Shangri-La Rasa Ria
Surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation, some of which is in a nature reserve, the Shangri-La Rasa Ria is set on a beach looking out onto Dalit Bay. The resort’s 490 rooms, all featuring traditional Malaysian decor, complimentary broadband Internet access and cable television, are divided between the freshly renovated Garden Wing and the new Ocean Wing. Visitors should note that the Rasa Ria resort also operates an adjoining nature reserve and orangutan rehabilitation center. Some of the wildlife inhabiting the reserve include the icon of Sabah, the orangutan, as well as various hornbill bird species, peacocks, bear cats, wild rabbits, iguanas and more. A highlight of the resort’s recreational offerings is the tandem 18-hole Dalit Bay Golf Club & Spa. Dining options include Tepi Laut Makan Street, conjuring the delectable world of Malaysian street food stalls; Kozan for Japanese teppan-yaki (hot-plate grilled dishes); Naan, which serves northern Indian cuisine; and several terrace bar/lounge options. The Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort is a 40-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and about 30 minutes north of Kota Kinabalu town.
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.
- Kota Kinabalu , Malaysia
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- 24hr Room Service
- Business Center
- Coffee Shop
- Cribs/infant Beds Available
- Disabled Facilities
- Family Room
- Games Room
- Golf Onsite Or Nearby
- Kids Club
- Meeting/conference Facilities
- Outdoor Pool
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Water Sports
Split into two wings, the Shangri-La Rasa Ria features its Premier Rooms in the Ocean Wing, and its newly-refurbished 326 guest rooms and public areas in its Garden Wing. All rooms feature interiors that have been designed with themes that accentuate the resort’s lush natural surroundings.
Deluxe Garden View
Guests may choose from either ground or high floor locations for their Deluxe Garden View rooms, which offer 388-square-feet of space, as well as lovely views of the well-manicured gardens. Modern in-room features include cable TV, WiFi, a pillow menu, plush bathrobes, premium toiletries, a minibar and coffee/tea-making facilities, an in-room safe, and more.
Deluxe Sea View
The Deluxe Sea View rooms provide pleasant beach views, and offer 388-square-feet of space. They enjoy a split-level layout which, with a comfortable daybed, create a kind of en suite feel. Modern in-room features include cable TV, WiFi, a pillow menu, plush bathrobes, premium toiletries, a minibar and coffee/tea-making facilities, an in-room safe, and more.
Superior Rainforest View
These luxurious rooms are flooded with natural light, and offer 388-square-feet of space, as well as lovely views of the luscious Sabah landscape. Modern in-room features include cable TV, WiFi, a pillow menu, plush bathrobes, premium toiletries, a minibar and coffee/tea-making facilities, an in-room safe, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This social hub offers guests all-day dining, providing international and local favorites, as well as healthy meals and fresh fruit.
Overlooking the stunning 18-hole golf course, this restaurant features a relaxing alfresco dining environment, as well as a temperature-controlled indoor dining section.
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.
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.
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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