Sandakan, located at the east coast of Sabah is the gateway for ecotourism destinations in Sabah. Sandakan is about 7 hours drive away from Kota Kinabalu and take only 45 minutes by flight. Sandakan is a good place to visit as it is easily accessible from Kota Kinabalu and the food is amazing.
If you flying to Sandakan from Kota Kinabalu, make sure you get a window seat on the left side of the plane as you can get the Mount Kinabalu view from plane!
We safely landed at Sandakan airport and greeted by staff from Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan. After 30 minutes, we reached Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan at the city centre of Sandakan.
Check in was a breeze, and the WIFI is fast
Welcome fruits and cookies awaiting us in the room, how thoughtful!
The Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan is right on a scenic waterfront pedestrian promenade overlooking the Sulu Sea. It is the only international 4-star hotel with an Executive Lounge. The view from the rooms overlooking Sandakan town.
Wrapped, located at the ground floor is a Déli-style café with freshly baked bakeries
We had wrapped roll at Wrapped 🙂
Great selection of pastries also available at Wrapped. Great place for quick snack or coffee
The pastries chef and staff show us how to decorate ginger cookies as Christmas is near. So much fun dressing up these ginger cookies
Our ginger cookies!
The best place to see sunset in Sandakan? How about view from infinity pool at 13th floor
The only infinity pool in Sandakan, with great view of Sandakan town.
Best things about visiting Sandakan is the seafood. The Eatery serve EAT ALL YOU CAN Shabu-Shabu. Featuring 3 different flavoured broths to excite your taste buds; from Miso Soup, Clear Chicken Broth to the famous Tom Yum Soup. Enjoy these scrumptious items such as Maki Rolls, Soba Noodles, Teriyaki Lamb Shoulder, Japanese Grilled Squid, Tempura plus other mouthwatering desserts! MYR 58++ per person (Weekend) or MYR 65++ for Two (Weekdays).
The best way to end a day, chill out at Best Brew. Best brew offers a varied selection of hand crafted beers from around the world, including local favorites in a lively and fun atmosphere
Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan is a good base to start before exploring Sandakan. Great view, great location, great service and good selections of food.