Great Places to Visit in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia It's a foregone conclusion that hotels in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia have been enjoying brisk revenues for a long time. Kota Kinabalu is a vacation-worthy place, and a lot of the accommodation providers here offer guests an access to a lot of commercial hubs and tourist destinations. Here are just some of the many endearing places you can go to in Kota Kinabalu. 1) The Pacific Sutera. One of your best options for a deluxe resort in Sabah is The Pacific Sutera. It sits at the seafront of Kota Kinabalu's Sutera Harbour. The Pacific Sutera Resort in Kota Kinabalu has topof-the-line room amenities, high-quality facilities for business and leisure, as well as excellent service from its able and competent staff. Take the time to bask in its restaurants, bars, auditorium, grand ballroom, spa, jacuzzi, and an Olympic-size swimming pool, among many other things. 2) Mount Kinabalu. Just a short distance from The Pacific Sutera is the majestic Mount Kinabalu. The city is named after this mountain, which in the Malay language roughly translates to 'revered place of the dead.' But don't let its rather grim etymology deter you from visiting this place. It is home to over 4,000 plant species, more than 300 birds, and a hundred mammals, including orangutans and the gigantic but stinky Rafflesia plant. Furthermore, Mount Kinabalu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the fourth-tallest mountain in the Malay archipelago. 3) Poring Hot Springs. Nearby Mount Kinabalu is the Poring Hot Springs. Its sulfuric minerals are believed to cure ailing muscles and limbs. You will surely get a de-stressing and detoxifying break here. 4) Tunku Abdul Brahman Park. This marine park consists of smaller islands characterized by white, sandy beaches, clear waters, and fantastic coral reefs. A number of species thrive in this area, such as the scorpion fish, hawksbill and green turtles, cuttlefish, shrimps, and whale sharks. The park is a dream location for novice and experienced divers, as well as underwater photographers. 5) Monsopiad Cultural Village. This community is named after a fierce warrior who lived in this area nearly 200 years ago. In here is his very own house where paid grinders, ceramic jars, bamboo items, and other personal effects are on display. Another interesting place to visit here is the Sou Do Mooing or the House of Skulls. From its rafters hang 42 skull trophies of Monsopiad. 6) Selingan Turtle Island. Located near the shores of Malaysia and the Philippines in the Lulu Sea is Selingan Turtle Island. It's a conservation center for green turtles and other marine species inhabiting the area. It offers accommodations but only for a small group of people, so as not to disorient the turtles. You can witness for yourself a mother turtle laying her eggs on the beach. There is also an information center on the island to help educate visitors on the importance of preserving the area's natural wonders. A vacation in Sabah won't be complete without visiting these amazing places. Easy access to such tourist destinations are offered by Kota Kinabaluâ€™s The Pacific Sutera Hotel in Sabah, Malaysia. Visit for more details.