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Settled in a pretty corner on Borneo’s stunning coastline, Shangri La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is a popular luxury hotel for a relaxing break. It’s a family holiday favourite, with excellent facilities for youngsters, including the Water Play Park and Cool Zone Kids’ Club. While the little ones play, parents can get away for a pampering session at CHI, The Spa or make the most of the thrilling water sports available. The eclectic mix of dining options helps to satisfy any palate with everything from laid back BBQs to fine Italian dining.

How far is the nearest beach?

Shangri La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa has a private beach about 10-minutes’ walk away from the accommodation.

Distance from resort centre

The centre of Kota Kinabalu is about 10-minutes away by car.

Distance from airport

Kota Kinabalu International Airport is approximately a 10-minute drive away from Shangri La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa.

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Kinabalu Wing Mountain View
Kinabalu Wing Sea View
Tanjung Wing Sea View
Kinabalu Club Room Mountain View


  • Private beach
  • STAR Marina with motorised and non-motorised water sports and boat trips
  • Swimming pool with infinity section and Jacuzzi beds
  • Children’s pool
  • Water play area with waterslides for adults and children
  • Water Wars water balloon station
  • CHI, The Spa and Shangri-La
  • State-of-the-art health club with gymnasium
  • 9-hole pitch and putt golf course
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Jogging track
  • Cool Zone Kids’ Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Shop
  • Tour desk
  • Shuttle service to Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort and Spa
  • 5 restaurants and cafes
  • Ice cream bar
  • Lounge bar
  • Beach bar
  • Pool bar
  • Laundry service
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Free Wi-Fi

Kinabalu Club

Guests with Kinabalu Club access at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa can enjoy the following privileges:

  • Exclusive access to the Club Lounge
  • Complimentary daily buffet breakfast served in the Club Lounge
  • Complimentary drinks all day in the Club Lounge
  • Evening drinks with family and adults-only hours
  • Fresh fruits in your room daily
  • Complimentary suit pressing and shoeshine service
  • Private check-in and check-out in the Club Lounge
  • Wide selection of newspapers, magazines and books
  • Board games and TV room
  • Free Wi-Fi

Please note that details are subject to change. You will be provided with full details of the Kinabalu Club on arrival at the hotel.


Café Tatu

  • Contemporary restaurant with buffet style dining
  • Cuisine: International and Asian
  • A la carte menu available for lunch
  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Coco-Joe’s Bar & Grill

  • Beach BBQ restaurant
  • Cuisine: BBQ, Western and Asian
  • Open for lunch and dinner


  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Open for dinner

Shang Palace

  • Traditional restaurant overlooking the garden
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Open for lunch and dinner