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Serenity Twin - Tiku White House
Located just 10 mins away from downtown Tawau, a short distance to a hot spring & 18 holes Golf Course that is located right next to a forest reserve. Situated on a hillside, our rooms are designed for "Waking up with a view" and each of them has its own characteristic. Sip a cup of coffee from a local roaster at our in house cafe (Mess Kantin) while enjoying the lush green surroundings.
$21 per night
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Chimin Homestay room B
我们是一家位于斗湖市中心民宿,确保每一位旅客有无上的服务之外也要有回到家的感觉。 *民宿在第三楼,需要爬楼梯没电梯服务。 We are an AIRBNB located in the city centre of Tawau, providing good services and ensuring a sense of home away from home to all our guests. * Our AIRBNB is located on the third floor without elevator service.
$18 per night
Home in Tawau
落腳點 Lokka Spot
1. 5 minutes walk to Fuji Market 2. 10 minutes drive to Kubota Sentral (restaurant, cafe, bank, convenient store) 3. 10 minutes drive to Tawau Centre Market 4.Located in the heart of Tawau 5. 1/2 hour drive to Tawau Airport 6. Able to sleep up to 9 person
$66 per night

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Serenity Queen - Tiku White House
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Your guide to Tawau

All About Tawau

Located on Borneo’s remote east coast, the Malaysian port town of Tawau has somehow eluded the limelight despite its abundance of natural beauty. Overlooking the Celebes Sea, Tawau is a gateway to the islands of Sipadun and Mabul, home to some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in Southeast Asia. The town is a major agricultural center, and the largest producer of cocoa in Malaysia. (In fact, you can pay a visit to a cocoa museum to learn more about the crop and sample the local chocolate.)

Tawau is also known for reeling in some of the best seafood in Borneo. A busy port beside the waterfront esplanade buzzes with trawlers unloading their daily catch, and within hours the fish — squid, anchovies, abalone — appears in restaurants and markets like Pasar Tanjung Tawau, the largest indoor market in Malaysia with over 6,000 stalls. Inland, you’re treated to an unspoiled landscape of jungle, waterfalls, and hillside hikes, all of which you’ll encounter at the region’s crown jewel, Tawau Hills Park.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Tawau?

The best time to visit Tawau is between November and April, when the days are usually sunny with little rainfall. The streets light up during December and early January with music and food festivals for the holiday season, when the city is adorned in holiday decorations. The temperature drops a little in February, and the city comes alive to celebrate Chinese New Year. In April, the Tawau Cultural Fest rolls out dance rituals and cultural programs from more than 30 ethnic groups native to the area. Groups from other areas in Thailand, Indonesia, and China join in on the fun.


What are the top things to do in Tawau?

Tawau Hills Park

Spread over 110 square miles of rainforest, Tawau Hills Park is full of incredible waterfalls, rare plant species, and rocky hills. If you are looking for a strenuous hike, choose from three mountains — Mount Magdalena, Mount Lucia, and Mount Maria. The park’s four waterfalls are a major draw, especially the natural pool under Table Waterfall where you can dip your feet in the clear waters and snatch a great photo. Watch out for the freshwater shrimps swimming around as well: they are known to nibble away at the dead skin on your feet.

Pasar Tanjung Tawau

The largest indoor market in Malaysia is a shopper’s paradise with thousands of stalls to browse. You’ll enjoy a large variety of dried seafood, fresh fruits, and local delicacies such as amplang, or kerupuk kuku macan, a traditional fish cracker snack. Handicrafts are also huge here, including hand-woven baskets, placemats, and wood carvings.

Sipadan Island

Navigable by boat from Tawau, Sipadan Island is known to be one of the world’s best locations for scuba. This island is home to more than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species. You’ll likely spot green turtles, schools of the parrotfish, and barracuda. On shore, pull out your binoculars to view the many migratory bird species found at the bird sanctuary.

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