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Bungaraya Island Resort

Overlooking soft white sands and tranquil blue seas, against a backdrop of ancient tropical rainforest, Bungaraya offers the perfect combination of luxury and adventure.

Although the illusion is of a secluded hideaway, miles from civilization, the airport lies just half an hour away by speedboat. Whether you are in search of peaceful pool time, sundowners and pink sunsets, or intrepid jungle adventure, then this jungle-beachside haven offers the best of everything.

Facilities & Activities

The adventure setting means that there is a host of activities to keep the intrepid busy. Start with the exhilarating zip-line through the jungle and move on to the guided mangrove walk, spotting the resident monkeys and lizards amongst the exotic flora and fauna.

For those that prefer water adventures then dive the colourful reef, teeming with turtles, seahorses, giant clams and, if you are really lucky, the occasional whale shark. Snorkel, kayak, play beach volley-ball or join in the instructor-led workouts on the beach. After all that, head for a restorative drink next to the glistening infinity pool, overlooking the beach. Or if serious pampering is required then the beautiful Jungle Spa will undoubtedly hit the spot.

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Dining

The resort’s main dining venue The Longhouse Restaurant serves up Malay, Chinese, Western and fusion food in an alfresco setting enjoying pool or waterfall views. Beneath The Longhouse lies an award-wining Wine Cellar. The cave houses more than 4,000 bottles as well as an impressing collection of cigars, which can be enjoyed at an adjoining outdoor patio. The inviting lounge is perfect for an evening of wine appreciation and offers a private dining venue, pre-booking advised.

Pantai Restaurant and Bar is a laidback Ocean front restaurant offering a multi-sensory feast for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For lighter bites during the day then the relaxed ‘Pantai Grill’ offers freshly cooked fare, grilled as you order.

Rooms

The rustic yet elegant villas are terraced into the hillside and enjoy spectacular vistas and jungle luxury. There are 17 Superior Villas with a private balcony and mix of jungle or ocean views. The 9 Deluxe Villas   are also nestled on the hillside and have a separate lounge and views over the South China Sea. The Plunge Pool Villas boast a large open deck balcony with infinity plunge pools and beach access. There are also two-bedroom suites with separate king & twin rooms and a large balcony furnished as outdoor living space as well as a stunning two-storey hilltop suite with three bedrooms boasting breath taking views and a wraparound deck with private plunge pool.

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Family

Children are very welcome here and they will love the jungle setting and soft white beach. Daily activities can be arranged, from art sessions to treasure hunts, sandcastle building and tours of the marine centre. Older ones will love the zip-lining and canopy treks.

An extra bed can be placed in Superior Villas and 2 children can sleep in the sitting room ‘pod’ of the Deluxe Villas but do note these are attached externally by walkway and there is no second bathroom. If you are travelling with younger children, then 2 x extra beds can just fit, but space will be cosy. The two-bedroom suites are great for families with older children (please note rooms do not connect, they only connect via the wrap around balcony)

Cots are free and extra beds for under 12s are available (for a small fee). Babysitting is also offered, giving grown-ups the chance to enjoy those pink sunsets a deux.

Sustainability

Bunga Raya, as part of ECHO resorts, have a Community Contribution project. They lead by example to create better relationships involving the community and preserving the environment for all those they share it with. Projects include; MERC, a fully-functional research centre focusing on the rehabilitation and restoration of different forms of marine life; Bayu Aquaculture, providing safe quality fish, fresh from their fish farm that complies with the Good Aquaculture Practice certification; Green Os, their farm that uses quality compost and organic fertilizer to create a healthy and fertile soil without chemical fertilizers and pesticides; Bukit Harapan, a therapy community founded by Mama Anne, with the intention to care and educate special children.

Location

It’s a speedy transfer from touch down to beachside. A quick 20-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport takes you to Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal to hop onto the next boat to Bunga Raya which takes approx. 20 mins. Scheduled speedboat transfers can also be arranged for those who prefer a timetable or a private helipad when needs must….

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