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GAYA ISLAND RESORT

Situated on the island of Pulau Gaya, in a marine conservation area, just a 15-minute boat ride from Kota Kinabalu is the exclusive Gaya Island Resort
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Swimming Pool at Gaya Island Resort, Borneo
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Gaya Island Resort


Situated on the island of Pulau Gaya, in a marine conservation area, just a 15-minute boat ride from Kota Kinabalu is the exclusive Gaya Island Resort, ideal for those looking for a romantic escape.
 
Built to beautifully merge with its protected natural environment, this Small Luxury Hotels of the World resort refuses to take centre stage giving way to century-old jungle, pristine beaches and protected corals. It is luxurious yet understated. Accommodation offered include hillside villas and a suite with a simple décor and a range of modern facilities designed for true comfort offering either mangrove, rainforest or sea views.
 
The resort offers total privacy where guests can relax on the idyllic beach, around the large pool complete with floating cabanas or in the cooling library with a good book. Should you prefer, choose an activity from water sports, snorkelling in the house reef, hiking through the jungle, to cooking lessons.
 
Following a day of exploration, there is no better way to unwind than with a treatment at the dedicated Spa Village, set amidst lush mangroves. Fresh local ingredients are used in every treatment, and the spa programme includes rice scrubs and masks, and age-old practices of the Bajau sea nomads.
 
A celebration of flavours from around the world is what guests can expect from the dining scene, and each of the restaurants boasts a unique viewpoint within the resort. Fisherman’s Cove presents fine dining, seafood-themed dishes and spectacular views of Mount Kinabalu, whilst Omakase is an intimate two-storey Japanese restaurant offering teppanyaki dining experiences , as well as shabu-shabu and nabe upon request. For something really special, take a short boat ride to Tavajun Bay and enjoy a specially prepared picnic on a private beach.
 
Please Note: Gaya Island Resort is committed to ecologically-sustainable practices. As such the resort is a walking resort with minimal motorised vehicles used for operational purposes only. 
 

 

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  • Feast Village - An interactive dining experience, offering diverse culinary dishes from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond for breakfast, lunch and dinner; located by the swimming pool, with views of the sea and the surrounding beach. Seats a maximum of 160 persons.
  • Fisherman’s Cove - A seafood restaurant, open only for dinner, offering freshly caught seafood cuisine with a breathtaking view of the sea and Mount Kinabalu. A proper dress code is required. Seats a maximum of 50 persons. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed.
  • Pool Bar & Lounge - A contemporary, casual pool-side lounge with a floating upper-deck platform overlooking the lap pool. Serves light refreshments and sundowners. Seats a maximum of 44 persons.
  • Tavajun Bay - A tranquil private beach located a 5-minute boat ride away, offers single dish lunches served from earthenware skillets. Daily menu is infused with local and international influences and beverages are available in cooler displays. A personalised gourmet picnic basket for an indulgent afternoon can also be arranged.

Our Advice 


  • Feast like a local chieftain on skewered fresh local fish grilled campfire-style washed down with the famous Kadazan rice wine, at the weekly Borneo tribal-style beach barbecues.
  • Explore the depths of Sabahan cuisine with a cooking class hosted by the skilled chef. Guests will be offered the chance to visit the small market to buy their own produce too.
  • The sunsets here are simply mesmerising and there is no better way to see them than with a glass of wine on board the resort’s own luxury yacht. Take a cruise as the sun sets on another day in paradise.

Accommodation 


Total Rooms: 121

First Transfer: 30 minutes (15 land transfer & 15 minutes boat transfer)

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