"A gentle breeze caresses your face as you wake to the sound of waves lapping the beach. The balcony opens up to an inspiring vista of sparkling coral islands and swaying of palm trees."
Sophistication surrounds you in a lavishly decorated suite inspired by Borneo’s rich cultural heritage. Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, is a perfect tropical getaway, a luxurious tranquil retreat just a short drive from the city.
Yet, excitement beckons as you set out to discover all Kota Kinabalu’s delights. Making your way to Kinabalu National Park, you are thrust into a jungle paradise of natural wonders, rugged landscapes and scenic beauty. From the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, to the famous Orangutans in their natural habitat, it only gets more breathtaking every step of the way.
Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, comprises 492 luxurious rooms and suites in two wings – the Kinabalu Wing and the Tanjung Wing. All rooms are designed to provide contemporary luxury inspired by the colours and textures of traditional Borneo. Kinabalu Seaview rooms and suites offer memorable views of both the ocean and Mount Kinabalu, while rooms in the Tanjung Wing face the South China Sea.
A pampering session at CHI, The Spa rounds off the day. With treatments based on traditional Asian healing philosophies, you lose yourself in an enchanted and indulgent journey, all on the resort’s private spa island. Back at the resort, you look forward to a sunset cruise, which departs from STAR Marina, to catch Borneo's famous sunset. Not long after, you wind down at Coco-Joe’s Bar & Grill. Lounging atop one of the beach-dining platforms, over cocktails and a delectable seafood tower, you continue to enjoy the sound of overlapping waves on the shores of Sunset Beach.
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa offers an enticing array of Kota Kinabalu restaurants serving international and Asian gourmet specialties. Café TATU is a contemporary establishment featuring a varied buffet breakfast and dinner in an open-kitchen design. At Coco-Joe's Bar & Grill, an engaging culinary and cultural performance pays tribute to Borneo’s fascinating heritage. Voted one of the best restaurants in Malaysia, Peppino has a contemporary and chic Italian ambience, while Shang Palace upholds the ancient tradition of delicious Chinese cuisine. Kota Kinabalu’s iconic Sunset Bar is perched at the edge of the South China Sea. Satisfy sweet tooth and dessert cravings at Cool Box Ice Cream Bar.
Kota Kinabalu’s weather is defined by two monsoon seasons. The northeast monsoon from November to March is the cooler of the two and sees less rain. The southwest monsoon is much warmer and wetter. The dry season lasts from January to April, which sees a reduced level of rainfall. April generally receives the warmest temperatures.
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"Kota Kinabalu, capital of Borneo's Sabah, is a great place to experience the state's vast array of curious delights."
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