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 6 (stay for 12, pay for 10) for stays completed between 1 Apr–25 Jul '19, 26 Aug–28 Sep '19, 6 Oct–26 Dec '19, 3 Jan–23 Jan '20 and 31 Jan–31 Mar '20.

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

  • Honeymoon Offer: honeymooners will receive a fruit basket, chocolate plate and honeymoon set up in room upon arrival, one time cocktail of the day at the Sampan Bar, 20% discount on Spa and VIP check-in. Stay 5 nights or more to receive a bottle of wine upon arrival or stay a minimum 5 nights in Premier Room Ocean Wing Garden View or Premier Room Ocean Wing Sea View to receive a dinner credit at RM300 per couple at Oceano restaurant. Proof of marriage certificate is required upon arrival. 

  • 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. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb service, beach and food

Dec 4, 2019 edpo888 Singapore

Great service - a waitress noticed my wife had a cold and brought her a cup of hot water with lemon slices !! The beach was wonderful - Powder fine white sand. Long expanse beach front and not populated. The Indian food is world class (& I have tasted many) !
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Trully wonderfull and memorable wedding anniversary...

Dec 3, 2019 isha8517 Kuching, Malaysia

Stayed for one night at the ocean wing. Feel great and welcomed start from check in and check out. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa has made our stay truly special and memorable. The staff has made sure we are very well accommodated and really courteous and mindful of our needs. The room and the kids club is simply awesome. The kids absolutely… Read more
Stayed for one night at the ocean wing. Feel great and welcomed start from check in and check out. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa has made our stay truly special and memorable. The staff has made sure we are very well accommodated and really courteous and mindful of our needs. The room and the kids club is simply awesome. The kids absolutely enjoyed it. Thanks again for making our anniversary even more special and memorable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxury beautiful resort

Dec 2, 2019 Anilah11 Paris, France

Perfect location to be close to the nature with the beautif gardens. There are 2 large swiming pools, pools for children, the bubbling pool where you can get yourself a massage. Very nice spa and the golf course. There are a breathtaking views walking on the very long private beach. All the rooms have ocean view and balcony where you can seat… Read more
Perfect location to be close to the nature with the beautif gardens. There are 2 large swiming pools, pools for children, the bubbling pool where you can get yourself a massage. Very nice spa and the golf course. There are a breathtaking views walking on the very long private beach. All the rooms have ocean view and balcony where you can seat and enjoy the sunset. The rooms are elegant , spacious , with very comfortable bed. Large bathroom with plenty of fresh towels. There is a choice of resaturants. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just a bit out of the way

Dec 1, 2019 Gappie123 Preston, United Kingdom

Lovely hotel with great rooms, nice food and pools! The only drawback is that it’s a bit out of the way...nothing much round the hotel, however staff are friendly and there are activities on in the day!
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Nov 29, 2019 Fiona T Melbourne, Australia

We had a fabulous 7 night stay at the Shangri La Rasa Ria. Facilities, staff, accommodation, food were all excellent, nothing was too much trouble. This hotel is approx. 40 minutes drive from the airport set in lush tropical gardens with a great nature reserve to the side. You can sit around and do nothing, participate in numerous activities or be… Read more
We had a fabulous 7 night stay at the Shangri La Rasa Ria. Facilities, staff, accommodation, food were all excellent, nothing was too much trouble. This hotel is approx. 40 minutes drive from the airport set in lush tropical gardens with a great nature reserve to the side. You can sit around and do nothing, participate in numerous activities or be pampered at the spa, everything is catered for. I would highly recommend. Read less