Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Travel Wire Asia: Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu - Luxury in the stunning wilds of Borneo


IMAGINE an emerald-green forest paradise that hums with life, lined by sandy shores and a crystal-blue ocean with waters that sparkle for miles on end.

Well, that paradise is Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa in Kota Kinabalu, a spectacular five-star resort perched on a hill and surrounded by the best of both worlds – the unspoiled Pantai Dalit Beach and 400 acres of lush tropical forest.

While Kota Kinabalu in the east Malaysian state of Sabah has an abundance of stunning natural landscapes, Shangri-La’s outdoes one’s expectations of Borneo by offering both luxury and nature under one roof.

The resort’s 499 guestrooms assimilate the natural tranquility of its surrounding with the nature inspired interior décor. All this to better help you appreciate the gentle sound of the waves lapping against the shore from the comfort of your room.

In the Garden Wing, each room features a private balcony with two armchairs and a coffee table overlooking the forest, garden or sea. Whether it’s the Superior Rainforest View, the Deluxe Garden View, or the Deluxe Sea View you opt for, rest assured you’ll rise every morning to a beautiful backdrop.

Meanwhile, the Ocean Wing – which features all-inclusive suites for both couples and families – face the wind-swept seashore and is equipped with a private oversized outdoor bathtub so you can take in the crisp, salty air even while basking in the bath. The Ocean Wing Premier Rooms have the bonus of a private terrace overlooking the shoreline.

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