Stay at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort and scuba dive, snorkel & trek with Downbelow

Qualify as an Open Water Diver with Downbelow's Open Water Diver Course, Sabah, Borneo

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5 Star Resort Stay & Dive Package Includes

This package includes the following and more:

  • 5 star resort hotel accommodation;
  • Daily Scuba Diving, or
  • Snorkeling & Trekking;
  • Return land and sea transfers;
  • 3Nights / 2Days Diving: From RM 2,018.00 pp (subject to 6% Government Goods & Service Tax)
  • 5 Night Promotional Offer;

5 Star Resort Accommodation

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Accommodation
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is one of two luxury resorts in Kota Kinabalu. Set in a 400-acre tropical setting beside the exquisite Pantai Dalit Beach.

There is a Nature Reserve with an Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, the only one of its kind in the region.

For golf enthusiasts, the superbly sculptured 18-hole course at Dalit Bay Golf Club & Spa, designed by Ted Parslow, offers a stimulating playing experience whilst experiencing the natural beauty of Sabah.

At the end of a day of diving, golf or exploring, relax with one of the many indulgent treatments at the adjacent spa.

All rooms face the South China Sea, Garden View rooms are on the lower floors, Sea View Rooms are on the higher floors.

The Rasa Ria Resort's appeal is immediately apparent

Facilities Include:

  • Garden View, Sea View or Ocean View Premier room;
  • Private balcony;
  • Walk in shower & separate couple-sized bathtub;
  • Satellite TV / In-house movies;
  • Mineral water;
  • Tea / coffee making facility;
  • Daily newspaper, turndown service;
  • In-room safe, mini bar & welcome fruit basket;
  • Swimming pools, restaurants, spa & gymnasium;

Package also includes full buffet breakfast and is based on 2 person reservation.

Daily Scuba Diving

All dive sites are within a a few minutes from our dive centre on Gaya island, and surface intervals and the lunch break are based here.

A diver using a light to bring out the pink colours in this coral for underwater photography

You will have time enjoy the primary rain-forest that surrounds our dive station, and perhaps spot some of wildlife inhabiting the island.

Diving includes:

  • 3 guided boat dives per day for qualified divers;
  • non qualified/beginner divers can join the Discover Scuba Diving Program on the 1st morning, and boat diving with a qualified divemaster/instructor for the remaining afternoon and days;
  • return transfers to the jetty and our dive Center on Gaya Island (8 minutes by boat);
  • Equipment rental, jetty and park fees;
  • freshly cooked lunch;
  • free flow tea / coffee / water and refreshments;

Snorkeling with Downbelow is fun

Or, for non divers, Snorkeling & Jungle Trekking

Prices are based on Scuba Divers. However if Scuba diving doesn’t appeal to you, then join the snorkelling and trekking programs instead and pay the Non Diver (ND) price.

Snorkeling & Trekking includes:

  • guided snorkeling and trekking for beginners and more experienced guests. Our guides will show you the best spots, keep you safe and point out interests fauna and flora both on land and underwater.
  • equipment rental including specialized snorkel vests for non swimmers;
  • return transfers to the jetty and our dive Center on Gaya Island (8 minutes by boat);
  • Equipment rental, jetty and park fees;
  • freshly cooked lunch;
  • free flow tea / coffee / water and refreshments;

No Hidden Extras on our Low Rates!Coralscapes abound for divers in the TAR Park off Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

Price stated is based on 2 persons sharing & valid until 31st March 2016.

Peak season surcharges & Single supplements apply.

Peak Season: April 2015, July – August 2015 & December 2015 – March 2016.

PADI Open Water Course Promo – enquire for price details!

This promo includes:

  • 5 nights Rainforest View room accommodation;
  • A 4-days Open Water Course;
  • return land & boat transfers to Gaya Island;
  • park and jetty fees;
  • equipment (except dive computer);
  • refreshments – free flow water / tea / coffee;
  • freshly cooked lunch;
  • all required PADI Materials and PADI Registration Fee;

Rasa Ria staffer, Lylia, recently Discovered Scuba Diving with DownbelowNotice: In the quest to continually improve the services and facilities at Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort, they are presently extending the Ocean Wing sector which has commenced since November 2013. On 6th April 2015, they are proud to announce the completion of 43 Ocean Wing rooms which will gradually lead to the entire 83 rooms by the first week of May 2015. Kindly note that the resort’s management has assured that this minor renovation will be of minimal disturbance to the in house guests.

In the meantime, the recently renovated Garden Wing rooms are located a considerable distance away and will be a good alternative to guests who might be sensitive to the work site of the Ocean Wing extension.

The new grand lobby dedicated for Ocean Wing guests is also now open with a new Italian restaurant (Oceano – located in the New Ocean Wing Lobby) currently underway to be unveiled on 11th April 2015. The new restaurant will replace the Coast restaurant as the exclusive breakfast venue for Ocean Wing residents.

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