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Gaya Island
Kota Kinabalu Top 12 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.5/5
123 Reviews
SeashoreIsland/PeninsulaBeach
Liked by 12
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 day
Address: Pulau Gaya, Sabah
Phone: +60-88-211732

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Gaya Island is the largest island in the waters of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, about 15 miles from Kota Kinabalu. There are many unspoiled marshes on the coast for strolling, and there are mangrove forests on the island, where you can learn about various animals and plants. In addition, the marine biota in the sea area is rich and the water is clear, making it a good place for snorkeling. Snorkeling here can see Nemo. It takes only ten minutes from the pier to Gaya Island, and the water becomes exceptionally clear when it reaches Gaya Island. There are three hotels on the island. We stayed at Gaya Island Resort, which was the cheapest among the three hotels. The price at that time was equivalent to more than RMB 1,600 per night, but we liked it very much. The hotel’s buffet was rich and delicious, every day There are different activities, such as windsurfing, kayaking, movies, snorkeling, etc. for free. Staying here for a week will not be bored.

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Introduction

Gaya Island is an island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. The entire island is covered by pristine rainforest and the mangroves are well preserved. The island has a few kilometers of white sandy beaches, the water is clear and transparent, and there are coral reefs and colorful fish on the sea floor, which is ideal for diving. There are lively water villages in the bay at the eastern end of the island. These Filipino immigrants live in narrow shacks. You can take a tour via boat.
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