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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We stayed here in June for the first few nights of our honeymoon and it was just perfect. We had a plunge pool villa (number 9) which was very spacious and although facing the beach it was still very private. The villas are quite rustic, but that's what makes this resort so beautiful. They are all built sympathetically into and...

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Berkhamsted
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights to charge our batteries after our wedding and before heading into the jungle. (Worth doing to get over jet lag and acclimatise to the humidity as it is quite hard going). It's a really lovely setting. The food is good and there's enough to do for a few days if you get twitchy feet....

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hong kong
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We havent stay at this resort but took the advantage of visiting as guests of the sister resort - Gayanna Eco Resort. We loved the white sandy private beach and their pool - the staff gave us the best attention.

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Reviewed 17 July 2015

What a great resort. From the moment you arrive at the jetty, the staff are nothing short of fantastic. The setting is magical. We had a beach villa with a plunge pool, perfect for relaxing with a good book and just reveling in the tropical setting. We did the zip line and the canopy walk both of which were good...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 12 July 2015

We stayed for a few nights in July. The rooms themselves were gorgeous and could not be faulted.the food was also lovely, including the breakfast which was included. The resort itself is a little run down and there was some rubbish behind one of the restaurants where we were initially shown to our rooms and this was disappointing as it...

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Dartford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Arriving at Bunga Raya is an amazing site, these beautiful rooms surrounded by rain forest, and all private, so relaxing, and a lovely white sanded beach, we would sit in the Pantai restaurant on the beach at happy hour, and just look out at the south china sea, really beautiful, and great when you see a couple of wild boars...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I'm only giving this a "Very Good" rating cause there were a few things that weren't fantastic but I would visit again. Rooms were superb, staff were beautiful. There were just little bits and pieces that needed attention. The restaurants were good but not a huge variety if staying for more than 3-4 nights. We really enjoyed our time here....

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Bunga Raya is a dream. The beach has white sand and the water is crystal clear making snorkeling and other water activities top class! The service is very good and friendly with a slight negative in the restaurant / breakfast where they are a bit "off". The best with Bunga Raya is the location ... its deep in the rain-forest...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 17 June 2015

All the staff are so nice that we feel home away from home. The breakfast was delicious. I LOVE the view! That was breathtaking. Especially when it comes to sunset. The sky was printed in pink, so romantic. We planned to join the jungle tour of the resort, but we didn't, coz it was amazing to simply lie down on...

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Roskilde, Denmark
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Bunga Raya. We stayed 5 days at a plunge pool villa. The villa was amazing, but having your own private punge pool just beats everything. We never used the resort pool even though that looked really nice. We loved snorkling in the water right by the resort. My husband went on a couple of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Kitchenette
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As sensual and exotic as the hibiscus flower that bears its name, Bunga Raya Island Resort is a luxurious jewel set on a coral reef island just off the coast of Borneo. A secluded island hideaway of 47 timbered villas, the resort is framed by white sand beach and virgin jungle. Hillside villas reflect the simplicity of the Borneo architectural style. A hilltop spa blends the finest Traditional Asian and Western treatments using restorative powers of indigenous plants and oils. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Address: Polish Bay | Gaya Island, Pulau Gaya 88778, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Pulau Gaya
Price Range: $272 - $645 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 48
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Bunga Raya Island Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Bunga Raya Island Resort And Spa
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“go for a higher room for the best views. You can always get a buggy if you don't feel like walking up the steep hills!”
 of 5 bubbles 675susiet, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The best room are the cottages with dipping pool located just in front of the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Pasyalero, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The island is quite far removed from the mainland so be prepared to relax and spend some time on a boat”
 of 5 bubbles ARobertson88, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were in a tree top villa, however, in hindsight, we would have preferred a breachfront villa.”
 of 5 bubbles Neece242, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask to be high on the property for better views.”
 of 5 bubbles 37shaneh, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
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