Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
At a glance
With a private nature reserve featuring resident orangutans and a remarkable array of indigenous flora and fauna, the luxury five-star Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu is ideal for nature lovers, and is one of the finest hotels in Kota Kinabalu.
Surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation, the resort is set on the white sands of the Pantai Dalit Beach on Borneo’s northern tip, about 30km from Kota Kinabalu, and 73km from the Kinabalu National Park.
Couples on a romantic getaway will love
Relaxing in the tropical swimming pool, indulging in a pampering treatment at the spa, and enjoying sunset cocktails, followed by a delicious dinner in a beachside gazebo, served by a private butler.
The Ocean Wing offers the choicest hospitality experience for discerning travellers who desire privacy and the finest in luxury living. The 173 Malaysian-themed rooms are opulently furnished and perch on a verdant hill, with a spectacular beachfront view. Special facilities and privileges include an exclusive breakfast dining venue, swimming pool and Jacuzzi that are dedicated solely to Ocean Wing guests.
Following the success of the Ocean Wing’s Premier Room, the resort undertook a US$20 million refurbishment of the 326 guestrooms and public areas of the Garden Wing. The result is a sense of tranquillity, with nature-inspired interior design that accentuates the lush forests that surrounds the resort, and the 3km-long beach that resonates with the sounds of waves from the South China Sea breaking on the shore. Each room in the Garden Wing features a private balcony overlooking the forest, garden or sea.
Best room for two
Our pick for the best room for couples on a romantic holiday is the Premier Room in the Ocean Wing. It features a private oversized outdoor bathtub and large daybed for the ultimate in relaxation. Each 90m2 Premier Room features a private oversized outdoor bathtub and large daybed for the ultimate in relaxation.
Dining & leisure
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu offers popular western cuisines, as well as Malaysian and Asian favourites in eight dining and drinking venues. Savour the refined cuisine of Northern India and spicy specialties of coastal Goa at Naan, traditional Malaysian street food at the Tepi Laut Makan Street restaurant and modern grilled Japanese cuisine at Kozan Teppan-Yaki. During the day, enjoy drinks, light snacks and beautiful sunsets at the beachside Sampan Bar, or head to the Lobby Lounge in the evening for drinks and to listen to resident musicians.
The resort is home to an eco-friendly championship golf course and the Golfers’ Terrace is the perfect place to relax before and after a game, plus there’s horse riding, deep-sea diving and endless other activities. Unique to the resort is the Orangutan Nature Interpretation Centre, where you can meet Sabah’s icon, while in the surrounding renowned Borneo rainforest you can get back to nature – watch out for hornbills, friendly bear cats, wild rabbits, iguanas and squirrels.
Spa & welllness
The magnificent Spa at Dalit Bay offers tranquillity, harmony and healing. It draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, which describes a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. The sanctuary is luxurious, yet down-to-earth, and features holistic treatments based on time-honoured methods that are shared by many Asian cultures. The Spa features a selection of treatments that showcase the diverse Sabah culture and use natural botanical and herbal products for their therapeutic properties.
Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran, Sabah, 89208, Malaysia
Contact No.: (60 88) 797 888