Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

The hotel

An incredible resort, Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa offers not only exceptional accommodation but just about every amenity you can think of! As well as a beautiful beachfront swimming pool, a spa and water sports in abundance. For that extra touch of luxury, stay in the exclusive Ocean Wing with private lobby, swimming pool area and an Italian restaurant offering daily breakfast just for Ocean Wing guests! Alternatively, enjoy a glimpse into the cuisine of Asia at Tepi Laut Makan Street, simple food stalls serving the most delicious dishes in a unique and bustling atmosphere.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Horse Riding

Where is it

Surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical landscape, the Rasa Ria is set on Pantai Dalit Beach, 35 minutes from the shopping and commercial districts of Kota Kinabalu. Private transfer time from Kota Kinabalu Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

499 rooms in the Garden Wing or Ocean Wing. All with private lanais on the ground floor or private balcony, air-conditioning, cable LCD TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar*, safe, iron and board and either rainforest, garden or sea views. Deluxe Rooms have views of the rainforest and are in the Garden Wing with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds and a day bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 11 years.

Half Board/Full Board options: Includes breakfast and buffer dinner in Coffee Terrace or Tepi Laut. Should guests wish to dine at other outlets, they will receive the following credit, any additional spend will be charged to the guests personal account.

Half Board credit: MYR 80 (credit not applicable to children on free Half Board)

Full Board credit: MYR 160

Deluxe Garden View Rooms, also in the Garden Wing, overlook the lush gardens, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds and a day bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 11 years.

Deluxe Sea View Rooms have views across the gardens to the South China sea, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds and a day bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 11 years.

Junior Suite Sea Views are in the exclusive Ocean Wing and have over-sized bathtub on the private terrace/balcony and sweeping sea views, benefits include breakfast and private swimming pool and Jacuzzi area.

  • Free Nights: stay for 7 nights, pay for 5 (stay for 12, pay for 8) for stays completed between 1 Apr–25 Jul '20, 26 Aug–28 Sep '20, 6 Oct–26 Dec '20, 3 Jan–10 Feb '21 and 18 Feb–31 Mar '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

On a beautiful stretch of secluded beach with a great choice of activities

Set amidst 400 acres of tropical rainforest

A great choice of on-site activities

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • 10% off food and beverage consumed in the resort
  • 20% off in the spa
  • Fruit basket in all rooms upon arrival
  • RM 100 credit towards the Nature Reserve with a minimum 7-night stay.

Oceano (Italian restaurant offering exclusive breakfast to Ocean Wing guests and authentic Italian dining in the evening for all), Coffee Terrace and Golfer’s Terrace (casual fare), Kozan (Teppanyaki), Naan-Flavours of India, Tepi Laut 'Makan Street' (Malaysian street food). Lobby Lounge bar, Sampan Bar. Private swimming pool and Jacuzzi for Ocean Wing guests. Beachfront freeform swimming pool and kids' pool. Spa* and health club. 18-hole championship golf course*. 64-acre nature reserve. Water sports* including canoeing, parasailing and jet skiing. Tennis courts. Kids' club (5-11 years). Babysitting* (on request). Laundry service*. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department have introduced a Tourism Tax on accommodation across the country. A flat fee of RM10, approximately $2.34, will be taxed per room per night on all types of hotels and accommodation options. This tax is solely for foreign tourists and they will be liable to pay directly to the hotel upon check-in. 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (5109)
  • Very good (1457)
  • Average (405)
  • Poor (114)
  • Terrible (60)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful place and beach

Nov 18, 2020 Nomad007700 Dakar, Senegal

We stayed here over new year and we really enjoyed the stay. Really nice room and they had many activities for kids. The beach was also really nice. Although some places were crowded due to the high season, we really enjoyed our time here.
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Oct 2, 2020 Madhudoc

The hotel room was nice and clean. Liked the sunset view in the sunset bar tepi sampan. Unfortunately it was closed very early and the beach water was cloudy and murky. . Otherwise good staycation for the weekend and worth the money for the resort itself
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Weekend in Paradise

Sep 29, 2020 Maurizio G Tamparuli, Malaysia

Beautiful Place, very clean and well maintained. Great variety of activities offered and also great food in their restaurants. More than this, all the people working in the Resort were very kind and helpful. We would like to thanks especially ms."Aster" that planned with my wife and then organized, together with her colleagues, all the surprises… Read more
Beautiful Place, very clean and well maintained. Great variety of activities offered and also great food in their restaurants. More than this, all the people working in the Resort were very kind and helpful. We would like to thanks especially ms."Aster" that planned with my wife and then organized, together with her colleagues, all the surprises for my birthday celebration. I was really glad of all the attentions I received during our weekend stay. We will be back for sure, even if only for some daily activities and a good dinner in their restaurants. Well done to all the staff in Rasa Ria.... Maurizio & Connie Read less
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Sep 26, 2020 Familyman101205

Stunning view while having awesome breakfast. Absolutely fantastic and no wonder this resort won so many awards. Ocean wing offers memorable experience for my small family. Buffet dinner Tepi Laut was fantastic. Will come back again next time!
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Sep 22, 2020 StanUP Malaysia

General: better to have clear signboard at the road junction, especially at night, the road is so dark. Very value for money. This is my second staycation after MCO, compared with E&O I stayed in Penang, your company culture is so much better! The feeling is totally different. Both hotels give huge discount during this difficult time, but E&O will… Read more
General: better to have clear signboard at the road junction, especially at night, the road is so dark. Very value for money. This is my second staycation after MCO, compared with E&O I stayed in Penang, your company culture is so much better! The feeling is totally different. Both hotels give huge discount during this difficult time, but E&O will reduce their service or perks to meet the discounted price. On the contrary, your resort adds on a lot of extra benefits to attract more customers. Although the building looks a bit dated, but you maintain it very well. Staffs: 100% friendly, you have great staffs! Almost all staffs will greet us even just passing by. Room: very nice and good view. Very clean and feel safe to stay. Would be better if slippers were provided in the room. Also weird to have only 1 bathrobe available. Bed is super comfy, but I personally don't like the pillow, cannot support my neck. Dining: ordered one beef rendang for lunch, but so sorry to say it didn't meet my standard, way toooo mild. However the breakfast was very delicious, except seafood noodles was a bit too salty. Read less