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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 14 November 2014

We spent 5 days at the beautiful Bunga Raya resort at the end of a hectic two weeks in Borneo. The resort was excellent and the staff couldn't do enough for you. The room was fantastic. The grounds colourful, the people very friendly. Had two days diving, wasn't brilliant but never the less very good, whilst my wife enjoyed the...

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 5 November 2014

My family spent a week at Bunga Raya & could happily have stayed longer. The villas are nestled amongst the mature rainforest and lushly planted gardens on the island & although this may impact on some views, it's creates a beautiful, private setting. In fact, arriving by speedboat from the mainland, the resort is very well camouflaged amongst the trees....

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Balnarring, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2014

This morning I checked out after spending the last 6 days here. Prior to that I was at the sister resort, now I've stayed at both and they are both very different. Bunga Raya was beautiful, truly where the rainforest meets the beach. And what a stunning beach it is. White sand, aqua marine water, perfect for swimming. The pool...

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Scotland
Reviewed 1 November 2014

This was a great place to relax for a couple of days after spending time in the rain forest on the mainland. The place is clean and well kept and the gardens are well maintained. The young staff are friendly, polite and knowledgeable and the food, although a little expensive, is good. The pool and surroundings, and the beach are...

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TomasAndersen, General Manager at Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear KateeScotland, Thank you for your feedback we truly appreciate your visit with us and hope to see you soon again. Best regards Tomas

Reviewed 27 October 2014

We enjoyed a very relaxing break at Bunga Raya - the location is simply stunning. The same cannot be said for the service and staff however, who, whilst always extremely polite, were sadly inept. There was no lack of endeavour, but it appeared that most were still being trained and there lacked any guidance on how to resolve issues. The...

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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 23 October 2014

It's like heaven on earth, a very lovely site, clean beach and pool, spacious rooms, very attentive service: a very good place to relax, for example after excursions into rain forest and Mount Kinabalu. Hornbills and 68 kinds of hibiscus you will see as well.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Bunga Raya is a fantastic resort. The only place I would consider staying near kota kinabalu. It's every bit as beautiful as the pictures on their website and then some. The staff is the friendliest staff of anywhere I have ever been, I can't say enough about how pleasant they were. PROS: Natural beauty Wildlife (macaque monkeys, wild boar, monitor...

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DH
Reviewed 10 October 2014

We stayed in a beach villa. It was spacious, private and gave out to amazing views of the water and the bay- exactly what I had hoped for. It's an unusual experience to turn right onto the beach and left into the rainforest jungle- nature really in all its splendor. We had everything we needed, they provided mosquito repellent (didn't...

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Kelbrook, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We stayed at this resort for 3 nights at the end of out tour in Borneo,after seeing lots of wildlife and staying in jungle resorts this was a lovely contrast.The speedboat ride was a lovely beggining,on arrival we were greeted on the jetty.That was just the start of 3 days of really lovely helpful staff looking after us.The rooms are...

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights as part of our honeymoon and it was amazing! Transfer from the jetty was efficient and the staff very welcoming. We were given a refreshing welcome drink and a quick tour of the resort before being shown to our room. The room was huge and had a great view through the trees down to...

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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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: $273 - $540 (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
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa Pulau Gaya, Malaysia
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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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