A brief trip over a suspended bridge takes you to Solace Spa, our own trademark beauty and body centre. The spa adopts the familiar Bornean style of architecture and decor that is found throughout the resort, and literally takes it to the next level. Treatment rooms and private spa pavilions are built directly into the landscape, creating an inviting terraced effect that entwines the spa into the island's jungle and massive boulders. The structure quietly mirrors the spa's own objectives: to elevate the humble act of a therapeutic treatment into an art form that gently carries you into a state of total bliss.
Solace Spa features a blend of the very finest of traditional Asian and western treatments, incorporating the intrinsic restorative powers of indigenous plants, oils and ingredients and a selection of natural formulations from the world-renowned Kerstin Florian line of products. Our trained team of therapists put these materials to good use, applying them in a variety of massages, scrubs and facials. So lay back, relax, and let the soothing soundtrack of the ocean breeze and the jungle's birds lull you into a state of tranquility. You are in good hands.
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSION
Home to sea turtles, clown fish, giant groupers, coral fish, trigger fish, whale sharks, and many more colorful species, it’s no wonder that the reefs of Borneo continually attracts divers from all continents. Our PADI Certified Dive Centre is fully equipped to address the needs of the beginner rank right up through the experienced diver.
As the sound of the waves and birds fade, and the rhythm of breathing puts you in a state of relaxation, be awed by the warm waters down under. Watch and feel schools of exotic fish envelop you as you swim entranced by their grace and beauty. Home to sea turtles, clown fish, marbled stingray, giant groupers, coral fish, bamboo sharks, titan Triggerfish, and barracudas, it is no wonder that the reefs of Borneo continually attracts divers from all continents.
Unlike most resorts, no license is required for diving at Bunga Raya. This is because specially trained PADI certified instructors will be there to guide you every step of the way. All new divers are first taken to the swimming pool, where they undergo a comprehensive briefing and training for their safety. Explore the island waters and discover nature with a little adventure through our water sports activities. Take the Hobie Getaway out for a wonderful afternoon sailing. Explore the coral reefs on a Kayak or snorkel for a closer encounter with the underwater world. Many of these sports are included at no additional cost without packages, so make sure to check and pick out the range of water sports you’d like to try.
Simply being at Bunga Raya brings the more metropolitan among us as close to nature as it can get, but perhaps you'd like to delve in even further and have a closer look at the island's plant and animal inhabitants. Treks through our jungles are easy to organise and can be accommodated by informing resort staff in advance. One of our experienced local guides will accompany you to point out the jungle's hidden marvels. Bask in the breathtaking majesty of virtually untouched jungle, which contains 40% of Malaysia's flora and fauna. * Brunei Darussalam
* Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring
* Kiulu White Water Rafting
* Tip of Borneo - Simpang Mengayau * An Orang Utan Encounter
* Island Escapade
* KK City Tour
* Klias River Cruise
* Kota Kinabalu Heritage Walk
* Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
* Mari Mari Cultural Village
The Gayana, Malohom and Jesselton meeting rooms, located on the top level of The Koi, stand as impressive locations for business meetings, conferences, cocktails, weddings, and other types of functions. Depending on seating style, the rooms can accommodate from 70 to 200 people at a time. Contact us for more information on booking a meeting room. The Gymnasium at Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa is a uniquely designed timber structure that stands among shady Sea hibiscus trees, separated from the main Bunga Raya building by a few minutes’ walk. Equipped with new, trendy Life Fitness equipment, guests run, stride, cycle, exert strength and lift weights in a space encircled by wide glass windows. The views you enjoy while exercising are nothing short of incredible sights of a life portrait of The South China Sea, backed by the sky’s ever changing palette of blue and white hues. The Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC), located at the doorstep of Tunku Abul Rahman Park, a marine protected area in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Attached to the luxurious Gayana Eco Resort, our sister property and nestled in the quiet Malohom Bay of Gaya Island, MERC’s attraction is its significant contribution in the marine conservation arena coupled with the idyllic surroundings. As a learning and educational centre, it has grown over the years into a research and rehabilitation facility.
A walk into the centre situated above the calm turquoise waves will have you immersed in the underwater world through its aquariums filled with interesting marine life. From the maternity tank where pregnant seahorses play, rescued bamboo sharks or turtles, to the touch tank where starfish, sea cucumber and other sea creatures rest until curious hands reach in for a gentle caress, visitors of all ages and backgrounds will emerge with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the complexities of the marine eco system.
It is the increasing threat on the marine world and the passion to save it that was the driving force behind the daily research and conservation initiatives of the centre to return back to nature what men has exploited in the past.
The work done at MERC speaks for itself. MERC's claim to fame came when it was certified by the Malaysia Book of Records as the first centre in Malaysia to successfully produce all seven species of giant clams found in Malaysian waters.