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Bunga Raya Island Resort

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As sensual and exotic as the hibiscus flower that bears its name, Bunga Raya Island Resort is a luxurious jewel set on a coral reef island just off the coast of Borneo. A secluded island hideaway of 47 timbered villas, the resort is framed by white sand beach and virgin jungle. Hillside villas reflect the simplicity of the Borneo architectural style. A hilltop spa blends the finest Traditional Asian and Western treatments using restorative powers of indigenous plants and oils.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free parking
Airport transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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I just loved this resort, not only are the tree house style villas just beautiful but the whole resort has everything you could want, a gym with a sea view, infinity pool, Malaysia’s largest wine cellar, zip lines, canopy walks through the jungle and 2 beautiful restaurants on
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We celebrated our 10th wedding Anniversary here. Got the room Villa 28 on top of the hill with a seaview. All the staff at the resort were super helpful and friendly. Every staff will give a smile, even the gardener, the cleaners all would give you a smile. Good jobs guys. The
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The island is lovely and nature great- but we had a lot of plastic on the beach when we were here. We really think it is the hotels job to remove plastic, but the didn’t. That’s why we can’t give them more stars than three.
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What a beautiful place in the world!! We had a bungalow with a walkway down to the ocean and our own plunge pool on the veranda. It was beautifully decorated with the most comfortable bed including a mosquito lighting and turn down service in the evening. Plenty of activities
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Response from Benny E, Assistant Resort Manager at Bunga Raya Island Resort
Responded 5 Feb 2019
Dear KTabLei, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are so happy to know that you had a wonderful time in Bungaraya We are quite blessed to have a beautiful surrounding within the proximity of the white sandy beach and the lush rain forest. Nothing makes us happier than to have you share this experience with us. Our team members are definitely our greatest assets and they are so delighted you know you enjoyed their service. Please do pay us a friendly visit if you are ever in this part of the world again. Once again, it’s been lovely to have you and here with us. Do come back soon. Kind regards, Benny Ee
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stayed for three nights. off season means sea is a bit rough but still good for a paddle off season means quiet bliss and personal time at the pool .off season means personalise time with the wonderful staff . these gorgeous rooms never change thank you team for a 2nd honeymoon
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Response from Benny E, Assistant Resort Manager at Bunga Raya Island Resort
Responded 5 Feb 2019
Dear hena27, Thank you for taking some time to review us. We are so happy you had a fabulous visit. I will be sure to let the team know you and your party truly enjoyed your time with us, especially the service you received. Do come and visit us again if you are ever in beautiful BORNEO Once again, it’s been lovely to have you and here with us. Do come back soon for your 3rd honeymoon! Kind regards, Benny Ee
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Good evening Mrs Toad, Bungaraya is a relaxed resort we do not impose a dress code in our restaurants,except for no swimming wear during dinner. However, for your comfort we recommend you wear light airy clothing for balmy evenings. We look forward welcoming you to Bungaraya Island Resort.
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Security wise I think you’ll be fine. The only concern I would clarify with the hotel would be that many of the bungalows are up in the trees so the balcony’s are high up. This could be a little dangerous for little ones if unattended. I would perhaps ask the hotel for a bungalow which isn’t so high off the ground or see if they have adjoining rooms anywhere?
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Dear Robert & Viktoria, Thank you for your interest in Bungaraya Island Resort. we are delighted that you are looking at us as a possible option for your upcoming holiday. To answer your questions: Smoking is only allowed in open public areas. You are not allowed to smoke in your villa, however you can smoke on your balcony. We are currently building a new beach restaurant and bar/lounge. this will be completed prior to Christmas 2017. All our villas have also been upgraded with new soft furnishings. If you need any further reassurances please don't hesitate in contacting us. thank you Tomas
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See for more info the Bunga R website, they provide the prizes. The resort has a boot shedule to go back to KK. Sometimes free of charge smotimes you'll have to pay! Certainly go for a trip on the mainland, see the borneoadventures website. Cheers!
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"Ask for a room with a sea view. All villas are secluded and private."
"There are rooms next to the restaurant which are not private so try to avoid. Beware of the steep hills if you have mobility issues."
"Book the rooms with a plunge pool and direct access to the beach"
"Room 35-40 are nearer to concierge, restaurant, infinity pool and gym."
"Plunge pool villa well worth the extra money"
US$259 - US$596 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictPulau Gaya
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