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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We wanted to experience luxury but still enjoy the wild life and Bunga Raya did not disappoint. we knew we would love it when the staff told us not to leave fruit out otherwise the monkeys might come and eat it. to this day my wife compares all spas she visits to the spa at Bunga Raya.

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2Thank Andrew R
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We spent three days at this resort doing pretty much nothing. The resort itself is very pretty and getting around on buggies is really quite fun. That said, I just felt like they could do a little more. They advertised shisha in the restaurant, only to tell me that the one shisha they had was broken. They did say they'd...

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2Thank madonionslicer
Copenhagen
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stayed for 4 nights in very large House, actually not used the annex. Beautiful small island with many offerings in terms of snorkling.sailing,hiking etc. Restaurants disappointing with high proces and menu cards not very exciting. Friendly but not well trained staff, often leading to long waiting times and misunderstandings.

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1Thank Peter Bonne E
Diss, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

After a somewhat dodgy start to our stay (our plunge pool was grubby and unappealing), we found we enjoyed the resort more as each day passed. Once we had spoken to the Manager (extremely congenial character), the problem with our plunge pool was sorted out, a satisfactory explanation given to us, and the food just seemed to get better and...

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2Thank Neece242
Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed in a beautiful villa high on the property overlooking the bay. The views were fantastic, surrounded by jungle, macaques in the trees and large wild boar ambling around the property. The service was excellent and the food superb. If you are near Kota Kinabalu, seriously think about staying here. It was one of the highlights of our 7...

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2Thank Shane H
Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife and I loved our week at Bunga Raya. Our room location was great, only 15 meters to the beach. I enjoyed waking up and wandering out for a swim in the morning. It's a nice little resort about 40 or so separate guest houses that are scattered around in the jungle setting so wide range of levels of...

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2Thank Nelson B
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had decided to book a place in Borneo where we could live the lavish life for a few days. After doing lots of research we settled on this place (well I did so it was my risk if it was rubbish). Fortunately for me it was far from rubbish. From the moment we arrived at Bunga Raya we could...

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2Thank JamesCollinsWorld
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I've just returned from the Bunga Raya resort. It's nestled in a beautiful bay with the requisite white sandy beach, clear water and a jungle backdrop. That's the part they inherited from nature and it is truly beautiful. The resort part is a big fail. They are clearly sweating this asset. Everywhere you look you can see that it's patch...

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

Dear marcmedsw, Thank you for your feedback. In your review you omitted to tell the reader that we had had an electrical fire and managed to open up with a new kitchen and dining room after a closure of just 9 days. Yes the roof and some guest toilets are not yet finished but will be real soon. You also...

London
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We loved Bunga Raya...we loved the snorkelling off the beach (amazing!), the swimming in 30 degree turquoise clear water, the quietness of the resort, the amazing rooms, the care and attention of the staff, the happy hour in the evening, the fact that they bring round fruit kebabs to the pool...and even polish your sunglasses. We loved it!! We didn't...

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived after staying overnight in KL and wanted to relax. It's a beautiful setting. The free transfer by boat are at odd times so we had to pay for private transfer. We chose a villa tree house with jacuzzi, and it was stunning high up on the hillside. The jacuzzi didn't really work that well at all and after...

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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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Kitchenette
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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: $298 - $596 (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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