luxury island escape

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. 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.

Marine Ecology Research Center is located in the Gayana Marine Resort. The program focuses on Giant Clam propagation and coral restoration. The Marine Biologists at the MERC offers insights to visitors to help create awareness on the importance of taking care of the environment. The MERC is open to the public for day trip visits.