Indulge your senses at Gaya Island Resort

11 July 2019

An intimate, sun-kissed retreat awaits you at Gaya Island Resort. Surrounded by coral reefs, amid Pulau Gaya’s Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, this unique hotel is a treat for the senses. Nestled within the hillside and surrounded by a tropical rainforest, Gaya Island Resort looks out over the South China Sea towards Mt Kinabalu. You will stay in hillside villas designed to blend in with the natural environment, created with local materials to reflect the glory of nature throughout your living space.

Enjoy culinary treats from the Asia-Pacific region at The Feast Village – the resort’s interactive dining experience – charming seafood restaurant Fisherman’s Cove or two-storey Japanese eatery Omakase. Take a 5 minute speedboat ride to the resort’s private beach at Tavajun Bay where you can enjoy ‘bajau’ beach BBQs, a picnic or private dining. Here too is the fascinating Gaya Island Marine Conservation Centre, where one can meet the Resort’s resident Marine Biologist and learn about the vital work being done in reef preservation, as well as turtle rescue rehabilitation and breeding.

A must at the resort is to visit the Gaya Island Resort Wildlife Centre. Here you can take a guided jungle trail with the resident naturalist which may reveal many unique Bornean jungle inhabitants, including perhaps - the intriguing Proboscis Monkeys.

Above the Mangroves within the forest is one of the most renowned spa villages in this region Gaya Island Resort Spa Village, here one can be pampered with unique treatments incorporating many traditional Borneo forest ingredients. Experience healing treatments like rolling wave massages, inner light facials, relaxing ‘honey and avocado seed facials’ and revitalising ‘Borneo vanilla orchid and honey cocoon’ skin care packages. Gaya Island Resort can be reached via a 35-minute car journey and 10-minute speedboat ride from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, so you can also discover the region!

“Borneo was one of my favourite destinations and I recommend at least a week in Borneo if combining with another area of Malaysia.” 

Richard, Travel Counsellor


If you’re ready to book your stay at the amazing Gaya Island Resort, contact your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of a range of benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.



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