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Dordogne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We stayed in early March and had the most idyllic holiday. This is an exclusive small resort superbly located in a cove on the island of raya 30mins from the Sabah cost and Kota Kinabalu. A private boat takes you to the resort. Our beach side villa with its own plunge-pool was a delight as were the resort's restaurants and... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is a really difficult review to right because it was so closes between a 4 and a 5 star. So put like this. It is a 5 star resort in Malaysia. It is a 4 star if you put it in somewhere like the Maldives or Samui. So to start off Checkin- Check in was an easy and and... More 

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hong kong
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

After 20 years of holiday experience in Asia, I've finally found my dream tropical holiday destination. Bunga Raya is located on the rainforest island of Pulau Gaya ( 30 minutes speedboat from Kota Kinabalu) encircled by a crystal clear azure waters, with a reef teeming with delights. Bunga Raya is naturalist's dream, perfect for Nat Geo fans & families with... More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

The setting is glorious, the resort spans a small bay with a full length white sandy beach and lush green rainforest behind. We stayed in a plunge pool villa which was equally gorgeous, large, lovely decor, big bathroom with large bath and shower, and set right on beach. We loved the room and couldn't have asked for any more. The... More 

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

Dear Leesa P, Thank you for your feedback you are right we are very fortunate with our pristine setting. I read with interest your difficulty in booking recreational activities. We always advise, during the busy times that in order to avoid disappointment any spa and dive activities should be booked in advance. Jungle trekking with our nature guides are on... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

The place is beautiful. The views from our room were amazing, we could have gazed from the balcony all day. There is excellent snorkeling just off the beach. The pool is a good size, and the beach is perfect. It was great fun trying out sea kayaking and paddle boarding (at no extra cost). The staff are plentiful and very... More 

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Reviewed 10 August 2015

Breathtaking setting, surrounded by the most wonderful colours and gorgeous flowers. Snorkelling is spectacular, and there are lots of activities to keep you occupied. Make sure to book a jungle trek with a guide ahead of time. First time in my life that I haven't been cold diving! Friendly staff, comfortable rooms and the beach was nice and clean. But... More 

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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... More 

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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.... More 

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hong kong
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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... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: $373 - $585 (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 Resort And Spa
Bunga Raya Island Hotel Kota Kinabalu
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“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
“Rooms close to the beach are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles nelsonb778, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
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