Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

At a glance

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

Facilities Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

Infinity pool, spa*, fitness centre, Cool Zone Kids' club, water play area, watersports*, tennis courts

Restaurants & bars

The main restaurant, Café TATU, is where you'll enjoy breakfast each morning. Lunch here is served à la carte, while breakfast and dinner are buffet-style and with international dishes available. Coco-Joe’s Bar & Grill has the finest views in the resort, overlooking the South China Sea, and you should definitely treat yourselves to an evening here at least once during your stay. For a taste of the Orient, including fabulous Dim Sum dishes, head to the Chinese restaurant Shang Palace which offers views out across the resort’s beautiful gardens.

Alongside the restaurants there are three bars – the chic, al fresco Sunset Bar for cool cocktails; the Borneo Lounge & Bar which is found in the main lobby; and the Cool Box Ice Cream Bar, an interactive ice cream bar that's perfect for both big kids and little kids alike.

Spa & wellness

Chi, The Spa is a unique stand-alone 'spa village' that sits on an 'island' connected to the hotel via a private causeway. • Eight villas each with own herbal steam room, relaxation area and private changing room. • Traditional Borneo treatments • One of the best Malaysian spas • Spectacular private yoga pavilion extending out over the South China Sea • All treatments begin with a welcoming foot ritual • Men's treatments also available

Children's club

Cool Zone Kids Club (5-12 years) offers daily activities including arts, games and traditional handicraft, and milkshakes and ice cream with a choice of delicious toppings at the Cool Box Ice Cream Bar.

For Children

Children can enjoy the special treatment and extras that this family-friendly hotel provides. There's a water play area with fun slides and a giant tipping bucket and water balloon fights.


150 metre stretch of beach.

*Denotes local charge