My Stay at Shangrilas’ Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

For 3 mornings I woke up looking at South China Sea! Who would want to get up from that luxurious lap, the ultra cozy room of the resort! I was at Shangrilas’ Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu. But then the delicious spread of breakfast tempted me to rush up. They have food catering to all tastes, palates and nationalities. It was not for the food alone but also to get a good seat for the view of sea while munching on food.One of the nights we had dinner at Tepi Laut, which has an extensive buffet style dinner. The chefs prepared dishes from my choice ingredients.

Restaurant at Shangrilas’ Rasa Ria Resort

The restaurants are extravagant, I am totally blown away by the experience there. I was put up in the Ocean Wing, there are several other Wings, and in fact the whole complex is a huge one. They offer various kinds of facilities and they provide you with transport from one section to other.The best part of the resort is that the beach is a private one. Holidaymakers in the resort were seen jogging and having walks in the silky sandy beach mornings and evenings. It has access to water sports – hydro bikes, jet skiing, kayaking, para-sailing, etc. Sigh! I was on work there!

The rooms are well equipped with all necessary stuffs and snacks. The toiletries provided were too good. The most important of all, wifi connectivity is good. The staff treats you so well; greetings and service from all staff made me feel very important and special.This resort is used as wedding venue; I did see a good crowd of Indians there.

Activities at Shangrilas’ Rasa Ria Resort

There are few other activities at the resort. I participated in one of the daily event of theirs: Meet the Orangutan. You can read about it here: My Orangutan Encounter. One of the most unique things I saw there was a 5 blade ceiling fan made of cane! Never saw something like that before.The only minus point is its distance from airport, it took us almost an hour.

Shangrilas' Rasa Ria Resort
Shangrilas' Rasa Ria Resort - Bath


Shangrilas' Rasa Ria Resort- view of sea





This stay was during Malaysia FAM trip courtesy Tourism Malaysia.


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22 Responses

  1. eileeninmd says:

    Wow, what a beautiful place. That tub and view are awesome! Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

  2. Nice comfortable room and great view. Love the cane fan !

  3. Sylvia K says:

    An awesome place indeed!! What fun and great captures!! Thanks for sharing, as always, Indrani!! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Enjoy!!

  4. Prasad Np says:

    Very beautiful property…..

  5. Wow! The place looks amazing. Specially when you have a private beach. Was excited to see a 5 blade fan as soon as i read it. And found the picture at the end. Nice! 🙂

  6. kamekroten says:

    Wow!!!! The tub is the one that caught my attention the most. Looks so comfy

  7. Wow ! What a room ! The bath tub is located at an awesome place !

  8. You seemed to have had a great time

  9. Such is a beautiful resort with nice open view from the terrace balcony. Private beach sounds cool !

  10. Seems to be a great place for vacation. Private beach makes it also a place for solitude.

  11. That fan is too good! And the tub 🙂

  12. Tara Nair says:

    Indrani, you are a lucky soul to have a stay at such an awesome resort. Surely since you are so good and kind to inform others about the lovely places around the world. I heart you for that 🙂

  13. magiceye says:

    Simply luxurious!

  14. Mridula says:

    I can see luxury all around you!

  15. Indrani, just heard that an earthquake has struck Kinabalu, I hope you are safe

  16. I am back in India now. Thank you for the concern Lata.
    Many thanks for the comments friends.

  17. Looks pretty and luxurious!

  18. The perfect varandah with such a lovely couch…nice property to have some' sea and me ' time

  19. Looks like an amazing resort! Particularly loved the quaint bamboo fan.

  20. Wow…luxurious interiors and looks like a comfy fun stay you had 🙂

  21. Wow…….. Amazing!!

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