Club Med to open its first resort in Kota Kinabalu

The resort will feature plenty of spaces that is interconnected with nature, using local and sustainably sourced natural materials

Club Med, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Club Med Borneo Kota Kinabalu

Club Med, the pioneer of premium all-inclusive holidays recently announced its plans to open its first resort near Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state, in the northern part of Borneo island by late 2022. Club Med is collaborating closely with owners Golden Sands Beach Resort City Sdn Bhd (GSBR) to create the brand’s first large-scale sustainably-built BREEAM-certified beach resort in Asia Pacific. This resort is Club Med’s second resort in Malaysia, after Club Med Cherating Beach, an eco-nature getaway located in Pahang.

The new resort will be designed keeping in mind the international and modern millennial family.  The resort design will be inspired by numerous traditional Borneo ethnic cultures while seamlessly integrating its structures with the surrounding rainforest. The resort will feature plenty of spaces that is interconnected with nature, using local and sustainably sourced natural materials. 

Guests at the new resort will also be able to enjoy: 

  • 400 rooms – 360 spacious rooms across various categories for Club Med Premium Resort and 40 luxury suites for the Club Med Exclusive Collection space (5 Tridents Space).
  • An all-day buffet restaurant serving international cuisines as well a “Gourmet Lounge”, an a la carte specialty restaurant that is included in Club Med’s all-inclusive offer.
  • Free-flow bar with integrated entertainment space showcasing Club Med’s signature circus and musical shows as well as a pool bar dedicated to the Exclusive Collection Space.
  • Children’s Club facilities and dedicated services for kids of all ages (from 4 months to 17 years old).
  •  Full range of Club Med facilities, including up to 30 types of land and water sports activities, and excursions to discover Kota Kinabalu and Sabah. 


Club Med has been building resorts that blend harmoniously into its exceptional locations, with a focus on minimising the environmental footprint being extremely vigilant on energy efficiency, treating and recycling water, promoting renewable energy sources and waste-recycling techniques. Its partnership with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for Club Med Borneo Kota Kinabalu from the outset will create a benchmark for Club Med to construct new resorts that meet stringent BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) standards.