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Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island, near Kota Kinabalu

FREEDOM rating: ★★★★★

A luxurious 5 star resort set on one of the islands within Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, a protected area off the coast of Borneo.

  • Fantastic beachfront location
  • Elegant, contemporary villa-style guestrooms
  • A choice of five restaurants
  • Private beach dining experiences available
  • Luxury health spa

About Your Luxury Beach Resort

Situated within the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and surrounded on four sides by mangroves, coral reefs, sandy beaches and jungle, Gaya Island Resort is a stylish, tropical retreat that oozes luxury and exclusivity.

Villas are designed in a contemporary, elegant style with dark wood furnishings, marble floors and cream walls. 

The resort offers guests a number of experiences, including:

  • PADI snorkelling and dive programs
  • Fishing excursions
  • Guided nature walks
  • Gaya Island Resort Marine Centre
  • Borneo craftworks


Villas feature comfortable bedding, writing desk, powered safe, flat screen television with satellite channels, large open ensuite bathroom with oversized bathtub, and outdoor verandas with day beds.

Villas sleep up to two adults and two children, 11 years or younger.

Bayu Villa: Offer views that range from the rainforest canopy to the tropical mangrove

Kinabalu Villa: Offer stunning views of the South China Sea and Mount Kinabalu

Room Type Occupancy Meals
Bayu Villa Includes Breakfast
Kinabalu Villa Includes Breakfast


Five restaurants serving Japanese, South East Asian and Western cuisine
Pool bar and lounge
Outdoor swimming pool, with views over the beach
Spa Village, offering a range of treatments
Guided nature walks
Complimentary WiFi


Local Attractions

  • Tavajun Bay
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
  • Sabah State Museum
  • Mamutik Island
  • Mari Mari Cultural Village
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque (the Floating Mosque)

Price & Availability

You can book your stay at the Gaya Island Resort on its own or as part of a complete Asia holiday. For price and availability, please get in touch.

Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island, near Kota Kinabalu

FREEDOM rating: ★★★★★

A conservation fee of MYR35 per guest for the first night, and MYR25 for each night thereafter, is payable locally.

The fee supports Sabah Parks in their work to preserve the rich ecosystem of the region.

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