Tucked away in a cove on the northern shore of Gaya island, hidden from view of Kota Kinabalu, which is just 15 minutes away, lies the 5 star property of Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa.
Featuring 48 timbered villas, Bunga Raya Island Resort is nestled on a hill amongst the lush tropical rainforest of Gaya Island.
At it’s core Bunga Raya Island Resort is eco-friendly, reflected in their choice of Borneon architecture and construction methods, which involved the cutting down of very few trees.
The accommodation ranges from timbered houses mere steps from the beach, to three bedroom village featuring wrap-around balconies and plunge pools. Private balconies look out over the beach below and the calm blue of the seeming endless South China Sea beyond.
Bunga Raya Island Resort offers various dining options. Pantai Grill is a casual dining experience right on the beach that specialises in grills and stone oven baked pizzas. Sabah’s spectacular sunsets are a complimentary side to every dinner experience.
The Koi is a modern European Bistro, which serves as the resort’s main dining outlet and overlooks a large pond.
The Wine cafe is an underground wine cellar featuring a collection of over 4,500 bottles of wine as well as fine cigars.
Other facilities on offer at Bunga Raya Island Resort include private dining, the Solace Spa for private treatments, a fitness centre for workouts with a sea-view and a Marine Ecology Research Centre within a 10 minute boat ride from the resort.
Water-based recreational activities include snorkeling, canoeing or scuba diving the treasures of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa features as an option in Rustic Borneo’s tour itineraries.