Why you'll love it here...

  • Explore the resort’s enchanting 64-acre forest reserve location by Pantai Dalit’s white sandy beach.
  • Older kids will enjoy watersports, tennis, wall climbing, white water rafting, kickboxing and adventure biking.
  • Kids can become Rangers for the day with night walks complete with night vision goggles.
  • Enjoy the elegant spa, an 18-hole championship golf course and over 60 water and land activities.

Offering a huge expanse of wild beach, backed by a rich jungle, the hotel sits fusing the two landscapes.

Set just outside the city of Kota Kinabalu in an idyllic hideaway beach location, Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu offers a rustic back-to nature experience in a luxury setting.

At the heart of the hotel is its commitment to wildlife and with this, a Nature Reserve has been founded in partnership with the Sabah Wildlife Department. Guests are offered the opportunity to learn about the natural beauty of the local area. The rest of the jungle provides the natural habitat for a plethora of free-roaming wildlife and accompanied by experts, guests are encouraged to discover the local flora and fauna.
The accommodation is first class, and all rooms come complete with a balcony or terrace offering extensive views of the ocean or out into the jungle. The décor is traditional yet neutral as the real focus comes outside the rooms. There is a full range of modern amenities to ensure guests’ comfort is at the forefront.
There are a range of dining options from Malaysian street food to traditional Indian cuisine. There is also an authentic Italian for when the mood takes. A range of bars offer the setting for a sundowner or two, or a quick tipple under the stars before retiring to bed.


  • Accessible Accommodation
  • Gym / Fitness Centre
  • Onsite Golf
  • Spa / Wellness
  • Tennis

Best For

  • Honeymoon
  • Family
  • Kids (4-12)


Total Rooms: 420

Superior Rainforest View Rooms

Superior Rainforest View Rooms

Superior Rainforest View Rooms offer views of the tropical landscape from the private balcony.
Deluxe Garden View Rooms

Deluxe Garden View Rooms

Deluxe Garden View Rooms offer views over the gardens.
Deluxe Sea View Rooms

Deluxe Sea View Rooms

Deluxe Sea View Rooms face the sea and the beach.
Ocean Wing Rooms

Ocean Wing Rooms

The Ocean Wing is more exclusive and luxurious with a separate dedicated swimming pool. Guests staying in the Ocean Wing can exclusively enjoy breakfast in the acclaimed Coast Restaurant.
Ocean Wing Junior Suite

Ocean Wing Junior Suite

Ocean Wing Junior Suites are much larger than the rooms in the Garden Wing and offer sea views. The outdoor terrace boasts a day bed and private outdoor bathtub for two.
  • The Summit Breakfast is an unforgettable start to the day. Savour breakfast at one of the highest points in the nature reserve, whilst the rainforest wakes up around you. On a clear day, you can even see the sunrise over Mount Kinabalu
  • The Nature Reserve is home to countless small mammals, over 60 species of birds and 30 species of butterflies. In the evening, guests can visit the nocturnal watch area.
  • The mighty Mount Kinabalu is just a taxi ride away, and the climb to the top is energetic, but not only for the experienced. The views offered from the top are breathtaking.
Peter S

Peter S

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