Gaya Island Resort

Top choice resort in Pulau Gaya

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8.7 out of 10

Around 100 beautifully finished villas set in either lush jungle foliage, atmospheric mangroves, or looking out on the greens and blues of the sea. This is a beautiful spot to fish, snorkel, dive, kayak, practise yoga, go on a sunset cruise or take a relaxing spa at the treatment centre. On-site dive school offers a range of courses.

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Set within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park off the coast of Borneo, Gaya Island offers elegant villas with panoramic views of the South China Sea and the rainforest. It boasts 5 dining options, a private beach and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the resort. Scheduled boat transfers are available at an additional charge. Decorated in wooden interiors, every air-conditioned villa features a private balcony with outdoor seating. A flat-screen and a minibar are also included. The private bathroom comes with a spacious bath and luxury amenities. Daily buffet breakfast is served at Feast Village, with Asian and International options. Fisherman's Cove specialises in seafood dishes, while Omakase offers Japanese cuisines. Drinks and snacks are on offer at Pool Bar & Lounge, where guests can enjoy Mount Kinabalu view from the sundeck. Relaxing treatments can be enjoyed at Spa Village and yoga classes is held daily. Guests can also do outdoor activities at an additional charge such as diving and snorkelling at the beach. Day cruises and bird watching trips can also be arranged at the 24-hour reception. Gaya Island Resort is a 10 minute speedboat ride from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. The nearest airport is a 11 km drive away from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. Airport and boat transfers can be requested at a surcharge.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Boat transfer is available at additional charge and the last boat to the resort departs at 21:00. For more information please contact the property directly.

A tourist tax of MYR 10 per room per night is applied to all foreign guests. This tax is not included in the room rate and must be paid upon check-in. Guests with a valid Malaysian Identity Card or valid permanent residents MY PR Card are exempted.

Please note that all guests are subject to a Marine Park Conservation fee upon arrival. For more information please contact the property directly.

Features of Gaya Island Resort

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Concierge service
  • Daily maid service


  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage


  • Garden
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fishing
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Internet services
  • Gift shop
  • Library
  • Tour desk
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Wifi
  • Private beach area
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Wifi available in all areas


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning


  • Free WiFi available