Well we’ve done it again… We’ve packaged an overnight bag, jumped on a plane and ended up in Malaysia for a 48hr getaway! How we do it? We are still scratching our heads with that one too. With a family wedding to be had, the wedding was booked at the gorgeous Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. 

The hotel is located less than 45 minutes from the International Airport and 30 minutes to the main city’s shopping district. Situated on the stunning beach of Pantai Dalit, the resort is split into two separate areas, the Garden Wing offering 326 guest rooms overlooking the impeccable gardens, and the  more luxurious Ocean Wing, featuring 173 premier suites. 


Since we only had 48hrs up our sleeve, we decided to treat ourselves and stay in one of their Ocean Suites. Each guest room here offer stunning neutral tones, deluxe bedding and separate lounge area. Features include in-room safe, complimentary mini-bar, extensive pillow menu and complimentary WiFi. 



The bathrooms were just as stunning and completely separate from the main bedroom area. Separated by a dressing area, you walk into the bathroom with double sinks, to the left the shower and to the right the toilet.


Each room in the Ocean Wing offer a large balcony feature a private outdoor bathtub and daybed with stunning unobstructed views of the sea. This is the perfect place to sit back in complete privacy and enjoy the views this beautiful resort has to offer. 


Included in your booking is complimentary breakfast at the Oceano Restaurant and an exclusive invitation for pre-dinner drinks and canapes in the Ocean Wing courtyard.


Dining options at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa are endless when it comes to deciding where you want to eat. With a range of western cuisines, as well as Malaysian and Asian favourites there is something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Coffee Terrace
    • All day dining, indoors and outdoors. International and local cuisine and snacks.
    • Dress code is casual/resort wear
  • Golfers’ Terrace
    • Overlooking the golf course offering a range of snack and dishes before heading out on the green.
    • Dress code is casual/golf attire
  • Kozans Teppanyaki
    • Classic Japanese Teppanyaki. Open for dinner only.
    • Dress code is Smart Casual
  • Naan
    • Northern Indian cuisine. Open for dinner only.
    • Dress code is Smart Casual
  • Oceano Italian Restaurant
    • Casual fine dining restaurant, offering authentic Italian dishes. Open for lunch and dinner. Also open for breakfast for guests staying in the Ocean Wing only. 
    • Dress code is Smart Casual.
  • Tepi Laut Makan Street
    • Showcasing Malaysia’s heritage of street food stalls. Open for Lunch and Dinner.
    • Dress Code is casual/resort wear
  • Sampan Bar
    • Casual beachside bar, offering cocktails, drinks and bar snacks. Open from 3pm – 11pm. 
    • Dress Code is casual/resort wear
  • Lobby Lounge
    • Open aired lounge, open from 2pm until midnight. Relaxing live entertainment nightly. 
    • Dress Code is casual/resort wear



‘THE SPA’ is a true sanctuary of luxury, peace and tranquillity. Treatments focus on local practices and methods shared by many Asian cultures. A range of treatments are available, using natural botanical and herbal products. Treatments range from hot stone massages, facials, Chi massages, body therapies, manicure/pedicures and even kids treatments. 


Amenities & Features

  • 499 Guest Rooms
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • 24hr Room Service
  • Private pool and Jacuzzi reserved exclusively for Ocean Wing Guests only
  • Second pool for Garden Wing guests, with children’s pool
  • 18-hole Golf Course & Driving Range
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Children’s Club & Babysitting services
  • Airport Transfers
  • 5 restaurants & 2 Bars
  • Fitness Centre

img_6484 img_6521 img_6553 img_6556img_6588img_6696Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Kota Kinabalu Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran, Sabah, 89208, Malaysia

Tel: (60 88) 797 888



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