Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, Gaya Island
|Polish Bay, 88778, Gaya Island, Sabah, MALAYSIA.|
Description: Bunga Raya Island Resort & SpaStanding by a fabulous beach on the tropical island of Palau Gaya, Bunga Raya is an idyllic boutique retreat featuring forty-eight individual villas, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Palau Gaya forest reserve. Bunga Raya offers five star accommodation, fine dining and exclusive experiences in a quiet, tranquil setting.
As part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park islands, Palau Gaya is an unspoilt paradise, with dense, virgin tropical forest and thriving coral reefs. Guests at Bunga Raya can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including guided jungle trekking, kayaking and snorkelling, or scuba diving with a PADI dive centre. Guests can also visit the Marine Ecology Research Centre, attached to the property's sister Gayana Eco Resort. For total relaxation and renovation, the Solace Spa offers a great range of massages and treatments.
Bunga Raya has a number of dining options, including the Pantai Grill, set right on the sand close to the water's edge, and the Koi, the resort's main restaurant. Both restaurants offer panoramic views of the bay and the ocean, while the Wine Cave is a cosy, cool spot for quiet drinks or private dining. There are also several function rooms located above the Koi restaurant, ideal for weddings, banquets or exclusive business events.
Type of rooms: Bunga Raya Island Resort & SpaSuperior Villa:
Dotting the hillside scaling up towards the centre of the island, these spacious one-bedroom villas present an appealing mix of quiet privacy and either views of lush tropical jungle or the ocean. Every Superior Villa is built to the same standards, but each offers a different and unique vantage point of the resort's many alluring sights. Room size 70 sq m.
Plunge Pool Villa:
These villas offer serene views of the beach and sea from the edge of the private plunge pool and open deck balcony. Complete with deck chairs for lounging and an indulgent bathtub for freshening up in a spacious bathroom. Room size 87 sq m.
Designed for guests interested in a little more than the usual dose of privacy, the Treehouse Villa is perfect for honeymooners and couples. A jungle walkway leads to an ascent a romantic haven, partially hidden by trees. An outdoor jacuzzi, or a private jungle plunge pool and a lounge, truly set the tone for an intimate experience high up in the tree tops. Room size 90 sq m.
The Deluxe Villas provide views of both the jungle and the ocean, and owing to the extra space are ideal for small families or groups of friends. A separate living room extension is equipped with a second entertainment system, making for a simple way to simulate the leisurely pleasures of home. The extension may also function as a second bedroom with the optional addition of a bed. Room size 108 sq m.
Two-Bedroom Deluxe Suite:
The perfect option for families, this suite is surrounded by thriving jungle and amazing ocean views. The suite is equipped with a king and twin-sized bedroom and a large, luxuriously relaxing balcony, fully furnished as an outdoor living space. Room size 177 sq m.
Three-Bedroom Deluxe Suite:
Located on the highest point of the resort, the suite offers an incredible view of the ocean. This massive two-storey hilltop villa features a spacious master bedroom with its own giant whirlpool bath, matching downstairs bedrooms, a wrap-around deck and a private plunge pool. Room size 229 sq m.
All villas and suites feature: Air-conditioning; Frette linens; Private balcony; Satellite television; Spacious showers; 24 hour room service; Complimentary bottled drinking water; 32" LCD television and DVD system; In-room safe; In-room espresso machine; Complimentary mini-bar (except wine); Complimentary Wi-Fi; In-room BOSE radio/CD player; iPod docking station upon request.
Additional information: Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Airport transfers are available on request.
Number of rooms: 48
Languages spoken: Malay, English.Smoking policy: No-preference.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard.
How to get here: Bunga Raya can be reached by sea from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, (Kota Kinabalu Ferry Terminal) near Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Helicopter transfers are also available.
GPS Coordinates: 6° 1' 38.95'' N 116° 1' 10.09'' E
Nearest airport: Kota Kinabalu International Airport