Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

At a glance

  • A family-friendly resort
  • Spectacular Sunset Bar
  • Waterside retreat, CHI, The Spa

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu


This stylish resort has excellent facilities including one of Borneo’s finest spas and fun water play areas.

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is one of the region’s most popular luxury hotels. It sits on the shores of the stunning South China Sea, just minutes from the city of Kota Kinabalu. Borneo is a fantastic destination for a family holiday and this friendly hotel is an excellent choice if you’re travelling with little ones. There is a fabulous Cool Zone Kids’ Club where lots of activities, such as themed parties, are available. The water play area, which has three water slides, a giant water bucket splash, water balloon war station, plus a huge pool, is a kids’ paradise that will keep them entertained all day. While the children are busy playing, you can chill out at Chi, The Spa which also has yoga, t'ai chi and Pilates sessions.

The range of dining options is varied to suit all tastes – from the laid-back bar and grill of Coco-Joe’s, to the main international buffet restaurant, Café TATU.

You’ll find the contemporary and spacious rooms in either the Kinabalu or Tanjung wing, with stunning views of either Mount Kinabalu or the South China Sea. Kinabalu Mountainview and Seaview Rooms echo a traditional Bornean style, while the Tanjung Seaview Rooms are more modern. For additional benefits including free breakfast, selected drinks and evening hors d’oeuvres in the exclusive Horizon Club Lounge, opt for a Kinabalu Club Mountainview or Club Seaview Room.

For Families

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Key information

On the seafront, just outside Kota Kinabalu

Airport transfer time: Approx. 10 minutes' transfer from Kota Kinabalu airport
Rooms: 498

Good to know

A tourist tax is payable at the resort.

Accommodation information

498 rooms and suites


• Try out t'ai chi, yoga, Pilates and aqua exercise* • Enjoy a Malaysian cooking demonstration* • Kids’ arts and crafts activities at the Cool Zone • Learn how to weave coconut leaves or take part in traditional games*.


3 restaurants, 2 bars, ice cream bar

What's included

Breakfast at Café TATU.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Café TATU.

*Denotes local charge