Nexus Resort and Spa Karambunai

At a glance

  • Location


    The hotel is located 45-minutes by car from the airport.

  • Beach


    The hotel is located right next to lengthy stretches of pristine sand.

  • Romantic


    Beautiful scenery and legendary stories of love and romance abound.

  • Hotel spa

    Hotel spa

    This beautiful hotel in a tropical paradise offers a range of spa facilities and treatments.

  • Scenery

    Scenic location

    The hotel is nestled at the foothills of a million year old rainforest which creates a fitting backdrop to the white sand trim of the turquoise South China Sea

  • Activities


    Water sports are available in abundance on the white sand beaches. The hotel is home to an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course designed by world famous and prolific Ronald Fream.


Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, 88993 Kota Kinabalu,Sabah

Spa & Leisure

Nexus Resort Karambunai, located 30km North East of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, nestles on 65 acres of lush landscaped surrounds on the Karambunai Peninsula, upon the fringes of a 6km pristine white sand beach, with a million year old tropical rainforest and the distant majesty of Mount Kinabalu as its backdrop. The resort as a whole offers a wide variety of leisure options, including three swimming pools, stand up paddle boat, body boarding, surf boarding, ocean kayaking, jungle trekking or simply relaxing on the beach. For total relaxation however, the Borneo Spa is the place to go, with separate male and female Jacuzzis, saunas and steam baths, a health bar and rustic cabanas on the resort’s beach front offering an alternative alfresco massage environment.

The spa is based on the story of a stranded prince and princess who were healed from time at sea by a local herbalist, and it was created to continue the legendary treatment of using aromatherapy and essential oils to rejuvenate tired minds and bodies. As such, therapies are delivered in an array of rooms, two of which are dual suites and seven of which have their own private showers as well.

Hotel & Accommodation

Nexus Resort Karambunai showcases 236 Borneo wing rooms set amidst a village garden with sweeping views of the golf course, garden or beach whilst 243 tastefully furnished Ocean Wing deluxe rooms, all with panoramic beach front or sea views, feature private balconies/terrace. Two grand Royal Villas, created for the affluent and discerning few, come complete with luxurious living and dining rooms, private swimming pools and gardens facing the endless South China Sea.

There’s an extravagant eight restaurants and bars at the resort, including Malaysian cuisine in the traditional Kingfisher Malaysian Restaurant, or bountiful a la-carte at the Penyu. There’s also Olives Mediterranean Restaurant or Noble House Chinese Restaurant for Szechuan fare, Seoul Fairway & Grill offers a variety of Korean dishes and Muffins offers signature cakes, pastries, tea and coffee. Meanwhile, The Sunset Bar & Grill is a casual spot for drinks and pizza, Splashes Pool Bar is for waterside drinks, and the Darlin’ Darlin’ Fun Pub offers entertainment and music in the evenings.