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Kota Kinabalu

A private beach and sparkling coral islands make for an idyllic setting for this tropical resort. On Pulau Bayu, the resort's private island, lies CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, offering a unique design concept: a stand-alone "spa village" sits on an "island" connected to the hotel via a private causeway. The spa menu highlights traditional Asian therapies inspired by the region's cultural origins. Each of the eight villas has its own herbal steam room, spacious relaxation area, and private changing room. A private yoga pavilion with a deck extending out over the South China Sea offers spectacular sunset views. Traditional Bornean treatments on the spa menu are plant-based in nature and energy aware, and they reflect the multicultural heritage of the region.