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Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort


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.


  • 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


Most Family-Friendly Hotel - SLH Awards 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Key Features


Exercise gym

Wireless internet connection


Wedding services

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  • 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
  • Pets not allowed
  • 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
  • Sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Twin bed
  • Wireless internet connection

  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • 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. 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 all our guests. A proper dress code is required with shirt- full-length trousers and shoes for gentlemen and smart casual wear for ladies.

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.


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.

Lantern-lit treatment pavilions, high up in the treetops. Foot baths with orchid petals. Rice rituals and therapies inspired by the centuries-old traditions of Bajau sea nomads and the legends of Sabah’s tribes. There’s nowhere quite like the spa at Gaya Island Resort. This is pure pampering, in paradise.


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