The Shangri-la Rasa Ria resort is widely renowned as the best in Kota Kinabalu, and for good reason. Stretching along miles of pristine beach, this resort, while large, maintains an indulgent feeling of seclusion. The rooms are lavish and are divided equally between the resort’s Ocean and Garden Wings and feature outdoor bathtubs, plush furniture, and marble-clad bathrooms. Unwind here in stunning surroundings and revel in the refreshing ocean breeze as you enjoy your complimentary breakfast.
Tee off at the resort’s own championship golf course and follow it up with an indulgent trip to the spa. Given the panoramic beach at your doorstep, water sports are very much on the agenda. You can enjoy complimentary use of the resort’s boogie boards and ocean kayaks or try your hand at paddleboarding, jet skiing or wakeboarding.
There is an abundance of spectacular dining options. The Coffee Terrace offers snacks and drinks in an informal setting, at any time of day. The resort’s very own Indian restaurant, Flavours of India, serves North Indian cuisine. Tepi Laut Makan Street features traditional Malaysian food stalls. Try classical Japanese dishes at Kozan. And Golfers’ Terrace is a relaxed place to unwind after a round of golf. Enjoy a cocktail at the beachside Sampan Bar, or dance the night away to the live music in the Lobby Lounge.