Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu
With a spectacular spa and fantastic facilities, Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu is a unique retreat for nature lovers and a luxurious haven for relaxation in a 64-acre forest reserve. If you can tear yourself away from the beach or pool, make the most of the beautiful natural environment, including Rasa Ria Reserve’s newly renovated experiential areas – Adventure Point and the Nature Reserve. Set in the heart of the rainforest, Adventure Point is the ultimate playground for kids, with obstacle courses, treehouses and a 30-metre junior zip line. At the Nature Reserve, you can find more than 67 bird species and wildlife such as the endangered pangolin. Follow a guided walking trail with a or enjoy an exhibition at its new Discovery Centre. One of our favourite activities (for guests aged five and over) is the night walk with the in-house Forest Ranger, where you can don head torches or night vision goggles and search for Borneo's nocturnal wildlife like the bearcat, sambar deer, slow loris and even fireflies.
From authentic Malaysian ‘street food’ at the Tepi Laut Makan Street restaurant and classic Japanese cuisine with a modern twist at Kozan Teppan-yaki, to international dishes at the Oceano Restaurant, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Wherever you do decide to eat, our favourite foodie experiences include the Borneo Sunrise where you start the day with the sun rising over UNESCO-listed Mount Kinabalu, and sunset cocktails at the laid-back Sampan Bar which overlooks the beach.
The rooms have a balcony or terrace and are set in the Garden Wing with forest or garden views, or the Ocean Wing with sea views. Deluxe Garden View and Sea View Rooms are situated in the Garden Wing and face the front of the resort. If you choose a Junior Suite Sea View Room, you can enjoy a little extra luxury with a bathtub on your balcony.