Shangri-la Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu

Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort, Borneo

Hand-Picked Hotel

Luxe beachfront spa resort bordered by a riverside nature reserve.

Shangri-la Rasa Ria has a spectacular setting by Pantai Dalit Beach and the jungle-cloaked foothills of UNESCO-protected Mount Kinabalu. It’s also got a 64-acre tropical nature reserve right on the doorstep, so it’s the perfect base for wildlife lovers.

This is a place to indulge in luxurious spa treatments, relax by the pool, or catch a game of tennis before sipping cocktails at the Sampan Bar as the sun sinks into the South China Sea. The Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club is close by if you want to practice your swing, too.

As for dining? You can choose from six restaurants, including Tepi Laut for Malaysian street food and Kozan Teppan-yaki for Japanese dishes. For post-dinner drinks, head for the Dalit Karaoke Bar to let your hair down.

If you’re looking to explore further afield while staying at Shangri-la Rasa Ria, there’s a shuttle service into Kota Kinabalu. You’ll also have opportunities to visit a Mari Mari cultural village, and hike around the lush hillsides of Kinabalu National Park.

Discover Tailor-Made Travel

  • Award-winning holidays
  • ATOL protected
  • Incredible value


Tropical forest and private beach setting

Oceano Grilled Restaurant

Kozan Teppan-yaki Japanese cuisine

Sampan garden and beach bar

Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club

Rasa Ria nature reserve activities


  • Sabah, Borneo, Asia

  • Flights not included

  • Bed and Breakfast

From £89 per person per night

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort, Borneo
Shangra La Risa Ria, Malaysia

Holiday details


Rooms and suites are split between the Ocean Wing and the Garden Wing to present two distinctly different living environments. All have their own private balcony or terrace, but Ocean Wing suites also benefit from open-sided bathrooms with sea or garden views, as well as VIP privileges including a Nespresso machine, mini bar, private check-in and access to a private pool, Jacuzzi, and garden area.


  • Tropical forest setting
  • Expansive private beach
  • 6 restaurants and 2 bars
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Spa services and fitness centre
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Tennis courts and water sports
  • Exclusive Ocean Wing privileges
  • Free Wi-Fi

Holiday location

Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia map

Local Area

The island of Borneo sits to the south of the South China Sea just to the east of mainland Malaysia. It’s the largest island in Asia and split between the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak in the north, and the Indonesian province of Kalimantan in the south. Borneo also includes the independent sovereign state of Brunei that’s sandwiched between the Malaysian states in the north of the island.

Most travellers heading to Borneo will be naturally attracted to the white-sand beaches and tropical nature reserves of Sabah. It’s an ideal location if you’re looking to become immersed in nature and indulge in five-star luxury at the same time. Mount Kinabalu National Park is another big draw to the region, with countless hiking routes to be found in and around the forest-clad hillsides of the 4,095m accessible summit.

If you’re staying at Pantai Dalit Beach, you’ll find yourself close to Kinabalu as well as the state capital, Kota Kinabalu. Not only does this sprawling coastal city offer access to the island via its international airport but you’ll also be treated to a glimpse at local life in the form of open-air markets, the waterfront boardwalk, and Kota Kinabalu City Mosque.


Sign up to our emails for the latest from Saga Holidays.

By providing your details you will receive emails with related content and offers from Saga.  You can unsubscribe from this at any time.

For more information click here for our privacy policy.