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Gaya Island Resort places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Likas Stadium and Sabah State Mosque. This 121-room, 5-star resort has 4 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. It's on the beach and also a short walk from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and Wisma Merdeka.

Dining

Enjoy dining at Feast Village, one of 4 onsite restaurants. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.

Rooms

Gaya Island Resort's 121 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes are also available.

Property features

At Gaya Island Resort, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Transportation is made easy with a ferry terminal shuttle. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool

Renovations & Closures

This property is closed from 14 November 2016 to 14 December 2016 (dates subject to change).

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Gaya Island Resort features an outdoor pool and a health club. Dining is available at one of the resort's 4 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include a beach bar, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 5-star property consist of a business center and a meeting room. Event facilities measuring 968 square feet (90 square meters) include a conference center. This luxury resort also offers a children's pool, spa services, and a library.

Gaya Island Resort is a smoke-free property.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 121 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Health club 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • One meeting room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Picnic area 
  • Beach bar 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Year Built 2012 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 968 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 90 
  • Conference center 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Slippers 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • LCD TV 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Feast Village - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fishermans Cove - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Pool Bar and Lounge - This poolside family restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Tavajun Bay - This beachfront restaurant serves lunch only. A children's menu is available.

Omakase - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

Spa Village Gaya Island has 6 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, massages, facials, and body wraps.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 6 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
Speedboat transfers (surcharge) are required between Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and Gaya Island Resort. Departure times are as follows:
Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal to Gaya Island Resort: 8 AM; 10 AM; Noon; 2 PM; 4 PM; 6 PM; and 9 PM.
Gaya Island Resort to Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal: 9 AM; 11 AM; 1 PM; 3 PM; 5 PM; 6:30 PM; and 9:30 PM.
Guests who miss the last transfer of the day must board a private charter boat (surcharge). Rates for private charter are MYR 500 between 7 AM-9 PM, and MYR 700 between 9 PM-7 AM.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Destination fee: MYR 31.80 per person, per night
  • Boat transfer per adult: MYR 140 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: MYR 70 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

We should mention

Guests must transfer via boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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