Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort is situated off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Borneo, Malaysia. Located in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, a marine conservation area, the resort rests on the largest of five islands; Pulau Gaya. The area is characterized by its clear waters, rich coral beds, rainforests and white powdery beaches. The transfer time from Kota Kinabalu airport is approximately 30 minutes via road and speedboat. The resort was attentively designed to harmonize with its serene location overlooking spectacular views of Borneo's Mount Kinabalu. There are a total of 120 spacious villas. Rooms are luxurious and fitted with all modern conveniences, including WiFi. There is a broad range of onsite dining options including Asian, Western and Mediterranean cuisine, a fresh seafood restaurant (adult only), a bakery and a relaxing lounge bar. The resort’s activity list engages guests with local nature and culture, as well as indulging the senses. Activities include forest trails, yoga, meditation, snorkeling, diving, fishing, story telling, cooking, handicrafts, dance, day trips and more. Other facilities include a spa, swimming pools, shop, library and gymnasium.

Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Gaya is a stunning tropical island covered in dense virgin tropical rainforest, and part of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, just 10 minutes off the coast of Kota Kinabalu.

History: It was about one million years ago that five islands, including Gaya, broke off the mainland, evidence of which can be seen today in the exposed coastline’s exposed sandstone cliffs, caves, and deep crevices.

Service: Guests may check in at Gaya’s own lounge on the mainland, where they are served refreshments and may use the complimentary WiFi, before being whisked away by speedboat to their private villa.

Gaya Island, Malaysia
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  • 24hr Room Service
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge
  • Fitness Center
  • Garden
  • Kids Club
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Poolside Bar
  • Private Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Spa
  • Water Sports
  • Wi-Fi In Public Areas
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