Nestling between a lush nature reserve, the South China Sea and the powder white sands of Pantai Dalit Beach, Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort is a true tropical paradise. This unique luxury Borneo hotel resort in Kota Kinabalu offers guests the chance to get close to nature, indulge in relaxing leisure pursuits, and enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The unique natural wonders of Borneo surround you, from the baby orang-utans in the rehabilitation centre to the tranquil nature reserve that envelops the resort. The generous helping of on-site facilities includes an 18-hole golf course, a luxurious spa, abundant water sports and a fun-packed kid's club.
The on-site eateries open up a world of flavours, from Japanese Teppanyaki to spicy Indian specialities and Malaysian street food style cuisine. Sit and watch the sunsets by the beach as you sip a refreshing cocktail on the bar terrace or listen to live music in the open-air lobby lounge.
The Five-Star Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort is divided into two areas, with 90 rooms in Ocean Wing and 326 rooms in the Garden Wing. Each room offers a tranquil setting, nature inspired interiors, private balcony with stunning views and all the modern amenities you could wish for.
The Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort has all of the amenities you'd expect from Five-Star luxury holidays in Borneo, including two freeform swimming pools, children's pool, beach, spa, five restaurants, three bars, championship golf course, sanctuary with treetop walkway, kid's club, games room, water sports, tennis courts, pitch and putt course, mah-jong centre, babysitting, laundry service, 24-hour room service, and an excursion programme.
Food, drink & entertainment
There are culinary treats galore to savour in the on-site dining venues. The Coast Restaurant & Bar sits beachside and serves contemporary Western style cuisine and a selection of drinks. All day dining, light snacks and beverages are available at the Coffee Terrace. Relax before and after a round of golf at the Golfers' Terrace. North Indian and Goan specialities are on the menu in Naan - Flavours of India. Makan Street captures the flavours of Malaysian food stalls and discover authentic Japanese Teppanyaki in Kozan. A selection of beverages and light snacks are served during the daytime in the beachside Sampan Bar. The open-air Lobby Lounge is the perfect spot for after-dinner cocktails, accompanied by music from the resident band.
Sport, games & activities
Topping up your fitness levels is easy with a well equipped gymnasium. Water-based fun includes kayaking, jet-skiing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, parasailing, catamaran trips, and banana boat rides. Golf fans can tee off at the 18-hole championship golf course, and there are bikes available to hire. There's also a games room, horse riding, mah-jong centre, petanque, pitch and putt, table tennis, and tennis courts at your disposal. The daily activity programme offers Pilates, fun water exercise, cooking demonstrations, crazy walkway challenges, beach volleyball, and blowpipe competitions. The resort is proud of its biodiversity conservation and nature programmes, and offers guests the opportunity to visit their nearby Orang-utan Care project, go bird watching, take jungle walks, enjoy a forest garden tour, have a ranger experience, and experience a nocturnal animal watch. The kid's club caters for children aged 4 to 12 years and its schedule of fun-filled activities includes face painting, batik painting, pony lead rides, jenga competitions, origami, beach ball games, and orang-utan care and ranger programmes. The excursion programme offers bike tours, hydro bike rides, firefly watching, fishing trips, sunset happy hour cruises, diving and river trips. The Chi Spa serves up a menu of holistic treatments using natural botanical and herbal products to pamper you from head to toe.
The accommodation options at the Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort range from Garden Wing Rooms and Superior Rainforest Rooms to Deluxe Sea View Rooms and Premier Ocean Wing Rooms. All rooms feature a private furnished balcony with forest, garden or sea views; marble bathroom with bathtub or enclosed shower and premium toiletries, complimentary Wi-Fi and broadband internet access, satellite/cable TV, in-house movie channels, complimentary drinking water, tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone with voicemail, and electronic safe.