Get an overview of this hotelGaya Island resort in Malaysia, off Borneo's coast

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free WiFi
On private beach
Outdoor pool
Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Island resort

This coral reef island resort is on Gaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia, just off the coast of Borneo, on a crescent of white-sand beach on the South China Sea. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is 2 kilometers away.

Hillside hiking

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa offers snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking on the property's winding jungle trails. This Gaya Island resort includes an outdoor pool, spa tubs, and restaurants.

Ocean-view balconies

Villas at Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa are perched on the resort's verdant hillside. Bathrooms include bathrobes, hair dryers, and glass-walled showers.

Renovations & Closures

The property will be renovating from 01 September 2017 to 31 December 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Dining venue
During renovations, the resort will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa features two spa tubs and an outdoor pool. In addition to multiple restaurants, this Gaya Island resort includes a wine cellar, and 24-hour room service. Breakfast is complimentary and cooked to order each morning.

This hotel resort includes a full-service health spa with fitness facilities and a spa tub and offers snorkelling, water skiing, kayaking, and hiking on the jungle trails woven through the hillside property. Courtesy cabanas, plus sun loungers, towels and umbrellas are provided on the resort's private beach, which is directly accessible from the property. Child care is also available for a fee.

Wireless Internet access is complimentary. An early evening manager's reception is also complimentary. The hotel offers an airport shuttle (surcharge) on request and complimentary ferry terminal shuttle service.

  • Picnic area 
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Marina on site 
  • Free beach cabanas 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 2009 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • On private beach 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 186 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Free reception 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2000 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Beach towels 
  • Total number of rooms - 48 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 49 
  • Wedding services 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Minibar 
  • DVD player 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Frette Italian sheets 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Pantai Grill - Spectacularly set on the beach close to the water's edge with a menu boasting seafood and meat grilled to order. Open from lunch until sunset.

The Koi - Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks in a relaxing poolside location.

The Wine Cave - Underground wine cellar with an alfresco patio area. Stocks an impressive selection of cigars.

In-Room Dining - Available 24-hours a day.

Nearby Things to Do

Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa offers snorkeling, kayaking, and use of motorized watercraft. The property includes winding trails through the jungle. Guests can also participate in Pilates and yoga classes in the fitness center.

  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Ecotours on site 
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Water skiing on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Motor boating on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Parasailing on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 

Spa Services

The full-service Solace Spa at Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa is set atop the resort's hill. The spa has 6 treatment rooms, including outoor and couples treatment pavilions. Treatments integrate Asian and Western traditions and include massages, body scrubs, wraps, manicures, and pedicures.

  • Number of treatment rooms 6 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Massages on beach 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
There are 4 scheduled departures and separate charges for boat transfers: 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM (free), and 6 PM and 10:30 PM (MYR 50 per person). For other departures, guests will need to hire a private charter boat. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No elevators
No pets or service animals allowed
This hotel will place an authorization for full payment for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: MYR 180.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: MYR 100 (up to 11 years old)
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 200 per vehicle (one way)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Bunga Island Raya Resort
  • Bunga Island Resort
  • Bunga Raya
  • Bunga Raya Island
  • Bunga Raya Island Resort
  • Bunga Raya Resort
  • Bunga Resort
  • Raya Island
  • Raya Island Resort
  • Bunga Raya Island Hotel Kota Kinabalu
  • Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa Malaysia/Pulau Gaya
  • Bunga Raya Island Resort And Spa

We should mention

Guests must transfer via boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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