The crystal-clear waters of Borneo teem with vibrant marine life, and snorkelling is a one of the best ways to meet amazing sea creatures face to face.
Admiring the sea from ashore is all very well, but you can explore Oman’s rugged coastline from a different angle and get some exercise at the same time.
The crystal-clear waters of Borneo teem with vibrant marine life, and snorkelling is a one of the best ways to meet amazing sea creatures face to face. The STAR Marina at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu offers convenient access to nearby islands, where you can take your time to explore the beautiful sea.
Admiring the sea from ashore is all very well, but you can explore Oman’s rugged coastline from a different angle and get some exercise at the same time. Discover the unexplored coastal areas of the Arabian Peninsula in a kayak, and there’s no better place to start your excursion than at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman.
Nothing can calm your mind like a yoga session in the great outdoors. Under the shades of the centuries-old trees at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang, you can practice yoga and lose yourself in the serene surroundings.
Hammock lounging by the beach
While on vacation, you can of course choose to lounge and relax in your air-conditioned room, but with the panoramic beachfront view at Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa, Yanuca Island, Fiji, why not enjoy a quiet afternoon in a hammock and listen to the waves lapping against the shore?
Meditating in nature
There is something magical about meditating in nature – the warmth of the sun washes all over you while you listen to every sound, near and far, in your surroundings. The meditation pavilion at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives allows you to completely submerge yourself in nature to regain clarity and focus.
Up close with wildlife
Seeing wildlife in their natural habitat can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Nature Reserve of Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu is a sanctuary for the world’s largest tree climbers – the orangutan. Meeting these incredible creatures in person will inspire a sense of awe and a newfound respect for nature.
Delicious food, pleasant company and jolly conversations all make for a wonderful evening, but you can take it up a notch by taking your party out in the open. Here at Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines, plan a beachfront dinner with your friends and family, and enjoy the salty sea breeze while tucking into a sumptuous spread.
Cycling around West Lake
They say Hangzhou is heaven on earth, and much of this claim rests on the natural beauty of the magnificent West Lake. To see the UNESCO World Heritage site in its full glory, rent a bike from Shangri-La Hotel, Hangzhou and cycle along the meandering paths around the lake. You will be mesmerised by every nuance of its ever-changing façade.
Outdoor spa treatments
Getting your dose of pampering outdoors is a special, sensual luxury not offered in many places. CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi has just the right setting – in a seaside spa pavilion. Relax your body and mind with the ancient traditional therapy of hammam, which has its roots in the East.
A stroll in the garden
You don’t have to stray very far to get close to nature. Sometimes, the easiest way is an effortless stroll in a picturesque garden. At Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing’s lush green garden you can listen to the chirping birds and take a gander at the beautiful ponds while taking a leisurely walk on the zigzagged pathways.