Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu BORNEO

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THis luxurious hotel has just added another major award to its belt. Experience its magic before it’s discovered…

 The magnificent Shangri-la Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabulu is not only Borneo’s most luxurious hotel – it’s just made it onto the list of Conde Nast Reader’s Travel Awards top 20 best hotels in Asia and India. No mean feat, as this list includes hundreds of establishments.

“Some search for great escapes – we bring you paradise”, they tell you on their website. And they do deliver paradise. Located on a magnificent stretch of white sand beach called Pantai Dalit Beach at the northern tip of Borneo in the middle of 400 acres of tropical forest, this sumptuous establishment offers every luxury in a magnificent natural setting. Here, nature takes precedence even though the endless facilities are so luxurious. In addition, everything here is eco-friendly, from the championship golf course to the 645-acre nature reserve just waiting to be explored and its own private orangutan education center.

Talking of luxury, let’s give you an idea… Visitors stay in exquisite Malaysian-style accommodation set on a hill overlooking the valley and the sea. Of course, every facility is on offer, from cable TV and Wifi to tea/coffee makers, bathrobes and slippers. Guests enjoy a choice of six different restaurants to make dining an endless pleasure, and entertainment includes a varied selection with added nature adventures – horse riding, game viewing safaris, deep sea fishing, you name it.

The magnificent Shangri-la resort is likely to win even more awards once its brand new wing opens in early 2015. Guests will have the choice of an additional 83 plush bedrooms with balconies and oversized bath tubs as well as a brand new Italian restaurant, taking dining options up to seven.

 As the sun sets over another perfect day, guests enjoy cocktails and their choice of delectable dinner in a private gazebo on the beach, served by their own private butler.

Twice as nice as paradise – no wonder the hotel wins so many awards.


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