Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of the Malaysian state Sabah (a.k.a. Northern Borneo), and its neighbouring travel attractions have much to offer for the most adventurous families! Escape to a Bornean paradise and embark on a journey through some of the world’s most pristine nature. From jungle hikes, ocean adventures, mountain climbing and snorkeling and diving, you're sure to have a magical experience however you choose to spend your time on this beautiful island.
Reaching a dizzying height at over 4,000 metres, Malaysia's highest peak provides the perfect backdrop for any Bornean adventure. Located in the Kinabalu National Park and listed as a World Heritage Site, Mount Kinabalu is popular with those seeking a little (or a big) adventure. With overnight summit hikes, breathtaking sunrises and jungle ventures, the country's crown jewel beckons one and all for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
Located 3km offshore from Kota Kinabalu, this iconic marine park with crystal-clear waters is a cluster of 5 beautiful islands, all within easy reach by boat from Shangri-La Tanjung Aru. The marine life here is considered some of the best and most diverse in the world, and can be easily experienced by enjoying a snorkeling trip with the kids or a dive excursion for the pros.
Rasa Ria Reserve
Located within Shangri-La Rasa Ria, this 64-acre tropical jungle nestled between two rivers and the South China Sea is the perfect way to reconnect with unspoiled nature. With fun and engaging activities such as a canopy walk, jungle hikes and mini ranger programme, the Rasa Ria Reserve offers families an unparalleled opportunity to learn about nature and discover the wonderful flora and fauna that make up this unique part of the world.