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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.

For Families


Bayu Villa
Canopy Villa
Kinabalu Villa


  • 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


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


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