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Popular amenities for Kundasang vacation rentals

Stay near Kundasang's top sights

Desa Cattle Dairy Farm33 locals recommend
Timpohon Gate3 locals recommend
H Benjamin Residence5 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Kundasang

  • Total rentals

    200 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    4.8K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    100 properties are a good fit for families

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    20 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Wifi availability

    110 properties include access to wifi

Your guide to Kundasang

All About Kundasang

The small mountain town of Kundasang — Malaysia’s highest inhabited area — sits in the northern part of the country, approximately 6,200 feet above sea level. Lazily grazing cows dot the rolling hills in this part of Ranau and the locals farm the land and trade their flowers and fresh produce, especially gigantic cabbages, at the many farmers’ markets. The town has long been a stopping point for those looking to explore the abundant rainforest flora and fauna of Kinabalu National Park. Kundasang sits just down the road from this UNESCO World Heritage Site, where more plant species can be found than in Europe and North America combined (excluding Mexico’s tropical regions). The park is also home to Mount Kinabalu — the highest peak in the country — and hot springs and nature reserves with plenty of wildlife.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kundasang

The weather stays mild most of the year in the tropical climate of Kundasang. However, due to the elevation, temperatures do drop a bit during the winter. There is a wetter season from October to January and the drier season runs from March to September. With the decreased rainfall, the drier season could be the best time to take in all the natural beauty of this rainforest region. You won’t want to miss the many hundreds of species of orchids blooming in the wild or the rafflesia flowers, the largest in the world. If you decide to visit in fall, check the dates of Kundasang’s annual Cabbage Festival, an event that celebrates the farming tradition of the region, which showcases some of the largest cabbages you’ve ever seen.

Top things to do in Kundasang

Kinabalu National Park

Just a ten-minute drive from Kundasang is Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, Kinabalu National Park, containing more than 6,000 plant species. It’s also home to Mount Kinabalu, the tallest peak between the Himalayas and New Guinea. Hikers can scale its granite and glacier-covered peak, standing at a bit over 13,400 feet; lower peaks and paths are accessible for hikers of all skill levels. Reward yourself with a trip to Poring Hot Springs for a soothing dip.

Maragang Hill

Make the 20-minute drive north of town to take on this majestic peak. It takes around two hours to reach the summit, which sits at over 2,000 meters above sea level, and there’s a scenic viewpoint at the midway stage. The trails can be muddy, so wear sturdy hiking boots, and you might have to clamber over the odd tree trunk, but the reward is far-reaching views across the Pinosuk plateau.

Kundasang Market

One of the best ways to indulge in the local tropical fruit is to visit the Kundasang market, where farmers sell their fresh veggies, fruits, and flowers seven days a week. You’ll find rambutan — a cousin to lychee, the super-sweet cempedak, and the succulent durian — the so-called king of Malaysian fruits. Also popular is the Nabalu Handicraft Market for local produce, snacks, and handmade goods.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Kundasang?

    Kundasang experiences a tropical highland climate. It has a relatively cool temperature ranging from 10°C to 26°C (50°F to 78°F) throughout the year. The region has high humidity and frequent rainfall, especially from November to March during the northeast monsoon.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Kundasang?

    Kundasang has a lot to explore. You can hike up Mount Kinabalu, trek through the trails of Kinabalu National Park, and immerse yourself in local history at the Kundasang War Memorial. At the Desa Cattle Dairy Farm, visitors can watch the process of milking cows, and buy fresh dairy products.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Kundasang?

    Kundasang is frequently visited between May and September when the weather is drier. During this time, the annual Pesta Kaamatan, or Harvest Festival, takes place, showcasing the rich culture of the Kadazan-Dusun people with traditional dances, music, and sports.

  • What are the best places to stay in Kundasang?

    Popular areas to stay in Kundasang include the town center, where you're close to local amenities. For a more secluded experience, consider accommodations near Mount Kinabalu or Kinabalu National Park. Staying near the Desa Cattle Dairy Farm provides picturesque views and easy access to this attraction.

  • What are the best places to visit in Kundasang?

    Explore the majestic Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in Malaysia. The Kundasang War Memorial is worth a visit to understand the region's history, while the Desa Cattle Dairy Farm offers stunning landscapes and family-friendly activities. The Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a haven for nature lovers.

  • What are some hiking trails in Kundasang?

    Kundasang offers several incredible hiking trails. The most famous is the Mount Kinabalu Summit Trail, which is challenging but rewarding with breathtaking views. For a more relaxed hike, explore the trails within the Kinabalu National Park, including the Kiau View Trail and the Pandanus Trail.

  • What are some family activities to do in Kundasang?

    Visiting the Desa Cattle Dairy Farm is a fun family activity, where kids can learn about dairy farming and enjoy fresh ice cream. The Kundasang War Memorial has beautiful gardens and provides important education about local history. Families can also enjoy picnics and easy hikes within the Kinabalu National Park.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Kundasang?

    You can plan a day trip to the scenic Poring Hot Springs, located 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Kundasang. Another option is the Sabah Tea Garden, the only organic tea farm in Borneo, which is 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) away. For wildlife lovers, a day trip to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, 130 kilometers (80.7 miles) away, could be exciting.

  • Do nature eco lodge rentals in Kundasang have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 nature eco lodge rentals with wifi in Kundasang. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in cabin rentals in Kundasang?

    Experience the best of Kundasang with our cabin rentals, starting at about $30 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

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