SHANGRI-LA’S RASA RIA RESORT & SPA BORNEO, MALAYSIA
THIS TROPICAL RETREAT is perfect for couples who want to combine adrenaline- charged activities with the refuge of a super-luxe resort. The two-hour dawn hike into the adjacent 64-acre nature reserve is exhilarating – but watch out for tarantulas, scorpions and millipedes scurrying under foot. Look up into the canopy, though, for a glimpse of a mischievous bearcat or a wide-eyed slow loris. This is a large resort (there are close to 500 rooms), but there’s a feeling of serenity throughout – the pristine private 3km beach helps and is asking to be jogged across or trotted along on horseback. Tired of the beach? The neighbouring golf course, with its resident monitor lizards and crocodiles, is open to all, and Rasa Ria’s ‘Adventuremoon’ package serves up an itinerary of active excursions and pampering sessions.
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Need to refuel? The food is exceptional, with six restaurants serving up everything from creamy Malay curries to finely sliced Japanese sashimi – perfect for rebooting those tired muscles. OUR KIND OF LUXE Grab a kayak at sunset and paddle out into the ocean. Viewed from the sea, the resort is stunning. GO Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa (shangri-la.com) offers seven nights from £2,208 for two people sharing, on a B&B basis, including flights with Royal Brunei Airlines (flyroyalbrunei.com) and transfers.