Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort Kota Kinabalu

Swimming pool

If you are looking to escape from the busy city life and go somewhere nice for a weekend, here’s why Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa should be on your short list.

Kota Kinabalu is only two and a half hours away from Singapore, and once you reach the beautiful resort, you feel like you just opened the door to paradise. It is without a doubt – the perfect destination for a lazy beach getaway.

Everything you need is within the resort, so there is really no need to step out unless you want to visit the sleepy town, or go for a hiking adventure on Mount Kinabalu – the tallest mountain in South-East Asia.

Shangri La Tanjong Aru

I was toying the idea of going for a hike, but deep down in my heart, I knew that was never going to happen.


Beach Resort

Peppino Italian Restaurant

dim sum

F&B options like Shang Palace, Peppino, and Cafe Tutu ensure that you will never go hungry.

Sunset Bar

The main highlight is surely the Sunset Bar which sits at the edge of the resort and offers a spectacular view of the beautiful sunset.

Chi Spa

You can also pamper yourself at Chi, The Spa – a standalone spa village which sits on an island connected to the hotel via a private causeway.

Kota Kinabalu Beach

I had a pleasant experience staying in Shangri-la Tanjung Aru Resort. Given the proximity to Singapore, it is one of my top choices for a quiet weekend getaway.


Shangri-la Tanjung Aru Resort
20 Jalan Aru Tanjung Aru
88100 Kota Kinabalu, KK, Malaysia