Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is set on Pantai Dalit beach surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation, including a unique nature reserve. Here you’ll meet Sabah’s icon, the fascinating Orang Utan, as well as a remarkable array of indigenous flora and fauna.

Unexpected encounters with hornbills who glide right overhead, peacocks walking by during breakfast, a friendly bear cat greeting you from a tree or the occasional wild rabbit, iguana or squirrel crossing your path are all part of the magic of this remarkable resort.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort goes beyond the offerings of Kota Kinabalu hotels by providing numerous options for relaxation. This includes the magnificent Spa at Dalit Bay, a wide range of water sports, Rasa Ria’s own catamarans for cruises and deep sea fishing, a challenging 18-hole championship golf course, ATV safaris, tennis, horse riding, a fitness centre and, of course, a fun-filled Kids’ Club to care for younger visitors.

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The Spa at Dalit Bay draws its healing philosophy from the stunning landscapes and the colourful traditions of Sabah, the exotic region on the northern tip of Borneo. The Spa’s sensual beauty and flowing harmony deliver a world of sheer indulgence.

All treatments begin with a purifying foot ritual, and are tailored to make your spa journey one to cherish.

Open daily from 9am to 11pm, the spa is located at the clubhouse of the Dalit Bay Golf Club, a challenging 18-hole championship golf course adjacent to the resort.

Hours:9 am – 11 pm


Ensconced within the 400 acres of Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, this superbly 18-hole championship course designed by Ted Parslow, provides the challenger with a stimulating playing experience, and was designed with the sensitivity to the natural beauty and the character of Sabah. Bordered by the Tambalang and Mengkabong rivers with a stunning vista of Mount Kinabalu in the distance, Dalit Bay is a prime wetland course where water comes into play at every hole.

The fully equipped Pro Shop offering a range of balls, gloves and headwear to complement our personal range of apparel, with a further selection of premium golf equipment available for rental. The registration desk is located within the shop to allow for one-stop registration and payment for equipment purchase and rental.

Improve your golf techniques with Rasa Ria’s resident golf professional – Aaron Johnston. A fully qualified AAA member of the Australia PGA with a Level 5 Coaching Diploma from the Australian Coaching Councils National Accreditation Scheme, Aaron has been playing and teaching golf in Asia for the past 10 years. Among the tuition packages offered are Mengkabong – Beginners Basic Golf Package, Tambalang – Intermediate Golf Package and 9 Hole Playing Lesson.

Hours:7am – 8pm

Exploring Nature

The Borneo wilderness begins just outside the resort, and offers the curious explorer many fascinating sights and adventures. Most popular of all is a visit to our Nature Reserve, where you’ll meet our famous Orang Utans, rescued animals who stay with us for a few years so they can return to the wild and thrive.

The Reserve is also home to a wide spectrum of Sabah wildlife such as two species of deer, long-tailed macaques, pheasants, civets, bear cat, masked musang, monitor lizard, water hens, porcupines, slow lorises, pangolins, pitcher plants, fruit bats and 63 species of birds.

Guests may help support our rehabilitation efforts through our unique Foster an Animal Programme, whereby if you choose to become one of our Foster Parents, you may have the name of your party and your chosen animal listed on our Web site.


The resort swimming pool is a favourite choice for a cool dip amid our luxurinat gardens. You may enjoy refreshments and drinks at the adjacent Tepi Laut.

The pool is open from 7am to 7pm. A children’s pool is located next to the Garden Wing Pool.


Water Sports

Banana Boat Ride
9am – 5pm

9am – 5pm

Jet Skiing
9am – 5pm

9am – 5pm

River Excursion
9am – 11.30am

Water Skiing
9am – 5pm

9am – 5pm

Land Sports


Open from 7am to 10pm, our state-of-the-art Gym offers cardiovascular equipment including treadmills, crosstrainers, step machines, rowing machines and stationary bicycles.

Swimsuits and athletic wear are available for purchase at the Tamu-Tamu shop located on the Lobby Level.

Tennis Court

1 floodlit tennis court. Opens from 7am to 9pm daily.

Meetings and Events

The Grand Ballroom on the lower lobby is ideal for hosting a conference or special event. From a feast for 600 to a cocktail party for 1000, the Grand Ballroom with its 7-metre ceiling and 750 square metres of open space offers generous size and elegance. Eight other Function Rooms and a Boardroom augment the meeting facilities. Our team of dedicated personnel will ensure the smooth running of your event at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu.

All of the conference and function rooms feature state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, including the following:

Complimentary wired or wireless broadband Internet access
Large projector screen in most venues
Slide projector, overhead projector, LCD projector and direct projector
Teleconferencing, upon request


The perfect wedding combines a most enchanting location and the highest care in planning. For this most significant day, come turn your wedding dreams into reality among the friendliest of people, at an undeniably romantic destination: Rasa Ria Resort.

The Wedding Planner will be your expert guide to creating a perfect wedding in the paradise that is Malaysian Borneo.

Your Wedding Planner will guide you through every step of the process, and will be your contact person, your flower advisor, your design coordinator, and much more.



Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort comprises of 420 well-appointed guestrooms in the Garden Wing and the new Ocean Wing. Both wings at this Sabah hotel offer rooms which feature luxuriously furnished interiors and a host of amenities.

The Garden Wing offers 330 rooms and suites. All ground floor rooms have private lanais accessible through verdant gardens while all the upper floor rooms offer private balconies with views of the lush landscape and sea, and have a two-level layout with daybed, creating an ensuite feel while the Ocean Wing offers 90 square meters that comes complete with a private outdoor bathtub on each balcony that presents sweeping views of the sea. Guests staying in the Ocean Wing have the exclusive use of its own private swimming pool.

Malaysian culture resonates in each guest room with soft earth tones and intricately carved panels to make you feel at peace in the serene surroundings and luxurious ambience. As part of our ecological commitment, the leafy coconut placed in your Garden Wing rooms will be replanted in our gardens after your departure.

Garden Wing Superior Rainforest View Room

Garden Wing Superior Rainforest View Rooms offer luxury accommodations with traditional touches, such as warm earth colors and natural wood furnishings.

The Garden Wing rooms with their lavish interiors and the exceptional level of service on offer from Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort set the resort apart from other luxury hotels in Kota Kinabalu.

The room, which features views of the tropical landscapes of Sabah, has a split-level layout and private balcony for an ensuite feel.
To help keep you connected, the room features complimentary broadband Internet access, international television channels, and international direct dial telephones.
Bathrooms feature extra towels and exclusive Shangri-La toiletries.
The room dimension is 36 sqm/388 sqft.

Garden Wing Deluxe Garden View Room

Garden Wing Deluxe Garden View Rooms overlook lush gardens with a view of the sea and the sandy beach. The décor comprises an inviting blend of traditional styles.

Ground floor rooms offer a private lanai. Upper-floor rooms have a split-level layout and private balcony.
The room features dual-line telephones, complimentary broadband Internet access and a television with international channels.
Bathrooms feature extra towels and exclusive Shangri-La toiletries.
The room dimension is 36 sqm/388 sqft.

Garden Wing Deluxe Sea View Room

The spacious, Malaysian-inspired Garden Wing Deluxe Sea View Rooms face the beach and the South China Sea across landscaped gardens.

The room offers a split-level layout with daybed, creating an ensuite feel.
The room features dual-line telephones, complimentary broadband Internet access and a television with international channels.
Bathrooms feature extra towels and exclusive Shangri-La toiletries.
The room dimension is 36 sqm/388 sqft.

Ocean Wing Premier Room

Each room is among the spacious in the region. The rooms, beautifully decorated with restful earth colours and natural wood inspired by the ethnic richness of Sabah, are designed with the highest trappings of luxury and comfort.

Each room have a private terrace which extends to provide magnificent views of the sea, at the same time drawing the natural colours inside. Designed to complement the tropical environment, the outdoor terrace comes complete with a unique private outdoor bathtub for two and a daybed.

Each room have a terrace with a sweeping view of the South China Sea that comes complete with an oversized bathtub.
Rooms features in-house movie channels, satellite television, complimentary broadband Internet access, LCD TV and DVD.
Private in-room dining, Nespresso coffee maker, Minibar and coffee and tea making facilities.
The room dimension is up to 90 sqm/963 sqft including balcony.


Suites at the resort offer some of the largest and most luxurious accommodations in Sabah, and include extra touches such as DVD players, flatscreen televisions, and private verandahs with commanding views of the South China Sea and our luxuriant tropical gardens.

Garden Wing Executive Suite

Garden Wing Executive Suites offer expansive luxury with an inviting décor inspired by Sabah’s rich cultural heritage.

Our luxury one-bedroom suite offers a separate sitting room for intimate gatherings.
The suite features dual-line telephones, complimentary broadband Internet access, a flatscreen plasma television with international channels, and a DVD entertainment system with a choice of films.
Bathrooms feature extra towels, exclusive Shangri-La toiletries, and a separate shower cubicle.
The suite dimension is 72 sqm/775 sqft.

Garden Wing Speciality Suite

Exceptionally spacious Garden Wing Speciality Suites offer expansive luxury with an inviting décor inspired by Sabah’s rich cultural heritage, and are ideal for hosting small gatherings and entertaining.

Our luxury one-bedroom suite offers a separate sitting room for intimate gatherings, and a separate dining room.
The suite features dual-line telephones, complimentary broadband Internet access, a flatscreen plasma television with international channels, and a DVD entertainment system with a choice of films.
Bathrooms feature extra towels, exclusive Shangri-La toiletries, and a separate shower cubicle.
The suite dimension is 128 sqm/1378 sqft.

Gastronomy & Bar


Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort offers diners a range of enticing restaurants in Kota Kinabalu ranging from popular Malaysian and Asian fare to traditional cooking from Northern India and Goa, as well as contemporary western cuisine that reflects the open spirit of our beautiful beachfront setting.

Coast Restaurant and Bar

Enjoy contemporary western cuisine in an inviting beachfront setting at this exceptionally designed, award-winning restaurant. At the heart of the restaurant is a marine-themed raised bar, offset by a stunning mural made from capiz shell and mother-of-pearl, and a set of shimmering, fibre-optic jellyfish chandeliers. The outdoor terrace offers an unrivalled place to toast the Borneo sunset with one of our specialty cocktails.

The restaurant also offers three private, thatched gazebos for a truly memorable beachside dining experience.

Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Bar: 4.30pm till late
Happy Hour: 4.30pm – 5.30pm / 9.30pm – 11pm


Dress Code:Smart casual (no shorts or flipflops)

Smoking Policy:Smoking is permiited only at our seated outdoor deck.

Coffee Terrace

Enjoy all-day dining outdoors or indoors at this engaging spot for casual fare. International and local dishes are featured, with plenty of health-conscious offerings and luscious tropical fruits.

Hours:6.30am – 10.30pm

Location:Level 1

Dress Code:Casual/resort wear

Smoking Policy:Coffee Terrace is a non-smoking restaurant.

Golfers’ Terrace

Overlooking the 18-hole Dalit Bay championship golf course with its carefully tended greens, challenging water hazards and impressive aquatic driving range, the Golfers’ Terrace is the perfect place to relax both before and after your game. Both air-conditioned dining and outdoor seating at the deli counter is available.

Hours:7am -8pm

Location:Dalit Bay Golf Club

Dress Code:Casual/golfing attire

Smoking Policy:Smoking is permitted at the outdoor deli counter.

Kozan Teppan-yaki

Kozan’s interior echoes the minimalist aesthetics of a classical Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant with an unconventional architectural design and finishes to give it a modern edge.

“Teppanyaki” is a style of cooking in which the chef prepares various sea foods, cuts of beef, chicken and fresh vegetables in front of the customer and cooks by grilling on a large iron hotplate called a “Teppan”. In Japan “yaki” refers to ingredients that have been grilled, hence Teppanyaki. Kozan, meaning mountain in Japanese, is expressed in the logo as a calligraphic symbol of Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia’s highest mountain and Sabah’s most recognizable icon.

Hours:6.30pm – 10.30pm

Location:Level 1

Dress Code:Smart Casual

Smoking Policy:Kozan Teppan-yaki is a non-smoking restaurant.

Naan-Flavours of India

With Moghul touches hinting at the past splendour of the Maharajahs, the easy elegance of this delightful restaurant creates an ideal setting to savour the refined cuisine of Northern India and spicy specialties from coastal Goa.

The flavours are further enhanced by innovative Indian cocktails, fine wines, champagne and our famous signature mango lassi.

Hours:Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Location:Level 1

Dress Code:Smart casual

Smoking Policy:Naan-Flavours of India is a non-smoking restaurant.

Tepi Laut Makan Street

Makan Street captures the nostalgia of Malaysia’s heritage of simple food stalls set along street and open-fronted shop-house restaurants, each offering tempting flavours and a special glimpse into the cuisines of Asia. By day this beachfront restaurant is transformed into a Pool Bar offering Asian and Western snacks, finger food and refreshing drinks.

11.45am – 5.45pm
6.30pm – 10.30pm
Pool Bar : 9am – 5.30pm


Dress Code:Casual/resort wear

Smoking Policy:Smoking is not permitted in any part of the restaurant.

Lounges & Bars

The Brasserie

At the beach, enjoy the refreshing beverages and light snacks at the beachside Sampan Bar. In the evening, the Lobby Lounge is a popular spot for a drink before or after dinner while being entertained by our resident musicians.

Lobby Lounge

An open-air lounge with a soaring timbered roof, the Lobby Lounge features views of our lush gardens, pool and beach. The soft tropical air and relaxed live entertainment make this an ideal venue for a pre-dinner drink or a leisurely nightcap.

Hours:7pm – 12midnight

Location:Lobby Level

Dress Code:Casual/resort wear

Smoking Policy:Smoking is permitted throughout the Lobby Lounge

Sampan Bar

The epitome of a casual beachside bar, Sampan Bar offers refreshing cool drinks and finger foods during the day, and cocktails in the early evening to complement the Borneo sunset. Many guests enjoy playing a game of petanque at the adjacent court while enjoying drinks and snacks.

12noon – 11pm
Happy Hour: 4.30pm – 5.30pm


Dress Code:Casual/resort wear

Smoking Policy:Smoking is permitted throughout the Sampan Bar.


Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort

Pantai Dalit, P O Box 600, Tuaran
Kota Kinabalu , Sabah 89208, Malaysia
Tel : +60 (88) 792 888
FAX : +60 (88) 792 777


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