Luxury Stay at Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu Sabah

Nestled on the beachfront property of Pantai Dalit Beach, Shangri-La Rasa Ria is a 5-star beach resort located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Sabah which is known for its untapped nature and adventure place has one of South East Asia’s highest mountain, Mount Kinabalu. The resort is situated just 40 minutes from Kota Kinabalu Airport and is one of the best places to view sunsets and sunrise.

The resort can be visited via Taxi, or they have scheduled shuttle service from the airport and the location of the resort is situated between the vast ocean and lush rainforest of Malaysian Borneo. With over 499+ rooms and suites, there is no dearth of room availability. However, we suggest you book early as this place usually gets filled up. While you are driving to this resort you would notice how the place is filled with flora and fauna, also you will likely be extending your stay due to its pristine location.

The resort comprises of 499 guestrooms and suites separated into 2 categories.

Garden View and Ocean View rooms. All rooms have private balconies and for the people who require the highest amount of luxury, they can choose Premier Rooms where they have private bathtubs and other luxurious facilities.

There is around 230 Garden view room out of which 65 are Premier Garden view room. Each Garden View room has private balconies along with 24-hour In-room dining, Internet Access, Telephone and Voice Mail, Cable TV along with movies, Minibar, coffee/tea machine and hairdryer access. With its nature-inspired Interior-Design and location of the lush green rainforest, this place is bliss to stay. The Garden view rooms are suitable for a family of 2 and have many amenities. Apart from the normal Garden view room, they also have Premier Garden view, Garden view Executive and Speciality Suites. Your stay at the Garden view will be pampered with the provided amenities and will make your stay memorable.

There are around 200 Sea View room out of which 108 are dedicated as Premier Ocean View Rooms these rooms have a spectacular view of South China Sea, The amenities available in Ocean View room is same as Garden View, however the tourists who book Oceanview enjoy privileges as swimming pool and Jacuzzi which is specially reserved, exclusive arrival and check-in with dedicated concierge service, complimentary mini-bar, pre-dinner drink, canapes and personalized pillow menu. Beautifully decorated with natural wood and earthy colours shows the ethnic richness of Sabah.

All the rooms in this resort have Marble clad bathroom along with Shangri La Bath amenities, bathtub a dedicated breakfast area, balcony, King Size bed and are suitable for a family.

In total there are 6 restaurants and 2 lounge bars where the guests can have scrumptious food. These restaurants have their cuisine and they are specialized in the same, here you can have good food at any of these fine dine restaurant. The restaurants at Shangri La Rasa Ria are Oceano – Italian Restaurant, Coffee Terrace – International Cuisine along with buffet service, Naan, Flavors of India – Indian Cuisine, Kozan, Teppan-Yaki – Japanese Cuisine and Tepi Laut – Local Hawker foods, there are 2 Lounges where you can get your favourite glass of cocktail/mocktail here and the lounges are Lobby Lounge and Sampan bar. Apart from these, there is Golfers Terrace where you will get Snacks, Ria Cafe where you can have your favourite cup of coffee and Ice Monkee – where you can have ice cream.

Shangri-La Rasa Ria offers many recreational facilities to its guests such as The Spa, Swimming pool with children’s pool,Water sport activities, Health Club with gymnasium,Tennis court, Rasa Ria reserve with animal and plant tour, Horse riding, canopy walks, white water rafting (seasonal), Discovery Center and Mount Kinabalu Trek tour. Perhaps the most interesting recreational facility that this resort offers is its 18-hole championship golf course which people who love golf can play and spend their stay in this upscale resort.

The resort also has Kid Zone, Babysitting service, Clinic and on-call doctor service and gift shop. Here you can visit along with your child and let your child enjoy the tranquillity of nature. Visitors can also book private limousine service prior to the resort arranging personalized pick up from KK Airport. There are scheduled shuttle service to the airport and city centre where you can explore the city and you can also hop on to one of the scheduled shuttle and reach the airport quickly.

Shangri-la Rasa Ria has dedicated places for Meetings, Events and Marriage halls where you can request beforehand for the dates where you need to organize meetings. The resort provides many amenities to people who book these where you would have stationary and other amenities on call. The wedding can also be planned with beachfront/garden front facing properties.

One of a 5-star resort in Kota Kinabalu, Shangri-La Rasa Ria pampers its guests with their hospitality and value their guests with the utmost respect. People visiting Kota Kinabalu should consider a stay at this amazing resort and spend their vacation here with facilities provided by them.



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  1. I love the spacious accommodations and beds. They would be very comfortable for the whole family. Its such a beautiful place to visit anyway.

  2. Luxury stay at Shangri-la-rasa resort will be so fun filled and the 40 minutes drive from the airport to the place will be so exciting. Thanks for sharing, MacroTraveller!?

  3. Luxury at it’s best. This is worth all money expended on it. I like the sunset and sunrise viewing. The beauty of them both will sure make my day.

  4. I will love to have a luxury stay at Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu Sabah. Taking rides is even my hobby. Thanks so much for this post.

  5. I will love to have a luxury stay at Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu Sabah. Thanks for this great post boss.

  6. The outdoor gardens are simply heavenly. This whole place has such a good energy and feel to it. The perfect place to unwind and connect with your inner self.

  7. The Shangri La Rasa is truly the best when it comes to luxury. Everyone would feel like royalty if they spent a night here.

  8. This would be perfect for a conference or a gathering. It is spacious and closer to nature. I would love to have a night to stay in this place. Wow!!!

  9. I love luxury when it is associated with a stay. Gosh, one will be having heavenly experience. I just need to make more money so that I can have all the luxury stays I have been fantasising about.

  10. This indeed is luxury at its finest. If you really have the means to spoil yourself once in a while, just go for it! You really looked like you had a good time at Shangri La Rasa. I hope I can go there someday myself.

  11. Shangrila has been a very big name for hotels around the world. Not just they have a big and spacious as well as elegant interior designs, they offer scenic view and lushcious foods as well.

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