The most frequently asked question from anyone interested to visit Sabah would be, “when is the best time to visit Sabah?” While the most popular answer is “the month of May -- due to the celebration of the month-long Harvest Festival”, the end of the year is also a great time to visit! Read on as we show you how you can spend your Christmas holiday in Sabah.

Family enjoying their holiday at the Desa Cattle Farm

1. Enjoy a nature and cultural exploration journey

Learn more about Sabahan culture, people and cuisines during your visit and we guarantee you will fall more and more in love with Sabah! Take a tour of the handicraft market, spend a day at the Mari Mari Cultural Village, or drive up to Kundasang to enjoy the naturalbeauty of Mount Kinabalu National Park -- Malaysia’s first ever UNESCO World Heritage Park!

2. Have a luxury stay at top hotels

Five-star hotels usually have special rates and offers during the school holiday and year-end season. Check out the festive offers at top Sabah hotels, such as Shangri-la’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Sutera Harbour Resort and Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa. These top-rated hotels are also equipped with kids’ club that offer plenty of fun games, activities and watersport.


3. Go shopping!

With the new crop of shopping malls in Sabah, offering a wide range of retail experience and brand names to choose from, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t choose Sabah as your shopping destination. With the 1Malaysia Year End Sale that is happening throughout November and December, you will be getting more bang for your buck! Do explore popular shopping malls, such as Imago Mall, Oceanus Waterfront Mall and 1Borneo Hypermall.


4. Go on a Mount Kinabalu family climbing trip!

As the year comes to an end and another year begins, it’s good to reflect on the things you have achieved and the things that you still want to achieve in life. Why not celebrate the ending or beginning of your year by conquering Mount Kinabalu with your family? It will be a symbolic way to celebrate overcoming the challenges and achieving goals in your life. Book your climb at


5. Have a wet and wild Sabahan time!

A holiday in Sabah is nothing without a trip to its gloriously sunny islands! Go on a relaxing twin island-hopping experience at the beautiful Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) Marine Park or spend your holiday on an island resort, like the beautiful Bunga Raya Resort or Gaya Island Resort. If you love adventure, you should also give whitewater rafting at Kiulu a try!

Enjoy the thrills and spills of whitewater rafting!

Plan your family holiday with Amazing Borneo Tours. Check out our family holiday packages here. Have a merry jolly Christmas and a happy New Year!