The overall experience turned out to be exceptional and unforgettable - so many thanks to the entire team at Remote Lands.
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Shangri-La Rasa Ria

Why We Love This Hotel :

Location: The resort overlooks Pantai Dalit beach, 30 minutes north of Kota Kinabalu, which is blessed with unparalleled privacy and the softest white sand.

History: Through their Orangutan Care project, the Shangri-La, Rasa Ria aims to rehabilitate one of Sabah’s most ancient and iconic species.

Service: The Shangri-La offers its guests a stunning array of generous services, from 24-hour room service, to express check-in, and even complimentary shoe shines.

The Shangri-La Rasa Ria’s long list of activities mean that guests who wish to do more than laze around on the beach all day will have plenty of options to choose from, from a sumptuous culturally-influenced treatment from CHI, The Spa, to a cooking demonstration by one of the resort’s top chefs.


The Shangri-La Rasa Ria provides a host of activities for its guests, from diving to sunset happy hour cruises, to bike rides, and more. Most activities costs an additional fee.

CHI, The Spa

The Shangri-La's homegrown brand of CHI, The Spa, always incorporating locally-inspired techniques into their treatments. They have done just that here, where treatments from local Sabah culture are featured on the spa�s long menu, using fresh local ingredients.

Kids' Club

Children will have a great time at the Shangri-La's Kids' Club, where children aged 4 to 12 can frolic in the kids' pool, or enjoy a long list of kid-friendly activities, from batik painting to pony lead riding.


The resort's meeting and event facilities are fantastic - with a grand ballroom that can hold up to 1,000 guests, and eight other function rooms and a board room. A professional event planning team is there to help guests ensure their events run smoothly, and state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities will be both useful and impressive.


The resort's beautiful free-form pool, surrounded by luxurious sun loungers, is an ideal place to laze away a sunny afternoon with a good book. The pool's opening hours are 7am to 9pm.

Water Sports

The Shangri-La's water enthusiast guests will get a kick out of the selection of water-related activities available to them. Guests may choose from private boat charters, fishing, jet-skiing, banana boat riding, and more.


Guests may choose from a range of restaurants serving contemporary Western, Japanese teppanyaki, Indian and Malaysian cuisine. After dinner head to one of the bars for a refreshing cocktail, in the afternoons fulfill your caffeine or sweet tooth cravings at the cafes and coffee shop.

Coast Restaurant

Serving up contemporary Western cuisine, this restaurant sits at a premium beachfront location and provides a chic and stylish atmosphere for guests to dine on the chef's meticulously-prepared, award-winning dishes.

Coffee Terrace

This social hub offers guests all-day dining, providing international and local favorites, as well as healthy meals and fresh fruit.

Golfer's Terrace

Overlooking the stunning 18-hole golf course, this restaurant features a relaxing alfresco dining environment, as well as a temperature-controlled indoor dining section.

Kozan Teppan-yaki

This teppanyaki restaurant features modern, minimalist design, and the freshest, most delicious teppanyaki dishes outside of Japan. Its traditional Japanese desserts are a guest favorite.

Lobby Lounge

Nestled amongst the resort's pool, beach, and gardens, this open-air lounge provides a picturesque and inviting space for guests to chill out and enjoy the live entertainment.

Naan - Flavours of India

Enjoy a stunning array of India's richest, most delicious dishes at this restaurant, which features both Northern Indian and Goan authentic cuisine.

Sampan Bar

This stylish beach bar offers tempting cocktails and light snacks. The bar offers stunning views of the breathtaking Borneo sunsets.

Tepi Laut Makan Street

This innovative restaurant offers diners an authentic Malaysian street food experience in the evening, while acting as a relaxed poolside restaurant during the daytime.



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