Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort

At a glance

  • Nature reserve
  • Award-winning resort
  • Idyllic post-tour beach escape

Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu

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Set in tropical grounds along a vast white-sand bay with a beautiful nature reserve in the grounds.

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.

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Key information

On the beach of Pantai Dalit

Airport transfer time: Approx. 45 minutes' transfer from Kota Kinabalu airport
Rooms: 499

Good to know

A tourist tax is payable at the resort.

Accommodation information

499 rooms

Activities

• Spot the local wildlife on bird watching and jungle walks* • Go on a guided bike tour to experience the local culture of Sabah* • Tee off at Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club* Dive into adventure with a variety of watersports*.

Dining

5 restaurants, 2 bars

What's included

Breakfast at the Coffee Terrace (Garden Wing guests) or Oceano Italian Restaurant (Ocean Wing guests)

*Denotes local charge