Just 20 minutes’ boat ride away from the Kota Kinabalu city centre lies the beautiful Gaya Island, home of Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa. Combining the two elements Sabah is mostly famous for—rainforest and island—Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa serves as the best destination for those looking for the best of both natural worlds. This resort’s rustic spirit exudes the vibe of a traditional Bornean village.
The villas at Bunga Raya are equipped with private balconies that offer jaw-dropping vistas of the beach below and the South China Sea beyond. Villas range from simple timbered rooms, just steps away from the beach, to opulent 3-bedroom, multi-level units with wrap around decks and indulgent private plunge pools.
Bask in some sun-fun on the beach and have a warm dip in the sparkling azure water. The excellent water visibility also makes it perfect for snorkelling. In the evening, play a game of beach volleyball with other guests or simply lie on your beach towel with a good book. Those seeking for more challenging adventures will have a swell time kayaking, scuba diving and jet skiing.
If you’re looking to relax and decompress, walk up to Bunga Raya’s Solace Spa, situated on top of the hill. With exotic private spa pavilions, Solace Spa blends the very finest of Traditional Asian and Western treatments which capture restorative powers of indigenous plants and oils.