Book your room at Gaya Island Resort

Room type

Villa (Canopy)

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Villa (Kinabalu)

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Villa (Bayu)

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

5-star beach resort with a conference center

Location

Nestled on the beach, this Gaya Island resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Likas Stadium, and Sabah State Mosque. KK Esplanade and Wisma Merdeka are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Resort Features

At Gaya Island Resort, relax by an outdoor pool or hit the beach where you can enjoy snorkeling.

Room Amenities

All 121 rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, plus patios and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find WiFi, room service, and separate bathtubs and showers.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Gaya Island Resort features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include a beach bar and a poolside bar. Event facilities measuring 968 square feet (90 square meters) include a conference center and a meeting room. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and a ferry terminal shuttle. This luxury resort also offers a library, multilingual staff, and concierge services.

Gaya Island Resort is a smoke-free property.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Total number of rooms - 121
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Library
  • One meeting room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Beach bar
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Year Built 2012
  • Conference space size (feet) - 968
  • Conference space size (meters) - 90
  • Conference center
  • Smoke-free property
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wedding services
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 50 MYR per day )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels
  • Patio
  • Ceiling fan
  • Phone
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Slippers
  • In-room safe
  • Desk
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
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Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

Feast Village - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fishermans Cove - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Pool Bar and Lounge - This poolside family restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Tavajun Bay - This beachfront restaurant serves lunch only. A children's menu is available.

Omakase - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

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Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
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Hotel Policies

Check-in

Special check-in instructions:

Speedboat transfers (surcharge) are required between Sutera Harbour and Gaya Island Resort. Departure times are as follows:
Sutera Harbour Marina to Gaya Island Resort: 8 AM; 10 AM; Noon; 2 PM; 4 PM; 6 PM; and 9 PM.
Gaya Island Resort to Sutera Harbour Marina: 9 AM; 11 AM; 1 PM; 3 PM; 5 PM; and 6:30 PM.
Guests who miss the last transfer of the day must board a private charter boat (surcharge). Rates for private charter are MYR500 between 7 AM-9 PM, and MYR700 between 9 PM-7 AM.

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

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Fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Destination fee: MYR 30 per person, per night
  • Boat transfer per adult: MYR 140 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: MYR 70 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
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We should mention

Guests must transfer via boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
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