Club Med has unveiled plans to open its first resort near Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state, in the northern part of Borneo island late 2022.
Located at Kuala Penyu Beach, the premium all-inclusive Club Med Borneo Kota Kinabalu with a Club Med Exclusive Collection space (5 Tridents Space) will offer a pristine paradise where virgin jungle meets powdery white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters. 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 Club Med spirit has always been to create new resorts that seamlessly blend into naturally beautiful locations and become discoverable bucket list destinations in their own right,” said Henri Giscard d’Estaing, President of Club Med. “Opening in Kuala Penyu allows us to showcase Sabah’s beautiful surroundings in a relatively undiscovered part of the world. This will be our second resort in Malaysia in a destination that is seeing increased airlift and interest from travellers across globe including China, Korea, Southeast Asia and Australia.”
Spread across 16.6 hectares of land flanked by tropical rainforests, fronted by kilometres of pristine beach with picture-perfect white sand, Club Med Borneo Kota Kinabalu’s convenient, exceptional location with unobstructed sunset views, is perfect for a destination getaway for families, friends, and couples.
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 are interconnected with nature, using local and sustainably sourced natural materials.
Club Med Borneo Kota Kinabalu will feature 400 rooms, comprised of 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).
The resort will offer Children’s Club facilities for kids of all ages (from four months to 17 years old) and a 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.