world’s largest bloom, the Rafflesia. Explore the numerous nature trails that lead to a magnificent waterfall and a 43-metre breath-taking canopy walk.
Located at 3,272 metres above sea level, Panalaban is the final pitstop before ascending to the summit of Low’s Peak. Providing climbers with comfortable lodgings and hot meals at this overnight resting point is the Laban Rata Resthouse.