• Dining on the Beach

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Spectacular beachfront views, surrounded by tropical forest

Shangri La’s Rasa Ria Resort is an oasis of luxury and tranquillity nestled on the pristine white sands of Borneo’s Pantai Dalit Beach. Contemporary rooms and suites reflect the tropical theme of your surroundings and many feature a rainforest or sea view. This enchanting retreat is surrounded by 400 acres of tropical forest ideal for couples who enjoy a romantic stroll soaking up the local flora and captivating nature. Families will relish in exploring the fascinating grounds where you will meet the local squirrels, iguanas or wild rabbits that frequent the resort. You will be spoilt for choice with eight bars and restaurants showcasing cuisine from around the world. Sample mouth-watering flavours or sip signature cocktails as you take in mesmerising views of Mount Kinabalu and the lush Borneo rainforest.

Fairway fans will delight in an eco-friendly championship golf course, while younger guests have their own tailor made itinerary of activities at the kids’ club. There are plenty of sports and excursions on offer should you fancy a day exploring the island. If you prefer to relax, rejuvenate and unwind then look no further than the sumptuous spa and its array of treatments and massages. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

£1,699 per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 7003 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Deluxe accommodation at the heart of the Rasa Ria Nature Reserve
  • 18 hole eco-friendly championship golf course adjacent to the hotel
  • Exclusive Ocean Wing with private swimming pool
  • Eight restaurants and bars showcasing Japanese, Indian and western dishes

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    02:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 420 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Eco-friendly
  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • approx. 45 minutes from Kota Kinabalu Airport.
7003 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 5007
  • Very Good 1430
  • Average 399
  • Poor 111
  • Terrible 56

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Sep 15, 2019

Wonderful stay

Singapore, Singapore

The Rasa Ria is a wonderful tranquil escape. The grounds are beautiful and well kept, lots of birds (even a pair of hornbills flying around). 2 big pools with lots of loungers. The beach is very wide and clean, the sea is a bit rough, but extra fun jumping in the waves under the watchful eye of the ever present life guards. The resort has several restaurants and bars, food is great, prices for drinks quite steep. The room is nice with nice amenities and a huge balcony with a large bath tub. The resort has a discovery centre, our kids had a great time doing the explorer tour. But best of all is the staff! Have not met anybody who was not friendly, or not going that extra mile. Thank you! Especially to Tracy at the slide, Maurice at breakfast, Tanya at the Garden Wing front desk, Junior, Jairon, Pechy, Justin and everybody we can't remember the names off.
Sep 14, 2019

wonderful albeit power hiccups

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

our family stayed in sept 2019, occupying 4 rooms. we were excited to return to this resort. the rooms, the pool, the beach, the cool zone..everything was wonderful. However there were multiple power disruptions during the night - probably because of the storm that night which is understandably beyond control. And because of this power outage, our young kids became terrified and started vomiting and being in a dark foul-smelling room with 3 screaming anxious toddlers was not what we expected for our family staycation. perhaps the hotel should have a better backup plan for times like these- to try to maintain power supply to the guest rooms. despite the horrid experience at night, we still had a great stay, the hotel is still one of the best (if not THE best) beach resort on this side of Sabah. we highly recommend.
View all
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Facilities

Nature Reserve

Indulge in the beautiful Rasa Ria Nature Reserve, which is set in the forested hills of the resort. where yYou can enjoy bird watching, guided nature trails, and night walks. and vVisit the Discovery Centre to learn more about how the Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort’s rangers nurture the reserve. Visit At the Adventure Point and Adventure Area where you’ll find a playground for younger guests with tunnels, tree houses and a zipline.

Two Swimming Pools

Take a refreshing dip in the two swimming pools located in the exclusive Ocean Wing and in the Garden Wing or relax under a shady palm on the comfortable loungers and admire the stunning gardens.

Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club

This 18 hole eco-friendly championship golf course is located adjacent to the hotel where seasoned players and amateurs will enjoy teeing off with impressive views of Mount Kinabalu in the background.

Sports & Entertainment

There is something for everyone at the Shangri La Rasa Ria; from an exhilarating range of watersports including parasailing and diving, to river excursions, jungle trails and rainforest trips. If you prefer not to leave the hotel, then sample horse riding, tennis, beach volleyball and petanque which are all available onsite.

Fitness Centre

If you like to keep fit while on holiday then take advantage of the fitness centre, which is fully equipped with all the latest machines, as well as expert instructors.

CHI, The Spa

The Spa features a showcase of massages and treatments that reflect the diverse Sabah culture, using natural botanical and herbal products. Health and wellbeing is at the forefront as you indulge in soothing and calming surroundings.

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Room Types

Ocean Wing Junior Suite

Take in the spectacular views across landscaped gardens and beyond to the South China Sea from the large windows, and relax in sophisticated décor inspired by ethnic Sabah. Enjoy drinks on the balcony of your Ocean Wing room or unwind in the oversized bath tub and take in the stunning view. Benefits include daily breakfast, private check in, minibar, pillow menu, exclusive access to the Ocean Wing private pool, jacuzzi and garden area.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Sea View

Immerse yourself in the Malaysian style décor in the Garden Wing which offers a split level design and stunning views across the gardens to the South China Sea. Enjoy romantic evenings on your private balcony, in addition to complimentary Wi-Fi, a pillow menu, Shangri-La toiletries, cable television and minibar.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Deluxe Garden View Room

Deluxe Room

Relax in an elegant Sabah-inspired room overlooking the rainforest or exquisite landscaped gardens. Ground floor rooms have their own private lanai and walkway to the gardens, while upper floor rooms have a private balcony from where you can admire the local nature. Additional facilities include a pillow menu, minibar, cable television and plush bathrobe and slippers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Food & Drink

Coffee Terrace

Coffee Terrace

Choose from indoor or outdoor all day dining in an enchanting garden setting where you can select from international favourites, alongside healthy food options and seasonal Sabah fruit. Themed Seafood and Roast Night buffet dinners are also available.

Golfers' Terrace

Overlooking the 18-hole championship golf course, the Golfer’s Terrace is the perfect spot for a pre or post round refreshing drink or snack. Enjoy air conditioned dining or sit on the terrace as you sample tempting local dishes.

Kozan Teppanyaki Restaurant

Kozan Teppan-yaki Restaurant

You can enjoy classic Japanese Teppanyaki cuisine and a la carte dining in chic and stylish surroundings accompanied by signature cocktails created by expert bartenders.

Naan – Flavours of India

Sample award winning Indian cuisine from coastal Goa to Northern India at this elegant, refined and authentic Indian restaurant. Be sure not to miss the Lobster Madras accompanied by speciality drinks.

Oceano Italian Restaurant

Experience an exotic blend of Sabah produce featured within Italian favourites including homemade potato gnocchi and margherita pizzas accompanied by barrel aged Negroni, served on the terrace looking out to sea.

Hotel cuisine

Tepi Laut Makan Street

Enjoy the tempting flavours of Malaysian cuisine served from food stalls and enhanced by a culture and fire show every Wednesday and Saturday. By day the restaurant transforms into a poolside bar featuring refreshing Asian and western snacks and drinks.

Lobby

Lobby Lounge

Sip cocktails or a fine wine as you sit and relax in the open air Lobby Lounge looking out to the gardens, pool and pristine white beach. The Lobby Lounge also features live entertainment and is home to resident Owl Pacino.

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort

Breakfast with a View at Ria Lookout

For a unique breakfast experience, head to the top of the 15 foot observation tower, which is Rasa Ria’s highest point. Take in the panoramic views of the reserve and the sea with the stunning Mount Kinabalu providing an impressive backdrop.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast is served at Coffee Terrace restaurant.

Half Board

As well as Breakfast, Half Board includes buffet dinner at Coffee Terrace or Tepi Laut.

Full Board

As well as Breakfast, Full Board includes buffet lunch and dinner at Coffee Terrace or Tepi Laut.

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Family Friendly Facilities

Kid's Pool

Younger guests will enjoy making a splash in their own dedicated children’s pool, which is located in the Garden Wing.

Kid's Club

Children from age five to 11 years can indulge in a range of activities at the kids’ club, including traditional dance, pony riding, sea shell collecting, origami, jenga and Batik painting.

Ranger Experience

Younger guests from age five to 12 years can become a Mini Ranger for the day. Help the Shangri La Rasa Ria rangers prepare food and care for the animals kitted in a ranger hat and t-shirt, with a certificate on offer to complete this fantastic experience.

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Special Offers

Dining on the Beach

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymoon couples receive the following honeymoon treats.

Fruit basket, chocolate plate and honeymoon set up in room upon arrival, one time cocktail of the day at the Sampan Bar, 20% off at The Spa, VIP check-in and a bottle of wine upon arrival. 

Stays of 5 nights or more in a Garden Wing Deluxe, Deluxe Garden or Deluxe Sea View room also receive an upgrade to the next room category (guaranteed in low season + subject to availability in high and peak season)

Stays of 5 nights or more in an Ocean Wing Premier Garden View or Premier Sea View room  receive a dinner credit of MYR300 per couple at Oceano Restaurant.

Proof of wedding certificate required on arrival

Travelling
Monday, April 1, 2019 to Tuesday, March 31, 2020

You might also like these

We think you might also like to take a look at these places to stay. If you'd like some advice, our Destination Specialists will be able to find something that is right for you.

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Kota Kinabalu

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,299 pp

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Gaya Island Resort

Kota Kinabalu

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,999 pp

Gaya Island Resort