Your Shangri-La Story

A paradise for the senses

surrounded by natural beauty

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 palm trees. This is the beginning of your vacation in our award-winning hotel in Kota Kinabalu.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, bordered by crystal clear waters and lush vegetation

Located just 10 minutes away from the city, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, is a luxurious, tranquil retreat that provides the perfect setting for an amazing tropical getaway. Sophistication surrounds you in a lavishly decorated suite inspired by Borneo's rich cultural heritage.

You wonder, "What to do in Kota Kinabalu?" Exciting adventures beckon 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, breathtaking sights await you every step of the way.

Departing from STAR Marina, the private jetty exclusively owned and operated by the resort, you head to the neighbouring coral islands, which are part of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. The clear blue waters surrounding the islands offer an amazing snorkeling experience with tropical fish and coral. Here, you can get your heart pumping with adrenaline by participating in water sports on the South China Sea. 

Back at the resort, you will find seven of the locals' favourite Kota Kinabalu restaurants and bars. You look forward to a Sabah Golden Sunset Cocktail at Sunset Bar while soaking in the splendour of the famous Borneo sunset. Not long after, you wind down at Coco-Joe’s Bar & Grill. While lounging in one of the beach side cabanas and enjoying the sound of overlapping waves on the shores of Sunset Beach, you tuck into a delectable seafood tower. 

A pampering session at CHI, The Spa rounds off the day. Renowned as one of the most picturesque spas in Kota Kinabalu, CHI, The Spa offers treatments based on traditional Asian healing philosophies. You enjoy an enchanted and indulgent journey on the resort's private spa island. 

During every experience here, you are surrounded by natural beauty. Your dream vacation begins at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu.


(60 88) 327 888


(60 88) 327 878



No. 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88100, Malaysia


Check-in: 2pm
Check-out: 12noon


We accept the following cards: American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa and China UnionPay. Please note that payment by traveller's check is not acceptable at this resort.