Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park , Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu
Combining the two elements Sabah is mostly famous for—rainforest and island—Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa serves as the best destination for those looking for the best of both natural worlds. This resort’s rustic spirit makes the experience a lot like a visit to some epic fantasy kampong. Bask in some sun-fun on the beach and have a warm dip in the sparkling azure water. The excellent water visibility also makes it perfect for snorkelling. In the evening, play a game of beach volleyball with other guests or simply lie on your beach towel with a good book. Those seeking for more challenging adventures will have a swell time kayaking, scuba diving and jet skiing.
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Staying true to the resort's theme, each of Bunga Raya's 48 private villas is named after one of the many species of hibiscus flowers that can be seen about the grounds. Every villa is built from the ground up by tradesmen from a variety of natural materials. The distinctive lines and aesthetics of traditional Bornean architecture are evoked and melded with the high standards of contemporary functionality and comfort expected in luxury resorts. The beauty of Bornean simplicity meets the sophistication of modern necessities, and the result is an assortment of dwellings that offer stunning views of the gleaming beachfront, the South China Sea, and the lushly vegetated landscape.
The villas range from humble iron wood timbered houses set just steps away from the beach, to tremendous three bedroom affairs that feature extended wrap around balconies and private plunge pools.
*King Bedroom will automatically be assigned. Should a twin bed setting be required, kindly request during
initial booking and is subject to availability.
* Deluxe Villa bedding can be combined as king bed or separate into twin bed.
* Each unit of 2 Bedrooms Villa consist of 1 king bedroom and 1 twin bedroom.
* 3 Bedrooms Villa consist of 3 king bedrooms.
SUPERIOR VILLA - (18 units)
Dotting the hillside scaling up towards the centre of the island, these spacious one bedroom villas present an appealing mix of quiet privacy and either views of lush tropical jungle or the ocean. Every Superior Villa is built with the same standards, but each offers a different and unique vantage point of the resort's many alluring sights.
DELUXE - (8 units)
The Deluxe Villa provide views of both the jungle and the ocean, and are ideal for small families or groups of friends owing to the extra space. A separate living room extension is equipped with a second entertainment system, making for a simple way to simulate the leisurely pleasures of home. The extension may also function as a second bedroom with the optional addition of a bed.
PLUNGE POOL VILLA - (10 units)
Gaze at serene scenes of the beach and sea from the edge of your very own private plunge pool and open deck balcony. Complete with deck chairs for lounging and an indulgent bathtub for freshening up in a spacious bathroom.
TREE HOUSE VILLA - (2 units)
Designed for guests interested in a little more than the usual dose of privacy, the Treehouse Villa is perfect for honeymooners and couples. A jungle walkway leads your ascent to your own romantic haven, partially hidden by trees. An outdoor jacuzzi, or a private jungle plunge pool and a lounge, truly set the tone for an intimate experience high up in the tree tops.
2 – BEDROOMS - (8 units)
The perfect available option for families, this suite is surrounded by thriving jungle and amazing ocean views. The suite is equipped with a king and twin-sized bedroom and a large, luxuriously relaxing balcony furnished fully as an outdoor living space.
3 – BEDROOMS - (1 unit)
Found on the highest point of the resort, the suite offers an incredible view of the ocean. This massive two-storey hilltop villa features a spacious master bedroom with its own giant whirlpool bath, matching downstairs bedrooms, a wrap around deck and a private plunge pool.
Have a fun yet tranquil day at Gayana. Kayak through emerald waters. Explore awe-inspiring mangroves. Catch a sight of Hornbills perched on century old trees. Trek through thick jungles bursting with butterflies, birds, cicadas, and endless flora. Dive into ocean treasures or sunbathe afloat its waters as you smile at happy seahorses, and gigantic clams. Whatever you choose, allow us to keep you entertained.
As the sound of the waves and birds fade, and the rhythm of consistent breathing puts you in a state of relaxation, be awed by the warm waters down under. Watch and feel schools of exotic fish envelope you as you swim entranced by their grace and beauty. Home to sea turtles, clown fish, marbled stingray, giant groupers, coral fish, bamboo sharks, titan Triggerfish, and barracudas, it is no wonder that the reefs of Borneo continually attracts divers from all continents. Unlike most resorts, no license is required for diving at Gayana. This is because specially trained PADI certified instructors would be there to guide you every step of the way. All new divers would be first taken to the swimming pool where they would undergo a comprehensive briefing and training for their safety. Gayana is the ultimate diving destination as its exclusivity characterizes every part of its service. With that, all guests can be ensured to almost instant availability of guides and instructors for their chosen activity. As most of the island is closed to the public, guests expect to have an uncluttered, un-crowded haven of leisure.
Sheltered from disruptive swells, Gayana's sea top offers a gentle kayaking experience packed with loads of adventure. An expert will be glad to show you the way, or become a mock-member of the hit show "Survivor" as you explore the tropical bays around you. After a satisfying escapade at the sea, rest at shore while we set up a scrumptious picnic for you at your chosen bay. Paddle your way to the nearby mangroves and be transported to a timeless journey. As the sounds around you slowly mute, allow yourself to drift into a meandering path into the shaded mangroves. Hear the lap of waves soothe away, as Hornbills and jungle friends welcome you to their private lodging.
Trek through our very own tropical rainforest boasting 40% of Malaysia's flora and fauna. Situated just next to our poolside restaurant, trekkers would enjoy a splendid two hour trail into the island's hidden treasures. Along the way, allow our experienced local guide to point out our jungle's hidden secrets. As you pass through green wood paths, watch little butterflies flutter in a dance as you make your way to our look out point. From there, a breathtaking view of the islands and endless sea will hold you captivated, as you sip on refreshing bottles of water with compliments. Impromptu trekking is of no worry. Allow us to provide you with your every need.
Guests who crave a variety of Eco -friendly activities are invited to other availabilities such as island hoping, canoeing, and day trips to the city. Guests can also explore other facets of Sabah through a variety of other activities including (but certainly not limited to) : Kayaking, Snorkeling, Jungle Trekking, Underwater Fish Feeding, Fishing (Catch and release), Sunset Cruises, Coral Planting, HornBill Beach excursion, Golf, Fish Market, Gaya Street Market, Shopping, At Gayana, we strive to fulfill your every request.
A brief trip over a suspended bridge takes you to Solace Spa, our own trademark beauty and body centre. The spa adopts the familiar Bornean style of architecture and decor that is found throughout the resort, and literally takes it to the next level. Treatment rooms and private spa pavilions are built directly into the landscape, creating an inviting terraced effect that entwines the spa into the island's jungle and massive boulders. The structure quietly mirrors the spa's own objectives: to elevate the humble act of a therapeutic treatment into an art form that gently carries you into a state of total bliss.
Solace Spa features a blend of the very finest of traditional Asian and western treatments, incorporating the intrinsic restorative powers of indigenous plants, oils and ingredients and a selection of natural formulations from the world-renowned Kerstin Florian line of products. Our trained team of therapists put these materials to good use, applying them in a variety of massages, scrubs and facials. So lay back, relax, and let the soothing soundtrack of the ocean breeze and the jungle's birds lull you into a state of tranquility. You are in good hands.
The Gayana, Malohom and Jesselton meeting rooms, located on the top level of The Koi, stand as impressive locations for business meetings, conferences, cocktails, weddings, and other types of functions. Depending on seating style, the rooms can accommodate from 70 to 200 people at a time. Contact now for more information on booking a meeting room.
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Whether it's the healthful benefits of fresh produce and ingredients or the simple, down-home comfort of familiar food you desire, rest assured that our kitchens are always prepared and equipped to meet your dining expectations. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at one of the great restaurants, or indulge in a fine meal in the comfort of your own villa.
Set right in the sand very close to the water's edge, Pantai Grill is a laidback oceanfront dining outlet. Your choice of meats and seafood are grilled as you order. There is, of course, always the option to order other dishes and drinks from our other outlets as well. Pantai Grill is available for lunch and is open until sunset. Couples interested in more private dining arrangements can choose to enjoy their food at one of the several over-water pavilions located nearby, which create a romantic atmosphere that makes for a more intimate affair.
A modern European Bistro designed with plenty of contemporary flair, The Koi is housed at the resort's heart and serves as its main dining outlet. The restaurant takes its name from the dozens of scintillating exotic fish that inhabit the pond just behind the establishment. The resort's swimming pool is located in front of The Koi, and you're welcome to order snacks and chilled beverages to enjoy as you indulge in a refreshing dip. The Koi is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
The Wine Cave
The Wine Cave is literally an underground wine cellar that stores over 4,500 bottles. Built right under The Koi, it also houses an impressive collection of cigars, which can be enjoyed at an adjoining outdoor patio. A special lounge and furnished table settings also make it a prime and deliciously stylish venue for private events.
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