Sunset Viewpoints

Do you know that Kota Kinabalu was featured in Huffington Post as one of the world’s best places to watch sunset? Here are some of the best viewing points in town. You can watch them by the beach, from a hilltop, a view point and recently we have found another great spot at a rooftop carpark. 

1. Sunset Bar, Shangrila Tanjung Aru

If you're into cocktail, this is the best place to go. The bar is located in Shangrila Tanjung Aru Resort and is rated as the number one sunset-viewing spot in Kota Kinabalu. It is best to make a reservation in advance. The bar is jammed almost daily. Even their in-house guests are required to book in advance to secure a seat in the bar. 

2. Waterfront Kota Kinabalu

There is a good selection of bar and bistro here. It is a pleasant place to watch the sunset over a beer or two. 

3. Signal Hill Observatory Towel

The platform offers an impressive view down over the city and out to the islands beyond. 

4. Tanjung Aru Beach

A public beach and is always jammed with locals and visitors during sunset hour. A part of the beach is close for construction. It is best to speak to your friendly Grab driver to drop you off at a decent spot. 

5. What is the sunset time?

It is between 1800 to 1840 hour. 

6. How to get to these places?

We recommend hiring Grab. The traffic in Kota Kinabalu can be very busy between 5-7pm. If you wish to enjoy sunset, it is best to leave for your destination at 5pm to avoid disappointment. Each location is about 10mins drive away from us.

7. Where are these places?

The map below shows the location of all places. Do feel free to speak to us so we may help guide you better.