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The resort is set beside the beautiful Pantai Dalit beach, north of Kota Kinabalu, and surrounded by lush tropical forest.
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Most rooms are in the main Garden Wing of the hotel, with a smaller number in the Ocean Wing; all come with a private outdoor area or balcony and satellite TV.
Dining options include Malaysian, Indian and Western cuisine in a variety of settings, including a beach bar. The resort also has two swimming pools, an 18-hole championship golf course and a spa offering a range of treatments.
Rasa Ria Resort offers a wide range of activities on land and water. Guided walks with professional rangers will introduce you to some of Sabah's other indigenous flora and fauna, including long-tailed macaques, civets, bearcats, monitor lizards, pangolins, and 63 species of birds.
Why we love it
The Rasa Ria is one of those rare resorts which is perfect for both families and couples looking for some post-rainforest R&R. For the kids, there's a kids club, pool and miles of sandy beach to run around on, while for the couples, the Ocean Wing offers spacious rooms with huge balconies - complete with bathtub - and romantic beach dinners can be arranged in private cabanas at sunset.