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Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort

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Important information

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 MYR30 for their first night of stay, followed by MYR20 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.

HOTEL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

Gaya Island Resort - LUXURY BEACH RESORT IN BORNEO

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

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
  • 5 restaurants
  • 2 floors

The rooms

Bayu Villa

Sleeps: 2 People.

47 sqm Bayu Villa situated on a hillside amidst lush rainforest.

47 sqm Bayu Villa situated on a hillside amidst lush rainforest, these inviting villas offer a peaceful setting with leafy views ranging from the rainforest canopy to the tropical mangroves.

Canopy Villa

Sleeps: 2 People.

47 sqm Canopy Villa set amongst a tropical mangrove on a gently sloping hillside.

47 sqm Canopy Villa set amongst a tropical mangrove on a gently sloping hillside, these villas offer a beautiful outlook and are walking distance from the resort's pristine sandy beach.

Kinabalu Villa

Sleeps: 2 People.

47 sqm Kinabalu Villa provide the best views in the Resort.

47 sqm Kinabalu Villa with views stretching across the South China Sea, and where the sihouette of Mount Kinabalu can be seen on a clear day, these Kinabalu Villas provide the best views in the Resort.

Suria Suite

Sleeps: 4 People.

188 sqm Suria Suite, luxurious two-bedroom suite lies on the hillside with stunning ocean view.

188 sqm Suria Suite, luxurious two-bedroom suite lies on the hillside with stunning ocean views. The ground floor features relaxing lounge and dining areas, and a pantry which leads onto an outdoor deck. The spacious bedrooms on the first floor both come with en-suites and a decadent outdoor bath on the balcony provides breathtaking views.

Location

Key Features

Lounges/bars

Exercise gym

Wireless internet connection

Pool

Wedding services

Check in

1500

Check out

1100

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Catering services
  • Child programs
  • Children welcome
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Exercise gym
  • Family plan
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Gift/News stand
  • High speed internet connection
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Jogging track
  • Lounges/bars
  • Massage services
  • Meeting rooms
  • Public address system
  • Restaurant
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Smoke-free property
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Water sports
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection

  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Cable television
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Televisi
  • Internet access
  • King bed
  • Minibar
  • Remote control television
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Self-controlled heating/cooling system
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Shower
  • Sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Twin bed
  • Wireless internet connection

  • Childrens program
  • Fishing
  • Jogging trail
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa

Feast Village

Cuisine type: International

Meals served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Savour a vibrant- interactive all day dining experience that offers the diverse cuisine from the Asia-Pacific region. The location by the lap pool offers stunning views of Mount Kinabalu and the surrounding beach.

Fisherman Cove

Cuisine type: Seafood

Meals served: Dinner

Situated on the rooftop- Fisherman Cove offers exquisitely fresh seafood with a breathtaking view of the sea and Mount Kinabalu. A celebration of nature drawn from her bounty play chef- infused by the region culinary arts and transformed by our chefs into a memorable range of experiences - a feast seasoned by sea breeze just for you. Fisherman Cove is a fine dining restaurant that serves only seafood cuisine. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in this restaurant for the comfort of a

Pool Bar and Lounge

Cuisine type: International

Overlooking the infinity pool and floating cabanas- the Pool Bar and Lounge with its al fresco location and natural light is the perfect place to relax with sundowners and light refreshments as the sun sets over Mount Kinabalu.

Tavajun Bay

Cuisine type: Thai

Meals served: Lunch

Set in an enclave at Tavajun Bay- a short 5-minute boat ride from the resort- this tranquil private beach is perfect for relaxing under the tropical sun- lulled by the gentle sea breeze. Reminiscent of the sun-blessed Mediterranean coastline where vibrant flavours and simple presentation predominate- earthenware skillets kept warm over charcoal embers await for lunch where single dish meals that change daily is infused with local and international influences. Select your beverage from the

Omakase

Cuisine type: Japanese

Meals served: Dinner

A two-storey Japanese restaurant perched on a hillside with a stunning view of Malohom Bay and Mount Kinabalu on the horizon- surrounded by an ancient rainforest. Serving up three Japanese omakase-style dining experiences under one roof ranging from teppanyaki- shabu-shabu and nabe- these heart-warming dinners will delight guests of all ages.

On Gaya Island the elements of mountain, forest and sea come together in such absolute perfection it can take your breath away. Inspired by this powerful harmony of nature, Spa Village Gaya Island brings into play aspects of the environment, culture and wellbeing to create an uplifting and unforgettable experience. Set amidst lush mangroves, Spa Village Gaya Island is a tranquil hideaway surrounded by distinctive island flora and fauna. From the warm clear waters of Gaya and its rich lowland forests to the high altitude blossoms of Mount Kinabalu, our treatments utilise only the finest fresh local ingredients. A rich tapestry of spa programmes reflects the cultural healing traditions of Sabah's many indigenous people. From the specialised rice scrubs and masques of the Kadazandusun to the age-old practices of the Bajau sea nomads, Spa Village Gaya Island is uniquely rooted in ancient tradition while seeking to restore balance to the body and soul.

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