$228 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 14, 2015 Check-out: Jul 15, 2015

Gaya Island Resort

5 stars
View map of Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya,, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
5.0
out of 5
2 reviews
Idyllic hotel

Fantastic hotel- great service from start to finish. Amazing location, very close to KK and... See full review

  • Nairn P.
  • Feb 21, 2015
Meeting all 5 star expectations

Spent a fantastic 2 nights following a Mt Kinabalu climb. #1 by far was the quality and... See full review

  • Drew F
  • Jul 4, 2013
A dreamy destination on Pulau Gaya off the coast of Borneo Set against a backdrop of ancient rainforest and facing the glistening South China Sea with the magical outline of Mount Kinabalu in the distance, Gaya Island Resort is a verdant spa paradise. A wonderful combination of exotic wilderness and golden beach, it is a superb setting for the family to enjoy an idyllic island break with pristine coral reefs to explore and numerous spa treatments. Gaya Island Resort is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property. Near Gaya Island Resort Coral reefs, water activities, bird watching, yoga classes, cultural excursions, rainforest trails. The Gaya Island Resort is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property.

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Gaya Island Resort Rooms

ALL
Description not provided
Bayu Villa, 47 sqm, King bed,
Bayu Villa, 47 sqm, King bed, tropical mangrove view walking distance from the resort sandy beach
Canopy Villa 47 sqm, King or
Canopy Villa, 47 sqm, King or twin beds, mangrove and rainforest view, connecting rooms available
Kinabalu Villa, 47 sqm, King or
Kinabalu Villa, 47 sqm, King or twin beds, ocean and Mt Kinabalu view, connecting rooms available
Suria Suite, 188 sqm, large
Suria Suite, 188 sqm, large verandah with daybeds, 2 bedrooms, ocean and Mt view, two levels, outdoor bath

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Children's activities
Fishing
Dining
Restaurant
Family plan
Services
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Audio visual equipment
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Mini bar
Turndown service
Shower

Nearby points of interest

  • Mt Kinabalu: 35.7 mi

Dining

Feast Village
Savour a vibrant, interactive all day dining experience that offers the diverse cuisine from the Asia-Pacific region. The dynamic open kitchens showcase a bakery, Japanese/Korean, Asian and Western selections. The location by the lap pool offers stunning
Fisherman Cove
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
Pool Bar and Lounge
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
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 vibran
Omakase
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

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Gaya Island Resort

Overall score

5 / 5
5.01.0
2 out of 2
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.5
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Review of Gaya Island Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nairn P.
Business
N/A
Feb 21, 2015

Idyllic hotel

Fantastic hotel- great service from start to finish. Amazing location, very close to KK and airport. Amazing spa! Lots of activities to do everyday. Family friendly! Only negative would be amount of attentiveness and speed of service for drinks/food at pool bar and the amount off sun loungers available. Well worth the money for 5 star. Will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Gaya Island Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Drew F
Business
Taipei, Taiwan
Jul 4, 2013

Meeting all 5 star expectations

Spent a fantastic 2 nights following a Mt Kinabalu climb. #1 by far was the quality and friendliness of the entire staff. There were so many times when the staff went out of their way to accommodate and welcome (finding food after the kitchen closed, assisting with returning excess bags to my room, greeting by name). #2 landscape/surrounding nature and design are beautiful. #3 abundance and quality of activities. I recommend taking advantage of the many daily activities, most of which are free. I paid the additional fees for the snorkeling experience and a private yoga session. The private yoga, though expensive, was perfectly catered to my needs due to the fantastic insructor, Xiu Lei. If you are a yoga fan and will be at GIR in the month of July, you are in luck! Also, make sure to take advantage of the free Nature trek with Justin and Jamie as you will learn and see a lot! I would be surprised if anyone is disappointed after a vacation here. The only negative is the cost: of the lodging, water transport, and on site food, however, I believe the prices are in line with other high-end resorts and in this case, the experience met and exceeded all of my expectations for the price-tag.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Snorkeling experience is 30 ringgits. The coral reef you visit is actually adjacent to the main hotel beach. You can borrow/rent snorkeling gear and easily explore on your own to cut cost.

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