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, in late 2022.
The all-inclusive Club Med resort, with a Club Med Exclusive Collection
space (5 Tridents Space), will be located at Kuala Penyu Beach, just 90 minutes’
drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
Club Med is collaborating 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
The property will be Club Med’s second resort in Malaysia,
after Club Med Cherating Beach, an eco-nature getaway located in
“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
The resort will feature 360 rooms and 40 suites.
Guests will be able to enjoy an all-day buffet restaurant serving
international cuisine as well as an a la carte
specialty restaurant that is included in Club Med’s all-inclusive
offer. A 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
will also be available, as well as a Children’s Club for kids from
4 months to 17 years of age.
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, will help to keep guests