A gentle breeze caresses your face as you wake to the sound of waves lapping the beach. The balcony opens up to an inspiring vista of sparkling coral islands and swaying of palm trees. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, bordered by crystal clear waters and lush vegetation.

Sophistication surrounds you in a lavishly decorated suite inspired by Borneo’s rich cultural heritage. Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, is a perfect tropical getaway, a luxurious tranquil retreat just a short drive from the city.

Yet, excitement beckons as you set out to discover all Kota Kinabalu’s delights. Making your way to Kinabalu National Park, you are thrust into a jungle paradise of natural wonders, rugged landscapes and scenic beauty. From the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, to the famous Orangutans in their natural habitat, it only gets more breathtaking every step of the way.

The afternoon is spent exploring the picturesque town of Kota Belud. As Sabah’s largest and most popular open market, you find gems of all sorts, ranging from handmade handicrafts to mouth-watering local delights like natural honey.

Back at the resort, you look forward to a sunset cruise, which departs from STAR Marina, to catch Borneo’s famous sunset. Not long after, you wind down at Coco-Joe’s Bar & Grill. Lounging atop one of the beach-dining platforms, over cocktails and a delectable seafood tower, you continue to enjoy the sound of overlapping waves on the shores of Sunset Beach.

A pampering session at CHI, The Spa rounds off the day. With treatments based on traditional Asian healing philosophies, you lose yourself in an enchanted and indulgent journey, all on the resort’s private spa island.

For every experience here, you are surrounded by natural beauty. And it all begins at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu.

 

Sea View Room
The spacious, warmly decorated Tanjung Wing Seaview Rooms provide hotel accommodation in Kota Kinabalu with magnificent views of the ocean.

These rooms also feature a private balcony from which guests can enjoy Borneo’s famous sunsets.

About the Kinabalu Wing
Rooms in the Kinabalu Wing offer Kota Kinabalu’s most luxurious accommodations. Inspired by Borneo’s rich cultural heritage, a myriad of textures, patterns and colours adorn each room. Turquoise-hued fabrics complement the view of the South China Sea while rich woods of cherry, teak, ebony and coconut are used to furnish the rooms.

Embellishing the wall of every room is a unique artwork that ingeniously combines mother of pearl and tobacco, with inspiration from local flora and fauna.

Mountain View
Kinabalu Wing Mountain View Rooms offer spacious, luxury accommodations with traditional Sabah-inspired touches. This is reflected in the rich woods, colourful fabrics, and indulgent furnishings.

About the Kinabalu Club
Guests can experience life’s little luxuries – higher standard of accommodation, personalized recognition and a host of special privileges and amenities – at the Kinabalu Club.

Kinabalu Club Mountain View
Kinabalu Club Mountain View Rooms offer contemporary luxury accommodations. Each room is furnished with traditional Sabah-inspired touches, reflected in the rich woods, colourful fabrics, and indulgent furnishings.

Kinabalu Club Sea View Room
Elegantly furnished in light pastel colours, Kinabalu Club Seaview Rooms offer expansive luxury in traditional Borneo style. These rooms feature a private balcony that looks out the shimmering waters of the South China Sea.

Deluxe Sea View Suite
Tanjung Wing Deluxe Seaview Suite offers luxurious accommodations that reflect the traditional spirit of Borneo.
Each suite faces the ocean with panoramic views of sparkling coral islands and the shimmering South China Sea.

Executive Sea View Suite
Tanjung Wing Executive Seaview Suites offer the luxury of space with accommodations that reflect the traditional spirit of Borneo.
These beautifully furnished suites feature panoramic views of sparkling coral islands and the shimmering South China Sea.

Presidential Sea View Suite
Tanjung Wing Presidential Seaview Suite offers Kota Kinabalu’s most expansive and luxurious accommodations, and is ideal for stylish entertaining or enjoying complete privacy.

Kinabalu Executive Sea View Suite
Kinabalu Wing Executive Seaview Suite offers luxurious accommodations that reflect the traditional spirit of Borneo, and face the beach and ocean with panoramic views of sparkling coral islands and the shimmering South China Sea.

Kinabalu Deluxe Sea View Suite
Kinabalu Wing Deluxe Seaview Suites are furnished in an elegant and contemporary style. The generous floor plan makes them ideal for stylish entertaining or enjoying complete privacy.

Sports & Recreation
A serene beachside retreat just minutes from busy Kota Kinabalu, Tanjung Aru Resort offers a range of engaging activities for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Chi The Spa
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being.CHI, The Spa, at Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa offers a unique spa design concept. A standalone spa village sits on an island connected to the hotel via a private causeway.Traditional Borneo treatments on the spa menu are plant-based in nature, energy aware and reflect the multi-cultural heritage of the region. CHI, The Spa at Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, was voted “Best Spa in Malaysia” in the SpaFinder 2009 Readers’ Poll.In traditional Chinese philosophy, ch’i or “Qi” is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For good health to be maintained, it is believed that ch’i must flow freely within the body and, when blocked, “dis-ease” and illness follow. Movement is therefore a key element in releasing blockages.Body massage, exercise, stretching, hydrotherapy, and movement of the mind through relaxation and meditation combine to assist the body’s natural renewal. These healing principles form the basis of the CHI spa philosophy.

Water Play & Area Pool
The first and only one of its kind in Borneo, the water play area comprises of a dedicated section for toddlers, teenagers and an interactive area for all ages.

Enjoy theme park quality water slides for adults and children measuring a total length of 100 metres. Other fun facilities include water battle stations with water balloon launchers, a 2,000 sqm swimming pool with tapered shoreline for children and a Jacuzzi and infinity pool section for adults.