Bungaraya Island Resort
Malaysian Borneo, Malaysia
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Beachfront Villa Hideaway in Malaysian Borneo

Head off the grid for five nights of secluded tranquillity staying in your very own villa hideaway nestled between the rainforest and a hidden bay at Bungaraya Island Resort, located a short 15-minute boat ride from Kota Kinabalu mainland. Includes return airport boat transfers, daily buffet breakfasts, two ‘Flavours of Malaysia’ dining experience, massages, nightly cocktails, coral replanting excursion, complimentary water sports and more.

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5 Nights
ISLAND ESCAPE - 5 NIGHTS
Bed
Superior Villa
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  • Return land and boat transfers from Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  • Welcome lemongrass drink on arrival
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • Two 'Flavours of Malaysia' dining experiences
  • A 60-minute massage each
  • A nightly cocktail, mocktail, beer or house wine
  • Late checkout
  • Half-day tour of the Marine Ecology Research Centre including coral replanting
  • Complimentary non-motorised water sports

5 Nights
RUMPUS UPGRADE - 5 NIGHTS
Bed
Deluxe Villa
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  • Return land and boat transfers from Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  • Welcome lemongrass drink on arrival
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • Two 'Flavours of Malaysia' dining experiences
  • A 60-minute massage each
  • A nightly cocktail, mocktail, beer or house wine
  • Late checkout
  • Half-day tour of the Marine Ecology Research Centre including coral replanting
  • Complimentary non-motorised water sports
  • *Stay in a larger villa with rumpus room *

7 Nights
ISLAND ESCAPE - 7 NIGHTS
Bed
Superior Villa
Sold out
  • Return land and boat transfers from Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  • Welcome lemongrass drink on arrival
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • Two 'Flavours of Malaysia' dining experiences
  • A 60-minute massage each
  • A nightly cocktail, mocktail, beer or house wine
  • Late checkout
  • Half-day tour of the Marine Ecology Research Centre including coral replanting
  • Complimentary non-motorised water sports
  • One al fresco lunch

5 Nights
POOL UPGRADE - 5 NIGHTS
Bed
Plunge Pool Villa
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  • Return land and boat transfers from Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  • Welcome lemongrass drink on arrival
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • Two 'Flavours of Malaysia' dining experiences
  • A 60-minute massage each
  • A nightly cocktail, mocktail, beer or house wine
  • Late checkout
  • Half-day tour of the Marine Ecology Research Centre including coral replanting
  • Complimentary non-motorised water sports
  • Enjoy your own private plunge pool

7 Nights
RUMPUS UPGRADE - 7 NIGHTS
Bed
Deluxe Villa
Sold out
  • Return land and boat transfers from Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  • Welcome lemongrass drink on arrival
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • Two 'Flavours of Malaysia' dining experiences
  • A 60-minute massage each
  • A nightly cocktail, mocktail, beer or house wine
  • Late checkout
  • Half-day tour of the Marine Ecology Research Centre including coral replanting
  • Complimentary non-motorised water sports
  • One al fresco lunch
  • Stay in a larger villa with rumpus room

7 Nights
POOL UPGRADE - 7 NIGHTS
Bed
Plunge Pool Villa
Sold out
  • Return land and boat transfers from Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  • Welcome lemongrass drink on arrival
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • Two 'Flavours of Malaysia' dining experiences
  • A 60-minute massage each
  • A nightly cocktail, mocktail, beer or house wine
  • Late checkout
  • Half-day tour of the Marine Ecology Research Centre including coral replanting
  • Complimentary non-motorised water sports
  • One al fresco lunch
  • Enjoy your own private plunge pool

Reconnect with nature and feel like one of the only people in the world as you discover the treasures of Bungaraya Island Resort. **Nestled on a hidden bay on an island just off Kota Kinabalu, few will ever stumble upon the secrets of this secluded rainforest hideaway **where you can sample a fine wine in the renowned underground wine cellar, spot monkeys or hornbills hiding amongst the trees from your private balcony, join an excursion to plant coral in the surrounding reefs or simply stroll along the white-sand beach before sipping a pre-dinner cocktail at sunset.

What You'll Love

The Hotel – Immerse yourself in nature

Inspired by traditional Bornean architecture and built by local tradesmen using natural materials, Bungaraya Island Resort is a truly special slice of paradise overlooking the South China Sea. Do as much or as little as you want with access to the beachfront and crystalline lagoon, as well as** complimentary use of non-motorised water sports, rainforest canopy walks and an **included half-day tour of the marine ecology research centre where you can take part in coral planting.

How to get there – It’s easier than you’d think

Flights to Kota Kinabalu are available via Royal Brunei, Malaysian Airlines and Singapore Airlines. Once you’ve arrived at Kota Kinabalu International Airport, you can enjoy your included return airport transfers taking you from airport to ferry port to catch a short** 15-minute boat ride** to your island paradise where you can refresh with a welcome lemongrass drink on arrival.

Your Villa – Your own spacious rainforest sanctuary

Stay in a one-bedroom, hillside Superior Villa *featuring 70sqm of space surrounded by a wrap-around balcony offering tropical jungle or sea views. Villas feature a king-sized bed with luxurious Frett linen, *complimentary minibar **stocked with soft drinks, spacious bathroom with shower and in-room BOSE radio. Plus, relax for longer with a lazy late checkout **on your last day.

If you’re looking for even more space or travelling with family, up to two adults and two kids (charges apply) can stay in the huge 108sqm Deluxe Villa that features a spacious bedroom and *separate rumpus room *where you can unwind and enjoy sweeping jungle vistas.

Honeymooners and couples looking for added luxury, will love the** 87sqm Plunge Pool Villa** that comes complete with a furnished deck and** private plunge pool **where you can cool down and enjoy the tranquil bird song that echoes around the jungle.

The Food – Daily breakfasts, nightly cocktails and two dinners included

Start each day with your** included daily buffet breakfasts** at Pantai Restaurant & Bar featuring a selection of local dishes, hot items, fresh fruits, pastries, eggs cooked to your liking and more.

After a day of relaxing or exploring settle in for your nightly pre-dinner cocktail, mocktail, beer or house wine each, and on two nights during your stay enjoy a *two-course ‘Flavours of Malaysia’ dining experience *featuring delicious dishes such as deep-fried tiger prawns with Malay spices, sea bass with chilli lime dipping sauce, and braised chicken curry with eggplant and long bean.

Bonus: Guests staying for seven nights will enjoy a** bonus al fresco lunch** in Longhouse restaurant where you can enjoy local and international fare alongside panoramic views.

Perfect for couples and families looking to unwind

Craving a bit of time away from modern city life? Bungaraya Island Resort is the perfect place to slip away for a few days of restful relaxation with the help of an** included 60-minute massage each** to get you on your way.

Valid for travel until 31 March 2019 (bookings must be made before 31 January 2019).

*Blackout Dates: *Not valid for travel:

15 July – 15 August 2018

31 December 2018

1 – 14 February 2019

*Malaysia Tourism Tax: *A Malaysia tourism tax of RM10 per room, per night applies and is payable directly to the resort on check out.

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Packages are valid for two adults.

Superior Villa

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults and one child. See below for more details.

Child Policy: One child (aged 11 and under) may stay for a surcharge of AU$83 per night sleeping on a rollaway bed with return airport transfers and daily breakfasts included, payable directly to the hotel.

Infant Policy: One infant (aged 5 and under) may stay free of charge and will count towards the maximum room capacity. A cot can be provided free of charge by the resort.

Deluxe Villa

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults and two children or three adults. See below for more details.

Extra Guest Policy: One adult (aged 12 and older) may stay for a surcharge of AU$117 per night sleeping on a rollaway bed with return airport transfers and daily breakfasts included, payable directly to the hotel.

Child Policy: Up to two children (aged 11 and under) may stay for a surcharge of AU$83 per child, per night sleeping on a rollaway bed with return airport transfers and daily breakfasts included, payable directly to the hotel.

Infant Policy: One infant (aged 5 and under) may stay free of charge and will count towards the maximum room capacity. A cot can be provided free of charge by the resort.

Plunge Pool Villa

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults.

Connecting villas are not available.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Late checkout is subject to availability.

Airport transfers may be shared with other guests.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in public areas only.

Wine is not included in the complimentary minibar.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer to LuxuryEscapes.com/terms

  • Longhouse restaurant
  • Pentai Retaurant & Bar
  • The Koi Wine Cave
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Marine conservation (charges apply)
  • Sea adventures (charges apply)
  • Rainforest discovery (charges apply)

Getting to the Bungaraya Island Resort is easy. Flights to Kota Kinabalu are available via Royal Brunei, Malaysian Airlines and Singapore Airlines with an average flight duration of 7.5 hours plus transit time.

From Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Bungaraya Island Resort is located a short 15-minute boat ride away with return airport transfers included.

*Direct Flights (departing Australia only): *Booking your flight with us is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your travel dates with the hotel, then head to our new online booking page to book your flights here.

Multi-Stop Trips (departing Australia only): If you require a stopover en route or are travelling to multiple destinations, simply call 1300 88 99 00.

Bungaraya Island Resort
Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
I live in paradise, that little group of Islands known as Aotearoa (New Zealand) hanging off the bottom of the world. But this, this is unlike anything even I have ever experienced before. A second heaven on earth - the breathtaking world of Bunga Raya on Gaya Island. Within 30 minutes of landing on her perfect shores and arriving at our treehouse paradise we were have been greeted by bats, hornbills, water monitors, wild boar, squirrels and a monkey. Most on our actual balcony or doorstep. We continued to experience amazing wildlife throughout our stay.
- TripAdvisor
Simply lovely. Wonderful setting where the rain forest mountains come down to the white sandy beaches. Lovely tropical setting, virtually unspoilt. Nice safe beach area, exquisite pool, just a lovely spot.
- TripAdvisor
I went to Bunga Raya for 3 days. It was really nice! The rooms were so big and beautiful! The location is super awesome with a super nice beach, nice places for snorkeling and good food! We also saw some nice animals which you won't see everyday! The staff was super friendly and the service was good! I would recommend this resort to everyone!
- TripAdvisor