Nestled on the shores of the South China Sea with the formidable Mt Kinabalu in the background, the resort is only five minutes from the city centre and ten minutes from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport. The integrated resort sits on 384 acres, and includes two five-star hotels – The Pacific Sutera Hotel and The Magellan Sutera Resort. The resort also includes the Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club and is affiliated with the North Borneo Railway vintage steam train, or board the Puteri Sutera for sunset cruises along the South China Sea.
In the lap of luxuryThe Pacific Sutera Hotel epitomises luxury with its grand entrance, high ceiling lobby lounge, panoramic views of the sea and 500 immaculately appointed rooms and suites with contemporary décor. The two uppermost floors of the hotel are home to the Pacific Club rooms with breathtaking aerial views of the entire resort. Pacific Club guests enjoy a wide range of facilities including business services, complimentary continental breakfast and evening cocktails at the Pacific Club Lounge that offers a spectacular vista of the South China Sea as well as the five islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.
No less impressive is The Magellan Sutera Resort. The grand entrance is a majestic longhouse style lobby, which is an architectural tribute to the Rungus natives of Sabah. The 456 guestrooms are lavishly decorated and offer an exquisite selection of luxurious amenities. Most feature private balconies with spectacular views where guests can take full advantage of the beautiful natural setting. The Magellan Club offers guests exclusive personalised butler and reception services and serves complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails in its private lounge.
Both hotels offer an exquisite selection of modern luxury amenities including satellite television, in-house movies, IDD telephone with bathroom connection, walk-in shower and separate bathtub. An executive writing desk with telephone, voicemail, broadband internet connection as well as coffee and tea making facilities, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, bathrobes and slippers and a premium range of Sutera toiletries are also provided.
Guests have 16 restaurants and bars to choose from, among which are The Pacific Sutera Hotel’s Chinese restaurant Silk Garden, Café Boleh, The Waves Pool Bar and The Breeze Beach Club, The Magellan Sutera Resort’s Ferdinand’s, Al Fresco, Muffinz, Tarik’s Lounge, Five Sails and Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club’s Marina Café, Spice Island and The Terrace.
Guests can expect an ultimate pampering experience at the two-storey Mandara spa at the Magellan Sutera Resort and Chavana spa at The Pacific Sutera Hotel. Renowned for their quality, excellent service and finesse, both spas offer exquisite body therapies and treatments using natural herbs, f lowers, and spices native to the area, designed to refresh and rejuvenate. Choose to be pampered in beautifully decorated rooms or under the open-air pavilion by the beach.
A par-72 6000-metre course awaits avid golfers at the prestigious Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club designed by leading golf designer, Graham Marsh. The 18-hole course is finished with Bermuda grass and challenging bunkers of fine white sand. There are also night golf facilities, the only one of its kind in East Malaysia, with 20 holes, including nine holes of the Lakes Course, nine holes of the Garden Course and two finishing holes at the Heritage Course.
Those keen to explore the famous waters of the South China Sea can check out the deep water marina, which is protected all year round from the extreme weather conditions. It has 104 berths that can accommodate 13 mega yachts (up to 180 feet) and 91 fully serviced wet slips for smaller boats, available for short and long-term rental.
At the heart of Sutera Harbour Resort lies Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club offering an extensive range of recreational facilities and marina services for club members and hotel guests. The club boasts a 12-lane bowling alley, fitness centre, a 100-seat movie theatre, three outdoor pools – Olympic-size swimming pool, fun pool with waterslide and children’s pool – various fitness programs and professional coaching in tennis and golf.