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Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa in Gaya Island, Malaysia

Bearing a name inspired by the exotic hibiscus flowers native to its tropical surroundings, Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa – part of the LVX collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts – is a secluded gem off the coast of Borneo, where your next blissful beach vacation awaits. In the heart of Southeast Asia, this Malaysian resort paradise is set on a coral reef island, tucked into a natural bay, and is comprised of just 47 hideaway villas. With white sand beach to one side, and pristine jungle to the other, guest accommodations feature native architecture fused with a contemporary feel and superior functionality. The sophisticated dwellings, none less than 750 square feet, offer an unparalleled level of privacy and luxury, while providing modern accompaniments such as satellite television, iPod docks, mini bars, and wireless internet access. Views vary, from hillside settings with colorful foliage enveloping private decks, to vistas of the brilliant beach and sea, with each and every space promising a unique perspective on the island's beauty.

With your stay at Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, the pleasure extends far beyond the idyllic villas themselves. Stroll across a suspended bridge to Solace Spa, where open-air pavilions built directly into the landscape present the perfect spot for indulgent body treatments, massages, and beauty services. Head to the beach and the aquamarine waters to further unwind, and enjoy a kayaking excursion around the bay or through the rich mangroves with their bountiful flora and fauna. The resort's PADI-certified dive center offer scuba gear and training for you to discover the incredible underwater sea life, and a variety of additional water sports are also readily available. Stay on land and explore the jungle, where guided treks point out the fantastic features of this untouched treasure. When you are ready for replenishment, sit down to a delicious meal at one of the multiple dining venues on site. Pantai Grill is a casual beachfront restaurant with a grilled-to-order menu, while The Koi offers a more formal experience in a European bistro atmosphere, with a wine menu from its underground cellar. Whether you dine in-villa, spend endless hours on the sand, or venture off-island to explore the region around, Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa is an exotic beach experience that will make your trip unforgettable.

Location of Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Polish Bay
Gaya Island, Malaysia

Nearest Airport: BKI

Amenities for Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

  • General Information
  • 48 Villas
  • Connecting/Adjoining Rooms
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Wine Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Spa Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Wellness Center
  • Pool & Beach Cabanas
  • Helicopter Service
  • Limousine Service
  • Beach Access
  • Infinity Pool
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Players
  • DVD Players
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Radio & CD Players
  • Activities
  • Excursions
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sightseeing
  • Business
  • Business Services
  • Family
  • Cribs
  • Rollaway Beds
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Nightlife
  • Marina
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Beach
  • Cool Pools
  • Hotels

Reviews for Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at Bunga Raya for 6 nights and it was wonderful, a perfect and relaxed end to our adventure Borneo Honeymoon. The staff were all absolutely wonderful and so sweet, and any problems that we had were rectified effectively. We actually didn't find sandflies a problem at all, we found if you put roll on deets on your self, all pests were kept away! This also kept all leeches away during our jungle treks in Danum Valley- at least we think that's what did the trick! We did spot some rubbish on the beach which increased when it rained heavily, but I think that's more down to location as it all comes in from KK. This no way spoiled our stay anyway as the beach was amazing and was so secluded. My best beach ever! Breakfast was incredible and a huge selection, easily our best meal of the day! The food was quite overpriced (around London prices) but they have something for everyone and generally the portions were large. We expected this after reading reviews so it was no shock, and there's still the option to dine somewhere in KK. Thank you Bunga Raya for making our honeymoon stay incredible!


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Am writing this review with 'mixed feelings', positive and negative, hence why I ended up giving a 3* grade (the average of 1 and 5). We very much looked forward to staying at the resort (3 nights - Aug 2 thru Aug 5). Upon arrival we were welcomed with drinks and transferred to our lovely villa (deluxe). The resort is superbly located, in a secluded bay with private beach; excellent snorkling and other water activities possibilities. The villa was perfect: spacious, with all amenities within hand reach. Minibar drinks are complimentary and transport to / from lobby area is conveniently organized. The beach is lovely, except for the sand flies (thanks mother Nature) - and they were there. The main restaurant's food is very good - the food at the other (beach) restaurant (Pandai Grill) was of less quality. Staff were very friendly and helpful. So far for the positive, now the negative. The resort's lobby area was undergoing renovation / expansion. As the lobby is situated around the pool area, we had to deal with the noise of construction works during our entire stay. There was no escaping, since relaxing on the beach was not an option because of the sand flies (repellent was provided for free, but couldn't prevent that we were bitten - not once, but tens of times). Constructions works apparently had to be ready by July 31, but weren't. On top of the works even continued during our last evening, so our dinner was basically spoiled by the continuous noises of construction. We fully realize and appreciate that upgrading needs to be done once in a while, but paying a 5 star price for what we've experienced is simply not ok. We spoke to the general manager about it. He told us that all tour operators in the area were informed about the construction works; ours unfortunately wasn't..... He also told us that new construction works will commence early September (when the current Pandai Grill restaurant will be closed and a new restaurant area will be constructed). So please bear in mind that new construction works will commence (and probably last a good 6 months). For those of you loving wine: the resort's wine list is impressive, especially when you realize that you're basically in 'the middle of nowhere' - there's even a wine cellar, that can be visited upon appointment. WIFI was poor - hardly accessible in the villa and with some effort in the lobby area. Would we go back - maybe, but then after the second round of construction works....

Barbara V - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 days at Bunga Raya in late July/early August. The location is amazing: beautiful golden sandy beach, crystal clear water teeming with fish, surrounded by tropical rainforest with amazing wildlife. Truly breathtaking. Accommodation is also fantastic: we treated ourselves to a beachfront villa with plunge pool which was fantastic. Really spacious and luxurious, and the plunge pool was great to sit in sipping a cocktail But there were two problems: 1. There was major construction work being undertaken right around the pool area, complete with banging + drilling, tractors going up and down the beach, and workmen ogling the sunbathers. {Caution: you may be told that this work has now finished, But we were told that this work will be followed by other construction projects around the resort for much of the rest of this year. So check VERY carefully before booking.] 2. The quality of the food and service was very variable. Others have commented on the quality of the food.The staff were very friendly and helpful but over our visit we had to wait for 30 or 40 mins for our meal of several occasions, the pool regularly ran out of towels, lunch things were not cleared up from around the pool etc. Bunra Raya is one of the most wonderful locations I have ever visited, but at the moment the quality of the service and food is letting it down quite badly. Full disclosure: we complained to the General manager during our stay and he knocked some money off our bill. Although a nice gesture, this didn't make up for the disappointed we felt.

Natasha C

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the 2 bedroom villa, with stunning views of the sea and a plethora of rainforest noises at night (love it)! The resort villa are built into the hill and golf buggies (taxis!!), will take you around the resort whenever you like! The staff and food were second to none. The place certainly has more than a slice of heaven! #simplybeautiful #nocomplaints

SoniaMurraySmith - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience to go to a tropical island in Borneo for a bit of rest and relaxation. We travelled across from Kota Kinabalu by private boat and just as we got on the boat it rained so we didnt see much of the crossing. We were greeted with a warm arrival and taken to reception for drinks and orientation. We had booked a Deluxe room which has a separate sitting room (which we never used). The accommodation was stunning and beyond our expectation. To be honest we would have been happy with the standard room (which is called superior!) The whole island experience was fantastic and the only thing that let it down was the quality of the food which, although decent, was not to the standard of the room. If you are paying top dollar you expect a dining option to match. The other problem was the sandfly. We got attacked going from out room to the ocean. One more point: the resort has day visitors so when it gets to about 10:30 in the morning the pool fills up with people and we felt overcrowded. We spent more our time on the beach as its very long and we could get away from the crowds.

NaturesMoments - Pickering, United Kingdom

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