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

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.

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.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

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

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.

  • Water skiing on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Ecotours on site 
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Motor boating on site 
  • Parasailing on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling 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 scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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 pets or service animals allowed

No elevators


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: MYR 150
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: MYR 100 (up to 11 years old)
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.

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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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