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Located In: Borneo

Gaya Island Resort

Google Logo 4.5 Google reviews (773)
Best Price From £1429.00pp
Jun 2024
£1969 pp
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Jul 2024
£2099 pp
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Aug 2024
£1499 pp
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Sep 2024
£1429 pp
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Overview

Overview

Experience the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Borneo’s wilderness at this stylish resort on the island of Pulau Gaya. The elegantly constructed villas are scattered amongst lush rainforest and tropical mangroves, creating an idyllic holiday hidea...

Experience the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Borneo’s wilderness at this stylish resort on the island of Pulau Gaya. The elegantly constructed villas are scattered amongst lush rainforest and tropical mangroves, creating an idyllic holiday hideaway. Relax on the pure white sands of the beach before having an award-winning pampering session in the Spa Village. The resort features numerous exquisite dining options and it’s the perfect place from which to see the spectacular wildlife of this magical country.

How far is the nearest beach?

Gaya Island Resort is set on a pristine sandy beach.

Distance from resort centre

The resort is located on the beautiful island of Pulau Gaya with everything you need for a fabulous holiday onsite. Day cruises and wildlife excursions can be arranged by the concierge.

Distance from airport

Kota Kinabalu International Airport is approximately 20 minutes away from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. From there, it’s a 20-minute speedboat to Gaya Island Resort.

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Accommodation
Bayu Villa
  • Located on the hillside with leafy views across the rainforest and tropical mangroves
  • Furnished balcony or terrace
  • Double bed
  • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Sofa
  • Minibar
  • Kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Connecting rooms available on request

Canopy Villa
  • Located amongst a tropical mangrove with beautiful views
  • Furnished balcony or terrace
  • Double bed
  • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Sofa
  • Minibar
  • Kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-FiM

Kinabalu Villa
  • Furnished balcony or terrace with breath-taking sea views
  • Double bed
  • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Sofa
  • Minibar
  • Kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi


Facilities

Facilities

  • Private beach
  • Dive and water sports centre
  • 40m lap pool with 4 floating cabanas
  • Relaxation chambers by the pool
  • Children’s wading pool
  • Chimes gift and beach shop
  • Award-winning Spa Village
  • Gymnasium
  • Library
  • Tour desk
  • 3 restaurants
  • Private dining experiences
  • Beach dining on Tavajun Bay
  • Pool bar
  • Conference facilities
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting service on request
  • 24-hour reception
  • Free Wi-Fi

Dining

Dining

Feast Village

  • Interactive all-day dining experience
  • Cuisine: International and Asian
  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Fisherman’s Cove

  • Dine with stunning views of Mount Kinabalu and the ocean
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Open for dinner only

Omakase

  • Two-storey teppanyaki style dining
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Open for dinner only

Hotel Reviews
Google Logo 4.5 Google reviews (773)
andrew harman
This hotel is amazing. Many have said it before but the walk to your rooms if your in the Kinabalu villas is a good workout. I only knocked the location down a point as I like to roam a bit and that's not really an option here. The food was great and varied though if you don't want a big buffet in the evening there isn't really any other option. Clear seas and a mini reef with lots of fish made snorkeling a joy.

Elena van Hasselt
We had a wonderful stay! The rooms are very spacious, big clean pool and nice beach. The service was top. Special thank you to June who took care of us in the Fisherman’s cove restaurant and the manager Rose. Lots of nice touches like free ( plastic free ) water in the whole resort. The food was also good even in the buffet!! Thank you for a lovely time.

Chantelle Yee
Beautiful resort located on Gaya Island - only 15 minutes away from the city! The room was big and spacious though certain parts definitely need to be refurbished. Some areas of the resort need to be refurbished too. However, the view was spectacular and the staff were very professional. The perfect place to just wind down and relax. There are a few restaurant options here - a restaurant with a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, fine dining for dinner, hotpot or teppanyaki dinner set. Prices are varying but are definitely on the high side. We had the ala carte dinner on our first night and teppanyaki dinner set on our second night. The food was decent at both places. There are different activities daily with some being free and some requiring purchase. We did the free nature walk (we managed to meet their resident red giant flying squirrel) and yoga class. Besides that, there are some other options such as mangrove kayaking and adventure walk which require purchase. Overall, it was a wonderful experience although this resort is more on the pricier side.

Jake Fletcher
The island resort is peaceful and relaxing. We went to the private beach at 10.30am until around 1.40pm and there were never more than 12 people there. The mangrove kayaking excursion was good fun but much shorter than expected. We enjoyed an a decently priced meal for dinner, and breakfast buffet wasn't bad. The room though a little dated was very nice. Unfortunately we had a problem with no hot water. After a cold shower, we called reception and someone came to fix the issue. The next morning the shower was still cold. Another issue was that when it rained, a fair amount of water leaked through the roof into the bathroom. A final irritation was the 300+ ringgit fee that was charged separate to the hotel booking for a 5 minute boat ride to and from the island. There is no reason why this compulsory charge is not already included in the original booking, other than to make it seem as if the hotel rooms are cheaper when you book, only for you to find out on arrival you need to pay an additional amount.

Courtney Rose
Beautiful clean beach with a coral reef just off shore. 3 restaurants, lots of activities throughout the day and the rooms were clean/comfortable. The dessert buffet was outstanding!! Seriously!! If you’re debating between here and the beach bungalows next door (which we also stayed at) choose here!! The prices are much more reasonable and the beach is a huge bonus. The best part was their accommodation to our 2am flight. They let us check out very late (11pm) and organized a private boat back to the mainland for us to get to the airport. I’ve never had a hotel be that accommodating. Thank you so much to all the staff for helping with that.


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