Swap cold, dark evenings for warm, sunny skies at Shangri-La Rasa Ria in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo Malaysia, this winter. The luxurious five-star hotel welcomes visitors to discover its sleek accommodation, beautiful surroundings, world-class dining and generous hospitality. Here’s what to expect from a last minute winter sun break to Shangri-La Rasa Ria…
Sun seekers and outdoor enthusiasts will love all of the activities that Shangri-La Rasa Ria has to offer. From horse riding along the hotel’s private sandy beach to guided bike tours of the local village, there’s plenty of ways to explore whilst soaking up the winter sun. Water babies can make the most of Shangri-La Rasa Ria’s idyllic seafront location by hiring a jet ski, kayak or paddleboard. But for a truly unique experience, a visit to the hotel’s nature reserve, the Rasa Ria Reserve, is a must. The 64-acre tropical jungle is home to a wealth of flora and fauna, from fig trees and palm species to long-tailed macaques and slow lorises. Rangers offer daytime and nighttime walks so explorers can learn everything there is to know about the different species and plant life which call Rasa Ria Reserve home.
There are 10 delectable dining options to choose from at Shangri-La Rasa Ria. Embark on a culinary journey with traditional Malaysian dishes at Tepi Laut, Japanese favourites at Kozan Teppan-yaki and fresh seafood and steaks at the Oceano Modern Grill. As the sun beats down, cool off with a refreshing ice cream from Ice Monkee, which serves delicious sweet treats poolside. Sunsets are best enjoyed at the al fresco Sampan Bar, where there’s cocktails and light bites to enjoy alongside epic views.
Say goodbye to winter blues with a relaxing treatment at the Shangri-La Rasa Ria spa. Combining Sabah culture with herbal products, there’s a range of tranquil therapies to choose from. Buff skin with a ginger exfoliating scrub, relax with a deep cleansing facial or indulge with the signature herbal massage, which uses ginger oil and fresh lemongrass leaves to reduce tension, soothe sore muscles and increase circulation. Connecting with nature does wonders for the mind and body so travellers can conclude their spa treatment with a sunny walk through the hotel’s grounds to leave them feeling Zen.
For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com/kotakinabalu/rasariaresort