• Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Luxurious five-star family resort

The Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa allows you to experience the best of Malaysia with 25 acres of lush gardens and a location close to the coral islands of Tunku Adbul Rahman National Park. Here you can make use of the on-site dive centre and marina allowing easy access to these ocean attractions whilst jungle treks and bird watching tours are available in your lush surroundings. For some city exploration, head to Kota Kinabalu city, just minutes from the resort.

A haven of relaxation, the resort's luxurious rooms overlook the ocean or the spectacular Mount Kinabalu and feature your own balcony and elegant furnishings whilst magnificent views of the ocean can also be enjoyed from the Jacuzzi and beautiful infinity edge swimming pool. For ultimate rejuvination in paradise head to the CHI Spa for a pampering treat and revive your body and soul.

Ideal for couples and families, children can take a dip in the paddle pool, play on the slides and play away the hours in the kid’s club whilst adults enjoy a range of activities including scuba diving, football, yoga, Thai chi, volleyball, pilates, water volleyball, cricket, tennis, table tennis, petanque and pitch and putt.

Last but not least, dazzle your taste buds with delightful barbeque cuisine at the resort's bar and grill overlooking the ocean, or sample Chinese fare at Shang Palace. For drinks, the Sunset Bar offers a relaxing spot to enjoy a spectacular sun set, the perfect way to round off a fantastic day at this tropical retreat.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £1,299  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
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Tripadvisor rating 4299 Reviews
Mount Kinabalu

Hotel highlights

  • Conde Nast Traveller Award Winner
  • Great for families
  • Close to Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
  • Award-winning Chi
  • The Spa

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    12:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 492 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Room Only

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • approx. 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu Airport.
4299 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2422
  • Very Good 1223
  • Average 402
  • Poor 146
  • Terrible 106

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jan 17, 2020

Great location; excellent service & overall good place.

Sydney, Australia

Beautiful grounds, comfortable & excellent service. We stayed here in Jan 2020 on a family holiday. Tours etc were very accessible. The pool & surrounding activities kept the kids entertained. Overall a good stay.
Jan 13, 2020

Great resort in a beautiful location and excellent service

Melbourne, Australia

We spent over a week in this resort recently and had one of the most relaxing and enjoyable breaks. The service and staff in all parts of the resort, from restaurants, to sunset bar, to shops, tour operators, were excellent. One of the few places where we never felt that they were trying sell us the most expensive option. In fact, they would advise us of things to do and things to avoid based on our needs regardless of what the cost was. Very friendly and helpful. Our room was very well located with views of the South China Sea and removed from the main kids area which made it all the better. Food in all three restaurants was very good.
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Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Facilities

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Swimming Pool

The resort's 2,000 square metre pool comes complete with tapered shoreline for children, a Jacuzzi® and infinity pool section for adults.

a view of a large body of water

CHI, The Spa

A haven of rest and relaxation, the spa village is built on a private island and features eight treatment rooms equipped with a steam room, outdoor shower and bath. Yoga and Tai Chi is also conducted daily at the yoga pavilion.

Health Club

The Health Club has dedicated areas for cardio, weights, Pilates and personal training; an energy boosting juice bar; relaxing sauna and locker rooms with male and female orientated zones.

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Sports & Entertainment

Arange of activities can be enjoyed at the resort including scuba diving, football, yoga, tai chi, pilates, water volleyball, cricket, tennis, table tennis, petanque and pitch and putt.

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Pitch and Putt Golf Course

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Star Marina

Exclusively owned and operated by the resort, STAR Marina provides professional water sport services, boating and cruise facilities and also includesa learning centre for scuba diving enthusiasts. The dive centre offers a variety of dive certification classes, facilities and equipment in line with PADI standards so if you are thinking about learning to dive or a fully qualified diver; this is the place for you. For non-divers, snorkelling trips are offered daily too.The STAR Marina is located within the grounds of the resort offering guests easy access as well as the option to explore neighbouring islands for day trips and beach activities from their very own private STAR Marina Jetty. Please note, charges will apply locally for some activities.

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru offers a shuttle service to nearby Lok Kawi Wildlife Park three times a day. Lok Kawi Wildife Parkis home to Pygmy Elephants, Proboscis Monkeys, Malayan Tiger and different species of deer. Shuttle service is on a first come first served basis and bookings should be made one day in advance at the concierge desk. Charges apply for shuttle service and entrance to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available across the Resort

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Room Types

Horizon Club Seaview

Double/Twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Horizon Club Seaview Rooms are located in the Kinabalu Wing. Incredible views of the sea can be enjoyed from your balcony and your bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and shower. In addition complimentary Wi-Fi and Club Benefits come inclusive with the room.

Horizon Club Room Benefits Include:

  • Your personal concierge
  • Private check-in and check-out
  • Premium toiletries
  • Access to private Horizon Club lounge, which features daily breakfast, evening cocktails and canapes.
  • Access to private Horizon Club lounge, which serves beverages from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Premium WiFi dongle during stay
  • In room wireless and wired charging device
  • One free suit pressing per stay and shoe shining service
  • Minibar filled with one serving of selected beverages and snacks
  • In-room personal coffee making machine

Size: 45sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Tanjung Seaview

Double/Twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Tanjung Seaview Rooms are located in the Tanjung Wing. Sea views are available from your private balcony and your bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and separate shower. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

Size: 47sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Kinabalu Seaview

Double/Twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Kinabalu Seaview Rooms feature private balconies facing the South China Sea. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience and your bathroom features a bathtub and separate shower.

Size: 45sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
a bedroom with a large bed in a hotel room

Kinabalu Mountain View

Double/Twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Kinabalu Mountain View Rooms are located in the Kinabalu Wing. Enjoy views of Mount Kinabalu from your balcony and complimentary Wi-Fi, provided for your convenience. Your bathroom features a bathtub and separate shower.

Size: 45sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Food & Drink

Coco Joe's Bar and Grill

Coco Joe's Bar and Grill is a contemporary beach barbeque restaurant and bar, serving refreshing cocktails, fresh seafood and an a la carte menu.

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Café TATU

Café TATU is a contemporary restaurant featuring a varied buffet breakfast and dinner in an open-kitchen design. Cuisine options include Mongolian, Tandoori, Asian noodles, Dim sum, pasta, salads and desserts. A la carte lunch is available

Shang Palace Restaurant

Shang Palace Restaurant is renowned for its dim sum, available for breakfast and lunch, as well as its mouth-watering choice of Cantonese and Chinese fare.

Sunset Bar

An iconic bar facing the South China Sea, the ideal place to watch the sunset

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Borneo Lounge and Bar

Borneo Lounge and Bar is a Lobby lounge with live evening entertainment.

Cool Box Ice Cream Bar

Cool Box Ice Cream Bar serves ice creams, milkshakes and sundaes.

Board Basis Options

Room Only

No meals included.

Bed & Breakfast

Buffet breakfast is in Cafe TATU from 06.00hrs,

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Special Offers

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Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon and Anniversary Offer

Honeymoon couple receive a complimentary room upgrade from Kinabalu Mountain View or Kinabalu Seaview to next room category.

Plus  a welcome fruit platter, a pair of Borneo Black Pearl earrings for the wife, two alcoholic cocktails at Sunset Bar and His & Hers Batik Beach Sarong

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Special offer

2020 Early Booking Offer

Receive 25% discount on your accomodation - if you book before 31st March 2020

Also receive 20% discount on selected food and beverage, selected massage treatments at Chi, The Spa and also on selected watersportsat STAR marina.

Travel Dates 1st February 2020 - 31st March 2021

Blackout dates apply.

Travelling
Saturday, February 1, 2020 to Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Offer ends in 70 days