Unwind in tropical paradise at Bungaraya Island Resort, a luxury getaway perched on the hillsides of Polish Bay on Gaya Island off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia Borneo. Cocooned in pristine rainforest, this award-winning, secluded resort features 48 timber villas in traditional Bornean architecture overlooking a beautiful, white-sand beach.
Superior villas are dotted on the hillside scaling up towards the centre of the island. The private balconies overlook the tropical jungle or clear seas below. Deluxe rooms offer more space with a living area, whereas plunge pool villas are sea-facing and feature a large deck with additional sun loungers. Nestled among the tree-tops you will find the treehouse villa ideal for honeymooners seeking privacy. Two or three bedroom suites are available for families or friends staying together.
The sweeping white sand beach is the perfect spot to enjoy a day of lounging. Snorkel or dive the tropical waters in search of colourful fish, kayak the South East China Sea, or take the resort’s yacht for a serene sail. Water sports are available in resort, as well as nature walks or treatments in the relaxing hilltop spa. If you are keen to give something back to Gaya during your stay then we encourage you to lend a hand with the beach sweeps – an incredibly worthwhile activity helping to reduce the amount of plastics in our oceans.
Like the alluring hibiscus flower that bears its name, the resort astounds at every turn – whether you’re lazing on the beach, relaxing at the hilltop spa, sampling local and international cuisine or savouring a tipple at the renowned underground wine cellar.