Evening beach event at Shangri La's Rasa Ria Resort.
Evening beach event at Shangri La's Rasa Ria Resort.

Shangri La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Shangri La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a luxurious resort on a stunning beach with a luscious tropical forest backdrop. Here, as in so much of Malaysia as whole, nature is the big attraction. Kids can become rangers, exploring the land and following in the footsteps of the resorts' ranger team. You can also roam the resort's own nature reserve with its jungle and animals, or you can join a guide-led nature walk through the tree canopies.  

Then head the other way to the water. The 3km stretch of beach is the place for resort-organised group games, fun time splashing around with the family in the gentle waters, or taking part in watersports, including stand-up paddleboarding lessons. Or get the adrenaline going with a white-water rafting experience. 

As well as getting back to nature, you can play golf, tennis, relax in the health club with a reflexology treatment or join a Pilates session, while younger guests (5-11 years) can play in the kids' club and have fun in their very own pool.

A regular shuttle service into the nearby capital Kota Kinabalu provides a further source of day and evening entertainment, and is a great way to mix the jungle with cosmopolitan life.


Shangri La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is located 35-40 minutes drive from the capital of Kota Kinabalu and the airport.

Shangri La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

What to expect

Beach nearby
Family rooms
Fitness Suite
Kids club
Kids pool
Outdoor pool


Let us tailor-make the perfect holiday for you.

Call us on 020 3633 0653

Enquire online

Explore the World with Take the Family


Kids Club (5-11 years; free).

Babysitting service available.


499 rooms and suites. 

Garden Wing:
All rooms with private balcony with forest, sea or garden views and include breakfast. Each room option sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and one child with a mix of king and double beds.

Ocean Wing:
Located in the tropical gardens, rooms offer the highest level of luxury, including a private garden and entrance, pool exclusively for Ocean Wing guests, exclusive breakfast service pre-dinner canapes, complimentary minibar, WiFi and concierge service. Plus all rooms with an outdoor bathtub and large daybed.

Competition of the week

Explore the world through our website and win your family a year's subscription to National Geographic Kids!

Find out more


Kids pool (open 7am - 7pm; located within the main pool area).

Freeform outdoor pool.


Tennis (flood-lit court).

3km beach.

18-hole golf course.

Archery; climbing wall.

Watersports; fishing; river boat tours.

Health club with gym and reflexology treatments.

Horse riding; cycling.

Nature reserve; nature walks; tree top canopy.

Organised tours (including jungle treks).

Scheduled actvities (pilates; cycle tours; SUP lessons; cooking demonstrations; beach games).

White-water rafting (seasonal).

Selecting of restaurants and bars (inclusing Japanese, Italian and Indian; free buffet meals for under 5's; 50% discount for 6-11 years).

Clinic and on-call doctor.

Shuttle service to city centre (extra cost).