"In the search for great escapes, discover paradise at The Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort."

Set on Pantai Dalit Beach amidst a nature reserve, the resort enchants endlessly with its natural magic. Malaysian-themed rooms perch on verdant hills, with spectacular beachfront views, surrounded by 400 acres of tropical forest.

It is dawn, and you are seated in a tower as the majestic new sun rises over Mount Kinabalu in the distance. This is the best breakfast you have ever had. The resort is home to an eco-friendly championship golf course and the magnificent Spa at Dalit Bay. Even the kids have their own fun club.  You decide on horse riding today and all-terrain vehicle safari tomorrow. Don’t forget about the deep-sea fishing the day after. Twilight happens all too soon. But with sunset cocktails and dinner in a beach-side gazebo served by your own private butler, you don’t really mind. Once you’ve experienced the splendour, nothing else matters. Welcome to paradise.

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Following the success of the Premier Rooms at the Ocean Wing, the resort’s 20 million dollar refurbishment of the 326 guestrooms and public areas of the Garden Wing encourages a sense of tranquility with its nature-inspired interior designs that accentuate the natural landscape of lush forests that surrounds the resort and also a 3km-long idyllic beach that resonates with the sounds of waves breaking on the shore of the South China Sea.



The experienced staff at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu, cater to the needs of guests by providing an extensive range of services and facilities. If you require a service not listed here, feel free to contact the team who will do their best to accommodate you. 

  • Swimming pool
  • Gardens
  • Spa
  • Golf
  • Nature talks/trips


Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort offers popular western cuisines, as well as Malaysian and Asian favourites. Relish contemporary western cuisine in an inviting beachfront setting at the award-winning Coast Restaurant and Bar. Indulge in all-day dining outdoors or indoors at this engaging spot for casual snacks at Coffee Terrace. Golfers' Terrace is the perfect place to relax before and after a game. Kozan’s interior echoes the minimalist aesthetics of a classical Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant. Savour the refined cuisine of Northern India and spicy specialties from coastal Goa at Naan - Flavours of India. Makan Street captures the nostalgia that encompasses Malaysia’s heritage of simple food stalls, set along streets as well as open-fronted shop-house restaurants. During the day, enjoy refreshing beverages and light snacks at the beachside Sampan Bar. In the evening, Lobby Lounge is a popular spot for a drink while being entertained by resident musicians.

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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.

Weather information for
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Temp 26 ℃ 26 ℃ 26 ℃ 27 ℃ 27 ℃ 27 ℃ 27 ℃ 27 ℃ 26 ℃ 26 ℃ 26 ℃ 26 ℃
Rain 99MM 79MM 85MM 131MM 212MM 288MM 265MM 245MM 297MM 411MM 278MM 210MM



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