Sabah is well-known for its beautiful islands and beaches, with quite a few easy-to-reach getaway spots just a 20 minute speedboat-ride away. One of the less-discovered but I would say most untouched beauties, is the Bunga Raya Resort on Gayana Island (Pulau Gaya).
|As soon as you get off the boat you are greeted with such beauty~|
|The group all ready for the ride!|
|Yes, I was excited!|
|Arent we fahhbulous darling?|
Upon arrival, after all the ooh-ing and aah-ing at the breathtaking view, we were given a short brief and ushered into the lobby.
|I swear these cold towels were like heaven on the face - it was so hot that day!|
|Charlotte getting her complimentary orange fizz!|
|How can you not fall in love with this view?!|
|Even the leaves are in love!|
|The little black thing right by name (yes, I am purposely showing you my name. Deal with it. ;p) is a cute pendrive!|
|Eric completely fascinated by the namesake of the resort - the hibiscus!|
|Preoccupied while being driven around like a queen.|
|"Oh you have your camera pointed at me, Tom?" ;p|
|We dropped by the spa but didnt get to see inside as it was fully occupied.|
The Koi Restaurant was one of the few places you can eat at Bunga Raya, with another one being the Pantai Grill, which I'll show you a bit later.
|Love the fact that they have a cultural spot to enjoy your meal - by sitting on the floor like traditional Malays! =)|
|Thanks to the amazing zoom on my Samsung Galaxy Camera, I got to capture 2 hornbills way high up in the trees! =D|
|As Bunga Raya is also an eco resort, they are very much into reusing nature - like our leaf menu!|
And the dessert - oh my! Melt-in-your-mouth, creamy peppermint panacota was to die for!
|Clockwise L-R: Lemon Water, Pink Guava and Orange Juice, Tiger Garoupa, Beef and Chicken Satay, Peppermint Panacota, Lamb Shank, Mix Garden Salad, Tuna Club Sandwiches|
|Their pizzas are baked in this Greek-inspired dome charcoal oven - a couple of minutes is all it takes for the pizza to be done!|
|The villa, personal pool, bedroom, ceiling details!|
|The Songket is a gift for the guests, and Bunga Raya has their name printed on almost everything!|
One of the best parts about Bunga Raya is that the water is so clear, you can swim out with just snorkelling gear and still clearly see these Giant Clams on the sea bed!The water wasnt shallow as none of us could touch the bottom, so you can imagine the clarity! It was so beautiful!
|Tom and Eric getting ready to go kayaking|
|Photo credits to www.frogandprincess.wordpress.com|
If you're interested to go for a day trip to Bunga Raya Resort and Spa, details are as below:
For bookings or more info, you can also
Email email@example.com or
Call +6088-271000 / 380390
|Group Photo with Mr Anderson!|
L-R: Beverly, Vivian, Matthew, Chloe, Charlotte, Meitzeu, Eric, Tomas, Tom, me!, Margaret, Sherrie, Nadia and Diana!
Til the next escape,
**Photo credits as per watermarks! =)