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Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu

This tropical retreat dazzles with its glorious beachfront location – just a short boat ride from the remarkable islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.

Accommodation is plentiful with 492 stylish guestrooms and suites surrounded by acres of landscaped gardens. Each is lavishly furnished and designed in a way that reflects traditional Bornean design as well as the natural surroundings. Whichever room you choose you’ll get to wake to the sounds of crashing waves and step out onto your private balcony to drink in a stunning scene of coral islands and the South China Sea.

Another reason to include Tanjung Aru Resort in your tailor-made holiday to Borneo is its proximity to Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Within 10 minutes you could be exploring these wondrous islands and diving in their clear, marine-rich waters. Kinabalu National Park also awaits with its dense jungle, oversized flowers and endemic wildlife. Otherwise you could enjoy yoga sessions, spend time by the pool or renew your senses at the resort’s signature spa, CHI.

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, at a glance

• Award-winning resort just outside of Kota Kinabalu
• 492 rooms and suites spread throughout two separate wings
• All have private balconies that face the sea or both the sea and Mount Kinabalu
• Decor inspired by the rich colours and textures of the surrounding landscape
• Excellent facilities including a choice of three restaurants and three bars
• 10 minutes from the city centre and airport
• Launched a marine conservation coral planting programme

For leisure and pleasure

• 2,000-square-metre pool with a tapered shoreline for children and a Jacuzzi and infinity pool section for adults
• Health Club fitted with the latest gym equipment
• The resort has its own private jetty, a jumping off point for snorkelling excursions to neighbouring islands
• Array of water sports including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and water volleyball
• Island-hopping cruises
• Golf and tennis courts
• Yoga sessions
• Serene spa where treatments are inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies
• Explore the plants and wildlife of Kinabalu National Park

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