On Pantai Dalit Beach, set amidsta nature reserve, this resort enchants endlessly with its natural magic.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is just 40 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and 35 minutes from the city’s shopping and commercial district.
Offering the finest in luxury living for discerning travellers, the resort comprises 499 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites.
The Garden Wing encourages a sense of tranquility with its nature-inspired interior design that accentuates the natural landscape of lush forests which surrounds the resort.
The Ocean Wing offers a new level of indulgence for discerning travellers who desire privacy and the finest in luxury living. All opulently furnished rooms feature private outdoor bathtubs and sweeping views of the sea.
The resort offers many opportunities to experience the unique natural wonders of Borneo, including its nature reserve, which is home to several species of endangered animals in Sabah. Water enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of sports, including jet skiing, kayaking, banana boat rides and windsurfing. Even the kids have their own fun club, and can even help the rangers look after the animals in the resort’s care.
The resort is also home to the Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club, the resort’s 18-hole championship golf course. Bordered by the Tambalang and Mengkabong rivers, guests can tee-off with stunning views of Mount Kinabalu in the background.
The spa offers a selection of treatments that showcase Sabah’s diverse culture, with natural botanical and herbal products known for their therapeutic properties. Here, you will find tranquillity, harmony, healing and a special kind of care inspired by the origins of the legendary Shangri-La.
Indulge in all-day dining at Coffee Terrace, an engaging spot for casual snacks. Savour the refined cuisine of Northern India and spicy specialties from coastal Goa at Naan – Flavours of India.
Tepi Laut Makan Street captures the nostalgia surrounding Malaysia’s traditional food stalls, which are often seen along streets and in the front of shop houses. Kozan’s interior echoes the minimalist aesthetics of a classical Japanese teppanyaki restaurant and Golfers’ Terrace is the perfect place to relax before and after a game.
During the day, enjoy refreshing beverages and light snacks at the beach side Sampan Bar. In the evening, Lobby Lounge is a popular spot for a drink while being entertained by resident musicians.
Rasa Ria Nature Reserve
Located along the three-kilometre Pantai Dalit beach, the 64-acre Rasa Ria Nature Reserve offers a range of family friendly, interactive activities and educational experiences around Malaysia’s Sabah culture, its indigenous animals, and flora and fauna.
The reserve which sits within Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is owned and managed by the resort and was established in 1996 in collaboration with the State Wildlife Department with the aim of protecting the ecological space to help facilitate rehabilitation programs for endangered species of fauna endemic to Sabah. The resort has since made impressive developments to protect the landscape and bring long-term benefits to nature and guests.
As part of its recent redevelopment, the recreational enhancements encompass conservation and education programs through experiences such as scenic walking trails and guided walks, allowing guests to experience hands-on conservation practices. The nature reserve also provides educational programs for local students across Sabah and actively conducts nature awareness and learning activities for visitors from all over the world.
As the entry point to the Rasa Ria Reserve, the Discovery Centre serves as an educational hub for guests to learn about the indigenous long-tailed macaques, western tarsiers, bear cats and famous huge-eyed slow loris, as well as over 60 species of birds, 100 species of butterflies, pangolins and a spectrum of native plants. The Discovery Centre is also the gateway to the reserve’s unique trail system covering five miles of walks through the tropical jungle. An exciting opportunity to see the local wildlife is at the new natural rain watering hole. It enhances the natural habitat and is the perfect place to spot nocturnal animals, including the pangolin, who like other local animals roam freely around the reserve to feed and take water.
The Ria Lookout summit platform offers views of Sabah’s iconic Mount Kinabalu. Early risers can enjoy an early hike to the Ria Lookout followed by continental breakfast to immerse themselves in the beauty of the setting, and connect with views across the Tambalang River. The Adventure Point features a 10-metre climbing wall and playground with Borneo animals and play sculptures, an obstacle course with aerial net tunnels, and a tree house with a swing and junior zipline.
Adding to the local experience are the Bajau and Dusun tribes of Tuaran, two of over 30 ethnic groups in Sabah who have preserved their culture by sharing their customs, festivals, handicraft and authentic cuisine with visitors. Well-known for their warmth and friendly hospitality, guests can enjoy local dishes alongside an evening of traditional dance and entertainment.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Pantai Dalit, P.O.Box 600, Tuaran 89208,
Tel: +60 88 797 888 Fax: +60 88 792 777
Email: [email protected]