As sensual and exotic as the hibiscus flower that bears its name, Bunga Raya Island Resort is a jewel in the crown of the Borneo coast.
Framed by a white sand beach on one side and the centuries old virgin jungle of Gaya Island on the other, Bunga Raya reflects the traditional simplicity of the Borneo architectural style, together with the comforts and needs required by the most sophisticated and discerning luxury traveller.
Each of the 48 private villas is rough hewn and handcrafted by local tradesmen. Private balconies offer jaw dropping and uninterrupted views of the beach below and the South China Sea beyond. Villas range from simple timbered dwellings, steps from the beach, to opulent three bedroom, multi-level units with wrap around decks and indulgent private plunge pools.
You can count on privacy at Bunga Raya Island Resort, but there are also two Treehouse Villas that offer total seclusion. Other fabulous indigenous touches include the hilltop Jungle Spa, which is reached by a suspension bridge. Here, trees grow through the floors of airy treatment rooms and butterflies flit in and out while you're having your treatment.
The seafood served at The Koi restaurant comes from the resort's farm. The surroundings are spectacular and guests are encouraged to take their own kayaks to explore nearby mangroves, go snorkelling or explore the island's jungle interior.