Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is a 5-star tropical resort set amidst 25 lush acres of manicured gardens with panoramic views of the bay in Kota Kinabalu City, Sabah, Malaysia.
This piece of heaven, just 10 minutes away from the city and the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, offers a wide scope of engaging activities from land to sea. There are 492 guestrooms and suites adorned with designs from Borneo's rich cultural heritage. Guest accommodations come with a private balcony opening up to vistas of the turquoise beach and sparkling coral islands. The Tanjung Wing faces Mount Kinabalu and the Kinabalu Wing overlooks the ocean.
Cafe Tatu serves breakfast and dinner buffets of Western and Asian cuisines in an open-kitchen ambiance. Coco-Joe's Bar & Grill pays homage to Borneo's heritage with enticing culinary and cultural performances. Peppino is the hotel's chic Italian restaurant while the Shang Palace serves traditional Chinese cuisine. The iconic Sunset Bar, uniquely located at the edge of the South China Sea, offers cocktails and alluring drinks, while the Borneo Lounge and Bar serves snacks and relaxing drinks with live entertainment. Desserts and pool snacks are served at Cool Box Ice Cream Bar.
Get pampered at CHI, the Spa with traditional Asian treatments. The spa is set on its own island within the premises. The spa consists of eight island villas featuring private treatment rooms, saunas, lounging areas, gardens and bathing facilities. It also has a yoga pavilion with views of the South China Sea.
Nearby, guests can play golf at The Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club, a 27-hole course built around undulating terrains on reclaimed seaside land. The premier golfing ground has 3 courses of varying difficulty levels fit for novices and pros alike.
The hotel offers adults and children numerous options of recreational facilities. There is a large Water Play Area with water slides, Jacuzzi beds, kiddie's pool and an infinity pool. The Cool Zone Kids Club offers babysitting facilities. Work out at the gym, along the jogging track, play tennis and practice your game on the 9-hole pitching and putting course. Star Marina rents an array of water sports equipment.
The romantic setting gives couples the opportunity of living out their dream wedding and honeymoon in a tropical paradise. The Sunset Bar has been noted as an ideal venue for weddings and receptions. Kinabalu Rooms, Tanjung Rooms and ballrooms can accommodate weddings of 8 to 1200 people.
Room rates start at MYR 890 per night (60 88 327 888, website).
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