Sunday, June 08, 2008

Sabah Shangri-La's Resorts - Nirvana for the body and soul


If you’re looking to get away from it all, the Shangri-La’s two sister resorts in Sabah allow a traveller to unwind in the best possible environs.

IT’S easy to switch to slow mode once you step into Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Beach Resort and Spa in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Only 10 minutes from the KK International Airport and 15 from the city, the resort is tucked away such that you’re cocooned against the hustle and haste associated with both those hubs.

And with sun, sand and the South China Sea beckoning beyond your balcony, it’s natural to just kick off your shoes, lie back and succumb to what the place has to offer.

The cue is to indulge, and the ideal place to start is Chi, The Spa, an enclave of eight private island villas – three of them specially designed for couples – where you can surrender your body to gentle hands that work wonders with fragrant oils, aromatic herbs, spices, mud and algae.

If you subscribe to holidays being best spent relaxing in your own room, then Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort at Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran, is the place to be. A roomy bathtub sits invitingly on the balcony of all its Ocean Wing units, and you can soak and watch the sky change from day to night, or vice versa.

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