Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Exclusive Day Trip to Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Date of Visited: 08 June 2013

Everytime when most my friends plan to come Kota Kinabalu for holidays, for sure they will get some advise or tips from me on where to go and what to do. As for me, besides visiting the Kinabalu Park for our famous iconic of Mount Kinabalu, of course I will recommend for island hopping. That's what Sabah famous for, right? Even some of my Peninsular friends said that I am so lucky to stay in Sabah cause anytime I could make a trip to island.

If any of you are planning to come to Kota Kinabalu soon or even if a sun-drenched paradise is your ideal of a perfect getaway, why not book for this exclusive day trip package to this tranquil and exotic Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa for just RM145 for adult and RM95 for child, which including 3 courses meals with 1 soft drink and even if you want do water activites like kayaking and snorkelling, all those equipments are provided, like what I did blogged before in my previous post (click here).

Few bloggers and I were lucky enough as we were being sponsored to experience this enjoyable and wonderful island getaway. Yippee!!

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#1: Departed from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal around 10.30 am [Photo credit to Beverly Tam]

Located in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, this private island is 25 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu. Unlike the rest of the islands that located nearby but lately most of them were kinda overcrowded, this private island gave a very serene and calm feelings. It's totally perfect for those couples who looking for some private moments.

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#2: Such a stunning and mesmerizing crystal clear sea of the island.

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#3: Four of these pavilions can be used to set up for special occasions, especially candle light dinner under the moonlight.

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#4: Another timbered pavilion

Upon arrival, we were being greet by their friendly and attentive staffs. We were even being served with welcome drinks and towels. Such an excellent and warm services provided by them. Once we done settled everything, we were brought around for de-tour around the island and surpringly, this island was so huge. Thank goodness they brought us around with their buggy ride, or else for sure some of us will run out of energy by end of this trip.

Not just that, we were being told even one of the Irish popular singer, Ronan Keating, the lead singer of Boyzone with his famous song "When You Say Nothing At All" ever stayed here before too.

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#5: Man-made waterfall tucked in the middle of this island

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#6: Infinity pool - Only for their in-house guests

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#7: Solace Spa - Comprises six exotic private spa pavilions perched atop of the hill for the guest to enjoy calm and relax treatment. Their signature massage - bamboo massage is highly recommended.

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#8: A chill room of Winecellar or known as Wine Cave - According to their staff, the owner of this resort love wine so much.

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#9: The Koi - Not just a restaurant, they even provide cooking class especially to those foreign tourists who interested in learning to cook local meals.

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 #10: A colourful set-up table just for us at Pantai Grill 

Besides The Koi, this resort has another dining place which known as Pantai Grill, which is in an idyllic setting at the foot of the beach. Here is where we're enjoying our scrumptious lunch.

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#11: Not just creative, their menu of the day is so eco-friendly.

Like I mentioned earlier, the day trip package including 3 courses meals - from starter to main course and dessert.

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#12: Starter being served on that day - Mix Garden Green Salad with Balsamic Vinegar

There are even two other choices you can choose from besides the above:
  • Cream chicken lemon soup
  • Greek salad
As for main course, there are 5 options given and we were being served on these followings:

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#13: Braised Lamb Shanks with Corn, Cob & Coleslow - I not really like to eat lamb but oh my, this was so delicious.

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#14: Mixed Grilled Satay (Chicken & Beef)

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#15: Pizza baked in their own handmade-oven.

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#16: Dessert - Peppermints Panacotta with Dark Chocolate Sticks. Absolutely perfect match.

Not just that, we were also being served with their own fresh organic fish.

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#17: Tiger Garupa

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#18: Red Snapper

Frankly speaking, we were never expecting that they will serve us with so many kind of foods. Kudos to their excellent and great-skill chefs, we were absolutely so full and satisfied with all the foods provided. Before we move on to our water activities, we were brought to have a look at one of their villa.

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#19: Each of their humble timbered villa features extended wrap around balconies and private plunge pools. It makes me don't wanna leave the island. How I wish they could sponsor each of us with an overnight sleep somehow?

We ended our day by did the water activities - kayaking and snorkelling. All of the equipments for these two water activities were provided - life jacket and snorkelling mask. One of their staff was so kind enough and brought us to see such a huge and giant clams. They were amazingly beautiful, man!

We left this beautiful and stunning island around 3.30pm. From the expression, I can see that none of us wanna leave this island. Everything seems so perfect - like we were in paradise.

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#20: A jewel island in the coast of Borneo

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#21: Group photo at the jetty. From left to right: Beverly Tam, Vivian & Matthew from Breeze Magazine, Chloe, Charlotte Fong, Mei Tzeu, Eric Constantin, Mr Tomas Anderson (General Manager), Tom Rungitom, Calista Leah Liew, Margaret Chong, Sherrie Pui, Nadia Sucinta Domianus (Personal Assistant) and DT. [Photo credit to Beverly Tam]

Last but not least, I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa for the sponsored of this day trip. I always wanna visit this island for such long time and finally, my dreams came true. Thank you so much, Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa.

So come and book your day trip in their Gayana office located in Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. 

For further enquiry, kindly please contact: 
Miss Junei Voo
Resorts Sales Manager 
Mobile: +6013851 6330
Tel: +6088380390
Fax: +6088247390
Email: junei.voo@gayana-eco-resort.com

or you can even chekc out their facebook page - Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa.

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12 comments:

  1. this resort is very beautiful! must be expensive. lucky u!

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  2. resort Looking So Beautiful,Thanks For your Information
    Delhi To Rishikesh

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  3. hope to visits this bunga raya one day too~

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  4. Diane u're so lucky! How I wish there's someone that are willing to sponsor me..hehhee

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  5. lamb shank! omg i love lamb shank!

    nice resort huh...bestnyer!

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  6. Not a fan of water sport but I don't mind the good looking food, wakaka!!! XD

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  7. that place was very nice and beautiful..

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  8. by the way, macam mana kamu boleh kena sponsor ni..next time sya mau ikut hahaha

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  9. So glad you shared about this island. I love everything, the beautiful scenery, the food and all all and all. Thinking of making a trip next month.

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  10. OMG, just look at the crystal clear water! Such a pity u didn't get to stay there. I wanna try the spa!!

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  11. Your style of blog presentation is very attractive. Really beautiful scenery,nice food and all and all. Excellent and warm services also provided. Really Private Island resorts Looking So Beautiful,Thanks For your Information.

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