First may I say that if your looking for a Shangri-La or Four Seasons, you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is so much more than just a room next to the beach.
Yes, the staff are not the most experienced I have met, however for all that they lack they make up for it ten folds by being sincere and honest with their service.
The restaurant by the beach is beautiful during dinner time, we had a wonderful meal while listening to the lull of the waves. The huts on the jetty are also a highlight, my wife who reads all the time loves her little spot there, while I snorkel in the clear waters just below.
The beautiful villas are spacious and has a rustic feel. My request for the safe to be opened, was met by a manager! who happens to also be a buggy driver and ultimately a friendly character. He explained how the resorts predominantly employs and trains the local natives to improve their lives. What an amazing effort!
Ultimately, a beautifully peaceful resort, with beautiful people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bunga Raya Island Resort And Spa
- Bunga Raya Island Hotel Kota Kinabalu