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
  • Bar/pub
  • 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
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Salon
  • Water Sports
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