• Sunset at Kota Kinabalu

    Sky Blu Bar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia .

    Nothing completes the list like Kota Kinabalu’s spectacular sunset. Voted as one of the best amongst travellers, find a spot along the coast to enjoy the view.

    Recommendation: You can enjoy the sunset from our rooftop bar, Waterfront esplanade or Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort.

    Fun fact: Kota Kinabalu is famous for its vivid sunsets, did you know they are caused by dust?

  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Islands

    Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Sabah, Malaysia .

    It is not just Sabah’s East Coast that is blessed with beautiful islands. Explore the five cluster of islands that are just a short boat ride away.

    Getting there: The jetty is 5 minutes walk from Grandis.

    Recommendation: Our favourite island, Pulau Sapi, is the smallest island but it is rich in marine and coral life.

    Fun fact: Pulau Gaya was the original trading settlement of the British North Borneo Chartered Company.

  • Gaya Street Sunday Market

    Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia .

    Held every Sunday morning along the quaint Gaya Street, it is always filled with locals and tourists alike! Here you can purchase handmade arts and craft.

    Getting there: 10 minutes walk from Grandis.
    Recommendation: Go before 9am to avoid the crowd.

    Fun fact: Gaya Street serves as the commercial centre of the city and there are many local delights to sample at the numerous coffeehouses.

  • Floating Mosque

    43, Jalan Pasir, Kampung Likas, 88858 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah .

    Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is the second major mosque built in the city of Kota Kinabalu , Sabah , Malaysia after the State Mosque.  It is partially surrounded by a human-made lagoon; this has given rise to the nickname "The Floating Mosque". It has a maximum capacity of 12,000 worshipers. 

    Getting there: Less than 15 minutes from Hotel Grandis

  • Harvest Festival

    W.D.T, Mile 4 1/2, Hongkod Koisaan KDCA, 39, Jalan Penampang, 89509 Penampang, Sabah .

    The annual Harvest Festival, also known as Pesta Ka'amatan, takes place on the 30th and 31st of May each year in Sabah. This renowned festival is widely celebrated across the region and holds significant cultural importance. Rice, being a vital staple food in Asian cultures, holds special significance for the majority of native Sabahans during this festival.

  • Shopping

    1, Jln Tun Fuad Stephens, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah .

    Some of the well-known shopping destinations in Kota Kinabalu .

    • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall,
    • Jesselton Mall 
    • Imago Time Square.

    These popular shopping precincts offer a wide range of retail options, entertainment facilities, and dining experiences for locals and tourists alike. Whether you're looking for fashion, electronics, or local souvenirs, these shopping malls provide a vibrant and convenient shopping experience in Kota Kinabalu.

  • Mount Kinabalu National Park

    Mount Kinabalu National Park, Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia .

    The majestic national park is one of the most visited attractions in Sabah.

    Getting there: You will need to arrange for transport and it takes around 90 minutes to reach the national park.
    Recommendation: If you want to hike the mountain, you have to plan ahead at there is a daily limit of 120 hikers.

  • Free Heritage Walking Tour

    51, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah .

    The Free Heritage Walking Tour in Kota Kinabalu, also known as KK, a wonderful way to explore the KK city's cultural and historical sites. Starting at 9am at the Sabah Tourism Board building in Gaya Street on every Wednesday (English) & Saturday (Mandarin), the tour will be led by a licensed tour guide and is expected to last approximately 2 hours.