By Gaya Travel on August 15, 2011
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is set on Pantai Dalit beach surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation, including a unique nature reserve. Here you’ll meet Sabah’s icon, the fascinating orangutan, as well as a remarkable array of native flora and fauna. Unexpected encounters with horn bills that glide right overhead, peacocks walking by during breakfast, a friendly bear cat greeting you from a tree or the occasional wild rabbit, iguana or squirrel crossing your path are all part of the magic of this remarkable resort. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort goes beyond the offerings of Kota Kinabalu hotels by providing several options for relaxation. This includes the magnificent Spa at Dalit Bay, a wide range of water sports, Rasa Ria’s own catamarans for cruises and deep sea fishing, a challenging 18-hole championship golf course, ATV safaris, tennis, horse riding, a fitness centre and a fun filled Kids’ Club to care for younger visitors.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort comprises 420 well-appointed guestrooms in the Garden Wing and the new Ocean Wing. Both wings at this Sabah hotel offer rooms feature luxuriously furnished interiors and a host of amenities. The Garden Wing offers 330 rooms and suites. All ground floor rooms have private lanais accessible through verdant gardens while all the upper floor rooms offer private balconies with views of the lush landscape and sea, designed in two-level layout with daybed, creating an ensuite feel. Meanwhile, the Ocean Wing offers 90 square meters that comes complete with a private outdoor bathtub on each balcony that presents sweeping views of the sea. Guests staying in the Ocean Wing have exclusive use of its own private swimming pool.
Malaysian culture resonates in each guest room with soft earth tones and intricately carved panels to make guests feel at peace with the resort’s serene surroundings and relaxing ambience. As part of our ecological commitment, the leafy coconut placed in the Garden Wing rooms will be replanted in the resort’s gardens after guests’ departure. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort offers diners a range of attractive restaurants in Kota Kinabalu ranging from popular Malaysian and Asian fare to traditional cooking from Northern India and Goa, including contemporary western cuisine that reflects the open spirit of the rresort’s beautiful beachfront setting.
At the beach, guests can enjoy refreshing beverages and light snacks at the beachside Sampan Bar. In the evening, the Lobby Lounge is a popular spot for drinking before or after dinner while being entertained by the resort’s resident musicians.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort offers many opportunities to experience the unique natural settings of Borneo, including a Nature Reserve with an Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, the only one of its kind in the region. The Nature Reserve offers an exciting glance into Borneo’s tropical forests. The reserve, the first of its kind in Sabah, plays a crucial role in Sabah’s obligation and contribution towards sustainable environmental protection that combines leisure travel with ecological responsibility. Indeed, guests are in for a truly refreshing Borneo experience when they stay at Shangri-La Rasa Ria.
ShangRi-La’s Rasa Ria Resort
Pantai Dalit, P.O Box 600
89208 Tuaran, Sabah
F: 088- 791777