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Gaya Island Resort
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Gaya Island Resort - Beach
Gaya Island Resort - Beach
Gaya Island Resort
Gaya Island Resort Rooms
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Gaya Island Resort Villa - Malaysia
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Gaya Island Resort
Gaya Island Resort
View of Mount Kinabalu
View of Mount Kinabalu

Gaya Island Resort

This beautiful luxury resort is set on Pulau Gaya, the largest of a cluster of five idyllic tropical islets that make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, just a 15 minute speedboat from Kota Kinabalu. Part of the prestigious YTL Hotels group, Gaya Island Resort is a peaceful place with a truly lovely vibe – the perfect ending to a Borneo jungle safari.

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SLEEP

Spread over 40 acres, you can take your pick from a choice of stylish rooms. All are spacious and gracefully appointed with contemporary Malaysian flair. Bayu Villas are set amidst the mangroves, close to the beach, with easy access to all the facilities. The Bayu Villas are situated on a hillside, amidst lush rainforest with a peaceful setting and views of the rainforest. The Canopy Villas are set amidst the mangroves, close to the beach, with easy access to all the facilities. The Kinabalu Villas are also in an elevated setting and offer some of the best views on the island, including, on a clear day, Mt Kinabalu.

EAT

Regional cuisine plays a big part of the dining experiences available here. Feast Village is a dynamic, interactive area that plays host to a wealth of cuisines from right across Asia, whilst Fisherman’s Cove is a more gourmet experience where you can enjoy a bounty of incredible seafood in a romantic and stylish location. Tavajun Bay is a delight – reached by boat, this tranquil private beach is the picture-perfect tropical island playground. The simple beachside restaurant conjures up tasty local delicacies from open braziers; select the tipple of your choice from the beachside cooler, then relax on the sun-warmed sand – heaven! We love that you can also order a gourmet picnic basket for some truly indulgent beach time.

PAMPER

Here in Gaya Island Resort, the crucial elements of mountain, forest and sea come together in perfect harmony. Inspired by this collective, the Spa Village creates a memorable and uplifting experience. A rich tapestry of treatments and therapies reflect the cultural healing traditions of the nation; this truly is a place to nourish and nurture the mind, body and soul.

PLAY

Time at the resort is measured by the rise and fall of the tides and the activities programme aims to immerse you in the beauty of the natural environment. Hike jungle trails with a naturalist guide, gain a fresh perspective on the vibrant marine life beneath the waves at the house reef, or maybe indulge in a little artistic creativity with a culinary journey or handicraft excursion. 

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