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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

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6948 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.
6948 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4974
  • Very Good 1415
  • Average 395
  • Poor 110
  • Terrible 54

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jul 16, 2019

Best of Borneo

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best of Borneo and the KK Coast. Usual SHANGRI LA excellence, beautiful beaches and great local buffet and a la carte dinners. Definitely recommend a sea view room. Great for kids with poop slide and poolside ice creams! Staff are amazing. Isaac, Joel and Eddie at the poolside bar are very friendly and helpful! If you come to Borneo definitely come to SL Rasa Rai for a few days beginning or end of your trip! Up there with any SL in the world!
Jul 13, 2019

Great stay in the Garden Wing

Auckland

We are a family of four with two teenagers. We booked 2 x interconnecting ocean view rooms in the Garden Wing. We were really happy with our rooms in the Garden Wing. The rooms were large, the beds comfy, the view was lovely and facilities were good. The pool in the Garden Wing was great. We had no trouble getting pool loungers at any time of day. As our children were older we enjoyed the ocean facing loungers by the 2.2m deep part of the pool. Daily we enjoyed lunch poolside served to our loungers. There are plenty of dinner options and we liked them all. We ate at the Tepi Laut buffet and it was good. The Oceano was good for pizza and pasta. The Indian restaurant Naan was excellent and the Japanese restaurant was good. The breakfast buffet was good and food was plentiful and well stocked. It did get busy at times but it was no problem. We did the Canopy Nature Walk. It was average. The Buggy tour of the Dalit Golf Course was great fun. We saw heaps of otters and birds and we all enjoyed driving the golf buggy’s. We enjoyed massages at the Spa. Overall we enjoyed the Shangri-La Rasa Ria. The staff were lovely and couldn’t be more helpful and friendly.
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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

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

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