Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort

At a glance

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

Facilities Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu

Swimming pool, Ocean Wing Jacuzzi, Garden Wing pool, children’s pool, nature reserve, spa*, fitness centre, watersports, kids’ club, golf course*, Wi-Fi

Restaurants & bars

With five restaurants to choose from there is no shortage of dining opportunities here. Where you have breakfast will depend on whether you are staying in the Garden or Ocean Wing. If you're staying in the Garden Wing, you can enjoy a buffet breakfast at the Coffee Terrace, a casual all-day dining restaurant. If you opt for a room in the Ocean Wing, you'll head to Oceano, the chic restaurant that serves international cuisine. Private dinners can also be arranged in one of the three thatched gazebos, each boasting beautiful beach and sea views.

An interactive ‘street’ dinner experience can be enjoyed at Tepi Laut Makan Street where you'll find live cooking stations. If you like live cooking, the minimalist Japanese restaurant Kozan Teppan-yaki is another great choice, while the Golfers’ Terrace, overlooking the Dalit Bay golf course, is a casual venue that serves local and international a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner. The resort's two bars include the spacious Lobby Lounge and the beachside Sampan Bar, the perfect place to enjoy a delicious cocktail as the sun sets.

Spa & wellness

The Spa at Dalit Bay draws its healing philosophy from the stunning landscapes and the colourful traditions of Sabah. Therapies at the spa: • Massages • Body scrubs • Body wraps • Facials • Manicures • Pedicures

Children's club

The kids' club for 4-12 year olds is open from 8am-7pm and offers a fantastic range of supervised fun and creative activities which include Batik painting and kite making and flying.

For Children

What’s nearby? The Rasa Ria Reserve is the main attraction here, and the hotel is set right in the heart of it, on Malaysia’s north-west coast. The area is protected as it’s home to more than 64 bird species as well as wildlife like the endangered pangolin. You can see it all via five miles of guided walking trails.

Tried and tested There's an incredible list of activities, but we particularly love the night walk. Families with children aged five and up can don headtorches or night vision goggles and tiptoe into the forest in search of Borneo’s nocturnal wildlife, like the bearcat, sambar deer and slow loris, with the expert guidance of the Forest Ranger. The Ranger Experience* is a nice daytime alternative for children aged 4 to 12.

The sleeping arrangements Interconnecting rooms are available in both the Garden Wing and Ocean Wing. In the Garden Wing, two children under 11 years old can share existing day bed; and in the Ocean Wing, the hotel can supply a rollaway bed that sleeps one child under 11 years old. Baby cots are complimentary and on request.


A three kilometre white sandy beach.

*Denotes local charge