Water play area at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa.
Water play area at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa.

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa sits on an unspoilt 25-acre South China Sea island, just 10 minutes from the centre of Kota Kinabalu where the airport is located.

This Malaysian resort boasts a fantastic spa, found on its own island with 8 island villas, as well as a private marina where you can try your hand at a variety of watersports, diving or from where you can jump on a boat to visit the surrounding islands. There is also an activity programme where you can get involved in table tennis competitions, yoga and pilates sessions, tennis coaching, and much more.

Children will be kept well entertained with the kids club (suitable for 5 years plus) and the lively water play area which even has a water balloon launching station, and where adults can join the fun. The little ones also have their own activity programme including arts and crafts, and competitions.

The bedrooms are a treat for families, with a suite sleeping 5 but handily split into 2 adjoining rooms so parents and kids get their own sleeping areas, and little guests are welcomed with gift packs to settle them into thier holiday home.


Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is 10 minutes from the airport, to which you can take a 2.5 hour flight from Hong Kong or Singapore.

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

What to expect

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


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Cook Zone Kids' Club (5 years+; open daily 8am - 6pm).

Babysitting service available (5 years+; available when the kids club is closed; book 24hrs in advance; extra cost).


492 rooms and suites (all with private balcony, tea/coffee making facilities and 24hr room service). Cots available.

Kinabalu family suite sleeps 3 adults and 2 children with interconnecting rooms. Adult's room includes double room and private balcony, and kids room a bunk bed with kid's furniture. With childrens' amenities and welcome gift packs.

If your room is part of the Kinabalu Club, guests will enjoy complimentary breakfast and evening drinks throughout the day, plus access to private lounge.

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Childcare (see above).

Baby amenities available (extra cost).

Water play area (waterslides for adults and children; separate sections for different age groups; water balloon station).

Outdoor pool and kids pool.

9 hole pitch and putt course.

Tennis courts.

Sandy beach.

Daily activity programme (yoga, table tennis competition, volleyball, pilates and more).

Health club with gym.

Spa (located on the hotel's private island).

9 restaurants and bars.

Marina (with watersports, diving, fishing and island transfer service).

Shuttle service to nearby sister hotel.

WiFi (free).