Sky Blu Bar
A rooftop bar overlooking the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Sky Blu Bar is a great place for hanging out and enjoying Kota Kinabalu’s spectacular sunsets.
Located up high on the 13th floor of Hotel Grandis, Sky Blu Bar is a popular place that boasts of the best panoramic view of the South China Sea in town. With the right weather, the sunset view is amazing as you find yourself surrounded in twilight. The menu has a great selection of food and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. There are also live music performances on some nights.
Smack in the centre of the city, Sky Blu Bar is at the top floor of Hotel Grandis, right next to Suria Shopping Mall.
Opening Days and Hours
Sky Blu Bar is open every day from 11:00 to 24:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
There is no entry fee but you are expected to purchase at least a drink if you want to stay at the bar.
How to Get There
You can walk to Hotel Grandis from anywhere within the city centre. You can also take a taxi or an Uber to drop you off at Hotel Grandis or next door at Suria Shopping Mall.
Unlike most bars, Sky Blu Bar is kid-friendly. Travelers of all types and ages will find it enjoyable to have a drink or meal here while taking in the spectacular view.
Time to Spend
Most people spend about 1 – 2 hours at the bar.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to go is at around 17:00 if you want to get a seat to watch the amazing sunset view. If you are looking for a place to have a drink, happy hour is from 17:00 to 20:00 on weekdays and all day every weekends.
The bar serves both local and Western cuisine at reasonable price. Budget travelers might prefer to eat at one of the many local cafes or restaurants on Gaya street, which is about 5 minutes walk away. Another option is to grab a meal at the food court at Suria Shopping Mall just next door. For a more high-end meal, you can dine at the restaurants at Hyatt Regency Hotel (about 8 minutes walk away) or at The Jesselton Hotel (about 7 minutes walk away).
Suria Shopping Mall, Gaya Street, Central Market, the Atkinson Clock Tower
There are many options available for staying within walking distance of the bar including hostels, budget, mid-range and luxurious 5-star hotels.