Tanjung Aru Beach is beloved by thousands of Sabahans for many reasons. Here are the seven reasons why:
#1 The perfect escape
Whether you are looking to get away for the weekend or an entire week, this beach is the perfect place to go.
It is difficult to find an escape that can compare to what the beach has to offer what with its clear skies, white sands, and blue seas.
#2 You can feast to your hearts content
If there’s anything that Sabahans like to do the most, eating probably makes it to the top of the list.
Tanjung Aru Beach offers a perfect place to do this. The beach has countless stalls and restaurants for you to choose from whether you want to drink fruit shakes all day long, or eat a meal composed of chicken, beef, peanuts, corn or anything else that you wish.
Update: Food court was taken down for new development (May, 2016)
#3 There are many activities to get involved in
These include playing volleyball, engaging in water sports, and swimming, building sand castles, going snorkelling, search for seashells, play soccer, and what have you.
The sky is essentially the limit. What is important is that you are having fun while you are doing it.
The Kinabalu Golf Club, Royal Sabah Turf Club, and the Kinabalu Yacht Club are also easily accessible from Tg Aru Beach.
#4 It is a breeze to get there via public transport
To get to Tanjung Aru Beach, you need to take bus no. 16 from Kota Kinabalu City Centre.
These buses are found either in front of City Hall or Wawasan Plaza. Be sure to confirm with the driver that the bus is headed towards Tg Aru Beach before getting on the bus.
Bus fare costs 1.50 Malaysian ringgit. If you choose to take a taxi, you will be charged 15 Malaysian ringgit in total. Taxis accommodate a maximum number of 4 people.
Update: Now we use Uber!
#5 There are many beautiful surrounding resorts to choose from
Another reason why Sabahans love Tanjung Aru Beach so much is because of the surrounding resorts in its vicinity.
There are myriad resorts to choose from when coming here. Most famous one is Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort.
#6 There is no place on earth like it if you are a true beach lover
Tanjung Aru Beach is unlike any other beach in the world. Perhaps this is the reason why there has been no shortage of visitors to Kota Kinabalu and surrounding areas for several years now.
The beach provides an ambiance and atmosphere that is simply incomparable to anywhere else. If you are a true beach lover, come and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.
#7 It is a sight for sore eyes and it provides an escape from everyday life
This reason holds not just for Tanjung Aru Beach, but pretty much every beach in the world.
The reason that so many are head over heels in love with the beach is because it provides respite from the daily grind of our everyday routines that are enough to wear anybody out.
The beach provides therapy without having to pour out your feelings to a stranger, and it offers you a gorgeous landscape that stretches from east to west.
It has served as a cure for many a headache throughout the years and it will continue to do so.