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Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We were met at the airport by hotel representatives who arranged a smooth, painless transfer (next time we'd just take an airport taxi to Jesselton Bay) where we found a comfy spot for a beer and bite to eat, before boarding our boat (with about 14 other people) to Gaya Island. The first stop about 15 mins in was the... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We had an amazing 6 night stay at Bunga Raya as part of our honeymoon. The resort is on a secluded bay on Gaya Island, right on the edge of the jungle. We loved the resort and enjoyed a few spa treatments (recommend the bamboo massage), a visit to the MERC centre and the zip wire which was really fun.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I would not recommend this place mainly due to the food and drink prices and standard. The view is lovely, the beach is beautiful (although a lot of rubbish scattered on it),the wifi is excellent, the rooms are great and clean, the birds are lovely. Quite a lot of mosquitos so bring bug spray. The activity we did was the... More 

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

Dear S-2-7-N, I am sorry you found our food and beverage overpriced and i am also sorry you did not see any animals on your jungle and canopy walk. As for the minibar being too expensive you must have been misinformed. All our beer and soft drinks are free of charge and replenished once daily. Yes we do charge for... More 

ilkley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

I have posted two photographs that sum up our experience at Bunga Raya 1 Photo of scum on the water and the paint missing from the ' paradise' pool 2 ironic photo of the rusty preferred hotel sign at the reception entrance Bunga Raya on first sight looks like paradise found - we stayed with our family in 2 X... More 

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

Dear Andrew S, Thank you for your feedback, since your visit we have engaged an ID company and you will be pleased to know that Bungaraya will undergo a major upgrade starting later this year. The children's pool where some of the surface has peeled off will be rectified before the end of June. best regards Tomas More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

My husband and I spent 5 glorious days at Bunga Raya as part of our honeymoon trip to Malaysia. We had a TreeTop room which was right at the top of the hill! Luckily for us they had golf buggies to help the guests get around the resort. The private boat transfer from Jessot Pier is all part of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We recently stayed at the Bunga Raya Island Resort for 3 nights during our honeymoon. We stayed in one of the chalets nearer the jungle which was really nice as we could sit out on the decking and have a drink before dinner and just soak up the sounds. We just called down to reception whenever we were ready to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Do not trust on the pictures. This fake paradise is absurdly expensive for the low quality. Full of mosquitos, swamps, garbage. The beach can't be used because of jelly fish in the water. The staff very nice as usual in asia. Food variety and quality also very low.

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

Dear Jorge, Thank you for your constructive criticism. While we know we are not perfect, I wish you had pointed this out to myself or any of my managers during your stay with us. This way you allow us to understand how we did not meet your expectations or at least we can learn from mistakes made if indeed they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Perfect place for holiday with family even old person or young kids. Definately will come back here again. Also it's nice place for a honeymoon.. highly recomended. Reasonable price..and no group touring..so not noisely.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Although small and close to the city of Kota Kinabalu, Gaya island feels remote and is covered with jungle rainforest. If you're considering this resort, it's important to leave pre-conceived expectations of a typical five star beach properties behind. Leaves fall in the pool, jungle bugs make lots of varied, wild noises, the rooms are built from wood, the WiFi... More 

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

Dear nickhedderman, Thank you so much for your feedback on your stay. I am thrilled you enjoyed your time at Bungaraya resort, clearly we were a great match for one another. We are in the process of upgrading our wifi, although some guest are very pleased of its limitations. As for the phone connectivity this was an issue from our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Secluded island that feels further away from main land than it is. Pros Big well appointed rooms (villas), generous '5* freebies' eg his and hers sarongs, complimentary mini bar, high quality aromatherapy toiletries. Friendly helpful staff Lovely 1km beach Golf buggies for transport around the village (driven by staff not guests) Water sports included and always available Gym on the... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback this is always appreciated. We always aim to exceed expectations but when something does not quite meet them we need to take stock. As for your constructive criticism i want to highlight the following: 1) jelly fish are seasonal we comb the water daily but of course cannot guarantee to get them all. Generally speaking... More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center 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
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Pulau Gaya
Price Range: $274 - $576 (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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