Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu

Location: Kota Kinabalu & Surrounds | Malaysia & Borneo

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Beaches of white sand and 400 acres of tropical forest filled with endemic birds, long-tailed macaques and giant water monitor lizards make Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu a nature lover's getaway. Combined with luxurious accommodation, great dining and a host of activities, you really can’t go wrong.
Perfect forFamilies, couples and groups looking to surround themselves in nature, while staying in luxury.
In the knowTake the shuttle to sister resort Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu for gourmet restaurants and beautiful beaches.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Setting & Views
  • Spa & Wellness
  • Water activities

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu sits on Pantai Dalit Beach, within the Rasa Ria Nature Reserve.

Rooms at Shangri-La Rasa Ria

All the rooms and suites, set across two wings, the Garden Wing and the Ocean Wing, are perched on a hill, guaranteeing spectacular views over the tropical forest, the beach and the sea - enjoy the vistas from your private balcony or lanai (patio) and relax on your daybed or your oversized outdoor bathtub.

The interior design is inspired by nature and traditional Malay style, and the rooms are decorated with earthy tones – light browns and creams – with attractive features such as natural wood and gorgeous marble bathrooms.

Food & Drink

There is something for everyone here - try tasty Malaysian specialities at Tepi Laut, which is inspired by traditional street food stalls, while Kozan Teppan-yaki serves up delicious Japanese dishes. If you're a fan of all things Italian, head to the Italian restaurant Oceano for traditional favourites like gnocchi and pizza, alongside signature Negroni cocktails.

The beachfront Sampan Bar is an ideal spot for a snack and a drink throughout the day, while the stylish Lobby Lounge is the place to be in the evening, where you can sip cocktails accompanied by live music.


The blissful spa has a range of treatments, featuring natural botanical and herbal products renowned for their therapeutic properties - perfect for some pampering. There are also two pools (including one for children), tennis courts, a gym and a private beach to relax on.

Activities at Shangri-La Rasa Ria

Activities include jungle walks, a summit breakfast on the 15ft observation tower, and cooking classes, as well as cycling tours and water sports from banana boat trips to kayaking. Golfers will be happy teeing off at the eco-friendly championship golf course, with its views of Mount Kinabalu.

xplore the surrounding nature reserve, and for something truly special, book a visit to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre to get close to these rare primates. If you’re a budding botanist head to Kota Kinabalu National Park and be amazed at the variety of pitcher (carnivorous) plants!

If you're travelling with the family, little ones are guaranteed to be entertained at the kids club, with activities such as treasure hunts, batik painting, cookie making, pony rides, kite-making and origami sessions, as well as the chance to become a ranger for a day.

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Hotel location

Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu is approximately a 45-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu airport

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