Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu

5* out of 5 stars

Nestled within 400 acres of magnificent tropical vegetation, and with the sparkling waters of the South China Sea lapping at its doorstep, Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu offers a relaxing sanctuary of calm. Its prime location on the stunning Pantai Dalit Beach renders this one of the choicest hotels in Sabah.

The hotel exudes relaxation and serenity with its soft earth tones and intricately carved panels, and with its devastatingly gorgeous views of the sea, gardens and rainforest, there is absolutely no excuse not to unwind. Relax by the pool with a cocktail in hand, or indulge in a luxury treatment at The Spa at Dalit Bay, or for the more sportive guest there is a top class gym to be taken advantage of, horseback riding, wall climbing, cycling, water sports, an 18-hole golf course, and, if the weather is right you can thrill yourself to the bone with some white water rafting.

The Shangri-La Borneo is reputed for its ecologically friendly ethos, and, in addition to replanting every coconut they pluck, the hotel boasts an onsite Nature Reserve. Younger guests can explore the wonders of Malaysia with the exciting activities offered by the Children’s Club, and when they are done with their coconut-leaf-weaving, painting, or Ranger-assisting, they can frolic in the children’s pool.

For a unique experience and for travelers who desire privacy, book a stay in the resort's fabulous Ocean Wing, which comprises 173 Junior Suites that face out onto the sparkling waters of the South China Sea and are decked with a private oversized outdoor bathtub, a large daybed for the ultimate in relaxationwith, and a range of amenities including complimentary minibar and exclusive arrival through private lobby. As a guest of the Ocean Wing you will receive exclusive benefits including breakfast at Oceano, regarded as one of the very finest restaurants in this corner of Southeast Asia.

The surrounding area is rife with activity, and if all of the above is not enough to keep you occupied there will certainly be no time left for boredom, with tours to Mount Kinabalu, jungle treks, fireflies watching, bird watchin, traditional fishing and trips to wildlife reserves on offer. 

Please note: The Ministry of Health has issued a new No Smoking Policy under the Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2018. Smoking is now prohibited in all common areas of this hotel, including guestrooms, room balconies, lawns & gardens, driveway, entrance way and other common building facilities. Smoking means the inhaling, exhaling, breathing, or possession of any lighted cigarettes, cigar, pipe, e-cigarette and other similar lighted product. Persons contravening the No Smoking Policy may face an on-the-spot fine of RM10,000, or imprisonment for a term of not exceeding two years. Please be informed that any guests who violate the No Smoking rules will be held responsible. The management appreciates your cooperation and understanding.

Please note: Ramadan dates are from 10th March – 9th April 2024. Visitors during this time should be aware that opening times may vary and some restrictions may apply. Please speak to your specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.



Garden Wing Deluxe Room

The Garden Wing Deluxe Rooms offer luxury comforts that blend flawlessly with the inspiring surrounding scenery, including warm earthy tones and natural wood furnishings. 


  • Each room offers 36 sqm of luxury 
  • Captivating views of lush, tropical landscapes

Garden Wing Deluxe Sea View

Located on an upper floor, the Garden Wing Deluxe Sea View room offers an elegant haven to enjoy spectacular ocean vistas and romantic nights unwinding on the balcony. 


  • Each room offers 36 sqm of luxury 
  • Far-reaching views of the South China Sea 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi 
  • A split-level layout with day bed 

Ocean Wing Junior Suite Garden View

Among the most spacios in the region, Ocean Wing Premier Garden View rooms are designed with the highest markings of luxury and comfort, with a private balcony/terrace overlooking the landscaped gardens. 


  • Spectacular view of the South China Sea across landscaped gardens
  • Private balcony with coffee table and seating for two persons, complete with an oversized bath tub on every balcony. 

Ocean Wing Benefits:

  • Daily buffet breakfast at Oceano Restaurant for two persons 
  • Exclusive arrival through private lobby with check-in facilities 
  • Complimentary minibar upon arrival, featuring a selection of premium non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
  • 1-time bath indulgence 
  • Daily pre-dinner drinks and canapes
  • Exclusive access to the Ocean Wing's private pool, Jacuzzi and Garden area
  • Personalised pillow menu 

Ocean Wing Junior Suite Sea View

Beautifully decorated with restful earthy colours and natural wood inspired by the ethnic richness of Sabah

Among the most spacious in the region, Ocean Wing Premier Sea View rooms are designed with the highest markers of luxury and comfort. The rooms are beautifully decorated with restful earthy colours and natural wood inspired by the ethnic richness of Sabah.


  • Activity Programme
  • Air Conditioning
  • All Inclusive Option
  • Bars
  • Beachfront Location
  • Family Pool
  • Golf Available
  • Gym
  • Kids Club
  • Private Beach
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Watersports
  • Wedding Packages Available



Food & Drink

Kozan Teppanyaki

Kozan’s interior echoes the minimalist aesthetics of a classical Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant with an unconventional architectural design and finishes to give it a modern edge. "Teppanyaki" is a style of cooking in which the chef prepares various sea foods, cuts of beef, chicken and fresh vegetables in front of the customer and cooks by grilling on a large iron hotplate called a "Teppan". In Japan "yaki" refers to ingredients that have been grilled, hence Teppanyaki. Kozan, meaning mountain in Japanese, is expressed in the logo as a calligraphic symbol of Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia’s highest mountain and Sabah’s most recognizable icon.

Lobby Lounge

An open-air lounge with a soaring timbered roof, the Lobby Lounge features views of the lush gardens, pool and beach. The soft tropical air and relaxed live entertainment make this an ideal venue for a pre-dinner drink or a leisurely nightcap.

Oceano Italian Restaurant

Oceano is a comfortable and casual fine-dining restaurant that offers authentic Italian dishes and farm-sourced ingredients. Enjoy a delightful meal with dishes made from the finest locally and ethically sourced ingredients.

Sampan Bar

The epitome of a casual beachside bar, Sampan Bar offers refreshing cool drinks and finger foods during the day, and cocktails in the early evening to complement the Borneo sunset. Many guests enjoy playing a game of petanque at the adjacent court while enjoying drinks and snacks.