Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort

Summary

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort is a beautiful beach resort in a tropical setting on 400 acres overlooking the Pantai Dalit Bay. This resort is ideal for nature lovers as just on its borders is a nature reserve which is home to rescued orangutans as well as a host of other animals and birds that can be viewed from guided jungle trails and during nocturnal wildlife viewing.

Highlights

  • Adjacent to a nature reserve complete with the region's only Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Perfect post or pre tour beach break
  • Malaysian 'street food' at the Tepi Laut Makan Street restaurant

Location

Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Best time to go

November and January are normally the wettest months with the rainy season lasting into March. April to September are normally the driest months.

Our thoughts

This award winning resort is located on Pantai Dalit Beach and is surrounded by acres of tropical gardens and jungle which include an orangutan conservancy and miles of sheltered white sand beaches. The rooms feature a balcony or terrace with forest, garden, or sea views. This resort is ideal for a tranquil getaway and a central location for exploring the natural wonders of Borneo.


  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Childrens Club
  • Tennis courts
  • Games room
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • WiFi

Coast Restaurant & Bar - Coast Restaurant & Bar is an exceptionally designed, award winning restaurant that offers contemporary Western cuisine in a beachfront setting. The restaurant offers an outdoor terrace which is unrivalled as the best pace to toast the Borneo sunsets with a signature cocktail.

Coffee Terrace - The Coffee Terrace offers all day dining both indoors and outdoors. The Coffee Terrace serves both international and local cuisine with plenty of health conscious menu selections and tropical fruits.

Golfers Terrace - The Golfer's Terrace overlooks the 18-hole Dalit Bay Championship Golf Course and is the perfect place to relax before and after a game, with both air-conditioned dining and outdoor seating available at the deli counter.

Kozan Teppan Yaki - 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 recognisable icon. This restaurant echoes the minimalist aesthetics of a classical Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant but has an unconventional architecture that gives it a modern edge.

Naan - Flavours of India - This restaurant is an ideal setting to savour the refined cuisine of Northern India as well as the spicy specialties from coastal Goa. The restaurant also offers innovative Indian cocktails, fine wines, champagne and a famous signature mango lassi.

Tepi Laut Makan Street - Tepi Laut Makan Street embodies the nostalgia of Malaysia's heritage of street food stalls and open front restaurants. Guests will enjoy the tempting flavours and special glimpse into the cuisines of Asia as they venture through the food stalls. By day, this beachfront restaurant is a poolside bar offering Asian and Western snacks, finger foods and refreshing drinks.

Garden Wing Superior Rainforest View Rooms - These rooms offer luxurious accommodations with traditional highlights as well as views of the tropical landscape of Sabah from a private balcony. Each room is a split level layout.

Garden Wing Deluxe Garden View Rooms - These rooms overlook lush gardens and feature a view of the sea and the sandy beach. The ground floor rooms offer a private lanai while the upper floor rooms have a split-level layout and private balcony.

Garden Wing Deluxe Sea View Rooms - These spacious rooms face the beach and the South China Sea across landscaped gardens. They feature a split level layout and include a daybed.

Garden Wing Executive Suites - These suites offer abundant luxury and feature a separate sitting room and bedroom. Bathrooms feature extra towels and a separate shower cubicle.

Garden Wing Speciality Suites - These suites offer a generous floor plan, complemented with luxurious fittings and feature a separate sitting room with dining area and bedroom. Bathrooms feature extra towels and a separate shower cubicle.

Ocean Wing Premier Rooms - These rooms are among the most spacious in the region and are designed with the highest trappings of luxury and comfort. Each features a private terrace which provides magnificent views of the sea, a unique private outdoor bathtub for two and a daybed.

  • Golf
  • Nature walks
  • Visits to the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Bicycle tours
  • Horse riding
  • Tennis
  • Wide variety of water sports
  • Swimming

Shangri La Rasa Ria is a great resort for families. The engaging Kids' Club for 4-12 year olds has every activity covered - batik painting, cookie creation, coconut leaf weaving, traditional dance lessons and scavenger hunts! There is a half day Ranger Programme where children can assist the nature reserve rangers and - a must for all ages - meet an orang-utan in a near-wild setting. The resort's nature reserve also offers short guided walks suitable for families.


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