Bunga Raya Island Resort, Kota Kinabalu
Bunga Raya Island Resort, Kota Kinabalu
Bunga Raya Island Resort, Kota Kinabalu
Bunga Raya Island Resort, Kota Kinabalu
Bunga Raya Island Resort, Kota Kinabalu
+ 87 others
Resort

Bunga Raya Island Resort

Kota Kinabalu

Reviews

Tripadvisor
From 627 reviews
The most helpful reviews
Julie F
14 Feb 2020
This was the grand finale to our Walk on the Wild Side in Borneo. Having seen all the wildlife and jungle we had dreamed of we arrived by speedboat from Kota Kinabalu for 6 nights. We couldn't even see the resort from the sea - the only visible sign are the red sun umbrellas on the beach. This discreet, elegant resort is luxurious - but not in the pristine, polished way you may expect - the luxury here is the nature, the amazing lodges and the food - but most of all the staff and the service. Every member of the staff went the extra mile to make sure that we were happy, relaxed and enjoying the peace and quiet. The Zip Line is excellent and made us smile and the massage is divine. The Manager, Laurent, is a total star and made our stay very special indeed. We did go over to the sister property to sponsor a coral and having seen the location of the other 2 resorts on the island we felt we definitely were in the right place. We never return to a destination as there are many places to see - but, know what? This time we just might. Loved it.
Steve H
09 Mar 2020
We arrived absolutely shattered after climbing Mount Kinabalu. Bunga Raya was the perfect place to relax afterwards. The staff were so welcoming and helpful. We spent the whole of the next day in and around our beautiful tree house Villa. The food was excellent. Edwardo looked after us so well for the special birthday we were celebrating. All the staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Laurent the General Manager made a point of speaking to everyone at breakfast which was a nice touch. The villas were well positioned and private in stunning grounds. The infinity pool was great being a good size. Thankyou everyone !
TrufflesSmith
29 Aug 2020
We had a fabulous and very relaxing stay here at the end of our Borneo adventure. The resort seemed quiet and calm – it felt like we had the beach to ourselves a lot of the time – and we loved having a villa on the beach, particularly enjoying the refreshing plunge pool. The overall experience of being on the island, being on the beach, and having some lovely sunny days to just zone out before going back to the real world was really wonderful and each member of staff we interacted with was friendly and warm, which made us feel like valued guests. Our villa was very comfortable and nicely spacious although housekeeping was a little patchy at times, e.g. broken coffee machine, cups not washed/replaced, marks on bedlinen, no turndown one evening. The resort facilities are generally good and well maintained. We used the little gym by the beach, which was fine to keep us ticking over (although it was extremely hot!) and the spa was charming – we enjoyed some lovely treatments. It would however be appreciated if they could make some effort to repel insects in the spa waiting area though – the approach to appointment times and buggy service is quite relaxed and it seemed to be in those moments of waiting that I unfortunately picked up a lot of bites. The food was of a good quality at breakfast and in both restaurants and we enjoyed the selection of cocktails and drinks at the bar. It was great that drinking water was freely available for topping up your reusable bottle. We ended up being quite amused / disappointed by the wine list – we don’t necessarily expect to be drinking fine wines on these kinds of holidays but as there was a lot of fanfare about the resort’s amazing wine cellar, our expectations of having some nice bottles of wine were very high! However, when it came to wines we actually wanted to try, most of the bottles on the shortlist/specials list were just simply unavailable and when we ordered from the treasured “master list”, the wine we got was either off or unchilled (so undrinkable). We soon discovered that the only reliable choice was the house wine, which seemed a bit silly given the hype about the cellar! The main thing that we felt could be improved was the arrival and departure experience. The office where we caught the boat transfer was quite basic and unwelcoming (purely procedural transaction, no info was given about how long we would have to wait, no refreshments were offered, etc.) – it didn’t feel like we were on our way to a luxury resort. Once we got to the island, things improved a lot! Sadly the departure was worse though – there seemed to be some uncertainty about transfer timings and then, very unluckily, a huge storm hit just as we needed to leave. Clearly the storm was outside the hotel's control but it surely can’t have been the first time they needed to get guests to the airport during a storm. The boat transfer was frankly quite scary - not only because it was rough and wet but we weren’t filled with confidence when we saw that the guys were navigating using an iphone! I also sustained a bit of an injury when a metal rod meant to hold the plastic sides of the boat down detached and whipped inside the boat, whacking me on the arm. It clearly hadn't been attached properly and I can only be thankful it didn't hit me on the head! It was such a relief to get off the boat although then disappointing there were no towels or any other way to dry off in the jetty office - we had to wait until we got to the airport to get dry (we actually had to completely change our clothes) ahead of our 15 hour journey back to London. It was quite a dramatic end to our trip but didn’t detract too much from what was a delightful stay. We would consider returning one day and will just have to hope that the weather gods are kinder for our transfers next time!
petercP3906BV
14 Feb 2020 - Couples
This is one of the prettiest places I have ever stayed in my life. The rooms were beautiful, the staff was super friendly, and very personable. They call you by name, and the general manager checked on us every morning at breakfast. They have learned to take customer service to the next level. The pool looks like something out of a movie or travel book. It is massive, and very clean. We spent a lot of time admiring it. As far as activities, we spent day 1 and 2 on the beach and pool. We then did a couples spa day (amazing) and did the half day jungle hike and snorkel with lunch. Very cool, and scenic. Our hiking guide was fun and informative. This resort is more scenic and secluded than the other two on the island because it is 1 bay further away, and looks out to ocean. The other two resorts partially face the city of KK, and we liked staring into jungle and ocean, and not towards a city. Only small critique to resort: have staff sweep the beach a few more times per day, because a lot of rubbish/plastic/waste washes up on shore. This is certainly not the resorts fault, but sad that some locals treat the environment that way. Regardless, this place is something out of a dream. I would recommend to anyone, and hope to get back someday. You will be sad when you leave because it is such a memorable time.
teresabinding
22 Feb 2020 - Couples
7 days of blissful relaxation in a beautiful island setting easily reached from Kota Kinabalu. All of the staff were outstanding! Friendly and professional! The plunge pool villa overlooking the beach is fantastic position, superb accommodation and well worth the money. Food in both restaurants good and Great selection of both western and Asian dishes. Can’t wait to return!
Location
Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
maps
1
Night

About Accommodation

Check-in & check-out time
Check-in time:
13:00
Check-out time:
11:00
Do you want to check-in early? Arrange check-in time with the accommodation

Policy

Description

FAQ
What is the address of Bunga Raya Island Resort?
Bunga Raya Island Resort is located at Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
What are the standard check-in & check-out times of Bunga Raya Island Resort?
The standard check-in time at Bunga Raya Island Resort is starting from 13:00 and the latest check-out time is at 11:00
What are the facilities available in Bunga Raya Island Resort?
Facilities available in the hotel are (some may require extra charges):
  • tiket CLEAN
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
Does Bunga Raya Island Resort have a swimming pool?
Yes, Bunga Raya Island Resort does have a swimming pool.
Facilities
Popular Facilities
tiket CLEAN
Swimming Pool
Wifi
Parking
Restaurant
24-Hour Front Desk
Spa
Fitness Center
Airport Transfer
Meeting Facilities
Children Facility
Sports, Spa & Recreations
Barbecue grill(s)
Picnic area
Free beach cabanas
Beach umbrellas
Surfing
Snorkeling
Fitness
Spa treatment room(s)
Marina on site
Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
Waterskiing
Jet ski
Boating
Fitness facilities
Hiking
Diving
Outdoor pool
Watersport equipment rentals
Beach sun loungers
Garden
Rooftop terrace
Pool umbrellas
On private beach
Children's pool
Full-service spa
Beach towels
Kids Facilities
Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
Babysitting or childcare
Children's club (free)
Children's club
Health & Medical
Sauna
Steam room
Spa (inhouse)
tiket CLEAN
 

Reviews

Oops, there are no reviews yet
Let’s book this accommodation and leave a review after your stay.
4.5
From 627 reviews
Cleanliness
4.5
Rooms
4.5
Location
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
3.5
Couples
340
Family
163
Solo travel
9
Friends getaway
38
Business
6
Julie F
14 Feb 2020 -
This was the grand finale to our Walk on the Wild Side in Borneo. Having seen all the wildlife and jungle we had dreamed of we arrived by speedboat from Kota Kinabalu for 6 nights. We couldn't even see the resort from the sea - the only visible sign are the red sun umbrellas on the beach. This discreet, elegant resort is luxurious - but not in the pristine, polished way you may expect - the luxury here is the nature, the amazing lodges and the food - but most of all the staff and the service. Every member of the staff went the extra mile to make sure that we were happy, relaxed and enjoying the peace and quiet. The Zip Line is excellent and made us smile and the massage is divine. The Manager, Laurent, is a total star and made our stay very special indeed. We did go over to the sister property to sponsor a coral and having seen the location of the other 2 resorts on the island we felt we definitely were in the right place. We never return to a destination as there are many places to see - but, know what? This time we just might. Loved it.
Steve H
09 Mar 2020 -
We arrived absolutely shattered after climbing Mount Kinabalu. Bunga Raya was the perfect place to relax afterwards. The staff were so welcoming and helpful. We spent the whole of the next day in and around our beautiful tree house Villa. The food was excellent. Edwardo looked after us so well for the special birthday we were celebrating. All the staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Laurent the General Manager made a point of speaking to everyone at breakfast which was a nice touch. The villas were well positioned and private in stunning grounds. The infinity pool was great being a good size. Thankyou everyone !
TrufflesSmith
29 Aug 2020 -
We had a fabulous and very relaxing stay here at the end of our Borneo adventure. The resort seemed quiet and calm – it felt like we had the beach to ourselves a lot of the time – and we loved having a villa on the beach, particularly enjoying the refreshing plunge pool. The overall experience of being on the island, being on the beach, and having some lovely sunny days to just zone out before going back to the real world was really wonderful and each member of staff we interacted with was friendly and warm, which made us feel like valued guests. Our villa was very comfortable and nicely spacious although housekeeping was a little patchy at times, e.g. broken coffee machine, cups not washed/replaced, marks on bedlinen, no turndown one evening. The resort facilities are generally good and well maintained. We used the little gym by the beach, which was fine to keep us ticking over (although it was extremely hot!) and the spa was charming – we enjoyed some lovely treatments. It would however be appreciated if they could make some effort to repel insects in the spa waiting area though – the approach to appointment times and buggy service is quite relaxed and it seemed to be in those moments of waiting that I unfortunately picked up a lot of bites. The food was of a good quality at breakfast and in both restaurants and we enjoyed the selection of cocktails and drinks at the bar. It was great that drinking water was freely available for topping up your reusable bottle. We ended up being quite amused / disappointed by the wine list – we don’t necessarily expect to be drinking fine wines on these kinds of holidays but as there was a lot of fanfare about the resort’s amazing wine cellar, our expectations of having some nice bottles of wine were very high! However, when it came to wines we actually wanted to try, most of the bottles on the shortlist/specials list were just simply unavailable and when we ordered from the treasured “master list”, the wine we got was either off or unchilled (so undrinkable). We soon discovered that the only reliable choice was the house wine, which seemed a bit silly given the hype about the cellar! The main thing that we felt could be improved was the arrival and departure experience. The office where we caught the boat transfer was quite basic and unwelcoming (purely procedural transaction, no info was given about how long we would have to wait, no refreshments were offered, etc.) – it didn’t feel like we were on our way to a luxury resort. Once we got to the island, things improved a lot! Sadly the departure was worse though – there seemed to be some uncertainty about transfer timings and then, very unluckily, a huge storm hit just as we needed to leave. Clearly the storm was outside the hotel's control but it surely can’t have been the first time they needed to get guests to the airport during a storm. The boat transfer was frankly quite scary - not only because it was rough and wet but we weren’t filled with confidence when we saw that the guys were navigating using an iphone! I also sustained a bit of an injury when a metal rod meant to hold the plastic sides of the boat down detached and whipped inside the boat, whacking me on the arm. It clearly hadn't been attached properly and I can only be thankful it didn't hit me on the head! It was such a relief to get off the boat although then disappointing there were no towels or any other way to dry off in the jetty office - we had to wait until we got to the airport to get dry (we actually had to completely change our clothes) ahead of our 15 hour journey back to London. It was quite a dramatic end to our trip but didn’t detract too much from what was a delightful stay. We would consider returning one day and will just have to hope that the weather gods are kinder for our transfers next time!
petercP3906BV
14 Feb 2020 - Couples
This is one of the prettiest places I have ever stayed in my life. The rooms were beautiful, the staff was super friendly, and very personable. They call you by name, and the general manager checked on us every morning at breakfast. They have learned to take customer service to the next level. The pool looks like something out of a movie or travel book. It is massive, and very clean. We spent a lot of time admiring it. As far as activities, we spent day 1 and 2 on the beach and pool. We then did a couples spa day (amazing) and did the half day jungle hike and snorkel with lunch. Very cool, and scenic. Our hiking guide was fun and informative. This resort is more scenic and secluded than the other two on the island because it is 1 bay further away, and looks out to ocean. The other two resorts partially face the city of KK, and we liked staring into jungle and ocean, and not towards a city. Only small critique to resort: have staff sweep the beach a few more times per day, because a lot of rubbish/plastic/waste washes up on shore. This is certainly not the resorts fault, but sad that some locals treat the environment that way. Regardless, this place is something out of a dream. I would recommend to anyone, and hope to get back someday. You will be sad when you leave because it is such a memorable time.
teresabinding
22 Feb 2020 - Couples
7 days of blissful relaxation in a beautiful island setting easily reached from Kota Kinabalu. All of the staff were outstanding! Friendly and professional! The plunge pool villa overlooking the beach is fantastic position, superb accommodation and well worth the money. Food in both restaurants good and Great selection of both western and Asian dishes. Can’t wait to return!
You’ve reported a review.
A problem occurred and we need a while to fix it. Please try again later.
You’ve already reported this review, and we’re currently checking your report.
Yay! You’ve successfully logged in
You’ve reported a review.
A problem occurred and we need a while to fix it. Please try again later.
You’ve already reported this review, and we’re currently checking your report.