It is dawn, and you are seated in a tower as the majestic new sun rises over Mount Kinabalu in the distance. This is the best breakfast you have ever had.
This is Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu on Pantai Dalit Beach. Set amidst a nature reserve, the resort enchants endlessly with its natural magic.
Your Malaysian-themed room is perched on a verdant hill, with a spectacular beachfront view, surrounded by 400 acres of tropical forest. You see the catamarans along the beach, and can only imagine what other activities await.
The resort is home to an eco-friendly championship golf course and the magnificent Spa at Dalit Bay. Unique to the resort is the Nature Interpretation Centre, gateway to the Nature Reserve. Here, you can meet the Borneo's wildlife.
Even the kids have their own fun club. And the more adventurous ones get to help the rangers look after the animals in the resort’s care.
You decide to go horse riding today. Don’t forget about deep sea fishing tomorrow.
Twilight happens all too soon. But with sunset cocktails and dinner in a beach-side gazebo served by your own private butler, you don’t really mind.
Once you've experienced the splendour, nothing else matters. Welcome to paradise.