Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Location: Kota Kinabalu & Surrounds | Malaysia & Borneo

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

Most guests use Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa as a jumping off point before their Borneo adventure: enjoying the luxurious accommodation and impeccable service, indulging in the gorgeous spa, and relaxing on the beautiful white sand beach. The hotel also runs a shuttle service into the city of Kota Kinabalu. 
Perfect forA peaceful place to relax – either before or after your Borneo adventure.
In the knowIf you can’t wait for your dose of wildlife, take the shuttle over to sister hotel Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, and head into the jungle which envelops the beach - a perfect spot for intrepid trekking and orangutan-spotting.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Spa & Wellness
  • Water activities

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is set in 25 acres of landscaped gardens overlooking a beautiful bay, just outside the city of Kota Kinabalu.

Rooms at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

The elegant rooms and suites, which are spread over two wings, come with plush beds and marble bathrooms, and feature traditional Borneo touches in the decor and colour schemes. The suites come with sitting rooms and dining areas. Enjoy magical views over the South China Sea, the coral islands and Mount Kinabalu from floor-to-ceiling windows, and take in the sunset over the sea from your private balcony.

Food & Drink

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa has a number of superb restaurants, which serve a wide range of cuisine including traditional Malaysian specialities and international favourites. Wake up to a delicious buffet breakfast at Café TATU, and later in the day, enjoy Chinese dishes at Shang Palace, while at Coco-Joe's Bar & Grill, your gourmet meal will be accompanied by traditional cultural performances.

There’s also the chic and stylish Italian restaurant Peppino, which has been voted one of the best restaurants in Malaysia, an ice-cream bar - a perfect way to cool off during the day - and fabulous cocktails for the evening at the aptly-named Sunset Bar, perched on the edge of the South China Sea.

Facilities

As with all Shangri-La resorts, the spa here is excellent and for total relaxation you can take a class in Tai Chi, or do yoga to the sound of lapping waves. There is a well-equipped gym and an impressive 2,000-square-metre pool with an infinity pool and Jacuzzi for adults, and a tapered shoreline for children, as well as a water play area and a kids club to keep them entertained. There's also tennis and table tennis on offer. Meanwhile, the long stretch of beach is perfect for sunbathing.

Activities at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Take a boat trip around the islands from the resort's private STAR Marina. You can indulge in a range of water sports here, including kayaking and paddleboarding, and this is a fantastic spot for diving. Back on land you can explore stunning jungles and nature reserves, where you can see orangutans and the famous giant Rafflesia flower - the largest flower in the world. Shangri-La participates in various nature and marine conservation programmes.

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Hotel location

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is 2.5 hours by air from Singapore and Hong Kong, and is just 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and the city centre.

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