Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
With an engaging range of outdoor activities, including a Nature Reserve, Orang Utan education centre and an ecologically friendly championship golf course, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is the premier luxury resort in Kota Kinabalu that offers the best of Sabah in a lush, 400-acre tropical setting beside exquisite Pantai Dalit Beach.
Unexpected encounters with hornbills who glide right overhead, peacocks walking by during breakfast, a friendly bear cat greeting you from a tree or the occasional wild rabbit, iguana or squirrel crossing your path are all part of the magic of this remarkable resort.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort goes beyond the offerings of Kota Kinabalu hotels by providing numerous options for relaxation. This includes the magnificent Spa at Dalit Bay, a wide range of water sports, Rasa Ria’s own catamarans for cruises and deep sea fishing, a challenging 18-hole championship golf course, ATV safaris, tennis, horse riding, a fitness centre and, of course, a fun-filled Kids’ Club to care for younger visitors.
Location and Transfers
Situated amid the lush tropical vegetation and crystal clear seas of Pantai Dalit, the resort is just 40 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
The resort comprises 420 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites. In the Garden Wing, all ground-level rooms have a private lanai accessible through the garden. On the first floor, all rooms have private balconies. For guests who demand the very highest levels of luxury, the new Ocean Wing offers 90 premier rooms with private outdoor bathtubs and sweeping views of the sea.
Garden Wing Superior Rainforest View Rooms– offer luxury accommodations with traditional touches, views of the tropical landscapes of Sabah and have a split-level layout and private balcony for an ensuite feel
Garden Wing Deluxe Garden View Rooms – overlook lush gardens with a view of the sea and the sandy beach. Ground floor rooms offer a private lanai. Upper-floor rooms have a split-level layout and private balcony
Garden Wing Deluxe Sea View Rooms – face the beach and the South China Sea across landscaped gardens. The rooms offers a split-level layout with daybed, creating an ensuite feel
Ocean Wing – as a unique new wing, the Ocean Wing offers the choicest hospitality experience for discerning travellers who desire privacy and the finest in luxury living. Throughout their stay at the wing, guests will have the exclusive use of the Ocean Wing Swimming Pool.
Ocean Wing Premier Rooms – spacious, beautifully decorated rooms with a private terrace which extends to provide magnificent views of the sea. The outdoor terrace comes complete with a unique private outdoor bathtub for two and a daybed
Garden Wing Executive Suites – offer expansive luxury with an inviting décor inspired by Sabah’s rich cultural heritage, feature a separate sitting room
Garden Wing Speciality Suite – exceptionally spacious suites which offer expansive luxury and offer a separate sitting room for intimate gatherings, plus a separate dining room
Coast Restaurant & Bar – contemporary western cuisine in an inviting beachfront setting
Coffee Terrace – enjoy all-day dining outdoors or indoors at this engaging spot for casual fare
Golfer’s Terrace – air-conditioned dining and outdoor seating at the deli counter is available overlooking the 18-hole Dalit Bay championship golf course
Kozan Teppan-yaki – Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant
Naan – Flavours of India – an ideal setting to savour the refined cuisine of Northern India and spicy specialties from coastal Goa
Tepi Laut Makan Street – baechfront restaurant which captures the nostalgia of Malaysia’s heritage of simple food stalls set along street and open-fronted shop-house restaurants, each offering tempting flavours and a special glimpse into the cuisines of Asia
Lobby Lounge – an ideal venue for a pre-dinner drink or a leisurely nightcap
Sampan Bar – casual beachside bar
Facilities and Activities
The Spa at Dalit Bay
Free-form swimming pool with children’s pool and outdoor Jacuzzi
Health club with gymnasium, Jacuzzi, steam bath and massage
Tai Chi lessons are available
Floodlit tennis court
Gift shop/Sportswear shop
18-hole championship golf course, club house, putting green and driving range
Rasa Ria’s own nature reserve featuring orang-utans, native animals and pitcher plants
Horseback riding, cycling, nature walks and tree-top canopy
Tours to Mount Kinabalu, jungle treks and wildlife reserves
White-water rafting (seasonal)
Banana Boat Ride
Lepa-Lepa (traditional wooden boat) charter