Around 100-odd beautifully finished villas set in either lush jungle foliage, atmospheric mangrove, or looking out on the greens and blues of the nearby sea. This is a beautiful spot to fish, snorkel and dive, kayak, practise yoga, go on a sunset cruise or take a relaxing spa at the treatment centre. Or alternatively swim in its 40m-long pool.

Property description


Please note that Marine Park conservation fee applies per person, per night. First night fee is MYR 32, followed by an additional MYR 22 for each night thereof. Please note that to reach the resort, guests need to take a boat transfer from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. Boat transfer schedules: Jesselton Point to Gaya Island Resort - 08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 and 21:00 Gaya Island Resort to Jesselton Point - 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 18:30 and 21:30 Please also note that room rates do not include boat transfers. Fee for adult is MYR 70 per way and for children 2-11 years old is MYR 35 per way. Please note that private charter boat is available at an additional fee. 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.

Quick description

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. 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 transfers can be requested at a surcharge.