Gaya Island Resort

Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, 88000, Sabah, MalaysiaShow on map
Opened: 2012 Within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Borneo, Gaya Island Resort Kota Kinabalu rests along the coast of Malohom Bay, a natural sanctuary nestled in the hillside of an ancient rainforest with a stunning outline of Mount Kinabalu on the horizon.Show More

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  • Very Clean4.6
  • Good Amenities4.1
  • Good Location4.1
  • Great Service4.4
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    91% Recommended
  • Very Clean4.6
  • Good Amenities4.1
  • Good Location4.1
  • Great Service4.4
  • 4.4/5Excellent

    91% Recommended
    • 9.8km
    • 21.7km
    1 place of interest within 1000m, 1.9km from downtown
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    Reviews(34 verified guest reviews)

    • Bonnie

      • Bayu Villa
      • Stayed in February 2020
      • Families
      • 1 Review
      4.5/ 5
      Excellent

      This is my honeymoon with my husband. We chose to spend at the Gaya Resort at the back of our journey in Sabah. Although we had expected a small honeymoon surprise, there may be no other special arrangements because there are no special notes. There were some accidents in the process, but the flaws were not hidden, and the service staff were very concerned. Because it is on the island, the hardware equipment is not very good. But other resort activities are quite recommended. In addition, it is recommended that the bar's meals in the resort have a high cp value, and a portion of a boy is more than enough to eat, and it is delicious.

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      Posted February 19, 2020
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      China

      • Bayu Villa
      • Stayed in January 2020
      • Friends
      • 1 Review
      4.5/ 5
      Excellent

      The location and environment of the island is still good. It is close to the main island and has a good ecology, but it may take a long time to develop. The hotel beach is not clear and not clean enough. The nature center introduced the island's creatures to be said to be very rich and diverse, but unfortunately nature walking didn't see anything, only scattered lizards and very small snakes, and no monkeys. There were some inadequacy in service and catering. We went to the island more than two o'clock on the day of check-in. We were informed that the room was not ready. After urging twice, we informed that we had cleaned one. The order hasn't moved yet, because the two rooms are connected. I walked around in the room and found that the door between the two rooms was open, and the other room was cleaned. No one knew it ... nobody told us ...... The phone asks where the key is, and it feels that the front desk has no idea that the key has not been delivered ... a bit sad In terms of dining, there are not many bbq restaurants to book on the island. Generally, the buffet of the main restaurant is 120mr. The taste is average, the seafood is very few, and the meat is not delicious. However, there is a hot dish specially set for the Chinese. You can take vegetables and seafood to make you stir-fried. You can make noodle soup and noodles at the same location for breakfast, which is very good. In terms of entertainment, free activities include yoga and nature walk, snorkeling and other activities are at their own expense, and the price is not low. In particular, the spa is too expensive! The 80-minute massage should be close to 500mr. In short, if it is a high-priced reservation or a lower cost performance, if it is in the early one, it is not bad.

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      Posted February 3, 2020
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      panda5

      Hong Kong, China

      • Bayu Villa
      • Stayed in December 2019
      • Other
      • 12 Reviews
      5/ 5
      Perfect

      It was a great stay because of our request, a nice nice female clerk, (please mention that before the hotel is booked, the hotel will ask you your language in advance, and someone will introduce you to the hotel when you check in Travel communication 0 difficulty), just help us to upgrade the sea view room for free, very positive, I live with my boyfriend until I do n’t want to go ~ However, always on the island, the food is not too good, but all are ok

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      Posted May 28, 2020
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      panda5

      Hong Kong, China

      • Bayu Villa
      • Stayed in December 2019
      • Other
      • 12 Reviews
      5/ 5
      Perfect

      Really super nice resort, detached house, privacy and sound insulation are super good, and the hotel is also very good. We asked for a super-normal room, which is perfect for couples who want to empty, but the restaurant eats, Not perfect in imagination

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      Posted December 28, 2019
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      China

      • Kinabalu Villa
      • Stayed in September 2019
      • Couples
      • 3 Reviews
      5/ 5
      Perfect

      Gaya Island Resort · Kinabalu Villa 💯 This biggest surprise must be given to the Gaya Island Resort, the mountain, the sea, the villa + terrace + private beach full score, is a small island of water that is sweet and smooth. Except for the proximity of Gaya Island to the island of Kota Kinabalu, the quality of the sea is generally good, and the rest of the experience is a plus. In addition, the mountain trails will encounter lizards that are indiscriminate, and the big birds that will continue to open on the roof in the middle of the night. 🌴

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      Posted September 19, 2019
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    Hotel Policy

    Check-in and Check-out
    • Check-in from 15:00
    • Check-out before 11:00
    Child Policies
    Children are welcome at this hotel.
    Guests 12 years and over will be charged adult rates.

    Need to Know

    Important City Info
    [Sep 7, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021] To prevent the spread of COVID-19, guests are required to strictly abide by rules and regulations imposed by the Malaysian government when booking and staying in hotels. Guests staying for leisure purposes are required to contact the hotel before making a booking. All guests (including children) are required to present the relevant documents upon arrival at the hotel. If you are traveling for business, please present the documents required by the Malaysian Government, such as your company letter, MITI Letter, and travel permit issued by the police (PKP or PKPD letter). If you are traveling for vaccination, please present your vaccination appointment and travel permit issued by the police (PKP or PKPD letter) upon check-in. Check-in may be denied at the hotel if you do not comply with the above requirements. Any denial of entry or stay at the hotel will be handled according to hotel management and any refunds shall be subject to their respective policy and guidelines.
    [Feb 4, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021] According to regulations imposed by the government of Malaysia, services at all hotels in Malaysia will be limited until further notice. Some public facilities will be closed, although room service will be permitted. Guest will be required to remain in their rooms during their stay. Some hotels and room types have special policies, please refer to the hotel.
    Hotel Notes
    During the stay at the hotel, the hotel will charge the Green Environment Fund fee. Some room rates do not include this fee. The specific charge is subject to the hotel's front desk.

    Hotel Description

    • Opened: 2012
    • Number of Rooms: 121
    Within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Borneo, Gaya Island Resort Kota Kinabalu rests along the coast of Malohom Bay, a natural sanctuary nestled in the hillside of an ancient rainforest with a stunning outline of Mount Kinabalu on the horizon. The resort's architecture respects Sabahan elements; its 120 villas and two-bedroom suite use local materials and blend harmoniously with the natural environment while villa interiors are designed with a contemporary elegance. Yet this is more than just a beautiful beachfront resort in stunning surroundings; with its PURE activities, this is a place for the curious to actively engage or peacefully absorb all Borneo has to offer. Seamlessly integrated within the mangroves is Spa Village, offering a rich tapestry of spa programs that reflect the ancient healing practices of the region while restoring balance to alleviate modern stresses. Dining is a burst of freshness and flavor; exquisite, sensory and sublime. Discoveries, authentic experiences and a sense of intimacy with the natural world all prevail across the land and seascape of this resort, with its youthful vibe and sun-dappled moments, offering travelers and families an escape that is distinctively Borneo. Gaya Island Resort is committed to ecologically-sustainable practices to minimize the carbon footprint within its environment. Therefore, the resort is a walking resort and only minimal motorized vehicles are used for operational purposes.

    Services & Amenities

        Restaurant
        Gym
        Spa
        Outdoor swimming pool
        Conference hall
    Transportation Services
    • Airport pickup service
    • Airport shuttle service
    Activities
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Private beach
    • Beach bar
    • Beach towels
    • Beach/pool sun umbrellas
    • Beach
    • Water sports
    • Snorkeling
    • Fishing
    • Pool bar
    • Diving
    Health & Wellness
    • Gym
    • Yoga classes
    • Spa
    • Massage
    Front Desk Services
    • Luggage storage
    • Front desk safe
    • Concierge service
    • Wake-up call
    • Currency exchange
    • Front desk (24 hours)
    Cleaning Services
    • Laundry room
    • Ironing service(Additional fee)
    • Room cleaned: daily
    • Laundry service(Additional fee)
    Food & Drink
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    Other
    • Multilingual staff
    • Wedding service
    • Dry cleaning
    Public Area
    • Wi-Fi in designated areasFree
    • Gift shop
    • Library
    • Garden
    Business Services
    • Conference hall
    • Fax/copying service
    General
    • Elevator
    • Lobby bar
    • Newspaper in lobby
    • Non-smoking public areas
    • All rooms non-smoking
    Kid's Facilities
    • Childcare service

    Transport & Attractions

    Airports

    Kota Kinabalu International Airport

    Straight line distance from hotel: 9.8 km

    9.8km

    Railway Stations

    Kinarut Railway Station

    Straight line distance from hotel: 21.7 km

    21.7km

    Places of Interest

    Marine Ecology Research Centre

    815m

    Gaya Island

    1.9km

    Downbelow Adventure Centre

    3km

    Hari Raya Ocean Sound

    4.6km

    Sapi Island

    4.6km

    Sapi Scuba Diving

    4.6km

    Seawalker Sapi Islands

    4.6km

    Jesselton Point

    4.7km

    Borneo Reef World

    4.8km

    SunnyReef Divers

    4.8km
    Gaya Island Resort Frequently Asked Questions
    How much does it cost to stay at Gaya Island Resort?
    Prices at Gaya Island Resort are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.
    What is the closest airport to Gaya Island Resort?
    The closest airport is Kota Kinabalu International Airport. It is 9.8km from the hotel and approximately a 20minutes journey by taxi.
    What are the check-in and check-out times at Gaya Island Resort?
    The check-in time is from 15:00 and the check-out time is before 11:00.
    Does Gaya Island Resort provide airport transfer services?
    Yes, Gaya Island Resort provides airport transfer services.
    What amenities and services does Gaya Island Resort have?
    Gaya Island Resort has the following amenities and services: Wi-Fi in designated areas, Airport shuttle service, Airport pickup service.
    Does Gaya Island Resort have a swimming pool?
    Yes, Gaya Island Resort the hotel has a pool. Pool type: Outdoor swimming pool.
    Does Gaya Island Resort have fitness amenities?
    Yes, Gaya Island Resort has fitness amenities.
    Does Gaya Island Resort provide free Wi-Fi?
    Yes, the hotel provides free Wi-Fi.
    Does Gaya Island Resort have non-smoking rooms?
    Please view the hotel listing for details.
    Does Gaya Island Resort provide breakfast?
    Yes, Gaya Island Resort provides breakfast.
    Does Gaya Island Resort have a restaurant?
    Yes, guests can eat at: Restaurant.
    Is parking available at Gaya Island Resort?
    Yes, parking is available at Gaya Island Resort.
    Does Gaya Island Resort have children's amenities?
    Gaya Island Resort has the following children's amenities: Childcare service.
    Where is Gaya Island Resort?
    The hotel address is Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. The hotel is 1.93 km from the city center.
    Is Gaya Island Resort close to transport stations?
    The closest station is Kinarut Railway Station. It is 21.7km from the hotel. View On Map
    Is Gaya Island Resort nearby popular attractions?
    Gaya Island Resort is near the following attractions: Marine Ecology Research Centre(Approximately 815m), Gaya Island(Approximately 1.9km), Downbelow Adventure Centre(Approximately 3km).
    Does Gaya Island Resort have hot springs?
    No, Gaya Island Resort doesn't have hot springs.
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