Luxury getaway and tropical paradise combined – the Bungaraya Island Resort offers an exceptionally stunning and pleasing resort stays to those seeking a holiday on a secluded piece of paradise in Borneo. Bungaraya Island Resort is situated on the hillsides of Polish Bay on Gaya Island, just off the coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Surrounded by untouched rainforest, the award-winning resort features 48 timber villas in traditional Bornean architecture overlooking a mesmerizing white sandy beach. Like the beautiful hibiscus flower that bears its name, the resort is a sight to behold at every turn – whether you’re relaxing on the beach, unwinding at the hilltop spa, sampling local and international cuisine or savouring a tipple at the renowned underground wine cellar.
Each magnificent private villas at Bungaraya Island Resort stays true to its theme, as all 48 is named after one of the many species of hibiscus flowers that can be seen around the resort’s grounds. The private villas are carefully built from the ground up by tradesmen from a variety of natural materials. Distinct and prominent lines and aesthetics of traditional Bornean architecture are apparent in the designs of the villas, evoked and melded not only with the high standards of contemporary functionality and comfort but also an assortment of dwellings that offer breathtaking views of the gleaming beachfront, the South China Sea, and the lushly vegetated landscape.
Indulge in authentic local traditional cuisine that features local produce and a selection of sumptuous Western dishes at The Longhouse. This alfresco restaurant is Bungaraya Island Resort’s main dining venue, offering comfortable and convivial ambiance with panoramas of the horizon. Guests can dine daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
• The Koi Wine Cave
Sip wine at the award-winning cellar, The Koi Wine Cave. Situated beneath The Longhouse, the cave gets its name from the pond swishing with dozens of vibrant koi. It features an adjoining outdoor patio and a lounge suited for an evening of wine appreciation or private events. The cave has more than 4,500 bottles and a collection of cigars available for guests to choose.
• Pantai Restaurant & Bar
Completing an island resort stay experience, the Pantai Restaurant & Bar is an oceanfront restaurant offering picturesque sea views and a calming panoramic horizon. Experience soothing rhythm of lapping waves and sand beneath your feet, while savoring a multisensory feast. Wind down as you enjoy grilled meat skewers and fresh seafood during lunch and dinner.
Outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, souvenir shop, Echo Wellness Centre, Mini Library, digital Safety box, laundry service, and buggy service.