About the Hotel
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.
Located just 10 minutes away from the city, Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, is a luxurious, tranquil retreat that provides the 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, large 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 6 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 a picturesque spa 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 Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu.
Services & Facilities
Services & Facilities
Our dedicated and experienced staff caters to the needs of guests with an extensive range of services and facilities. If you require any service not listed here, please contact us and we will try to assist in any way we can. Facilities Business Centre Wired and Wireless Internet Access Conference Facilities Facilities for the Physically Challenged Non-smoking Rooms Parking Facilities Safe Deposit Box Spa Marina Children Babysitting or Child Care (4 years and above) In-Room Kids Menu Dedicated children play space - Cool Zone Kids Club* Outdoor Water Play Area* NOTE: Access to Cool Zone Kids Club and Water Play Area are for in-house guests only. Services Shoeshine Service Express Check-in and Check-out Services Laundry and Valet Service Medical Service Travel and Transportation Airport Transfer Taxi and Limousine Service Shops Hotel Shop Food and Beverages 24-hour Room Service 3 Restaurants and 3 BarsLearn More
We are honoured to receive recognition for our legendary Asian hospitality. Here is a list of our recent awards: Awards 2024 Winner of World Mice Awards as Malaysia's Best Incentive Hotel 2023 Yayasan Sabah Group - Best Company: Tourism Sector 2023 Awards 2023 Winner of Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2023 in the category of Best Luxury Seaside Resort in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu classified Green Hotel by Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia Travelmyth's Top 3 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu Travelmyth's Top 3 Beachfront Hotels in Sabah Travelmyth's Top 20 For Business Travellers in Kota Kinabalu Travelmyth's Top 3 Hotels for Honeymoon in Kota Kinabalu Travelmyth's Top 5-STAR Hotel in Kota Kinabalu Travelmyth's Top 3 Luxury Hotels in Kota Kinabalu Awards 2022 Top 10 Resorts for Winter and Half Year Vacation – Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu Trip Expert - Experts' Choice Award 2022 Holiday With Kids (AUS) - 2nd Place in Malaysia Holidays With Kids Readers Choice Awards 2022 SIRIM - ISO22000 Recertification Travelmyth - Eco-Friendly Collection 2022 Award My Wedding Vow, Singapore - Top 10 Most Romantic Malaysia Honeymoon Destination (2022 Guide) Things To Do.org - 10 Top-Rated Hotels in West Coast Division, Sabah TripAdvisor - Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award 2022 TripAdvisor - Travellers Choice Award 2022 TripAdvisor - Bravo! Award 2022 Awards 2021 Prime Minister's Hibiscus Award 2019/2020 - Notable Achievement in Environmental Performance Corporate Valley; 7 Best Hotels in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu Prestige Malaysia Online - The Best Beach Resort in Malaysia for Family Vacations Lifestyle Asia - Unwind at the Best Hotel Spas in Kota Kinabalu Hotels.com - Top 10 Hotels in Sabah TripZilla - 5 Reasons Why Sabah Is Every "Lazy" Traveller's Best Friend Holiday with Kids - Reader's Choice Top 10 Awards 2020 - Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu Awards 2020 Holiday With Kids - Readers’ Choice Top 10 Awards 2019 – Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu Booking.com Guest Review Award – Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu (8.6 out of 10) The Wedding Vows - Top 10 Most Romantic Malaysia Honeymoon Destinations (2020 Guide) Hotels.com Loved By Guest Award - Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu (8.8 out of 10) Bureau Veritas Audit - Safeguard and Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia - Five-star Award TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2020 TripAdvisor Rave Reviews Award 2020 TripAdvisor Bravo Award 2020 For more details or other press enquiries, please contact our Director of Communications: Claudina Wong [email protected] (60 88) 327 882Learn More
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a concept fuelled by passion and goes beyond an organisation’s obligation to address social and environmental needs. An example of an organisation that has successfully embraced CSR and integrated this practice into its business model is Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu. Since 2000, the resort has remained committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner and has been actively involved in countless CSR activities with the local community, government and the environment.Learn More
Sabah, located on the island of Borneo in the eastern part of Malaysia, is a fascinating destination for travellers who enjoy a close experience with nature. The island's many natural attractions are complemented by a fascinating local culture that has preserved centuries-old ways of living into the present day. Discover Sabah, from Sabah Tourism Board's WebsiteLearn More