Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

With inviting beaches, views of sparkling coral islands, and legendary attentive service, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa offers the serenity of a secluded tropical retreat just minutes away from the centre of Kota Kinabalu, in exotic Borneo.

Located on 25 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the five-star resort offers the best of both worlds. Guests can relax in the tranquility of the resort or explore Sabah,  from the ocean to the mountain, the wildlife, soft adventure sports, shopping, tours  and culture. The  seaside resort, great for the families, honeymooners, or girlfriend getaways is just 10 minutes from the airport, city centre and five beautiful coral islands, convenient for guests to make it a luxurious hub to travel around Sabah

The subtle blend of natural hues and local Borneo touch decorations in the 495 guest rooms and suites will give guests their own piece of paradise. Different textured fabrics adorn the furnishings and walls while exquisite down-feathered duvets and pillows, hand-tufted rugs and carpets pamper guests in a style that can only be Shangri-La. Guests get total relaxation as the cool ocean breeze whispers through the open window or while enjoying truly inspiring and panoramic views from their private balcony and some even enjoy  views of the ocean from their bathrooms. 

Kinabalu Club located on the 5th and 6th floor of the Kinabalu Wing gives an exclusive retreat for the frequent travellers to experience a higher standard of personalised service and facilities. Stepping into the Kinabalu Club Lounge, guests will experience sheer luxury and comfort with facilities to cater to their every need from the personalised service, complimentary breakfast, cocktails, internet work stations, TV room and even a meeting room.

The resort offers a range of sports and leisure facilities that includes the opportunity to plunge into the all-year-round two freeform swimming pools, indulge in various daily activities at the Leisure Centre, or work out in the Health Club. The more leisurely inclined can enjoy a round or two of nine-hole pitch and putt. Children can even join in wide range of activities at the Kids Club, their own paradise at the award-winning resort.

For total indulgence, guests can retreat to CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, located at Pulau Bayu, the resort’s very own detached island. Eight island villas with three exclusive for couple offers complete privacy during treatment; or they may meditate at the Yoga Pavilions overlooking the South China Sea. CHI, The Spa is scheduled to open in December 2007.

Some of Kota Kinabalu’s best dining can be found in the seven restaurants and bars in the resort. From luxurious buffet with interactive cooking stations at Café TATU, fine dining at the Italian restaurant, alfresco dining and BBQ at Coco-Joe’s or Cantonese at Shang Palace. And for entertainment there is dynamic live music in the relaxing atmosphere of Borneo Lounge and Blue Note.

The resort has hosted many successful meetings and incentive groups ranging from intimate to large scale from all over the world in their 11 elegant and spacious conference rooms and grand ballroom.  Combining the splendour of the tropical paradise with a romantic and idyllic setting, the resort is also an absolutely perfect destination for weddings and honeymoons.

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa offers the opportunity to discover unique cultural experiences both within the hotel as well as across the local community. That explains why Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is a luxurious hub to travel and experience in Sabah… a paradise like no other!

For more information, visit the resort website at

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