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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
6859 Reviews
Guide Price £1,589 per person
Based on 11 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Malaysia Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Superior Rainforest Room (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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. 

  • 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

Top Tips from our Experts

Val

Destination Specialist

"Make sure you visit the Sampan Bar for the best cockatils and breathtaking sunsets"

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach

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
Location Highlights

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • approx. 45 minutes from Kota Kinabalu Airport.
6859 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4912
  • Very Good 1400
  • Average 390
  • Poor 106
  • Terrible 51

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Apr 22, 2019

Most amazing holiday

Ascot, United Kingdom

We have travelled to many destinations, and stayed in hundreds of 5* hotels but the Shangri La Rasa-Ria has been our best holiday so far. First off I would like to say thank you to the staff, who even though the resort is very large made the holiday extremely personal. A big shout out to Isaac and the Tepi Laut staff who are all brilliant. There are purified water machines over the resort, so I would recommend bringing a water bottle (insulated) etc to keep it cool however they do have cups and bottles available to purchase here for 20MR The hotel is about a 40 minute drive from the Airport which costs around 100MR - roughly £20. There is also a shuttle from the hotel to KK but this is more costly than using a taxi. If you are staying at this hotel I would also recommend the trip to Sepilok etc. Currently it is stinger season, and the beach is covered in jellyfish. So therefore if you are planning to visit to go in the sea this will not be possible. The food in the restaurant as excellent, just make sure that you look at the timetable as certain restaurants are open on different nights as this is considered low season. There was always a great selection of food and the chefs catered to everyone’s dietary requirements. Full board packages give you 100MR credit per person per room meaning that you have just about enough credit to purchase a main and a dessert. However this is exclusive of any drinks purchased. The swimming pool is a brilliant size, however my only issue with this is the constant whistle blowing of the lifeguards which did get quite annoying. However this was for the safety of the guests which was understandable. The pool was very cloudy on two days as the pump broke - therefore people started using the ocean wing pools instead. Thank you all at RRR for making our stay so memorable. We hope to be back soon
Apr 22, 2019

It was a fair stay

Selangor

Overall, it was ok. I booked 3 rooms for our family trip. Pros: The breakfast spread is awesome. Food is replenished quickly. Staff were attentive even it's crowded. There were some pop-up stall at the lawn on Saturday night which is a great idea for guests to engage in some fun after dinner. Cons: The garden view rooms are dated. I haven't seen shower curtains being used for the past few years during our travels. Definitely surprised to see one being used in a Shangri-La hotel (even not used in RSR). The telephone in the room is not in working order & I had to use the one in the bathroom. It's not being replaced even after complaining. Note: My inlaws were looking forward to take a dip in the ocean but were dismayed by the amount of jellyfish washed ashore. I know this isn't something the hotel can control but just want to let readers to know.
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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

Premier Room Ocean Wing

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, one time bath indulgence and pre-dinner drinks and canapes.

  • 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 Garden View

Relax in an elegant Sabah-inspired room overlooking the 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
Superior Rainforest Room

Superior Rainforest Room

Unwind in the luxurious Garden Wing from your Superior Rainforest Room overlooking the lush, green nature reserve. Immerse yourself in a stylish room with earthy, natural wood furnishings and a private balcony. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi during your stay alongside cable television, a minibar and Shangri-La toiletries.

  • 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

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