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Tawau

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Tawau Travel Guide

Tawau is located in the southeast corner of the state of Sabah in Malaysia, and is the third largest city in the state, from where it is possible to cross to Indonesia. After Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, Tawau is the third largest cocoa producing area in the world, and the largest area of cocoa production in Malaysia. Attractions to enjoy here include Tawau Hills National Park and the Shan-Shui Golf & Country Club.
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Things to do in Tawau

What to Do

Looking for things to do in Tawau? We provide up-to-date info on everything from must-see scenic spots to local hangouts.
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Sipadan Island

Sipadan Island

5.7
4.7/5142 Reviews
"Beaches"
"Islands/Peninsulas"
Sipadan Mangrove Resort

Sipadan Mangrove Resort

4.9
4.7/532 Reviews
"Forests"
"Resorts"
Tawau Hills Park

Tawau Hills Park

4.4
4.6/536 Reviews
"City Parks"
"National Parks"
Table Waterfall

Table Waterfall

3.2
4.5/515 Reviews
"Rivers"
"Waterfalls"
Eastern Cineplex

Eastern Cineplex

3.0
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Masjid Al-Khauthar, Sabindo Tawau, Sabah.

Masjid Al-Khauthar, Sabindo Tawau, Sabah.

2.9
5.0/51 Reviews
"Mosques"
Tawau Centre Bazar

Tawau Centre Bazar

2.8
3.8/56 Reviews
"Markets"
Night Market Takada

Night Market Takada

2.8
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Kapalai
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Kapalai

7.9
4.7/5334 Reviews
"Outdoor Diving"
"Beaches"
Mabul Island
Nearby City

Mabul Island

7.0
4.7/5369 Reviews
"Outdoor Diving"
"Beaches"

Where to Stay

Discover the most popular places to stay in Tawau, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers
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Vista Hotel

Vista Hotel

4.3/545 Reviews
I-Vista Hotel

I-Vista Hotel

4.4/515 Reviews
LA Hotel Tawau

LA Hotel Tawau

4.2/5165 Reviews
Marco Polo Hotel - Tawau

Marco Polo Hotel - Tawau

4.0/5529 Reviews
Check Inn Hotel Tawau

Check Inn Hotel Tawau

4.0/592 Reviews
MB Hotel

MB Hotel

4.2/5226 Reviews
Pertama Lodge

Pertama Lodge

4.0/568 Reviews
Eden Boutique Hotel

Eden Boutique Hotel

4.1/536 Reviews
Rooms

Rooms

4.3/517 Reviews
The Dream Hotel

The Dream Hotel

3.8/532 Reviews
Star Hotel

Star Hotel

3.5/51 Reviews

What to Eat

Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top Tawau dishes and foodie spots.
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Kedai Kopi Hing Lee

Kedai Kopi Hing Lee

4.0/56 Reviews
Avg. GBP1/person
"Southeast Asian"
Maxim's Seafood Restaurant

Maxim's Seafood Restaurant

3.5/53 Reviews
Avg. GBP8/person
"Seafood"
Kedai Kopi Yum Yum

Kedai Kopi Yum Yum

3.7/53 Reviews
Avg. GBP3/person
"Open Late"
101 Breakfast

101 Breakfast

3.5/52 Reviews
"Coffee Shop"
"Afternoon Tea"
Cafe@Se7en

Cafe@Se7en

4.0/51 Reviews
Avg. GBP9/person
"Western-style"
Kedai Kopi Yung Lee Fatt
Chiffonade

Chiffonade

4.5/54 Reviews
Avg. GBP2/person
"Coffee Shop"
Kam Ling Seafood Restaurant Sdn Bhd

Kam Ling Seafood Restaurant Sdn Bhd

4.3/515 Reviews
Avg. GBP13/person
"Seafood"
Restoran Maju Bistro

Restoran Maju Bistro

4.0/51 Reviews
Cakes & Co

Cakes & Co

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Avg. GBP6/person
"Western-style"
Six Star Steamboat Restaurant

Six Star Steamboat Restaurant

3.5/52 Reviews
"Seafood"
Grouper’s Nest

Grouper’s Nest

5.0/51 Reviews
Avg. GBP42/person
"Southeast Asian"

Tawau Moments: Through Travelers' Eyes

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