Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu

With a beachfront setting, the luxurious Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is prominently located at Tanjung Aru, a mere 10 minutes away from both Kota Kinabalu city and airport.

The tranquil & picturesque tropical resort boast a total 492 rooms & suites, 6 restaurants & bars. Not only that, the hotel is equipped with its own pier and is only 10 mins boat ride to the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park making it an ideal choice for guests visiting Kota Kinabalu.

There are 2 wings in the hotel, Tanjung Wing & Kinabalu Wing. Tanjung Wing recently underwent a renovation with newly design contemporary rooms while Kinabalu Wing has sunset facing and is where the club lounge is located.

The Hotel

Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Lobby

Entrance to Chi Spa

Private Beach

The Sunset Bar

Kinabalu Club Lounge

The Kinabalu Club lounge is where hotel guests enjoy the evening cocktail. There are 2 seating, family friendly from 4.30pm to 6.30pm while adults only from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. During evening cocktails, guests can enjoy unlimited wine, beer and canapes.

View from the Kinabalu Club lounge

Gaya Suite – Kinabalu Wing Deluxe Seaview Suite

Our 1324sq ft Gaya Suite at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

The spacious Living Room

Our Gaya Suite comes with a living room has a warm tropical Borneo design and touches. This room come with plenty of perks. Private check in and check out, all day beverage, daily buffet breakfast and evening cocktails at Kinabalu Club Lounge.

Splendid sea view from our room

Welcome gifts from the hotel

L’Occitane Toiletries

The marbled bathroom comes with a nice bathtub with its own view and a separate shower.

Pampering time – Bathtub with sunset view

Cecilia enjoying her long bath

Great place to celebrate

Strawberry Champagne

Hotel Facilities

The swimming pool

Adults only Infinity Pool

Ice Cream bar

Sun Bathing Moments

Swimming Pool at night

One of the most fully equipped hotel gyml

Sunset Bar

The sunset bar is one of the main highlight of Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa as it is one of the best spot to watch the magnificent sunset in Kota Kinabalu.

Every day in the evening, a long queue of guests queuing up for a spot at sunset bar hence be there early if you plan to watch sunset there.

Sunset Bar

Munching an antipasto plate while waiting for sunset

The front row seat with unblock view cost approx RM235 per pax with unlimited champagne

Sunset gazing together

The magical moment

Sunset bar is always packed with guests is due to the consistency of beautiful sunset in Kota Kinabalu

Time lapse of the sunset

The skewered lamb, beef & chicken at sunset bar is very good, tender & juicy.

Dinner by the Beach

Private pavilion for romantic dinner

The hotel went extra mile preparing our romantic dinner by the beach

Surf & Turf BBQ – Grilled Lamb Rack, Sirloin Steak and Chicken

Surf & Turf BBQ – Grilled King Prawns & Salmon

Dessert: Cheesecake & Apple crumble


Romantic Breakfast by the sea for couples

The sumptuous breakfast by the sea

If every morning could be as laid back as this

While Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa won numerous praises for being a family friendly resort, there is no hinder to spend a romantic getaway here as the resort equally has plenty activates and segregation (adults only pool, adults only evening cocktails) for couples.

We would recommend to spend at least 2 nights at Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa to fully enjoy what the resort has to offer.

Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

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20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu

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