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Important information:

This hotel will be closed from 14 Nov to 14 Dec 2016 for maintenance work and upgrades. Reservations can be made now for stays outside of these dates. Conservation fees will be collected from every guest upon check-out, as part of the preservation of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park where Gaya Island Resort is located. Each guest of the resort, including children, will be required to contribute MYR32 for their first night of stay, followed by MYR22 for each additional night. Fees collected by the resort will then be transferred to Sabah Parks, and will go towards preserving the rich ecosystem of the region.

Situated on Pulau Gaya, part of a natural marine conservation area

Unique Qualities

  • Luxury island resort that can only be reached by boat
  • Untouched natural surroundings from tropical rainforest and mangroves to coral reefs
  • Freshly caught seafood and regional specialities served at restaurants or around a beach barbecue

The hotel in detail

Fringed by a golden beach and backed by lush rainforest, Gaya Island Resort is a welcoming and romantic retreat set on an exotic island in the midst of the South China Sea. Surrounded by a wealth of coral reefs for diving, indigenous flora and fauna for guided nature walks, and with an award-winning spa in a unique mangrove setting, four restaurants, and a lounge bar overlooking the pool, it has a real back-to-nature appeal.

With its exotic island ambiance, Gaya Island Resort is a magical blend of stylish comfort and natural beauty - totally conducive to utter relaxation. Nestled within the rainforest are 121 Hill Villas with a variety of views including mangrove, canopy, tropical rainforest and Mount Kinabalu in the distance.

Settle into one of the spa’s six treatment rooms for a sleep inducing massage after a guided meditation session. Go diving and discover the tropical marine life in the coral reefs, learn about Gaya Island Resort Marine Centre's turtle and conservation efforts and dine at Fishermans Cove for the freshest seafood dishes on the rooftop under a starry sky.

  • 121 rooms
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 floors


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning


Fitness centre

Wi-Fi in room

Swimming pool

Wedding services

Check in
  • 03:00 PM
Check out
  • 11:00 AM
Hotel Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Beach
  • Fitness centre
  • Meeting room
  • Non-smoking property
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in rooms
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning in room
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Climate control
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access in room
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Wi-Fi in room
  • Childcare service
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Multilingual staff
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services
  • Children's activities
  • Fishing
  • Jogging track
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Watersports
  • Yoga


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