3 nights in Shangri-la's Tanjung Aru Resort, surrounded by 2km long Tanjung Aru beach, the best beach in Kota Kinabalu, a place taking its name from the casuarinas trees that fringe the fine sands, well known as the best sunset beach in Malaysia. Hand in hand with your loved one, witness the crimson sun dips slowly into the horizon, leaving the vast skies a brilliant red. And make a wish. Explore the thrills of the ocean with some motorised and non-motorised water sport activities at STAR Marina, visit a remote island in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park via the resort's boats. Enjoy an afternoon tour to Klias Wetlands and River Safari is another highlight.
Day 1 Arrival at Kota KinabaluPickup from airport and transfer to hotel.
5-star luxury Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa features has a private sandy beach and 2 swimming pools situated in 25 acres of gardens. Asian-influenced treatments in 8 spa villas on Pulau Bayu, the resort's private island.
Relaxing 60-minute pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments, from toe to head.
Day 2 Beach Day (B/D)STAR Marina is owned and operated by the resort, it offers lots of water sports and scheduled round-trip transfers to neighbouring islands.
(1) Water Sports
Motorised activities are: Jet Skiing, Parasailing, Banana Boat Ride, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding.
Non-Motorised activities are: Ocean Kayak, Wind Surfing, Paddle boarding
(2) Manukan Island & Mamutik Island
All these islands are characterised by shallow waters, bountiful corals and splendid white sandy beaches.
- A learning centre for dive enthusiasts is available at STAR Marina.
- Shower and changing rooms are available on all islands.
(3) Gaya Island
Established as Sabah's first forest reserve in 1923, Gaya Island preserves one of the few remaining areas of largely undisturbed coastal Dipterocarp Forest left in Sabah.
A 10-minute Smart Hero Jet Boat Ride is includes for today.
A buffet dinner coupon at Cafe Tatu Restaurant. Enjoy a variety of international cuisine of seafood, BBQ, spaghetti, dim sum, chicken satay serving with coconut and sugarcane juice.
Day 3 Klias Wetlands River Safari (B/D)Hotel pickup at 13:00. coach transfer to Klias Wetlands, large areas of mangrove forest and sago palms. home of the unique proboscis monkey, endemic only to Borneo. Almost 2 hours on the road, we’ve stopped at Chocolate factory for toilet break.
Arrive Klias at 16:00. Before the river safari starts, a high-tea break is set up. Sabah Tea or Tenom Coffee is served with banana fritters, sweet potato fritters and other local specialities. Our afternoon sunset boat ride starts at 16:45. A small open boat drifts past the mangroves, wish you good luck to see some amazing animals making their way to the riverbank before settling down for the evening.
A buffet dinner is arranged at riverbank at 18:00. After enjoying some local Malaysian style foods, continue your boat ride and search for glittering fireflies on the nearby trees. The amazing moment comes when the boatmen switch off the engine and you view at the tree in silence. The whole tree is hosting hundreds of fireflies. Slowly glowing like milky way.
Day 4 Departure from Kota Kinabalu (B)After breakfast, free time at leisure until check-out at 1200 hrs. Transfer to airport for flight to sweet home.