• Shangri La Rasa Ria Beach View as seen on Borneo vacation

ABOUT shangri la rasa ria, kota kinabalu

ABOUT shangri la rasa ria, kota kinabalu

The Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort is approximately 30 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu; this is a great place to recuperate after arriving in Borneo. With 4 kilometres of private beach this is a great place from where to start your Borneo tour.

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A large luxury resort set in lush tropical gardens.


Set on Pantai Dalit beach surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation, including a unique nature reserve. Located approximately 45 minutes from the capital of Kota Kinabalu.

Accommodation & Facilities

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort comprises of 420 luxuriously furnished guestrooms with a host of amenities.

The Garden Wing offers 330 rooms and suites. All ground floor rooms have private lanais accessible through gardens while all the upper floor rooms offer private balconies with views of the lush landscape and sea, and have a two-level layout with daybed, creating an ensuite feel. The Ocean Wing rooms come with a private outdoor bathtub on each balcony with sweeping views of the sea. Guests staying in the Ocean Wing have the exclusive use of its own private swimming pool.

Rooms are decorated in typical Malaysian style, with soft earth tones and intricately carved panels.

At the beach, enjoy the refreshing beverages and light snacks at the beachside Sampan Bar. In the evening, the Lobby Lounge is a popular spot for a drink before or after dinner while being entertained by our resident musicians.


Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort offers diners a range of enticing restaurants,  from popular Malaysian and Asian fare to traditional cooking from Northern India and Goa, as well as contemporary western cuisine.


There is an 18-hole golf course nearby which offers many indulgent treatments at the adjacent spa.

Watersports (at additional fee)  include Banana Boat Rides, Kayaking, Jet Skiing, Parasailing, River Excursions, Water Skiing, Windsurfing and Lepa-Lepa (traditional wooden boat) charter.

The state-of-the-art Health Club offers cardiovascular equipment including treadmills, crosstrainers, step machines, rowing machines and stationary bicycles. 

The separate men's and women's changing room are fitted with lockers, showers, dressing and grooming areas, steam rooms and Jacuzzis.

Child Policy

Children welcome. There is a children’s pool and kid’s club for 4 to 12 year olds.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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