Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort

Set just outside the city of Kota Kinabalu in an idyllic hideaway beach location, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa 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.


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Accommodation Options

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 new 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 Premier Rooms
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.

Our Advice

  • 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.


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